Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pop Culture.

The definition of "Pop Culture" can have a lot of different meanings, it just depends on who your asking. To me pop culture differs from generations. My idea of popular culture is probably completely different from what my parents view of it is. The things that were popular in society when they were growing up are still what's popular to them today. Whenever I play new hip-hop or rap music that is popular today, my parents would either tell me to turn that garbage off or ask what the hell they are saying. At times I can agree with them on the fact that today's music has much less meaning than it did in the past.  However, this is what is popular in today society. 

One cultural aspect of popular culture that is pretty contemporary is fashion. I think most people have a good idea of what is fashionable for different age groups. While I admit, there are still some people living in the past with what is fashionable. I believe their is an overall consensus between people of what looks good.

Anyway like I said earlier. I believe that pop culture is generational for the most part. While there are certain parts that have a common ground among different people. For the most part popular culture changes with the times and it will continue to do that for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell...(Blog assignment #1)

After I finished reading the Internet in a Nutshell, the first thing that stuck out was how fast the internet has developed in such a short amount of time. In a mere 42 years we have gone from sending a one word message from two computers in California, to what we call today as social media/networking on a global scale.

In today's society the internet plays such a vital role in everything we do. We can virtually almost do everything from behind a computer screen today without even having to go outside. But in my opinion the internet plays a larger role than that. As we have seen during this year with the Middle East riots. The internet has played an enormous role in allowing the world to hear other people's struggle and their will for change in their country. People from those areas where their voices were once silenced are now able to let their voice be heard around the world.  In a way the internet is liberating people from nations all around the world. It's like a wild fire that won't burn out.

However, on the flip side of the internet liberating people it can also cost you your job, as we've seen with the Anthony Weiner story(Weiner Gate)lol. For people that don't understand how to use some of these social networking sites, maybe the best thing to do is not to sign up. Because when you tweet personal pictures of yourself to someone, those pictures are going to everyone that is a follower of you. However, Twitter does have something called a DM(direct message) unfortunately, not everyone know how to use it. It's so unfortunate cause he had so much promise...LOL
Overall, I am grateful to be growing up in an era where we can connect with anyone from around the world at anytime. I am even more intrigued by where/ what the internet is going to be in the next 42 years. If we have come this far already, who knows what the future will hold. Anyway I hope you enjoyed what I had to say. If your interested in reading the article I will post it below.



Here is the link guys

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ted Nelson & Doug Engelbart

Here are two interesting links on Ted Nelson and Doug Engelbart.

In the the first link Ted Nelson demonstrates his Xanadu Space software and how it represents hypertext.

In the second link Doug Engelbart demonstrates the new controlled device called the mouse.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Ok so this will be my first real post that has any real meaning.

My name is David. I'm an senior accounting major at Temple University Main Campus. I am here studying abroad at Temple's auxiliary campus called Temple University Japan in Tokyo. This is my second stint in Tokyo, my first being last summer. I really enjoy everything Japan has to offer. I think to culture here is one of a kind and you would be hard pressed to find a similar society anywhere else in the world.

Anyway the purpose of me creating this blog was to give reflection to the readings and topics that are discussed in my CIS computers class.  However, being this my first experience blogging, you will probably find me writing about my different personal experiences while out here, along with the required blogs I have to do for class.

So like I said before stay tuned, because I am gonna try and make the most out of this account. Who knows, I "MAY" even decide to keep it up after the semester is over lol.

Hello World

Just testing this out. Stay tuned for more