Friday, January 21, 2011
I thought this was a pretty weird story. And I'm still not really sure why Angela did all of this. I think she is a bit of a freak and I was pretty surprised that her husband had no clue this whole time. I find it kind of hard to believe that Vince didn't know anything this whole time he couldn't find anything wrong with the two phones or that she sent over 1500 text messages and thought there was absolutely nothing wrong with all of that. I think that Angela is crazy for keeping up with all of these profiles and with everything in her life with her kids her painting and everything, and again I'm still confused as to why she would do this.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
i think that this is a good movie, i am a little confused as to why he didn't just ask all the questions he had? he had a ton of questions when he went out of town and then he didn't even ask them. he did ask about the song but he didn't really get a answer. Another thing is why does he continue to go through with this if he knows that something is wrong with the whole situation? he said that its becoming more of a chore than anything and that he doesn't even want to be filmed anymore. I know that it wouldn't be a movie if he did that but i don't understand his thinking when he doesn't do that. But i think that he is going to go to Michigan and figure out that all these people are real and that he just made a mistake about all of this and it is all going to work out in the end.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday December 15, 2010
In what ways is mobile technology changing our society?
I think that in our society today we are almost one hundred[evhs1] percent dependent on our phones, computers, and other electronic devices. We have moved into an era where phone numbers refer to people instead of places. A cell phone is a constant companion that accompanies a person throughout their daily life and allows them the convenience of easy communication and access to information. There is no longer any assumption of private time, people are increasingly expected to be accessible at all times, and physical location is no longer of any importance or concern. This cultural shift to an “always-on” world brings challenges along with the conveniences.
Now, when a call is placed to someone on their cell phone, it is fully expected that the call will be answered because most people assume that a cell phone accompanies a person every-where, regardless of their location. In 2010, cell phones and other mobile devices are not simply used for telephone communications or even text messaging. Many mobile devices today can also access the Internet and run a variety of applications, making them the equivalent of a pocket-sized computer with wireless Internet access. People can now conduct banking, check sports scores, read news, watch YouTube videos, play games, and lookup information at the touch of a button from anywhere.
A 2009 study of students, ages 11-18, in regard to mobile phone calls and text messaging. A total of 267 surveys were returned. Ninety-five percent of students reported having access to a computer/laptop, mobile phone and /or the Internet. Approximately 17 percent of students identified that they spent at least three hours per day on a mobile phone. The majority of students indicated that they sent and/or received 20 text messages per day. Only five percent of students sent or received over 60 texts per day. Of the students that sent and received text messages 29 percent used text short cuts when completing school work. Students were asked a series of questions in regard to phone usage in the classroom. Over 50 percent re-ported[evhs2] that having a mobile phone in the class-room or a ringing cell phone in class did not distract them from their studies. Over 73 percent of students made no excuse to leave the classroom to answer their phone, while 22 percent apologized for causing inconvenience in the classroom. One-third of students indicated they would make a call from their mobile phone during class.
Only five to ten years ago it would have been considered uncommon to take phone calls during a lunch or dinner with friends. Now, if a cell phone rings, it is fully expected that the call or text will be answered. We now live in a society that allows disrupted communications is acceptable and where we have the world at our fingertips we no longer need to pull a dusty old book out of the self or go to the library for information we just need our phones.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I think that blogging is a great way to say what ever you want. but at the same time like the articles explained you have to be careful about what you post on a blog. i don't really use a blog much other than in this class, but i can see how people could maybe get carried away with the stuff they post or the things they put on a blog. also if you ever do put something on a blog that isn't good make sure you use a blog that doesn't say your name or give away something about you. But overall i think blogging is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, and also a great way to get yourself out in the world so people can see you.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I think that this video is completely right, they are talking about how social media had taken over our generation, and it has. Things like face book, twitter, and cell phones are a thing that we use every day and most likely more than once a day. I know I use my phone for texting but I don’t have a phone that can watch videos or has internet, so in that aspect it doesn’t apply to me, but I do use face book and twitter, and I use them probably 3 or 4 times a day just checking what’s going on and if anything happens to me on face book or twitter. Also they said things like people don’t even trust advertisement on TV they trust someone’s work more than they do ads on TV, because some celebrity said it was good on face book doesn’t mean that it’s better or you should use it.