Will the world know that I like to eat?

Technology helps us leave a trail of information no matter where we go. However knowing that companies or government starts following theses trails and using the information from the trails for their own purpose scares us. Simply because we feel that it is an invasion of privacy. The things we post or share is something like a shout out to the world. We do it because it is an activity that has become a social trend. Sometimes we don’t even realize we did it because it slowly becomes a habit and society is supporting these actions. Nowadays anyone can see what you are doing and what you like. We are all under “SURVEILLANCE” whether if its form friends and family or governments and companies. We should start asking ourselves Is what im doing being monitored? Should I post my location? Should I instagram my favorite ice cream? The lesson here is think before you post because once its out there, it stays there!

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I only got 1,000 likes?!?!? Something is wrong here

More and more people are using social media platforms to become micro-celebrities. The fact that everyone is doing it reinforces on this being an acceptable behavior. Not only that but we contribute as the audience because we to like and follow people who we believe are role models or peak our interest. When a person does not do these action we feel that somethings not right with them. Which brings an important question. Has social media, a tool that was suppose to help us meet and stay connected with people drive us away from what is really there? We are so fixated to what is on the screen that we sometimes forget to look what is actually around us. We take pictures of beautiful sceneries and post it on instagram with the caption “OMG loving the view” #amazing #colours #sogladtobealive but do we actually enjoy the scenery more or the likes coming in from the post.

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Let Me Be The First To Report This


Passive audiences are the things of the past. Now everyone wants to be active and participate in today’s society. People are now realizing how much power each individual have, thanks to the Internet. When an issue occurs everyone would start reporting about it. That is a citizen journalist. No matter how small or big the details may be. Someone is bound to report it.

Here is a prezi mind map to further elaborate my points.



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I Have A Voice So Hear Me Out

Do we realized how much power we actually have now thanks to technology advancement. Social media can be such a strong tool in exchanging ideas and passing on news. But do we realize that we have the ability to change and cause effect to our society with these tools? Here is my prezi mind map.

Hope it makes it clearer on how much an individual can make a difference.


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It is more than just a brand.



This week I decided to use prezi to help express a battle that has been overlooked. People talk about how Apple is good or how Android is awesome but in reality we are missing the point. It is about preference. Are you the kind of person who like to experiment and explore what they can do with their device? Or are you the one that likes to use the functions of the device and do no changers to it? Maybe even you are unaware of what I am trying to say cause the fight has always been about Apple Vs Android and not the real issue.

Controlled or Generative, now that’s the real war.

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Could I Borrow 5 Coinye Dollars?


What is crypto currency? Basically it is currency used in the digital world. An example of a crypto currency is Bitcoin (Investopedia, 2013). In January 2013 a new Cryptocoin player was coming into the game and it was called Coinye (Inspired from Kanye West name). However the celebrity himself was not too happy with this. Soon after the company was being sued for copyright infringement (Chen, C. 2014). On July 22 of 2014 Kanye had won the case and Coinye was shut down. The last post on the company’s website was “COINYE IS DEAD. You win, Kanye.”(Calder, R. 2014)

When something goes famous everyone wants to be the one to claim it as their own creation.

Another case is Lady Gagas meat dress. Many people saw this as such a weird dress but with Lady Gaga what’s not weird. Linder Sterling a visual artist had claimed that Lady Gaga had not given her credit as she was the one who wore the meat dress first (O’Hagan, S. 2014).



Who wore it better?

However people comment about her allegations and some even state that they were the first one to actually start wearing meat as a fashion (O’Hagan, S. 2014).

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We all strive for originality. We all want to be remembered in this world but then comes down to this question. Are we actually original? We are constantly being drowned by advertisements and society on what is cool and what is not. These are the things that actually influence us on our creativity. We may think that our work is original but I am sure someone somewhere has done something which is closely similar to your very own work. Even this post I am making may even be alike with another person’s post. As a conclusion copyright law needs to be changed. The law is suppose to help promote creativity and not restrict the freedom of people’s idea.

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Calder, R. (2014). Kanye West claims victory over ‘Coinye’. [online] New York Post. Available at: http://nypost.com/2014/07/22/kanye-west-claims-victory-over-coinye/ [Accessed 22 Mar. 2015].

Chen, C. (2014). Coinye -I’m sorry- Kanye West Is Suing Dogecoin (The Person), Amazon, And Coinye Exchanges And Developers – CryptoCoinsNews. [online] CryptoCoinsNews. Available at: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/coinye-im-sorry-kanye-west-suing-dogecoin-amazon-coinye-exchanges-developers/ [Accessed 22 Mar. 2015].

Investopedia, (2013). Cryptocurrency Definition | Investopedia. [online] Available at: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cryptocurrency.asp [Accessed 22 Mar. 2015].

O’Hagan, S. (2014). Linder Sterling: ‘Lady Gaga didn’t acknowledge I wore a meat dress first’. [online] the Guardian. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/jan/12/linder-sterling-artist-punk-st-ives [Accessed 22 Mar. 2015].

How are media industries, technologies, and audiences affected by convergence?


So what is media convergence? Basically it is how information is being spreader around in different forms of media. Not only is this affecting the different platforms but convergence is also affecting media industries and the audiences as well.


Industrial Side

Different industries had different affect by convergence, for example newspaper and magazine. It was during 1990s and early 2000s where convergence started to happen. Although newspapers and magazines reported about the up rise of this new media. They had very little preparation for it as they had felt that this new media would not be able to replace them. They were right. Digital media was not strong enough to knock them out but it did affect their readership as people started getting news faster than the industry can print them. Rather than dropping from the grid newspaper and magazines learn to adapt to this digital media convergent. Now news and magazines can be found online and there are even applications that can be downloaded to your phone so that you can read all the latest news.


Technology Side

We have moved from an analog system to a digital system and it keeps on growing. Technology back then were restricted and one way but due to the advancement of this technology we have gone past that state. From bulky phones to slim phones and from loud noisy connecting Internet tones to google fiber. Convergence has help change and develop technology so fast that our smartphones are able to access almost any information we want. From “how to cook fried rice” to “what is the latest upcoming movie”. Technology has changed how people gather what they need. Information is literary in the palms of our hands.


Audience Side

Due to how technology was like back then. Information was always one way and the audience are just there to absorb the information (passive). Due to technology convergence the people are now shifting to an active audience where they can comment, like and even give their emotional feedback on anything they want to. Nowadays people can post about their own feedback of a product they have use. Or even give critique on a movie and there are people that take what they say into account because they feel on what they say is reliable. THE PEOPLE SPEAKS FOR THE PEOPLE.

As a conclusion convergences has help bring all the different industries, technologies and audience as one. It has help change how information is being transfer. Now information is so liquid between them all and in the next couple of years it might change again. But all of these aspects are forever adaptable, so if it changes or not we just go with it and see where it takes us.