Google Translate Fail

Other than actually learning a language, Google Translate is the option that most people choose when trying to break the language barrier. Its great for getting the summary of an article, but should not be used in place of an actual translator (most of this is pretty well known for most patrons of the internet). […]

Narrative Essay Assignment

This post will be a little more wordy than usual, but I will do my best to completely describe my thoughts and impressions when I was reading “Smarter Than You think”, by Clive Thompson. Anyway, the first point I’d like to bring across is regarding the consequences of having technology at our fingertips. We are […]

The Past of YouTube

One of our final assignments is on a website that provides it users with projects that are created by other users. There is an assortment that ranges from building fantasy resumés to making interactive timelines. I chose to pick the project about exploring your favorite website from different points in its lifetime. This is a […]

Blog search

So my previous blog post introduced y’all to my classmates who I felt had good information on their site, but in this one, I am looking to expand my horizons a little bit to the outside. Again, these blogs that I mention are the most interesting to me and the ones that I personally believe […]

Connecting to classmates

So, if y’all haven’t been keeping up with my posts, which would a shame, because there is a monkey and a hula-hooping dog, then you might miss the fact that I am making this website as per a Jan-Term class. This being a class, there are also multiple other bloggers that are working on their […]

Stanford Prison Artifact

Our most recent project in our class was to teach the class something using a medium (podcast, prezi, video, etc) and initially it reminded me of the Wikipedia assignment that we had just completed. Given this information and my recent “success” with Wikipedia, I was not completely sure how this would pan out. I decided […]

Wikipedia experience

Recently, our class was asked to find and edit an article on Wikipedia of our choosing. While at first it seemed easy and simplistic, it slowly deteriorated into a frustrating experience where I ended up not being able to add relevant   content to any page that I was hoping to edit. The assignment given […]

A nugget of blogging

“Working Out Loud starts with making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.” These words described by John […]

The original PC

Imagine having your own self-contained knowledge manipulator in a portable package the size and shape of an ordinary notebook. Suppose it had enough power to outrace your senses of sight and hearing, enough capacity to store for later retrieval thousands of page-equivalents of reference materials, poems, letters, recipes, records, drawings, animations, musical scores, waveform, dynamic […]

Importance of the web

Recently, our class was instructed to contribute to shared-knowledge timeline, in which everyone had to contribute three items of significant events in the internet’s history. For this assignment, I decided to find some fundamentals of the internet that would have been important to the technology we have today. The three events that I had found […]

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