The project will be a an application and a website for calling. For starters it will require sources to be a server, a webcam, a computer, and a phone. The Features will include are fixed number, possible international call, monthly data plan, file sharing, can call anywhere, anytime, anyone, safe, protected, speed dial, and contacts.
Telecommunication is on its verge of revolutionizing every second. Thus, as telecommunication is exceeding our humanities, the step of technology can be seen towards using internet as our main source of communication and networking throughout the world.
At first it was telephone, then computers, then cellphones, then internet that were invented and are in the pace of changing our lives and making history for the future. There is no limit to define Internet due to its capabilities and power as a source of communication and broadcasting globally. Thus, as technology is exceeding our humanities, the step of technology can be seen towards using internet as our main source of communication and networking throughout the world.
Interaction design class
Topics that I like to work on for my semester long project are:
1. To make a piece of interaction design phone application or a website for my startup company. This way I can use it as a pitch deck by the end of the semester to have my start-up company ready and presenting it. This will be the startup base and the work will be progressed once I get my idea approved for further advancements.
2. Looking to make interactive design with different platforms such as connecting Devices(android, Ipod, or Iphones) to laptops and work on both ends(similar to LogMeIn ignition).
Every Wednesday, GOOD’s Roué in Residence pens a tribute to cocktails befitting the times. This week: Top-notch Margaritas and Mint Juleps to help you celebrate some new holiday math: Derby Day + Cinco de Mayo = Bartholomew Cubbins Day!
Drinking and millinery go together like gin and tonic water. Just askRaymond Chandler, or SpongeBob Squarepants. Or if you prefer crowdsourcing to celebrity endorsements, just look out your window this Saturday, when the calendar unifies two great spring holidays for those who like to sip cocktails while sporting chapeaux: Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo. I tip my boozy beanie to my editor Amanda Hess, who summed up this weekend’s outlook perfectly via e-mail: “How many hats are people going to be wearing?? So many hats.”
How does one traditionally celebrate this holiday I just invented? With margaritas, mint juleps, and the topper of your choice, of course. I’ve checked with your liver, and it promises to give you a pass on the whole “mixing different base spirits” thing for just one day. (It also told me to tell you to stop trying to make that fedora happen, but what does your liver know about fashion?)
Maybe Apple should host its big press confabs a little less frequently. Fanboys aside, most of us don’t need to know much about the new iPad that Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled yesterday—other than a nicer display, it’s not that much different than the last one. Tellingly, the biggest controversy arising from the roadshow wasn’t any of the device’s features but its moniker—it’s just “the new iPad,” not the expected iPad HD or iPad3. Stop the presses!
On the other hand, Cook’s attempt to offer up a compelling vision of our electronic future—the kind of magic that his predecessor, the late Steve Jobs, used to produce on occasions like these—is notable. As Cook described it, Apple is poised to dominate our “post-PC future” with a bevvy of devices, like the iPad and the iPhone, that aren’t tethered to any physical location and access applications and data from the cloud.
If at this point you’re moved to interrupt and note that “PC” means personal computer, and ask what could be a more personal computer than Apple’s totable gadgets, I share your sentiments, and so does Cook. Heck, the current iPad 2 has a faster processor and more memory than the company’s iMac personal computers had when they came out in 1998.
Yeah, yeah, there’s an app for everything. But rarely does an app encourage you to buy less.
“We want to encourage people to live within or below their means,” explains Micah Davis. He’s a software designer at OvenBits studio in Dallas. They work with lots of nonprofits and, he explains, “we get more requests to help than we can handle…so we said, ‘let’s create a whole platform that can be used to help nonprofits.’”
Instead is that platform, now in beta testing. Davis hopes it helps to change your behavior for the better, and in the process, build a healthy microphilanthropy habit.
“Instead of eating at the Cheesecake Factory, how about eating at Chipotle and giving the difference?” Davis suggests. “Or, instead of going to the movies, use Redbox, and give the difference.”
