Information Ovvveeerrllloooadddd

  1. Have you ever just felt so overloaded with digital information that you just… almost.. if not fully breakdown? well, if thats the case my good friends, you are not alone. 

  2. Fantastic! had me cracking up! please watch!
  3. This articles describes ways of overcoming this blain poppage of information… its all about ones ability to limits ones self to ensure that no explosion does occur.
  4. Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky ( It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.
  5. Or one can just go on a Clay Johnson’s information diet. 
  6. Clay Shirky describes the problem as not being an information overload, but a filter failure. were we do no content curation!
  7. The Three S’s of Content Curation
  8. RSS is a good way to help keep p with topics of interest, just be sure not to subscribe to just one feed!
  9. RSS feeds ^^^^^
  10. One can start his own content curation source, by creating an online brand/networking etc and ensuring one finds the balance between creating and collecting information.
  11. If you were to end up starting your own site, use a search engine optimizer which helps makes your website known to modern search engines… this is actually a crucial part of web development 

Big Data

  1. As the world gets more and more… digital… as we rely more and more on the interwebs and the cloud, data only ever gets bigger and bigger.

    So what exactly is big data? The 3 V’s put it nicely, Volume, Velocity and Variety. There is large amounts of data that need to be analyzed quickly as there are different types. 
  2. This info-graphic sums it up nicely. It’s also quite daunting. 
  3. This video explains Big Data plain and simple. Very intriguing! 
  4. This is a fantastic TEDx talk by Jameson Toole, who brings up an excellent point about Big Data, and that is privacy and anonymity. 
  5. Social Media has been a big part in ‘fueling’ Big Data, and ones online identity plays a large role in this. In class an image was presented which i just have to share.
  6. This paper from 1995 describes the importance of anonymity on the Internet. 18 Years later I still believe its extremely important that ones personal information on everything he or she does must be protected. No one has the right to check out and take information from my Facebook page, my Soundcloud, my Instagram. Here is something that scares me, I am an avid redditor, On Reddit, people have main accounts, and ‘throwaway’ accounts so that people wont see certain stories on their main account… not everyone does this so sometimes, people will post a story on there main account then delete it. 
  7. This website allows you to view these deleted commets. This is scary! If someone deleted something off the internet… errr.. that is a fallacy, once its on the net. its on the net.
  8. Sorry Beyonce, your ‘unflattering’ photos shall be there forever… and once this got out, the memes just poured in. 
  9. Bill Gates did an AMA on Reddit the other day and posted this photo… if Bill cant do it, no one can.
  10. This leads into IP, Intellectual property. Here in Canada we have the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) which defines IP as “Legal rights that result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields”
  11. Intellectual property is very important, yes, but what are the limits? In class this Ted talk was presented to us, and again I just have to share, as Kirby Ferguson said it perfectly.
  12. We, on earth, as humans, have always had a lovely saying, ‘Sharing is Caring’. and there is currently a big open source movement happening, on a variety of different things. 
  13. CC, or Creative Commons is an alternative to the corporate culture. This video explains it concisely. 
  14. Here is one of my own works under the CC licence. 
  15. The beauty in the Arduino open source electronics is astounding. What people are doing and creating, sharing, of all ages too! ‘Sharing is Caring’ creates so much knowledge to the world. And i honestly look forward to the future. 
  16. Another amazing example is littlebits! 
  17. With all this awesomeness of the internet, we unfortunately have to deal with Malware and cyber crime. Here is a quick video on the history of the disease that is Maaaalllwaaarrreeee.
  18. There are many types: Phishing, Spoofing, Cyber Stalking, Cyber Bullying, Spam, Identity Theft… just a whole bunch of evilness really. But thankfully there are certain things one can do to avoid this. Collusion, a Chrome extension can help a wee bit with this.
  19. After installing collusion myself and surfing the web a wee bit, here is what came up for me.
  20. so… much… spying…

Cloud Computing

  1. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend class last week, but looking at the availble documents for the online course, I was able to catch up.
  2. This video was shared on the online lecture, other than the horrible music, it gives a nice introduction to the world of Cloud Computing. After watching this pro Cloud Computing video, it got me thinking… what happens if a Cloud rains so to speak, if it just fails?
  3. Next video on the online lecture is Eli the Computer guy, who within the first five minutes… he answers my question. Good guy Eli. …. Oo Just had a Dejavu. 
  4. So essentially, if one the server fails, it will transfer your data to another cloud… i kiiiiiiinnnnnndddddaaaa dont believe him. or im not understanding what hes saying.
  5. This is my good friend, Steve, may he rest in peace, discussing and introducing the cloud 16 years ago. In 1997, he says he lost in the past 7 years, NO DATA. nothing.. this is back in 1990. what a boss. I still lose my work… 😥

  6. Discussion Question: Describe what you see as the personal or professional benefits or drawbacks that cloud computing offers you. Given these benefits and drawbacks, do you now think differently about cloud computing than you used to?  And would you recommend cloud computing solutions to others?

    The benefits are too obvious to state,access being the main one. I always thought the idea of Cloud Computing was fantastic, but just one thing. What happens when the power is out? or if not power, just your internet? I think its a wee drastic to say there is no need for hardware in terms of storing memory if the network is available  key word being IF. internet is down, and you don’t have the work you want saved on a physical drive, you might have.. no you will have issues.

  7. (Google Docs)
  8. All examples of internet access. I store/use google docs almost exclusively now when working on projects. I use Skype to communicate with my Boss in Germany. I use Dropbox to transfer and store large files, usually music related. And Prezi, good ol’ prezi. 
  9. Now to organize myself, for time management and completing tasks for my own work or group work I have found the best way. Make your life into a game. I implore all gamers to check out HabitRPG.
  10. Cloud it up peeps, and don’t be afraid to store things in a hardrive.