Archive for December, 2010

Cathy Sucks Really Bad!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2010 by poorandweird

This is a hypthetical post for my final project in my media law class.  I figured I would use my existing blog to do this.  Hopefully this will clear any confusion.  This is not part of new media.  (This is meant for Prof. Mejias)

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Cathy Roller is a skank.  She has STD’s and is really gross.  She does drugs and drinks everyday.  Cathy is in my class and she is the worst student.  She always asks stupid questions and disrupts the lesson in her drunkenness.  She also smells really bad because I don’t think she has taken a shower in weeks.  Someone should tell her to go and get a job.

She was cheating off of me on the test one time.

Cathy tried selling me drugs after class.

She called me a bitch one time!

Cathy is so fat I think she is going to explode.  She is always eating during class.

Cathy Roller has no friends and her teeth are falling out.  Someone should say something.

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Video Post on Body Scanners

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9, 2010 by poorandweird

I did my vlog on the body scanners that are used at some airports. They are becoming more prevalent and are a topic of debate and controversy. Here is the link.

Blog Posts I like

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2010 by poorandweird

In no particular order:

1.  I liked Rachel’s interview with Prof. Josh Adams.  I think it was very interesting to hear some background on Prof. Adams and his views on the industry.  The blog was not without technical issues but they did not prevent me from enjoying the interview.

2. Jake did a review on Star Craft 2.  It was fun to watch all the different posters he used to block his face.  The idea of an review without any speaking is a cool idea too.  I wish there had been more on why Jake likes the game so much.  But overall it was fun to watch although not that informative about Star Craft 2.

3. I enjoyed reading Nicks editorial on smoking or was it a review on an editorial?  Anyway it was an interesting read and was so long as to loose my attention.  I find that I lose attention often when blog posts are too long.  It was neat and organized too which was nice.

4. The photo essay by Matt was a good quality post.  I liked the pictures and the comments and how they flowed easily into a photo essay.  There were just the right amount of pictures and text to make it an overall good post.

5. Lastly, I enjoyed Cathy’s post on the local performer Joe Driscoll.  The post was informative and interesting especially because it was about someone from the local area.  The youtube video was also a nice addition to the text portion of the post.

 

In class assignment dec 1

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2010 by poorandweird

WEB BEHAVIOR TEST: The test results said that I was an octopus.  This means I am a fast moving internet user and am independant.  I guess the results of the test are accurate for the most part.  I do sometimes spend alot of time reading search results so the test is not 100% accurate.  I didn’t like the test very much because it moved to slowly.  By the end of the test I losy much of my drive to give good comprehensive feedback.  However some of the test was interesting and worthy of an academic study.

CHRIS ANDERSON: He talks about how sites like Amazon help make recomendations for you based on your search history.  He compares this to a clerk in a real store helping you find something.  Furhtermore he says most people are comfortable with this kind of “over the shoulder help”.  He also talks about Google in terms of the results one gets.  He explains that there are the regular results as well as the advertisments.  Both of these reuslts will become more specific as the search terms become more specific.  The main concern addressed in this interview is if Google and other sites having so much information on their users is a bad thing.  Anderson says it is not a bad thing because it will help you better find what you are looking for.  He also says you can choose to search anonamously on sites like amazon.  Another interesting point discussed is using itunes to purchase music for its convienence instead of hunting around for free music torrents.  Anderson says since he is older he would rather just pay the 99 cents instead of spending the time searching for free music.  This interview has much relevance to me considering I use all the sites discussed.  He makes alot of sense in how he describes the internet as a global exchange of ideas and suchlike.  I personally think Amazon is a good site and am willing to give information in order to better my experience.  As far as the music downloading goes I am inclined to use torrents until music is cheaper. LINK