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November 04 2008



-i would insercure
-i would value my privacy more
-i would take precautionary measures
-i would be paranoid
-i would spent too much time trying to guard it
-i would neglect everything eles in process
-i would be in constant fear
-i would be in constant worry
-i would give up trying to guard it after a while
-i would have to find another way to keep the things meant to be private, private
-i would go and find an alternative way of keeping my identity
-i would back it up if i could
-i would give it up if i could



What is it about?
It is a site on poverty, like the name suggests. on the front page, there are several problems of poverty:

  • Hunger
  • AIDS
  • Pneumonia
  • Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malaria
  • Measles

    and if you click on the problems, they bring to to a page, and tell u more on the problem and the people who suffer from the problem.
  • other then that, they tell u how u can help the cause.

    Why should I care?
    because we should not be ignorant and they are living in a vicious cycle that they struggle to get out from.

    My opinions.
    there is a list that grows longer by the hour as they list down the number of death that hour caused by hunger/aids/etc... even though it is just a representation, its very scary how they drop dead like flies in those countries. and i am uber thankful that we are more then blessed to have more than enough food/medical attention/etc..

    October 29 2008


    Sites on 'how to... '

    learn to make anything from here

    How to do things

    my favourite of all: how to complain

    October 22 2008


    Assignment 1.1

    When: Rush hour in the evening
    Where: Train

    People enter the gantry gates by tapping an ez-link card. Some remove the card from their wallets, some tap their wallets, while others place their entire bag onto the reader.

    Most of the time, they get through the gantry gates. Some are denied; either because the cards have no more credit or the reader could not read the card.

    In the train, most people are using electronic gadgets. Some are playing their PSPs or DS. there are others who have their earphones planted firmly in their ears, listening to the radio or to an mp3 player. i noticed that many people are using apple products. I spot a woman using a laptop to do some work.

    There was a guy who boarded the train around 630pm. As he sat down, he turned on his Ipod Touch and selected a playlist from his music library. He then put it on sleep mode and placed it in his bag. He then took out a PSP and started to play a game i do not know.

    He was quite engrossed in his game and only looked away from his PSP a few times throughout the joourney. As the train reached the interchange, her got off and headed towards the lift.

    As i got of the train and headed towards the gantry gates, i tapped my card on the reader and headed home.

    Techonolgy, as seen above, is very much a part of our life in the 21th century. And to do without it would be a nightmare


    October 21 2008


    Assignment 1.3

    What Is Web 2.0?
    Web 2.0 is a term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and its hosted services, such as social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the first O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2004. Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but to changes in the ways software developers and end-users utilize the Web.

    How Do I Use It?
    Its everywhere and can be easily found. For example youtube. it does alot more then give out information. i can give my opinions.

    Why Should I Care?
    it does not just dispense information, it allows me to run applications. Also, many websites are using web 2.0

    My Opinion?
    It provides more opportunities to explore and create.
    What Is Social Bookmarking?
    Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

    In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.

    How Do I Use It?
    I bookmark sites that interests me and i can sort and view them out- be it by date, type or tags. I can easily share with my friends the sites that i like and i can keep my bookmarks private for stalking people.

    Why Should I Care?
    Its how people remember cool sites these day. they can also view sites that are related to their interest.

    My Opinion?

    it very convenient for the user as they can have immediate access to the web links and they do not have to go through the hassle of remembering the addresses


    What Is
    Social Network?
    A social network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, kinship, dislike, conflict or trade. The resulting graph-based structures are often very complex. In its simplest form, a social network is a map of all of the relevant ties between the nodes being studied. The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors.

    How Do I Use It?
    I can make friends, share images, music and videos through social networking sites such as Facebook, Friendster, Myspace. There, people can leave comments and make friends with me.

    Why Should I Care?
    It helps me keep in contact with my friends even though they may be busy with their own lives. i get to share with them what is happening in my life and i can see what they are going through as well.

    My Opinion?
    Overall, its good as it help people connected even though they are halfway across the world. 

    What Is a Mashup?
    mashup is a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool; an example is the use of cartographic data from Google Maps to add location information to real-estate data, thereby creating a new and distinct web service that was not originally provided by either source.

    How Do I Use It?
    take youtube for example. i create an account and the content can be used to create mashups through a third party application

    Why Should I Care?
    t gives me alot more content and are sourced form a third party through API

    My Opinion?
    think its is great because it save time and trouble when all you want can be found on a single application.

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