Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Final Blog Post: Internet

Internet is one of the most important things in our life, it has become an indispensable tool for us in almost everything we do, we need it at work, school, research, basically it is our encyclopedia to the world and it makes everything so easy and we can reach to almost anything we can imagine on the internet, things we couldnt read, search, watch before now can be found on the internet. Of course as everything else in this world internet has its goods and its bads for example, surfing on the internet for hours is for sure a bad thing. In this blog I want to talk about the good aspects and bad aspects of the internet.

I'm sure I would have a very long list if I mention everything that is good about the internet on this blog, so I will only mention a few things that I think are the most important and good aspects of the internet. In my opinion, the best thing about the internet is that it connects us to the entire world just by sitting on a computer, for example, before if we wanted to know about something specific about a different country we ahd to travel all the way there and research by ourselves but now with the internet we could just do the research while sitting at home. Another good aspect of the internet is that we can reach to our relatives, friends all over the world not just by emailing but actually being able to talk to them face to face with programs such as MSN messenger, Skype or Yahoo. Good aspects of the internet.

Internet saves so much time and can do so much good to us if we know how to use it wisely and responsibly, but when we start using it too much or abusing it, that is when the bad aspects of the internet begin. One of the worst aspects of the internet is its addiction. It is so easy to get addicted to the internet without even noticing that we are getting addicted specially when it comes to online games. This website shows internet addiction statistics in the past few years. We should be aware of getting addicted to the internet and take precautions so we won't get to the bad aspects of the internet.
There is one more bad aspect about the internet which is the hacking, hackers abuse the internet and try to make money by stealing credit card information, valuable company information and others. These hackers have to be stopped in order to have a safer internet service and in order to reduce the bad aspects of the internet. This website shows how to prevent hackers and gives a lot of good information about being safe from getting you information hacked.

We should be more careful when we use the internet so we can use it in its best and not get the to the bad aspects of the internet, we should be careful not to get addicted to it and we should not do bad things with it such as hacking.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Identity Theft

Identity theft is stealing someone else's information such as name, age, gender, address and using them to commit a crime or steal money or get hired with that  person's information. This has become a major way of theft because it is safe and the risks of getting caught are small. In America identity theft is becoming so common, and the rate is almost doubling every year. This is a serious issue because it causes so much problems to the victims, the people who got their identity stolen, because when the identity stealer commits a crime with another person's identity, that person will be in trouble. Famous and rich people are easy targets for identity thieves because they have money and it is easy to get to their personal information.
How to get all these information about the victims? The answer is easy: The internet is the easiest way to get information about people, specially the social networks, for example Facebook, people enter all their personal information without even knowing who sees them and how safe they are. People can steal our information from Facebook so easily and do fraud with it.



How should we protect ourselves from identity theft? We can never protect ourselves 100% but we can reduce the risks, we should not put all of our important personal information on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and we should be more careful when we are buying something online or whenever a website requires us to enter personal information, we should be sure that the website is trusted and safe to the our information first, and when we are sure, we should enter our information.



Final Exam Question:
Q:where was the first virus created?
A:Pakistan

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fan Fiction Picture

This ds106 assignment is called "Fan Fiction Picture" and we have to take a picture to describe our favourite song or movie or tv show. I chose the song Mr. Saxobeat and tried to take a picture that would give an image of "Mr.Saxobeat"




I know it's not a real saxophone but it was the closest this I could find at school.

Here is the song if you haven't heard it before.
 


Consumer Mashup

This ds106 assignment is called "Consumer Mashup" and we have to think of a place where we spend money the most and what we spend it on, since I live alone and I don't know how to cook, I go to McDonalds at least 3 times a week and I get Big Mac and a large size fries, so I took the simple McDonalds logo and added "Big Mac and Fries" on it. I edited the photo using a simple program on the internet, the program is called Picnik and it's easy to use.




I know it's not good to eat McDonalds that often and it makes you fat, but it's fast and tastes good not to mention that it's right next to my house.

Google Translate Fail

This ds106 assignment is called "Google Translate Fail" where we have to use the google translater and find the mistakes and make fun of it!





So I typed in 明日は晴れるかな (ashitaha hareru kana) which means "Is it going to be sunny tomorrow?" with a tone of wondering and a bit of worry by using the (kana). but instead, google translated it "Tomorrow Harerukana" which is very funny, I guess google thought Harerukana is a name or something!
I wonder why they made this translater if it is not going to work properly? Sometimes it just confuses people more than making translation easier. I think google should stop the translater or work to make it better.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Spubble

This is the ds106 assignment called "Your Very Own Spubble". To make this assignment I used a simple website called Picnik which was suggested by the assignment creator, it was really easy to get used to the website and it has great features, I suggest you to give it a try and I hope this picture will make you laugh!


  
 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eevolution of Life on Earth

This is my first ds106 assignment so I hope I'm doing it the right way. This assignment is about Evolution so I decided to show the evolution of life on earth.


                                                             Simple Cells


                                                            Simple Animals

 
                                                    More Complicated Animals
                                               

                                                                   Fish


                                                             Amphibians


                                                             Reptiles

                                                              Mammals


                                            Genus Homos and Evolution to Humans
  
                                                               Humans


                                                                 ??????

What is coming after us?? Is life on earth going to continue it's evolution as it has been all these years? Or are we humans the peak of evolution?