Vice Online Presentation

Here I am blogging about the Presentation of Vice Online

I listened to 3 presentations, one from Alison about Student in Rutgers cyberbullying trial: ‘Overwhelmed’ by aftermathanother one from Delilah, about Pornography- A Gateway to Human Sex Trafficking,  and one from Nick about  U.S Poker Ban affects Mi llions.

This presentation was kind of interesting because I learned about from different topics about vice online


It was suprising about the guy that suicide because his roomate posted a video of  him having a sexual encounter with another men. Well I have seen some cyber bullying in Japan when I was in junior high school. Most of Japanese girls write blogs and share with their friends and school mates. I have read some girls that write nasty stuff about other girls revealing their  personal information. It seems that  cyber buylling is everywhere and it is easy to spread it to many people at the same time. Well I think that the guy did not have to get to that extend ending his life. But I do think that the punishment should be more strict as she only got  “a three-year program on cyberbullying, as well as 300 hours of community services without any additional legal troubles”


About the issue of Pornography, I was suprise how people especialy young children, get seriously addicted to it. How they spend all of their time pretending “studying” Regarding adults I do not have so much comment about it. But I am concern how children from their young age start to get addicted to those stuffs. In my opinion I think that the government should be more strict about the issue and try not to allow children to watch. Or educate parents to watch what their children are doing with computers or even at school to teach people how dangerous an addiction can be.


Finally the third presentation was a about poker online game that got shut down by the U.S government. I firstly did not know such websites existed and that a website game can be considered to be a business for some people. It is crazy how people loose money on that and even some have that as a job. However only in the US is  prohibited. There are so many countries around the world that allow people to put their money  in online poker.


Haiku It Up!

{An image from Flickr }

Assignment: Here is my last DS 106 assignment, which is from the writting category: Haiku It Up! by Takeru Terajima

Here as the instructions

For the writing assignment, take a random Dailyshoot photograph and create a haiku using that image. Let the image inspire you to create a poetic haiku. Don’t know what a haiku is? The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn’t rhyme

It has been a long time that I dont create a Haiku. I think the last time I made one was in junior high school so, around 5 years ago. And this time I wanted to create something that connects with a topic of F.A.L.O, so this time I choose Malware.

Here is my Haiku


The translation is

It is dangerours
Defend yourself

Process: It is simple, overviewing what I learn on the presentaion of Malware, I created that three phareses and then I translated into English

Story: Here I am going to talk about a little of two presenters-one from Natasha, Home Computer Security and from Kristie An Understanding of Malware. First I did not know malware meant. I learnt that Malware is a term to discribe milacious computer software that damage your computer. There is so many kinds of malwares and each has different effects, some more dameging than others. Examples, can be malware that steal your information. According to both presenters, it is easy to prevent being attacked by malware, therefore, they introduced some ways to prevent from them. It is easy, you need to do things such as change your password constantly but choose a password difficult to guesss. Other things can be dowload anti-virus softwares, make backups of value information. I have been using computers since I was young, And I have being attacked by virus destroying my computer. So in total I think at least 5 computers were destroyed because of virus. and others got slow so I just bought another one. To that is why I make that Haiku. To prevent being attacked by Malware, you need to understand how dangerous it is and defend yourself.

Privacy and Surveillance

Last section me and my group members did a presentation about privacy on the net .Well I got interested on the topic so I decided to have a look at the articles of Privacy and Surveillance .The tittle The end of online privacy got my complete attention .After reading the whole article I realized I was familiar with the issue .Well I think most of us had experienced once so that is why I choose this article .

Basically this article talks about how Phone applications such as Facebook are able to get our personal and our contacts informations .The article starts with a message from the app that Im sure that most of use have seen it before

“Find your friends?”

Well recently I just remembered that I downloaded an app called “Draw Something”  and they recommend me to sing up my Facebook and that word came up .Anyways the purpose for “FInd your friends” is as it says they help you to contact friends from other social network .I assume that most of people click “OK” button Well actually I always do.But here is the scary thing that the article reveals .