His app facilitates your habit shift and drives dollars to charity in the process. When you download it, you enter your credit card info or sign in through Facebook to choose from a list of 100 or so charities. The default donation is $5, but you can pick more or less. The idea is to make one-button giving fun and easy, so when your coworker pops by your desk to say “time for a Starbucks break?” you can pass, then punch in a $5 donation to the Acumen Fund or the Cross Timbers Community Church of Argyle, TX.
Shane Gring grew up playing with Legos and building tree forts; there was no question that he would study architecture when he arrived at college. But after he graduated in 2009, the collapse of the economy and the housing market left him without work.
He signed up for a stint with Americorps, never imagining that what he saw as a career detour would spawn a new business combining his passion for architecture with affordable housing and sustainable building.
Americorps sent Gring to Boulder, Colorado to help Habitat for Humanity adopt LEED green building standards. The volunteer organization’s commitment to those standards isn’t just environmental; green buildings are cheaper over time and easier maintain, so what starts as affordable housing stays affordable.
Gring earned his certification in building green homes and helped develop ways of making homes that used less water and energy out of safer and more sustainable building materials.
But building green has higher up front costs than regular housing, an issue for an organization like Habitat that must walk a fine line between affordability and sustainability. To solve that problem, Gring developed the idea that would become his business.
Everybody has a different inspiration and desire to do such things such as wildlife shooting or taking photos.
As a wildlife photographer, Kristin Mosher specializes in documenting wild chimps to help tell their stories. She worked with her husband, videographer Bill Wallauer, to record sound and take still photos for the upcoming movie Chimpanzee. Working in close partnership with Disneynature and the Jane Goodall Institute, she’s helping bring her love for chimps to audiences around the world. Watch this video to learn more about the sights—and sounds—that help inspire her work.
It must be fun to do so and a little bit dangerous. therefore, people need to watch out for such things when they go out there.
Can your social network solve a social problem? Yes you can check it through PeerIndex or google analytics. However facebook will have a different answer for you.
Facebook hopes the answer is yes: The company will soon allow users to indicate whether they are organ donors on their profiles, hoping the public statement will encourage more people to become donors and provide an additional sign of consent if family members are asked to approve organ donation after a user’s death.
Sick patients waiting for donor organs face a harrowing and helpless experience: There are more than 100,000 Americans waiting for donor organs today. Most of them are waiting for kidney transplants, a procedure with a high rate of success, but they’ll be waiting an average of about four years. About 18 people die each day for lack of available donations.
While formally signing up to be an organ donor through a state registry is still the best way for donors to ensure that their organs go to people in need after they die, donation advocates expect Facebook’s foray into civic activism—using the internet’s public square as a place for public benefit—to make organ donation far more prevalent. Think of it as the best kind of peer pressure—and the first step toward more efforts by social networks to change the way people behave.
Its time to look for the future and forget the past. For the Rwandan women the time has come to do so.
The Women’s Opportunity Center in Kayonza, Rwanda, will not be a place for victims, but for survivors. When the facility opens in 2013, it will train women who lived through Rwanda’s 1994 genocide to help rebuild their country, literally brick by brick.
The project is the result of a collaboration between Washington, D.C.-based NGO Women for Women International, which aids women who have lived through wars around the world, and New York architecture firm Sharon Davis Design. Since 2008, the two groups have focused on building a community center to help educate and prepare Rwandan women for economic independence.
It’s a much-needed effort in Rwanda, where the effects of the organized massacres and sexual assaults against the Tutsi minority and moderate Hutus were especially devastating for women and girls. The resulting emotional trauma, unintended pregnancies, and HIV infections led to massive economic losses and financial instability, especially for those who lost their husbands and children to imprisonment, death, or militia recruitment.
As the Nets prepare the move from suburban New Jersey to a brand-new arena among the brownstones of Brooklyn, the team’s redesigned logohas attracted both fans and foes. The stripped-down, black-and-white icon surprised many fans for its departure from trends in sports logo design. Unlike the overly rendered, multi-dimensional logos of other NBA teams—the Knicks and the Grizzlies, to name two—the Nets are positing themselves as minimalists. With a simple shield bearing the team’s name and a basketball branded with the letter ‘B,’ the logo looks more akin to a 1930s woodcut print than a modern-day NBA graphic.
