Blog Post for Final Exam

As I mentioned in my blog #4, it is tremendously important and hard at the same time to protect our identity and privacy online, and I feel the problem of virus is the worst aspect that Internet brought us to.

Internet is used by people of all generations from all over the world. There is so far no security point we have to go through when we use Internet. Therefore, it has been a hotbed of virus we basically do not know what to do about.

Huge amount of viruses is widespread in Internet such as Adware, Malware, Spyware and Trojan and each causes different problems. This is why I feel Internet is really scary if we miss focusing on what we have to take care at least by ourselves. We can protect our personal information, data, and other stuffs by using antivirus programs.

Here is the link that is explained about a virus itself and the solution of how to cope effectively with it.

At the same time, however, it seems pretty serious situation when it comes to the leak of important information from huge companies. And it brings more disastrous situation if the information is one of the timely and "under-constructed" problem.

We will never forget the day when we experienced huge earthquake in Japan. And gradually, this natural disaster brought us problems such as the issue of nuclear plants and so on. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' security page which was managing these nuclear plant data got hacked, and these information was stolen by hackers. Here is the link of the article page.
Now this is not the "we can protect our personal information from a virus" problem anymore. It might cause huge negative influence to Japan by these national information being leaked.

Even though there are various of "anti-virus" programs for each of us to utilize, these incidents symbolize that Internet can be pretty fragile sometimes.

The best aspect of Internet for me on the other hand is the speed of spreading information globally. I found this article from the link “Scoop.it!”, and I automatically thought this story is hilarious. Here is the link of the article.

This article is about 3 daughters of Republican candidate Jon Huntsman, and they leak videos filled with wit and sarcasm for their father’s bid. Sadly however, their efforts turned out to be making their own fame that they achieved through Internet sensation with a YouTube video.

This story is one of the examples of how the Internet can change their lives by being famous. Even though most of the viewers of their videos never see and listen them, people already are confused, and they even make huge influence toward the certain areas in “real world”.

As one more example, there is one female university student who exposed her naked picture  via twitter and her own blog. She is Egyptian and she was trying to express her freedom from the social and religious pressure. Here is the link of the article page.
Her message spread globally and even some well-informed persons such as human right workers commented positively on this issue. It gets controversial subject and she is the center of confusion under fire from Islamic law graduates. 

I simply take these significant power or force that Internet has as a legacy that contemporary people made. Of course there are amount of negative side that Internet has, but it is also true that we can use it as influential and informative source for EVERYTHING.

Again, I believe Internet can be beneficial or harmful depending on how we use it. As long as we have a basic and necessary smartness, we can live with Internet successfully and usefully.


Weekly Blog Post4

The Web once opened our possibilities to connect and share information to all over the world. The ridiculously convenient tool that we invented spread quickly and now we are facing the absolute negative side that this invention brought us.

Started from spam e-mails and notifications, these fraud is getting more vicious and is even getting hard for people to deal with. To avoid troubles and disadvantages of what the Web occurs, many Web management companies such as Yahoo and popular social network cites such as Facebook started to work on security problems. They make some original guidelines and even utilize Security to enhance their safety.

One example is to make ID security number for each user.

I personally think it is useful and meaningful to protect their information by making ID code than rather exposing it to all over the world. There is no way for amateurs to secure themselves from "professionals."

However, I also thought that is it really that necessary for us to be protected by internet itself? What if we are rather welcoming these spamming fraud by ourselves since we are not cautious enough about our security.

I found the site which shows how we can protect our information by OURSELVES not by somebody.
Although each element is pretty simple and basic, I want to ask these to myself too... Am I really trying to protect myself from spamming??


So, my question about the topic for the final exam is..
"Raise one example that web management companies and social network cites do to enhance their security".

I hope it is a suitable question.


DS106 Writing Assignments104 "haiku it up"

The glass of red wine
She put her mark on
Stays there with silence

I took this picture when I went to Bluenote Tokyo which is a pretty famous Jazz bar in Tokyo.
It was my first time to go there, so I was pretty excited about everything, so I even ordered some glasses of laxurious rose wine to celebrate this opportunity. I saw Jamaican Jazz live and the guitar player was 80yrs old!!!!!!! The show was just amazing and when I was reminiscing my memory there, I found the idea that I might can use this picture for the assignment"Haiku it up."

Hope you enjoy my Haiku :)


DS106 On/In the Web Assignment209 "Google Translate Fail"

So, I typed in Japanese "君の瞳に乾杯(Kimino hitomini kanpai)。", and that means "Here's looking at you, kid."
This line is well known from the famous American movie called "Casablanca"!!! Anyways, Google Translation translated this to "Here's to your eyes.".....?? Seems like this line is from one of the scenes when an ophthalmologist gives a patient an eye lotion. Hilarious.


DS106 Visual Assignments191 "Demotivative yourself!"

I remember the time when I took this picture... The location was exactly in front of TUJ!!! He was so cute with this stuffed animal, but also I got sorrowful impression. Why do even dogs have to carry something? I bet he doesn't want to. Maybe he wants to but... oh well. This picture inspired me to make this poster which demotivate myself. to live life. I'm just kidding.

Hope you like it!! 


DS106 Writing Assignments189 "1 Quote a Day"

It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

DS106 Fanfic Assignment126 "Fan Fiction Picture"

When I heard this song, it gave me the impression of how life goes like it is nothing. Moreover, I thought his voice is a mechanical-sounding voice, so I thought this picture would match this song. I clearly could imagined that it is not the absord and unrealistic picture if this one was the cover picture of his CD. I took this picture in last winter at Inogashira park and reserved it in my netbook.

I chose this assignment since I thought it seems interesting.
I got motivated, and I even felt if I were a real artistic producer of this CD.