G.I Joe

For the final panel, Where its Going, we decided to remake a G.I Joe PSA that were originally made in the 1980s. We all picked futuristic topics of the internet. I really think they turned out great! I picked self driving cars. I’ll place the video below. Before I do though, I found a few articles about self driving cars. This one was published by the Associated Press and this one is by The New Yorker Enjoy!

Up in the Cloud

So for the final presentation, I am paired with Maddie and Matt. We all decided to use the topic of cloud computing. As we were meeting before our presentations, we all decided to split up the work and pick different sides to cloud computing. I was tasked with the history portion to the presentation. I used this wiki article to gather my some of the background to cloud computing. I really found this helpful to get the background. However, I didn’t use this as a major portion to my research. Cloud computing can be extended back to the 1950s, with...Read More

Social Media within Politics

Today in class, 4/10, we discussed how social media can effect or sway a political stance. And to be honest I’m not really known to be very political. I just participated in my first election and I have to say I had no idea who some of candidates were for the senate election this past November. I have done some research on some politics and I am caught up on some of the current events within Congress. Politics never really came up in discussion with my family while growing up. I am definitely interested in politics so I think in...Read More


I really like having the class discussions throughout the course of the semester. I really like listening to what other people have to say. On Tuesday, 4/8, we discussed the topic of cyber bullying. We talked about ways to stop cyber bullying. However, we came up with a dilemma, what do we define cyber bullying as? There is a wide range that holds a lot of grey area. So its hard to define really what cyber bullying is. The group who presented seemed really enthusiastic about their topic and I really think they have a great idea for what they...Read More

Phase 1, Research

For the final project, the class was split up into groups and each group picked their own topics. My group is doing cloud computing. We are still currently in the researching phase of our final project. But here are some of the websites that I found were really interesting. This PDF, called A View of Cloud Computing  gives a great overview of what cloud computing is. It talks about three newer aspects to cloud computing, as well as the downsides and obstacles that are associated with cloud computing. I found another article, that I wrote a summary on for my...Read More

Social and Cultural Impacts on the Internet

Social media definitely has a a major impact on my life. Especially Facebook. I first got my Facebook in 2009. At first I had to hide it from my parents, which took some effort, but then during the summer of 2009 I was allowed to have it. Facebook was just a time filler because I was extremely bored over that summer. Now Facebook is really just a tool for me now. I use it to communicate with groups, for group projects, and other things like that. I use it for work, to contact my co-workers. Twitter has become another way...Read More

Digital Identity

This week in our class panels, we discussed our digital identities. This is definitely an interesting topic, because it can also be a good thing but it can also hurt you. If you think about it, when you are applying for jobs, your future employer can look for what you post online and decide if you are a good fit for the company just based on that. And I’m not saying all employers look at that but it can happen. Its really interesting to me because I really try to watch what I post because my parents have always taught...Read More

Experimenting with Html

Hey guys! We were supposed to experiment with writing html code. Let me just say this was a really hard task for me since I’m not very good with coding. But I figured it out and I’m actually proud of myself on how this turned out. My final page can be found here! Enjoy!

Property and Fair Use Videos

We had to watch 2 videos for class. They were about property and fair use. Now this has become a changing topic throughout history. In the TED talk Lawrence Lessig, talked about how this is true. He mentioned stories throughout history that had a major impact on property and fair use. The first one was Sousa, who invented the talking machine, which allowed for people to record their voice. The second one was about a supreme court case in 1945 regarding the term of “trespassing.” Before the time of airplanes, trespassing always meant, stepping on someone else’s land. Now since airplanes...Read More