Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Next New Thing

I would suggest a new app for dogs and cats. I’ve seen apps just for dogs or just cats.  Who said dogs and cats can’t get alone! 
In this app you can find new friends for your dog/cat or for you. Match and meet with new dogs/cats and their owners. Talk about your dogs for dogs for hours or plan a date!!!  Post pictures and
Dogs and cats bring so much joy and love, that they really have the power to connect us. It will make it easy for dog/cat lovers to meet new people around them who feel the same way.
Another feature I would add to this app is the ability to track your dog's health. You can keep track of vet appointments; medications, allergies and food preferences for each of your pets, and the app can be synced with your calendar to get reminders.

Raising pets is fun, but it's also a big responsibility, which means there can be some scares. If anything should happen to your dog, Pet First Aid helps you take the right steps to make sure he'll be OK. Detailed videos and illustrations include restraint, muzzling, CPR, bandaging and more.

Check out these videos

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

P2P File Sharing

What is file sharing?

Is the accessing or sharing of files by one or more users. File sharing is performed on computer networks as an easy and quick way to transmit data.  File sharing is very common between students and corporations.  Some common file sharing options are: Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, and ShareFile.  When I work with my classmates I usually use Google Drive.
Google Drive share files and folders, you can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want no email attachment needed.  It is so much easier to work on a project because students/people can edit the project that they are working on and everyone else can see your edits.  Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
File sharing is a problem for the music and movie industry.  Now there are sites were you can download free music and movies.  The process works by users connecting to an Internet based peer-to-peer network and making their files available to others connected to that same network.  The user initiates the download and a copy of the song is transferred to their computer. If a user's computer holds songs that others want, the same process is repeated in reverse. This is the file sharing process. The network makes everyone's files available in order to share.

An article, “Should Online Scofflaws Be Denied Web Access?” written by Eric Pfanner explains  “The American entertainment industry says accounts for the loss of $20 billion a year in sales. Several lawmakers vowed to increase scrutiny of international markets where piracy is widespread.”  I think, every year the American entertainment industry is going to loose more money because of file sharing and the Internet make it really easy to have access to these files.

What is P2P File sharing?

         “P2P file sharing allows users to access media files such as books, music, movies, and games using a P2P software program that searches for other connected computers on a P2P network to locate the desired content”  P2P programs can be an efficient way to share large files with others, such as personal video recordings or large sets of photos. P2P is also used to facilitate direct communications between computer and device users.
If you aren’t careful, P2P file sharing can subject you to spyware, viruses, Trojan horses and identity theft. t. Some P2P applications can even modify or penetrate your computer’s firewall without detection.
Examples of P2P file sharing

The uses of P2P  are File sharing,, Instant messaging, Voice communication Collaboration, Backup, Sensor nets and distributed computing.  Example of P2P
Napster, Morpheus, Gnutella, Freenet, BitTorrent and .Skype

Privacy & Confidentiality

The issue of privacy and confidentiality are related to new media as well in our everyday lives.  However, they mean distinctly different things from a legal standpoint. 

Privacy refers to the freedom from intrusion into one's personal matters, and personal information.  A good example is medical examinations. Most things done in public places would not be considered private.  Most people who post their personal information online they are giving up their privacy.  Once you post something on social media everyone else will be able to see your pictures or comments.
Before you post anything online, think about what a hacker, stalker, employer, or potential employer could do with that data.

On the other hand, confidentiality refers to personal information shared with an attorney, physician, therapist, or other individual that generally cannot be divulged to third parties without the express consent of the client. As an example, if my boss tells me this information is “held in confidence” I can’t share any information, only after authorization is provided.  It works the same way for journalists.  A journalist cannot divulge confidential information without either permission from the source of the information or from an order from a court.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Creativity and New Media

To complete this assigment I used an App call Snapshot.  Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown. Using the application, I created the following photos. 

In this picture I'm in Space. On your right side you can see the Earth and on your left side you can see the sun.

In this picture I'm a puppy. That moment when you finished all your Homework "I'm a Happy Puppy".


One social media that fosters creativity is Twitter. As I mentioned before in one of my blogs I recently opened a twitter account. I see there’s a lot of creativity when it comes to Twitter. I think new media fosters new features and society gets more creative with social media. The author Claire Cain Miller describes “Twitter users started referring to others by typing the @ symbol before their name. For example, Biz Stone, a Twitter founder, recently wrote about his wife: “Wow, @Livia just took her homemade vegan lasagna out of the oven — I’m hungry!”” On the other side, I never heard of Design byME before!!! When I went to the website this is what I found out: “Despite this success, the overall Design byMe experience has struggled to live up to the quality standards for a LEGO service. As a result, the LEGO® Design byME service was closed in January 2012.” I think it was a pretty good idea to order your own model.


Twitter Serves Up Ideas From Its Followers by CLAIRE CAIN MILLER, the New York Times, October 26, 2009. Available at: