Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Blog Posting #4 How do you think social media will change in the future?

No one really know's for sure how social media will change in the future until someone comes along and invents the next big thing.  I do think that social media will change in the future.  Something fabulous always comes along and makes you wonder why nobody thought of it before.  We have seen many social media sites come along and they become really huge in a short amount of time.  An example is MySpace.  MySpace came out around 2005, 2006 and everyone had a myspace account.  As time went on, people got bored of it and they wanted something different and better.  In 2007 Facebook came along which was a revolution of MySpace and it completely wiped out MySpace.  MySpace has gone completely dead and Facebook has over 100 million users. There is always new social media sites to come out and they will take out the competition like Facebook took out MySpace.  I am sure that in the future there will be a new social media site that will take out Facebook.

Some technologys that I think will gain popularity is the Smart T.V. Smart T.V.s is a system that is intended to extend the reach of mutimedia content directly through the television in a viewer friendly manner.  It enables the T.V. viewer to access both the broadcast ditial content (T.V.) and the internet mutimedia content.  It's controlled by using a single remote control box.  Viewers can sit  on the couch and watch their favourite shows and access Youtube and Facebook through the same television.  It's voice compatable, viewers can talk into the remote and say what station or what website you want and the T.V. will bring it up.  These T.V's were just released at the start of 2012 and they retail for over $2,000.  The prices will come down in time.  I think that it's the next best technology because everything is all built together as one device.

Another technology that I think will gain huge popularity is the Iphone 5 which is to be relesed in October 2012. The Iphone has brand new features that have never been seen before that will blow your mind.  It's thinner than all the other phones out there.  It features a laser key board.  When you set your phone down on a table (must be a solid surface) and you flick the screen with your fingers, it projects a blue laser beam.  The keyboard appears on your table so you can type on your table.  It also features a holographic display.  If you are watching a video on Youtube you tap the screen and the video projects in front of your face. It's going to gain huge popularity because Apple is known for new technologys with their phones.  With the new technology in the Iphone 5,  people will be blown away with what it can do.  I think millions will be sold.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Blog Posting #3 Do you think that social media has the potential to bring about real social change?

I think that this is a very debatable topic. I think that there are many things to support it and there are many things against it.

Some examples for it is that Facebook is such a huge and powerful tool. You can do many things with Facebook. You can talk to your friends and talk to people all over the world with it. If you didn't have Facebook you wouldn't have the ability to talk to your family and friends. An example is i have a 19 year old Uncle who lives in Fiji. We've never met or talked face to face, but with Facebook i'm able to keep up to date with him and I'm able to find out how he's doing. We go on Skype and talk about what he's doing with his life. I got to have a conversation with him that I probably would never have had if it wasn't for Facebook.

Social media also brings people together. Twitter and Facebook allows us to find out breaking news in a matter of minutes. Back in 2010 when the earthquake hit Haiti it was all over the news and social media sites. And everyone knew the devastation of Haiti after the earthquake. There was a lot of campaigns out there asking people to donate money to support Haiti. With Facebook and Twitter people came together and millions of dollars was doninated. Another example is many huge amazing artists came together and recorded the songs "We Are The World". After that song was released to the public, people saw there favourite artists taking part and it motivated them to help out and take part as well.

A negative is that people's social and communcation skills are suffering. I find that now a days that you don't see a lot of people talking face to face anymore. They just talk to people through Facebook, Twitter, e-mails and texting. People find it easier to talk through different social media sites because it's quick, fast and easier. But people don't relieze there communcation skills are suffering and they pick up a lot of bad habits and say a lot of bad things that can get them in a lot of trouble.  

In conclusion i think that this topic is split down the middle. There are many things for it and against it. My blog argues the positives and the negatives of social media bringing real social change.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Blog Posting #2

I think in many different ways that social media has decreased the quality of news and information. Social  media such as twitter, facebook, gossip tabloids often report wrong information to the public. An example is there are many false death reports that people make up on twitter. but For instance a couple weeks ago people said that George Lopez died along with 20 other people in a car crash this was a false report that alot of people believed. On the flip side the quality of social media is good in that you can get breaking news instanley through facebook and twitter. For example when Whitney Huston died people found out instanley through Facebook and Twitter and the world found out in a matter of minutes. I also think that with all the wrong news and information coming out of twitter and facebook that most people don't believe it but people tend to believe the quality is better and more accurate

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dylan Simon's Perception On Social Media

My perception on social media is that it's changed the world in many different ways. It's helped us to contact people in different ways, gather information easier, less time consuming and cheaper for business. In the past 20 years social media has grown tremendously. We have seen the rise of Google, MySpace, Facebook, MSN, Youtube, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail and many more social media sites. We depend so much on social media and we spend so much time on these sites. Social media has effected the way we humanly connect with people, in the sense that we talk to people through Facebook and MSN instead of picking up a phone and talking to our friends. Social media is also very addicting you can spend alot of your time on these different websites and not even relieze it. Social media is a tool that can be used to ruin relationships. It allows people to connect with others that they wouldn't normally find or locate. Social media makes it a lot easier. I do think that social media is the biggest shift since the industrial revolution because it's changed the world. We rely on it for everything that we do. If we have nothing to do and we are bored we go on Facebook and talk to our friends. If we have to find information for our school projects we use google. Another big thing that social media allows us to do is it's a new tool for people who are trying to get famous or make it through the music indusrty. We have seen people become huge through social media. Justin Bieber made it by posting Youtube videos of himself singing and playing guitar. Social media just makes it easier to make your dreams come true. Social media is a great advertising tool for businesses. You can post your company or your company's product on Facebook or Twitter, to get more people aware of your business/ product. And you can also advertise explaining what your business is about and why people should buy your products.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012