What might seem a “basic” or “boring” approach to branding—two adjectives common on basketball forums over the past 24 hours—is much deeper than meets the eye. The press release from the Nets frames the new imagery as a homage to New York City: “[The brand identity] incorporates a timeless black and white color palette of the old New York subway signage system, including its clean ‘RollSign’ typeface,” the team writes. Though hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is credited with designing the logo and color scheme, it is likely that designer Timothy Morris, who has provided graphic work for Jay-Z on other projects, had a major hand in the final logo.
In a megapolis like Mexico City, any planning initiative that moves citizens from cars to busses will pay off in reductions to traffic and air pollution. A major deterrent to using public transportation in the city? Comfort, according to Dr. Julio Mendoza, director of Mexico City’s Institute of Science and Technology. Many would rather drive than experience that particular breed of public transportation-pegged anxiety: waiting helplessly on the street corner for a bus that feels like it won’t ever arrive.
After participating in the Living Labs Global Award program, a competition designed to help cities solve planning challenges, the Mexican capital may have found a fix. In February, Mexico City and 20 other LLGA participants around the world put out an open call to companies to pitch solutions to important but fixable problems. Mexico City challenged entrepreneurs to dream up a tracking system for its fleet of buses, which numbers more than 100,000. ”To have much more information for the passengers—it’s part of the comfortability of the transportation [system], so that’s the idea behind the challenge,” Mendoza says.
After weeks of deliberation, each city chose a winning proposal. In Mexico City, the chosen solution came from Clever Devices, an American company that proposed installing a suite of simple technologies to give passengers access to real-time information about bus arrivals and allow transportation system managers to monitor the vehicles’ health and ridership.
For humanities we need to share as we care around the world. It can not be just for ourselves because that is not right to do so!
When Barack Obama told Rolling Stone last month that “I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” the environmental community breathed a sigh of relief. The president hadn’t completely abandoned the fight against climate change. He may make no mention of the problem in his campaign materials. He may avoid any references to it in his Earth Day proclamation. But at least he hasn’t forgotten it exists.
While that alone is big news in the United States, other nations’ governments are tackling climate change head on. South Korea’s parliament recently approved a bill to create a cap-and-trade scheme. Last month, Mexico’s legislature passed a bill that promises to reduce emissions 30 percent by the end of the decade and includes a requirement that 35 percent of the country’s energy come from renewable sources by 2024.
These aren’t the only nations looking to address climate change in the absence of an international agreement. China is also moving towards a cap-and-trade scheme; the country has already launched seven pilot projects. The European Union’s emissions trading program achieved a major victory in March, when U.S. airlines dropped their challenge against the requirement that they pay for emissions created by flights in and out of Europe. The governments of Peru and Kenya, which are deeply worried about how climate change will affect their citizens’ access to water and ability to grow food, have passed laws designed to combat climate change as well.
Call it “revenge of the nerds”: Computer programmers are beginning to shed the stereotype of antisocial guys with bad acne and extensive action figure collections. Unfortunately, they’re ditching the image of awkward geeks in favor of being seen as collar-popping, beer-swilling bros. Its a change up in the social status where people are changing from one scheme to another to make living.
They call them “brogrammers“—tech startups and university computer science departments are chock full of them. But whether they’re nerds or bros, one thing that hasn’t changed is that the programmers are overwhelmingly men. And the brogrammer culture is making computer science a pretty unwelcome environment for women college students. There is so much testosterone in these colleges compare to other ones.
Although women now make up the majority of college graduates, the number of female computer science grads has dropped precipitously over the past 25 years—from nearly 40 percent in the mid-1980s to 18 percent in 2009. As a result, only 2 in 10 programmers are women. Which this can be one reason why more men want to go to become brogrammers.
Now that the United Nations has declared internet access a human right, any small step that helps get more people online is worth celebrating. That’s why iPavement, the latest creation from Spanish tech company Via Inteligente, is so genius. This idea will bring more internet for the people to their homes.
