I worked 7.5 hours; at least 5 were on Facebook.I know how much time Facebook and the like consume. How long do you think it will be before U.S. major companies ban access to these sites or have they already? How much time do you spend on social networking sites while at work? Too much? The report says bosses fear that "raising this issue will just give workers something else to chat about online tomorrow." Well, I'm glad they're catching on.
I'm supposed to be reading reports for work; here I am on Facebook.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
On the show's website, host Bill Weir gives a video definition about what the show's goals are. In text, it says,
We call this new television and Internet experience i-CAUGHT. Because
that's how so many people feel these days. Everywhere you look - cameras -
catching everything: breaking news... making headlines... turning unknowns into
celebrities... turning others into laughing stocks...
And for all the world to see - in an instant. It's video at the speed of life.
Every week, i-CAUGHT brings you the real stories - reporting on the real people -
behind the videos that millions of us watch and share everyday.
I think the show reinforces Americans' perception that we are always being watched, but they profile different videos on different topics every week. From identity theft, to Miss Teen South Carolina, to a guy on an Etch-a-Sketch, they highlight what's hot and how video posting has impacted our culture.
I found it particularly amusing tonight. They guy in the famous, "Numa Numa" video was interviewed, and he gave an unbelievable testimony of how his life has been changed by his stupid, yet hilarious video.
Some of you may already know about this show, but I got really excited when I started watching it. I think I will faithfully be in front of the TV every Tuesday from 9-10 p.m. from now on.
Not everyone has access to the Internet. There are millions of people who are unaware and unable to be aware of all the Internet has to offer. The majority of people who have access to the Internet are in westernized countries. They have the privilege of owning a computer. They understand how to use one. On the other hand, there are those completely tuned out of this new club. They are unaware of the P.C. and we should not even bother asking said people about emerging media like RSS feeds and blogs.
More and more people are plugging in and then plug out because they end up confused with the ridiculous amount of information available. We not only limit ourselves to excluding those with no voice, we unintentionally or not exclude those with weaker voices.
Are we, as the technologically savvy few (with regards to the whole world, we are few), creating an unintentional elite group? Are we limiting ourselves to those with only an Internet accessible voice?
Monday, August 27, 2007
This class is rather tame compared to Dr. Shamp's class this semester - which is being taught in SecondLife.
That is right. Not on SecondLife, but in SecondLife.
Some of his "classroom rules" ... ummm ... well, they might go without saying in the first life:
“Please don’t sit on the fountain during class. Don’t forget that everyone needs to wear clothes the next time we meet. And, please, try and remember not to fly during class time.”We're going to be lucky enough to have Dr. Shamp to tell us all about SecondLife in our our class on Sept. 11 - so everyone please don't site on the fountain, wear clothes & avoid flying when he visits us.