Sunday, November 30, 2008
We distinguish old media from new media by how easily the information can be processed, change and interpret that information. Myspace, Facebook and even Wiki are some examples of new media and how easily information could be changed and shared with many people at the same time. Old media is information that can be shared with everyone but is much harder to change. Books are one example of old media that used to be new media. That information is harder to change when there is a mistake present.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Some of the effects of the new media on society have been big ones. Today's society pretty much relies on the new media to gather together information quickly and are able to access it when ever they want to. You can find news online anytime you want and you really don't have to wait too long to get that information. Even the big News companies such as the New York Times is using new media to get their information out there faster. They are trying to to be left behind or shown up by other people who are using new media.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Some social networking sites that i have visited were Myspace, Facebook, Friendster, and Migente. These are all pretty popular social networking sites that have pretty much the same goal which is make friends online, contruct their own profile any way they want, and keep in touch with all of your friends. Each one of these have some type of advertisements and games that people invite their friends to play online.
For my Wiki page I have been researching the uses of Virtual Worlds. So far i have been looking for anything that has to do with some type of virtual avatar that is supposed to represent the one using that virtual world like in video games, therapy, and how some businesses are planning how to advertise new things.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The idea of living in a "Virtual World" has been a big thing to me. I always wanted to try and make an image of myself within a virtual world since I was about 10 years old and now there are many Virtual Worlds out there. Worlds of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI, Second Life and Virtual Lower East Side are just some examples of Virtual worlds that are out there that are being used for gaming and entertainment. Businesses also use some of these Virtual Worlds. Some people make a few buck from selling the Virtual World currency from video games to those who don't have enough time to play to make up the online money they need for certain things. Even IBM is trying to create their own Virtual world for training using the same concept that video games use according to "IBM Learning Programs get a 'Second Life'". There is a Dark side to these Virtual Worlds because since a lot of people know that they can basically stay anonymous or that they may never see that person they can blur out secrets or just make others uncomfortable by saying hurtful things just to start fights. I really don't know how much these virtual worlds will change but my idea is that most things will evolve to the way the Nintendo Wii is. That in the virtual world there would need to be more body movement with some kind of device. If not then it could just be powered by our imagination, meaning whatever we think of would be projected on our screens with some type of limits of course.
Blogs vs. Wikis............. well there is clearly a difference between the two. Blogs cannot be changed by viewers or other people besides the person that posted the blog and on a wiki it is possible for other people to change information or add on towards that post. In the reading "An internal Wiki that's not Classified" it does mention that wiki is susceptible to wrong information but yet since it is also easily changed anyone who knows it is wrong can change it. Blogs can be used for collaboration to figure out problems with technology recently purchased or even give information or comment about a company's customer service providers. Wikis can be used for anything so I guess there are all kinds of wikis out there from this course's class wiki to video game wikis and so on.