Constructed of a calcium carbonate stone, iPavement looks like your average piece of square tile. But one should never judge a tile by its cover. At iPavement’s core is a 5GB microprocessor that can support both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each tile will also come with its own suite of apps, offering users features like coupons to local businesses and maps to nearby places of interest. Via Inteligente’s ultimate goal is to make cities more accessible and interesting by linking iPavement squares to people’s increasing number of handheld devices.
Though it’s always good to be wary of omnipresent handheld technology, iPavement could prove helpful for nervous travelers. Imagine going to a new city and being able to use that city’s iPavement tiles to instantly direct you to banks, restaurants, and all the nearest attractions—all without having to fuss with some expansive map or guidebook.
Madrid is already testing iPavement, and the system will be featured at Dubai’s International Building and Construction show in November. If the prototypes work, don’t be surprised if you soon have a wealth of information under your feet—regardless of where your travels take you.
Modern parents-to-be make a lot of preparations before they bring a baby into the world—they want their child to benefit from a stable home, a steady income, and a reliable support network. Also, they would like to have the environment warm, healthy, and soothing when the child starts looking around the house. A new study highlights one aspect of raising a healthy infant that many expectant parents overlook: A diverse peer group.
Babies aren’t born racist. But when an infant is exposed to a racially homogenous group of people early in its development, it begins to relate to other races differently before it can even speak. Within nine months, infants become “better at recognizing faces and emotional expressions of people within groups they interact with most,” according to a new studyfrom the University of Massachusetts at Amherst published inDevelopmental Science.
In what must have been an awkward screening process, researchers recruited 48 white infants with “little to no previous experience” with black people. They presented the white babies with two simple tasks. One activity measured how well the infants could “tell the difference between two faces within their own race and two faces within another, unfamiliar, race.” The second tested the babies’ ability to read the facial expressions of white and non-white faces.
As one economist put it on Twitter, you know you’re in a recovery when you’re disappointed by a jobs report like this. We also have accept the fact that we are in a bad economy situation and we need to utilize the best that we have. April was the worst month of the year for job creation, in part because of a warm winter that allowed outdoor work to start earlier than usual, and there’s an increasing sense that the economic engine is slowing down or idling while we wait on news from Europe or stronger signs of consumer confidence. Still, the usual suspects are pulling us forward—health care and manufacturing jobs helped lead growth—while the public sector continued to cut workers and the trucking industry made big cuts. There are five numbers that you need to take a look and think for a second about them.
115,000. The number of jobs created in April, the lowest initial assessment the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released this year. That’s a disappointing result, keeping the unemployment rate basically unchanged at 8.1 percent—the market for work basically grew enough to meet population growth, but not much more.
53,000. The number of jobs added to the February and March counts by revised estimates. The warm winter weather likely pulled job gains forward from the spring and summer, but if the trend toward job growth is slowing, we know that the previous quarter was as robust, if not more robust, than we thought. We’re seeing about 30,000 jobs added witheach revision this year.
132,989,000. The number of private-sector jobs in the country, which is now higher—by some 152,000 compared to February 2009—than when President Obama was inaugurated. That’s an important milestone for the political season: Obama will be able to defend himself from charges of relying on the government to lead growth, while Republicans will ask why it took so long.
15,000. The number of jobs cut by the public sector in April; most of those (11,000) are teachers. We have some 600,000 fewer local and state government employees than we did when Obama took office, despite his administration’s attempts to extend federal aid to cash-strapped local communities. The losses in the heavily female teaching profession are one reason that job losses for women have been high in the past several years, but state budgets are finally starting to look up, so perhaps education will see a rebound.
14.5 percent. The best gauge of unemployment, the “U-6” number measures the percent of workers who are unemployed, forced to work part-time, or have given up on finding a job. It’s holding steady at 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent at the beginning of the year and 17 percent from the heights of the recession. During healthier economic times we saw it hover around 7 or 8 percent.
Adam Yauch, aka MCA, one of the three emcees from seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died today of cancer at the age of 47. Part New York City legend, part musical pioneer, Yauch is already dearly missed if Twitter, Facebook, and other social-media sites are any indication. Social media has turned the lives of musicians around and some need to catch up and realize about social media.
