Write a reflection in your blog about how you are doing thus far in all of your courses. What are you doing well? What do you need work on? Which goals have you reached and which have you not reached? What can you do differently in the future to ensure your success?

I am doing well in my courses because I am turning things in ontime and going out of my way to complete the work to the best of my ability. I am only in two online classes and those are the hardest for me because I am an auditory learner and function well off of community. I really like feedback and being sure I am doing all of the work required of me. Being in only online classes takes all of those aspects away, but I have kept up with my work and been able to stay on top of my assignments.

I have not done myITlab yet, and will being that this week. I simply did not make time for it last week and now wish that I would have been able to get that first assignment done.

I am going to write out my assignments on a calendar so that I can visually see them written out next to the date and times they are due. Because online classes are harder to keep up with, and are sometimes not communicated as well, this will help me see what I have to do and what I have already done.

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project 4 pg 286

pg 286

project 4

Research the extent of the digital divide in the United States by collecting information about Internet access by people of different ages and ethnic groups. Which is a better predictor of Internet access: age of ethnic group?

According to the research I found, there is more of a gap between age groups in internet access, not ethnic groups. Children as young at three are accessing the internet and manipulating their way around computers. Older people of our country have less reason and motivation to learn the ins and outs of computers and internet access. For so long, elderly people have found other ways of accessing information that the internet provides, and it is found that they are more comfortable using those avenues, than relying on the internet for their resources. Ethnic groups across our country are becoming more and more mixed as well as looking the same. The difference between ethnic groups is no longer seniority or money, but now comes down to culture and skin color.

Younger people are accessing the internet more than older people.

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Project # 4
I decided to go to Starbucks in Carrollton and interviewed Justin, a barista. Starbucks used to require payment for their internet, but just recently switched to free access. Because of the switch, they do not have to charge for access, and there are no security measures that Justin knew of. The good consequences of being a wireless hotspot, Justin thinks, is that it brings in more business and encourages people to stay longer than they normally would. That means these customers are buying more Starbuck’s products and making relationships with people there, which brings them back. Justin could not think of any negative consequences of having wireless access in his store.
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This week’s post

The assignment asks to attach a link to this week’s blog but I am not sure what this blog is supposed to be about.

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Project 1 pg 34


Start at collection. Does your collection say anything about popular attitudes toward the technology? Does it reveal any misconceptions about the technology? You will need to include at least two references from each category (article, cartoon, and video) in your collection.

The articles, cartoons, and videos that I will be referencing are listed below. Both of the videos linked below reveal that people are wanting more from technology. This is a misconception because people do not understand that thousands of people are dedicated to increasing and bettering technology and we have anything we want at the touch of a button. It is shocking that people are asking for more and are unhappy with what has been provided us.

The first cartoon below reveals that technology can be a challenge for the average person to battle. It can be hard to understand and difficult to overcome. The second cartoon jokes about how all people watch the same amount of t.v. or use technology to the same degree. No matter where people live or how they choose to live, we all still depend on technology.

Finally, the articles attached below reveal something different about technology today. I do not think there are any misconceptions in the articles. They combine and agree that technology has come very far in the last decade, and in the next three years will continue growing.




Back when the internet was young — we’re talking way before YouTube viral videos, Twitter memes and catchy Facebook statuses — people were entertained by much simpler pleasures.

The most memorable viral statements of the late 1990s and early 2000s? Animated GIFs (short for Graphics Interchange Format) — those crude little animated clips that popped up on websites or got forwarded around in e-mails.

Small enough to download quickly on your 56K modem and even e-mail as an attachment, kinetic icons such as Peanut Butter Jelly Time and Dancing Baby, the 3-D toddler who danced his way across the Web and into Ally McBeal’s hallucinations, were once the most popular memes on the net.

If you missed the GIFs revolution, Evan Roth has compiled an excellent 10-minute video called Cache Rules Everything Around Me. (Hip-hoppers will notice the pun on the seminal Wu-Tang Clan hit “C.R.E.A.M.: Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”)

More a visual homage to GIFs than a history lesson, “Cache Rules Everything Around Me” features everything from classic cat animations to home-video pratfalls to the George W. Bush shoe-throwing attack.

The new video is set to Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper,” which itself is a mash-up of popular songs from the past couple of decades.

If that’s not enough, Complex Magazine offers a hilarious history of the 50 Greatest Animated GIFs of All Time.

Symbian and Android will dominate the mobile operating system market by 2014, research firm Gartner said Friday.

Gartner expects that Symbian and Android together will account for 59.8 percent of the total worldwide mobile OS market by 2014, split almost equally — Symbian with 30.2 percent, and Android with 29.6 percent.

Android is already closing the gap with the market leader. By the end of 2010, Gartner says, Google’s Android will sneak into second place behind Nokia-backed Symbian with 17.7 percent market share, compared to Symbian’s 40.1 percent.

At the end of 2009, Android OS had just 3.9 percent market share, the research firm reported.

Gartner’s predictions don’t bode well for RIM’s BlackBerry OS andApple’s iOS. Those platforms, which ended 2009 with 19.9 percent and 14.4 percent of the market, respectively, are expected to take the third and fourth spots this year.

In fact, Gartner believes RIM will end the year with 17.5 percent market share, while Apple will capture 15.4 percent of the space. Windows Phone will trail far behind with just 4.7 of the market.

But by 2014, when Symbian and Android will be soaring, Gartner expects BlackBerry OS to have just 11.7 percent of the mobile market and iOS to own 14.9 percent.

Gartner thinks Symbian will still lead the mobile market in 2014 due to “Nokia’s volume and the push into more mass-market price points.” Android’s success can be attributed to “communication service providers’ marketing and vendor support,” Gartner said.

The research firm’s findings echo what fellow market researcher IDC announced earlier this week.

IDC likewise said that Android OS will take the second spot behind Symbian in 2014, but it pegged Android’s worldwide market share at 24.6 percent, compared to Symbian’s 32.9 percent.

It also believes that Apple’s iOS platform will be lower than Gartner’s predictions, capturing 10.9 percent of the worldwide market in 2014. RIM’s BlackBerry will have 17.3 percent of the mobile market in 2014, IDC predicted.

Of course, four years is a long time. And things can change. Nowhere is that more evident at the moment than at Nokia.

Late Thursday night, the company announced that it is appointing Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft’s Business Division, as its new CEO. Nokia said that Elop will help lead its “substantial transformation” from a hardware company to a software company.

The videos would not copy to this blogg but I found them at:http://abcnews.go.com/technology

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