They introduce a case where a Indian researcher investigates what happen when you accepting finding your friends. As a result the researcher reveal that “It was uploading the entire contents of your address book-names emails phone numbers-to the app servers” Well when I read this I was really scared to just imagine in how many apps I give my information. In a survey of 15 developers of popular iOS apps they found that 13 of them have access to millions people’s personal information . After revealing all of this horrible situation the article mentioned that the purpose for having our information is not to share it to the public but it helps them to connect the user to their friends and community. And the article goes on introducing other cases about online privacyWell the article does not give any solution for this well as the tittle mentioned it is the end of online privacy you do not have privacy anymore

So In my opinion one way of secure yourself at least a little is that if you are going to share to information with the app at least have to be a well-known app.I am sure there are more people that does not know about this issue and I think this is wrong If you going to have our information at least we  the users have the write to be aware of it right? The social network has become really a convenient tool but at the same time a dangerous one too You need to know how to use it if you want to secure yourself .


Before blogging about my answer here are the instructions for the Pop Quiz:

Choose the sentence from the first five paragraphs of Gardner Camppbell’s Personal Cyberinfrastructure essay that most appeals to you. Briefly describe how and why that sentence appeals to you (one or two paragraphs should suffice-unless you need more) 


I particularly think that the sentence in the 5th paragraph appeals to me:

“Yet higher education largely failed to empower the strong and effective imaginations that students need for creative citizenship in this new medium.”

Especially the part that is in bold.


Well I think creativity is really important for a high education. It helps you to develop ideas and find solutions as well as interact with people easily and get use to work in group. Unfortunately most school’s in Japan do not put too much effort on creativity based on my experience. I went to Britain for 10 months when I was in high school and it was so easy to compare the education in Britain and Japan. At high school in Britain students are given more group work presentations and things that will give you the chance to use your creativity and share it with people. On the contrary in Japan you barely see a teacher that gives you group works or even is rare see a student using the computer to do a school work.

Since I started to study in TUJ it was really difficult to adapt to this new system but at the same time I really like it because is helping me to develop my creativity and become more sociable. And of course since I took this course I discovered some abilities of myself that I didn’t even imagine I had it. So I agree with the article that argues that higher education lack of creativity. Based on my experience I think that for your future (both your personal life and profession) it is better if students have the chance more to be creative.

My Own Creation

This is my second DS106 assignment for this third section 🙂

I was looking the cartegory of dessign  assignments and I found an assignment that fascinated me and definetely wanted to try it.

It is called “Design Your Dream Animal” submitted by Danielle.

Create a brand new animal, using animal parts from no less than 4 animals. Be creative! When you animal is designed, create an environment for it! Have fun!



Look for a photo from Flickr and Google Image

Using FotoFlexer I cut a certain body part of each animal

Then I put it together

Using the image editor from my computer I added the backgroud color



Well, I wanted to try this because it sounded really fun mixing 4 animals creating one animal from it. So, I started using an elephant but didnt go well and I kind of didnt like how it was going on. Therefore, I used an image that I saw on my PC that I used it before which I thought will be perfect as it shows clearly the face. I used my favorite animals, lion, eagle, elephant and a frog. Althogh the frog is the only animal that I dont like. Actually I kind of dislike them.Also I wanted to add a environmental image as a background. But I am going to show the face of an animal I thought it will be akward so I choose a simple background.

Here is the original animals and if you click the image they will take you to the actually website where I found them.








I really had fun doing this assignment and kind of like what I created. Searching for  photos of animals I found so many beautiful animals and I wish I could see them. But unforunetely I do not like going to zoo because I kind of feel sad and bad when I see animals without their freedom. In my opinion the animals should be free and the animals that are in the zoo dont seem free and as they are trained, I assume that they differ from the animals that live in a completely freedom. I would like to take a trip where I can see animals enjoying their freedom.

