Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Last Post..For Now

I noticed I received the most hits on my blog in the class coincidence? I think not. I think it was because I put some stupid videos on my blog that gave it an edge.

I think if I wrote about issues that I directly effect me I would perhaps continue to write this and maybe I will continue this blog later on. I think it might be too hard to get people to read my blog because I don't have too much to write about. You never know though.

I hope everyone enjoys the next couple weeks and for those graduation like me congratulations and to those who have to take all those finals good luck.

My last video will be my favorite video that isn't vulgar.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Coming to an End

Social Networking and the Internet are in full steam but is there an end?

We have gotten to a point where Regular Joe can take his 15 minutes a fame to a profession.

Some trailer trash can get a ball in the rocks and it can be shown over the world in matter of seconds.

We can stay connected through various social internet networks and see the mistakes our friends make on weekends without the strenuous task of actually staying "connected."

But are we getting bored of this and how long will it last?

The Many Challenges of Social Networking

This site brings up some valid points about the fast growing social trends and if they have matured.

Companies are finding out no one really clicks the ads on these sites and are starting to take away the advertisement so Average Joe may not really be able to make this a profession. Theres also now a million Average Joes trying to do the same thing.

People are loving to stay connected but not loving those popups. If Facebook gets taken over by the Evil Empires (Which it has) advertisment can take away the trust of those logged in and leave if they can actually make it through the Mission Impossible task of deleting your account. That stalker who lives off of seeing your pictures might be pretty upset if you finally do get out.

Where do I see this all going?

There is just going to be changes but I don't think this trend of social connecting will die down. If the video is popular it will find its way into others, if it is a good blog people will find it. It's the internet, information has no where to hide.

Rules of Competition if facebook loses its luster some shiny new program will surely take its place.

Social Networking will stay on the Internet but will find new and creative tools to stay there.
We are at the tip of the Iceburg

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cellife-instead of phone!

Good title I know the semester is ending and each coming weak my brain loses more interest in anything other then getting out of school.

Cellphones are starting to make us all look like zombies. I admit I am one of them. I have a blackberry which gives me at least 2 extra cool points right? no 2 less i hate myself. But I can actually live off of this phone. I can communicate and interact with a wealth of knowledge through this tiny device it is almost as good as a computer. I even have the option of GPS where I can find places and people through my phone. I don't know how much it is and I am already paying enough.

This idea of finding people through there phone is pretty scary now that it can be easily distributed into the hands of regular civilians like ourselves.

Check this website

It talks about how the phone can find you and direct you to the closest interest you are looking for, that is scary we are going to look back in 10 years and say remember when the phone was just a high powered internet machine.

remember when you wanted to do this to your cellphone? won't do that to these few hundred dollar phones.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Presidential Web Race

Coming up next semester there will be a new President in office. I don't understand how everyone is happy for this there has to be a majority of people who voted for W or he wouldn't have been elected right? I guess I'm no political science major so I just wouldn't understand.
Well either way more then half this campus has been ready for the Election of 2008 and have been seen drolling and screaming like school girls (even the guys.) Other then the whole Gender and Race being a major factor in this election another huge addition in the use of social networking.
a few websites talk about this like Barack's Secret Weapon I'll ruin it for you it's the internet.
People are using the social networking websites to get connected with one another and stage meetings and support groups for there presidential hopefuls.

This can be good and bad. I feel a lot of these websites and meetings are taking away from the actual important part of the election and thats the politics. These websites and groups are telling you to vote for change or some other catchy phrase and not really what to vote for. I am registered Republican but consider myself Libertarian because I feel Democrats are Sissys and Republicans are nuts. (I'm more nuts then sissy) I saw there was a meeting for Democratic Caucus that was giving out free Chipotle, I don't turn down free food. Long story short the sides weren't arguing about which side was going to lower the taxes or why they would better the country they were just blabbing about why the other side sucked. This isn't helping America.

Videos like this don't go too much into why Barack is better.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Who to Hire

Thought this was a good topic to hit on with me being at the end of the road in my college career. I think I've written about this a couple of times but there was an interesting site that talks about the best people to hire and it wasn't one of those run in the mills sites that says just look for great resumes. It also has a top Ten List, I love that. Heres the Site

It talks about how the trends of hiring should go off the carbon copy perfect resume. It goes into the quality of the person. If I started up a company I wouldn't look so much at the person's resume as much as the kind of image you get and how you feel they will fit in a team. I think this is such an important task that they shouldn't leave it to people low on the team to do the interviewing. I think the interviews shouldn't be just one day sitting at a desk either the person should be brought into the workday and have everyone feel them out kind've like what we do with recruits for track.

A good idea I read about was to use the blog as a resume.
Here you find out who you really are dealing with and there interest and you can tell by what they talk about and how they interpret ideas how intelligent and interesting they are. With some of the videos I have on my blog I hope they don't use this one.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Specializing the Specialized

I had no idea what Crowdsourcing was, neither does spell check. Heres the definition
neologism for the act of taking a task traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people, in the form of an open call. For example, the public may be invited to develop a new technology, carry out a design task, refine an algorithm or help capture, systematize or analyze large amounts of data (see also citizen science).

Ok so what newspapers are doing now is taking a story and spreading it out to more people. I don't get why they can't just have one person right it. I understand if it is the cure for Cancer where a collective group of people might need to work on something but thats not what they are doing. They are going to all put bits of information into a story. I see the pros as someone might have an additional information on the subject but I feel if someone is specialized on it they already have enough sufficient information.

I can see this just as a slower process and words getting jumbled and information to be all over the place. What do I know I don't make millions of dollars.

Happy Easter!
Jesus has Rising and he is ready to DANCE

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm Famous

Not to self publicize but only to show an example of great blogging I have posted a link to Dan Steinbger Washington Post Blog that coincidentially talks about the basketball team's playoff run and oh look at that ME.
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