For a moment this morning, Beastie Boys references made up all 10 top trending topics on Twitter. Music moguls like Russell Simmons, whose Def Jam label released the first Beastie Boys record, Licensed to Ill, in 1986, have also expressed their condolences. But while lots of people are mourning the loss of one of their favorite musicians and activists (Yauch’s dedication to causes like freeing Tibet were nearly as famous as his music), I mourn a different loss, one of an unintentional civil rights advocate.
Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, urban culture was sometimes hard for me to come by. I started listening to hip-hop early because I had two music-obsessed older brothers who had sought out rap LPs on vinyl for years. Were it not for them, however, my exposure to the genre would have been close to nil. Big rap shows never came through my hometown, and the one time I got tickets to see the Wu-Tang Clan in Phoenix, the show ended up falling on a day I had to go to a soccer tournament in California (only five of the notoriously unreliable Clan ended up showing, so it wasn’t a major loss). Years later, when I went away to college, I’d get jealous listening to stories from my friends who grew up in Manhattan or Boston, places where there were serious rap talents, and serious rap-music record stores.
What if film, rather than being projected from start to finish and proceeding in a straight line, could be reconstructed and performed?
Luke is one of the people that when you observe his projects and work you will be amazed about the art, technical aspect and the meaning of his work is mind blowing! The question gets answered by this:
Not every performance tries to convey a narrative in the process. Toni Dove’s Spectropia, coming this weekend to the storied Mixology Festival at New York City’s Roulette, does just that, interweaving a sci-fi storyline across imagined future and past through gesture-controlled, computer-vision activated remix.
Luke is one of the people that you need to see his work to believe it yourself
The Kinect camera is built first and foremost to be a three-dimensional sensor. It is not so much of a “camera” in regards to fidelity of the visible image. But what if that data could meet the optics filmmakers want, in a single, calibrated image?
The free and open source RGB+D Toolkit answers that need. It is a kid that you will be satisfied to see it and makes your life easier. It’s a combination of tools and knowledge – the mount to combine a Microsoft Kinect camera with your nice, DSLR camera, plus software for bringing everything together. But seeing it in action is the real joy. Check out the workshop results above, filmed at Barcelona’s HANGER, and overview below. Why do I have a feeling I’m going to be seeing this in dozens of music videos?
The results: beautiful HD video footage from the camera, and loads of data in the Kinect image. From here, any number of data-driven effects – including a range of match-moved 3D – become possible. Consider these visuals just the beginning.
Koma’s stuff is good. So good, you might even want to watch a hands-on video of them, where I’m juggling a camera in one hand and a glass of champagne in the other. Their stompable, playable analog effects show well even in the back of a van circling Musikmesse.
How I came to see this hardware in the van is a story in itself?
The trade show gig works like this: you pay an enormous amount of money for some sort of trade membership, then an enormous amount of money for a booth, an enormous amount of money to staff that booth in the form of hotels and travel, and then an enormous amount of money for obscure charges like wireless Internet that doesn’t work right and union staff to unpack your gear and so on. Exact details may vary, but you get the idea. For an independent maker, it often just doesn’t make sense.
The amount of time, effort and money poured into a 30-60-second TV commercial these days can equivalate to that of a medium-budget feature film. TV industry is taking over Film industry which in my case is not helpful!
Yet as the means of reaching a target market change with the proliferation of new communications technology, the reliance on big-money, big-star advertising could soon become a thing of the past. Therefore our medium is the message and it needs to improve and revolve around.
which is good news for innovative producers with compelling ideas, however niche. We have come up with a block-busting 50-plus examples of what their creators think is good TVC in the hope that you will be as inspired as they were.
You get it when you win a race and lose it when you get laid off. Governments put it in their policies, preachers in their sermons, writers at the ends of their stories. It is either you lose or you win. Just like an old friend Charles Darwin says survival of the fittest in a different way
Scientists say they’ve found it on the left side of the brain. Pursuing it, Americans spend US$20 billion a year on self-help and antidepressants. But wealth isn’t working: people in the West are twice as rich as they were sixty years ago, yet no more satisfied with their lives. The more satisfaction we ask for the higher our standards of happiness goes!
