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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Next New Thing

The closest invertion that can come out as a type of new media would be like an improvement on MMORPGs, Second Life, and and video conferencing would be how people would describe as virtual reality. My predictions of how it would be used would be the same as most people. They can directly connect to the Internet with just a controller and visors. It would just be like interactions like in SecondLife but there would be real life things inside the VR such as message boards and projectors that will shows post, pictures, and videos. The best outcome of this is if the visor can access the internet via wireless.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Privacy & Confidentiality

When it comes to privacy and confidentiality, we don't want leakage of sensitive information. New media likes to get involve with new things and that include information as well. We have seen that new media has brought communities together both big and small. We have also seen how information can be transmitted quickly and effortlessly without moderation, such as rumors on twitter and facebook as well as viral videos on youtube and other video hosting sites.

Everyone would want to keep their sensitive stuff for their own if it has a lot of value to them. Personal information is a big problem that can be used maliciously but that's not the only thing that can spread. Take Apple for example. They had plans for a new generation iphone but didn't release any information about it. Yet a small thing let out a huge leak about it on the site Gizmodo. I'm sure Apple wish for this to happen but with people like me, everyone will soon know.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Since Baruch already has twitter and facebook pages, a new addition to publicizing Baruch could be related to videos about our clubs. People can record what they do whenever there is a meeting or event and we can mash up parts of if to show how diverse we are and the leadership and communication skills we have. They can also post videos on the Baruch's website to show locations in the buldings and "how to do" videos like on our wiki. These videos will be very helpful for freshmen and first time visitors.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our Class Wiki - So Far

I have edited information and contributed to contents of the MMORPG and P2P pages, although i only put myself to be a contributor to New Media and MMORPG. I have some of my own history in content about MMORPG and P2P so it is pretty easy for me to find information about them. I have put up some links that leads to websites that I visit and the homepages of programs related to torrenting. It looks like there more be extra sections I can include into these two topics when I have time to do so.