Almost every aspect of daily life will ultimately be affected in some way. Societal dynamics and order will change. Tremendous global issues will be solved while others are created. The outcome may or may not leave mankind better off.
Wikipedia notes, “The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes that occurred in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power and development of machine tools. The transition also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and within a few decades had spread to Western Europe and the United…
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News Mash: DuckDuckGo seeks to preserve your privacy…Unlike most big name companies on the internet!
There are numerous ways to get online these days:
Computer, cell phone, tablet & glasses!
And all ways?
The government can track you!
Believe it, they are!
WASHINGTON — If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you’re sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You’re potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.
The GPS location information embedded in a digital photo is an example of so-called metadata, a once-obscure technical term that’s become one of Washington’s hottest new buzzwords.
The word first sprang from the lips of pundits and politicians earlier this month, after reports disclosed that the government has been secretly accessing the telephone metadata…
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Web 2.0- not a development in programming however it changed the way the internet is used through participatory concepts such as blogging or Wiki links.
The cloud- is a virtual computing environment that can be accessed from multiple sources (iPhone, laptop, iPad…) ultimately its online storage space.
what is interop? Interop defines current media environment through highly interconnected systems. this includes smart phones, computers, tablets, etc. interop is connected through the cloud.
Brand Communities- communities that form online through agreeing or disagreeing with specific products. this can be understood by looking at groups on Facebook such as Pepsi/ Coke or Apple/PC
Digital Divide- A division between people with easy access to online communities opposed to those who have a harder time connecting such as: the developed world vs. the developing world; young people vs. the elderly; homeless people vs. non-homeless people; people with disabilities vs. able-bodied people; remote communities vs. other communities.
AODA- The Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: states that business’ in Ontario must make their products and services accessible to those with disabilities.
HAPI- Habits and Preferences. Availability. Policy. Infastructure
Internet audience/Facebook user rates around the world
Reason’s for access- To be able to function in a digitalized world. Things which used to be done in person are now done online such as Banking. Therefore in order to do ones banking access is vital.
Access to education – free online education: MOOC= Massive Open Online Courses. Gives anyone the opportunity to learn by furthering their knowledge through websites such as: Coursera, edX, udacity, and Udemy.
Jane McGonnigall – Games for self-improvement: Created “Super Better” game to help individuals become physically better by making a game out of their illness.
Cloud computing- There are two different types of cloud computing: public & private. Public clouds can be utilized by anyone whereas private clouds are used by companies to set up storage only accessed by the companys users. There is a front end and backend to cloud computing; the front end is the side computer users see and the backend is connected to the servers. The software it uses it called malware. Cloud computing uses redundancy which means backing up files.
Eric Whitacre’s virtual choir- He set up a virtual choir by meshing together people from all over the worlds recordings of one of his written songs.
Advantages and challenges of cloud computing- the disadvantage is that one would need a computing device as well as an internet connection in order to access their cloud. The advantage of cloud computing is that it makes internet surfing easily accessible and faster as well as it stores peoples information without having to get additional hardware/software.
Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus- represents the worlds population’s ability to volunteer on a large, global projects. The idea which is presented is that peope like to create and share. He discusses the idea that these global projects can be used for: communial value or civic value. Communal value is deemed as creating things for entertainment or pleasure while civic value is made for civic utilization by bettering society through global projects.
Manuell Castells “Spaces of flows” and “timeless time”- discusses how the internet enables people to work in various times and spaces. People are now able to work at different times, when convenient for them or others. Also, we can now work in different spaces, Example: on the bus. When people are working together online they are working in spaces of flows and we are working in timeless time. Therefore, there are more opportunities to address social problems.
Challenges of online collaboration- While trying to collaborate it may become difficult due to the information overload that it on the net. This can be very distracting. Also is can create groupthink which can form people’s opinions in a negative or positive way.
What is Big Data?
Generates value from very large data sets. Characteristics: volume, velocity, variety. Examples: photographs, audio and video, 3D models, simulations, location data. The leading Big Data organiser is Hadoop example of a website that uses Hadoop: Linden. Big Data doesn’t use downloading, makes it simpler. Ultimately it provides a new insight into new data.
Authenticity vs. Anonymity and degrees of anonymity afforded by different websites
Almost impossible to be completely anonymous online so the best alternative is to give an authentic online identity. One is never able to be fully anonymous online. Things to do to be more anonymous: make sure your always clearing your browsing history.
Remediation- taking a form of media (book, print) and making it into another media form (PDF File, Digital). Turning various forms of media and digitalizing them.
Digital issues with respect to copyright
Kirby Ferguson “Everything is a remix- claims paten laws contradict their intent. Says people are dependent on one another for creativity and therefore everything is a remix in some way or another.
Cybersecurity – Phishing: Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Malware: is software used or programmed by invaders to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, and other software.
Cyberbullying: Using the internet, social media and the cloud, to bully individuals or groups of people.
Flame virus: Attacks Microsoft Windows operating systems
Information overload- the intake of too much digital data.