Twenty years from now, depression will be the biggest health burden in the world. Joy, euphoria, satisfaction, tranquility, triumph. It comes in many forms. So what makes you happy?
Looking at her work, she has done an astonishing job. This must be something that everyone who is into photography, modeling, makeup, and dress designing to be able to present their work in MoMa. MoMa is one of those museums that freelance artists would like to present their artwork in that place. This museum is crowded with people and also it attracts other people to come and see the promotion they have during that time. In addition, sponsors and other people will show up as under cover to see the work and take notes.
This way they will have the artist who is under the attention and target in mind and get the sense about how their work is and how they can help them to improve them one way or another.
Sherman’s images looks as if she was using photoshop or did some other editing jobs. Rather she used makeup and other pre-shot help to boost her looks before taking the picture.
A picture like this can be clearly assumed as a photoshop or a other editing resources but once you realize that she took this when all those programs and other sorts of technology was not available then you notice the difference that modeling and makeup can make!
This has come to be the closest to Prezi website. Both of these platforms are based on making power points, slides, and sort of organizing your ideas in a structured manner to make it look more pretty and interesting to follow.
The Diagrammer is more of an agency that did Al Gore’s “An inconvenient truth” which was a big hit for them. Also, they are willing to take your context with pictures, words, and videos and make it into slides and a presentation for you just for 0.99$.
On the other hand, this site will be useful for professional people such as someone who is working in a corporation or other sorts of similar fields and they want to market and advertise their idea. Therefore, they need it to be much more clean and better.
The Diagrammer is not just a basic slides, it has more into it by forming a different shapes with different colors to sort them out and other ways to make it look differently for the people. It is also can be based on the preference of the customer and how they want their presentation to be. This website by far has to be one of the coolest and sickest presentations that has been out there!
Why do people go to College or Universities after high school?
This has been the question for many of us in our lives to answer. The reason that we advance to these places is to get educated and advance intellectually and prosper in the future by making friends, connections, and find internships. In order for students to be able to become successful, college tuition and loans will get back at the once they graduate which means the idea of college will not go away from them once they are graduated since they must pay their dues before their credit score drops down.
This means that a college student needs to work their hardest even they are out of the place to pay of their loans. their loans will turn into nightmares and problems and all the other kinds of situations that people try to avoid.
Is it possible to have college free?
There are ways you can get educated on the internet these days and it surely can be same as by going to school except you are not getting the same degree, making same connections, or having friends as if you are taking classes online or educating yourself over the internet!
The future is near. This must be the best thing that for the solar power to come out. Their usage can be for small stuff such as powering a clock, a device, or other certain things that we like to carry around and we need power to energize it. It will be mini portable packages that we can carry them with us around and we dont need to be attached to electrical outlets and our computers to energize our devices or items. This power can save us a lot on using batteries and money especially in this recession. Also, the energy that we will have is going to be natural and safer for the environment.
The solar power has definitely and will improve our lifestyles by using energy differently and more efficiently. Also, people will be able to use them for various sources. But the problem with such technologies and improvements are that their prices are really steep that people cant be using them at first and once the price drops its too late since the next model with a better version came out.
In the 21st century, everything is turning into an information based world. The spread of the news and the medium is happening in any form that is possible to send out the message as Marshall McLuhan would say “Medium is the Message”!
In this content, the message is being send out in one of the most popular areas of the United States The NY Grand Central with a form of Infographic projected animations. This clearly makes the travelers to stop by in their spare time and watch the show. It gives them a sense of a mini theatre play/being productive during their free time while waiting for their next transit.
Also, The “Information is Beautiful” with the title of the “Graphic World” is particularly showing one of the three aspects of the show. The three parts are either technology, business, or economic based. Therefore, this people the opportunity to choose which section of the show they want to watch.
I think this has to be one of the greatest movement in the animation industry to bring out the shows to the public and have people watch while they are on the move. This can be similar to musicians who play in the subway stations and people see them no more than half a minute at the most sometimes.
