Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Final Salute

When the great minds who put together the Internet first thought of the “World Wide Web,” they probably never thought of how people would use it in so many ways. One of the biggest trends to hit the “World Wide Web” is blogging. Blogging is a fad with unaccounted effects on the world. People can view opinions of others, news, or the daily life of another person (like an online journal). In this new upcoming world, with people demanding information faster, blogs are not only beneficial, but necessary in moving our culture into the new era of communication.

My own experience with blogs is limited to this class, I don’t read or post blogs regularly, but when I need to find out something or need to view the opinion of others, blogs are what I turn too. There is a blog written about anything and everything out their, for instance I tried to make a potato gun. I found a blog written by Eran Abarmson titled "How to make a Steam powered Potato Gun," it showed step by step how to make one.

Because blogs can be written by anyone, that means theirs a large vast variety of them available, more writers means more topics. This means if you’re looking to do something and want someone’s opinion on it; look to blogs most likely theirs one written about that topic.

Blogs are used for many of things; CNBC uses blogs to get news articles posted about upcoming news events, so viewers who don’t have a chance to see the news will still be updated on local, or world situations. Some blogs are written about life experiences, for example the blog titled “Hooked on Kids,” written by Wood. In it he talks about how he’s going to raise his new child and how he doesn't want to spoil it rotten, but yet be an awesome dad.

People into sports use Blogs to bash and criticize teams, or give their opinion how to make the perfect dream team, like in the blog "Y! Sports Blog." Some people write about stuff that pisses them off, like I did for this class (look at past posts.) Theirs no end to the topics discussed in blogs; in fact if you wrote a blog about blog topics, which most likely exists, it would go on for ever discussing all the vast varieties of options available.

All these different uses for blogs have an out come on out culture today. We are a culture of knowledge, so getting instant access allows us to be knowledgeable with information. However, the information isn’t always true, theirs no fact checkers for blogs. The opinions are always skewed in favor of the author, so the information presented in a lot of blogs may sound good, but might not always be true.

So we in essence may start to loose our own opinion if we allow the opinions of bloggers to warp our minds. Blogs could lead our young youth down a path of false information. You, as a reader, must be careful to interpret stuff in blogs as truth or fiction. If you really want to know if it’s true find several sources backing the same information.

Blogs can lead our generation into a new world of communication; we can read what’s happening around the world and the opinions of people from that part of the world. We can share ideas faster and more effectively using blogs. Blogs are going to change our culture and ideas weather we like it or not, like any civilization the flow of new ideas change the culture, even smallest ideas can change culture in the biggest ways. So blogging like any other form of communication will also have this effect. Possibly even more than others because blogs can be accessed anytime and anywhere theirs a computer; a constant source of ideas at our fingertips day and night.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ideas on Guest Blogger

I have been keeping this blogs for 10 weeks now, as a assignment i had a guest blogger post stuff on my blog. Out of this experience arises the question of how this makes me feel. In my mind only one answer arises " interesting," I looked forward to seeing what new ideas could be brought to my subject.

People raise the question that "its your personally space, shouldn't you feel an invasion of privacy." My answer to this is NO, your borrowing the space on the world wide web. If anything your a manager of the space and ideas, you choose what goes up and what doesn't, but i don't think its ever your truly your personal space.

The guest blogger is also a good learning tool, and is pretty entertaining. You have to get outside of your self, step in the shoes of a fellow human being. My guest blogger did a great job on my blog. It was different, not in a bad way, but in a good way, it put a twist on my blog I never thought of before. Had the essence of the David Letterman "Top 10," but with her own personal tweak to it. Only thing i was opposed to was putting Bangles stuff up, joking, but in seriousness you cant deny the city of Cleavland. I mean they have the best basketball, and football team, in my opinion............Cleavland also has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that's one hell of a town for you.
Nothing like some Rock N' Roll, and kick ass sports.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Guest Blogging Experiment

Don’t cha hate it when people can ruin a good time? My family is huge Cincinnati Bengal fans and we have season tickets to all of the home games. Here are a few things that piss me off when we are at the game:

1) Don’t cha hate it when you are peacefully tailgating with family and friends and some drunks come along and have to set up their tents, chairs, etc. right in your spot.

2) Don’t cha hate it while walking to the stadium, fans from the other team starts rudely calling you names and saying that the “Bengal’s suck!”

3) Don’t cha hate it when you and the family get to the gates of the stadium and your seven-year-old cousin cannot find his ticket!

4) Don’t cha hate it when you get on the escalators to go to your seats, which is really high, it happens to break down and you have to walk the rest of the way up the escalator, while carrying your cousin, who got scared!

5) Don’t cha hate it when you finally get at the top of the escalator and no one is moving because they do not know where to go or they just stand around so you cannot get through!

6) Don’t cha hate it when you go to the concession stand and the line is ridiculous and by the time you get up to the counters, basically you’re not hungry anymore. Not to mention your wallet has a hole in it from just buying a bottle of water because the prices are outrageous!

7) Don’t cha hate it when you finally get to your seats and find Cleveland Brown fans in your seat! After you politely tell them they’re in the wrong seat number, you have to argue a little with them to get them to leave. Then the guy next to you sings the Star Spangled Banner so loudly in your ears, you think you will not be able to hear for a week!

8) Don’t cha hate it when people constantly get up and down and want through your row so much that you missed the kickoff and you don’t even know who has the ball! Then when they come back they spill beer on your shoe and don’t even say anything! Or a really, really drunk person throws up on the person in front of you and when the wind blows by you smell the puke for the rest of the game!

9) Don’t cha hate it when you are stuck babysitting your cousins and it seems like they always have to go use the potty! When you finally take them to the restroom, the line for the women’s restroom is long and you look at the men’s restroom, the guy that walked in two seconds ago is all ready out and you only moved two inches!

10) Don’t cha hate it when your team is losing the game!

Who Dey!