This article shows how much the world is getting lobsided with buying and using technologies as a form of business, humanity, and others. How about monopoly on the websites? The reason this is happening is not just because these companies can do the job better for the websites but also they are having a better connections and communications with one another to form an alliance. My worry is that these companies will eventually take over the world and it would just be like the olden days were people had to buy from certain company that certain product because it was not available anywhere else. The price who knows and if you need it then you had to go for it.
From this perspective, we are viewing another form of giant, monopoly alliance occuring on the web too! The notion of monopoly has not changed in the history of man-kind since we all want the best and the most for ourselves. Therefore, HP is doing their best to compete with Microsoft on their gadgets and hardware products but advertisements and sales on web is now the new way of selling your products.
This article shows how much web has advanced in becoming more advertisement based while thriving in social and other aspects since the emergence.
This article mentions that the more you post on your social network, the more you will have your social media activated. This reminds me of PeerIndex and Klout which they use it for similar purposes as to “Grade” your social media status. This sounds as if who has the higher score in being more activated on the internet. The result of this brings you more communication if you are talking with your friends or it will bring you memories of pictures, posts, videos, or other various reasons your score is at that level.
This gives me a concern that social media are being used in for classes to keep up with the updates and videos. Also, they are there to check people who has done their posting such as the video or the link to the social media platform on time by checking the time and other reasons to use for the adjuncts. Will the usage of it count to higher our status and value in our cell if we are using it for class purposes? Or will this get separated from what it has been since their emergence in the beginning of the century?
Social media platforms have taken us to different level when they arrived and they will improve or de-value us in our lives which the bubble cell should indicate what they are for rather than just posting online and making the site more user interactive based.
She deserves a credit for showing how much she can bare with a phone even if it breaks and shatters into pieces. It got much more interesting when I saw the picture she took along with other items and fruits. I was wondering why has not Apple or any place come out with a case that looks just like the phone but shattered?
Literally, some people still use their phones when its broken why not have a case that looks like it on the outside just for the design and the look of it. It will be one of those things you see and it gets your attention for a second and makes you think “is that real? Or am I seeing his/her phone like that?”
From the design aspect, she brought the attention to people that a phone with any looks can still be used even though they go through rough times. It is just like us when we break our body parts we still are able to function as human beings except not in our 100% maintenance.
People need to realize that the outside or a texture of an object is just for you to look at and whats more important what can it do and whats more inside of it. Just like the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” or in my words “Don’t judge a phone by its surroundings”.
1995 was seventeen years ago. During that span a lot has happened that we can not describe it in our own words. New phones such as Blackberry, Motorola, Iphone came out that took the world over. Also, the internet flourished and we are able to make progress through networking online. To top it all the value of social network and tablets (which are more recent) came out. Therefore, a lot can happen in a year and much more can happen for a specific program in seventeen years!
Photoshop now, is a professional tool for us to use as editing photos and fixing them. In this program the progresses that can be made are vast and huge as a user. Also, the art comes from how good can you get your project fixed and change it around. This form is also helps your skills of editing a photo. These achievements could have been done with the Adobe Photoshop 3.0 but also it can be done with the new version faster and easier.
The program softwares try to make our life easier with adding new shortcut buttons and additional icons to the program. Also, they try to bring up the resolution and make it program run faster. Looking back in time we can say that progression through various softwares have been vast and amazing that can blow your mind once you compare them together at once.
Here comes the main point that all of us in this world try to maintain in our life stability. How can this data provide us with security and privacy? By mentioning this, how can we be so sure that our tweets will be protected and secure to hackers around us? This is an important and serious topic that when someone does not feel comfortable about the network to use they will not tweet. Therefore, they will deny to use this form of social networking and communications.
Tweets that get re-tweeted or have higher number on the circular lines are more active, talked, re-tweeted, involved with hash tags and others. Therefore it is same as when the number hits a website gets or far high the search of a site will appear on google.com page one or page ten of the search material. The more us as users use social media as a form of communication the more we are giving these networks challenge to become less vulnerable to protect our data and privacy since it can cause them problems.
As an application user, my thoughts raise question why is the company making the application just for one platform phones such as Iphones or Androids? This brings out the controversies among all the applications that are out there and make us see the pros and cons of having an application in this situation. For example, I would like to use application that my friend has been telling me since he got it, to use it. This application is only available for Iphones and as an Android user I can use it because they didn’t make it for android phones. This brings me in shock and realize that companies that make such big application need to put a little more effort into their work to make an application work.
As an example, imagine if angry birds was only made for Iphones rather than for for all the platforms. How would you be able to resist your desires and eager when you see someone is playing it but you can not. Therefore, my suggestion for the application builders are that they need to have it in different platforms to make it more common and available for everyone to use. Such as facebook has done so and they are getting more and more feedbacks from it everyday.
It is interesting how now a days that people talk mostly on facebook and twitter as a form of communication. What happened to the old gathering around together and watching a big show or award ceremony together? Our lives have changed since the emergence of social media and new technology since we are moving towards living in an isolated environment by only communicating through computers and phones.
My parents used to tell me that they never had phones when they were younger which if they had to talk to their friends they had to meet up with them or set a date to see one another. Now look at this, people are being judged for how much they talk on social media about big ceremonies and this not only reps up the social media profiles but also proves us that they are manipulating our lives for their company.
Oscar was a big event and I have to say by watching Meryl Streep, Hugo, The artist to win it I was discussing it with my friends instead of checking my social media and updating my status for the time being. All I am trying to say is that people need to communicate through their mouth rather than through their hands even with the technology advancing like no other tomorrow!
How can we forget something that went viral in the entertainment world? We had the King of Pop and the Queen of Pop coming out with their new songs back in 80s and people would go insane about it. They would sing along with the song when they would hear it on the radio, TV, Club, bar, or other places. This has not changed ever since but for the fact that a song getting so famous for its immaturity has become a new thing.
Yesterday, it was her first anniversary of the song. Which in one year you can see that many people have sponsored her, made fun of her, became inspired, or other sorts of ideas they got from listening to her song or watching her video. It shows how a simple video or idea can go viral and get you to the moon from earth. Katy Perry was one of the people that took the song and expanded the version by making a sequel out of “Last Friday night” and featuring her in the music video to get people watching her video on YouTube.
All in all, people can do what they want and us humans can be against them all the time for their success. Even though, I might not be fan of some pop stars that are out there but I have to say “they have tried so hard and they got what they were working for” which hard works always pays off for people. Every body needs to get with their own business rather than talking against others for being successful!
I believe this is going to be a good idea for people who are constantly emailing their clients, customers, or they are the agents. Since they go through a lot of people day in and day, they can have some little information in their tool box to help them who this person really is. It can be good for some friends who have not talked in a long time and they would like to see how they are doing and get some information before they meet up for a cup of coffee after a long time.
Also, this way people will be better with connecting with one another and have a better networking in a long term since when we hear or read about something that the other person has in common with us or they are mentioning it, us humans tend to get a little bit more excited and get a better feeling and feel warmer about ourselves which makes us easier to open up and talk rather than isolate ourselves.
However, this should not be used as a stalking tool to find other people that have similar interest like you and connect with them randomly since we personally do not know them and never see them before. This brings me to the point that internet and technology goes deeper for our comfortability, efficiency, and making progress in making connections but it can become dangerous in our life by being stalked or followed too sometimes. Therefore, when a new site comes out or something innovative pops up, I always hesitate about it and look back at it for a second to see the positive and negative aspect of it.
After reading this, as a designer you have to always remember something, your user or inter-actor wants to use it for their comfortability and simplicity. They would like to use this application because it makes their life easier. Come on who wants to take a route that takes long time such as using dial-up internet when you can use Wi-Fi?
Our user which is the customer is always important to us. Even though they will critic us really bad but we have to listen to them and make changes around. For example when they are using the GPS map, people do not want to turn their Ipads they would like the GPS to do that for them and tell them where to go rather than the user finds out where they have to go.
After reading this, I realized even more how our inter-actor and user is important to our internet media such as website platforms, applications, or even other technologies. This way they can be really critical or a b..ch on your work but hey it is only for your benefits and to improve yourself rather than degrade your value on this. Therefore, it is our common sense to use simplicity and comfortability in our life to move forward and progress for a better future.