KONY 2012

“KONY 2012”

Here I am going to provide some information and show the reaction of people towards the campaign “KONY 2012” and to show the power of social media. I am going to use the arcitle  The Kony 2012 Scam And Why You Should STOP Supporting ‘Invisible Children’ to show the negative side of this campaign which I agree with it.

Introduction of the campaign “KONY 2012”

 “KONY 2012” is a campaigned held by the non-profit organization Invisible Children

                                    Their goal


The co-founder of the Invisible Children organization, Jason Russell, was the diractor and narrator  of the film documentary of 30 minutes long where they show the situation of children in Uganda . Also to encourage people, especially young people to support the organization by expreading the video through websites such as Facebook and Twitter. They also introduce the social media strategy that consist of targeting enlist politicians and celebrities, such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

So, Who is Joseph Kony?

The leader of LRA which stands for Lord’s Resistance Army. According to the film documentary, he basically kidnap children making boys  into soldiers and girls into sex slaves. They also mentioned that Kony make children kill their own parents.

So, Joseph Kony is a dangerous man who need to be captured to stop him kidnapping children and killing them. When you see the documentary you get really emotional towards the issue and it encourages you to support them. So, most people decide to share it and here is the reaction in number for each social media


According to The Times in only four days, the Invisible Children 30 minutes film documentary obtained 40 million  views on Youtube. in only 4 days!!!

This is a data from March 16th, 14:20


So the yellow circle is how many people talk about the issue, the red circle is their total “Likes” and the Blue one is chart showing the growth for each.

In its Youtube Channel, they have  79,385,169 views right now, and on Twittwer site, they have 417,668 followers

Here is a chart from a guy on twitter that posted showing how many twitts obtained in only 3 days

About the article

The article The Kony 2012 Scam And Why You Should STOP Supporting ‘Invisible Children’ firstly mention how people share and support the organization just by watching the 30 minutes film documentary without doing any research or learn more about what is really going on in Uganda and the situation over there. I completely agree with that because when I finished watching the video I realized the they lack of information about the isuue. So I decided to watch some other youtube videos of local people’s reaction towards the film and other articles. I realized that Invisible Children simplified the issue too much. There is a civil war going on there and the issue of Kony is a small part of the civil war.So the article argues that even if we are able to capture Kony the situation is going to have only a slight change. Also it mentions that as most of the army of Kony are children, to capture Kony, most probably you will have to kill the victims children, So this issue is so much complicated than the films shows.

other issues that the article talks about are:

-The LRA is only 250 soldiers strong at this point.
-The LRA hasn’t been in Uganda since 2006

Acually some of the scenes in the film are situationof 6 years ago. The situation now in Uganda has change extremely in good way and so many children have access to school

-Ugandan army and Sudan People’s Liberation Army are riddled with accusations of rape and looting.

So the Invisible Children organization supports the local army. So basically if you are supporting the organization you are supporting the army that commits rape and looting

Also people do not really know where they are money is going and seems like most of them do not really care

according to the article

-Only 32% of money raised went to direct services (if you support the issue you may want to choose a more worthwhile charity).

The rest goes to the transportation fee for the members  film making fees and activities fees

I learned that it is easily nowadays to influence large number of people by making a well-film documentary because you have the social media. The rest is just up to the users to spread it in a couple of days by clicking one button. Do not get me wrong, I think the situation is critical and that Kony need to stopped  but I think this is not a intelligence way to do it. I was kind of concern how young people just do not research more about the topic having the access to the Internet.

A Whole New World

Hey guys! Here is my first DS106 assignment for this 3rd section :))

I decided first to go for one of the visual assignments called “A Whole New World” I read the instructions and sounded fun and easy to do it !

Here are the instructions:

“Take a picture of your subject (grandparents, pet, yourself) and put it into a totally different background in which they appear abnormally too small or too large. Think of Honey, we shrunk the kids…”


Step1 First I looked on Flicker a good picture that I can use for this assignment

Step2 Then I looked on my iPhone, a matachable picture

Step3 With Picasa 3 I changed a little bit the colors of each picture

Step4 Then with FotoFlexer, I edited the second picture of myself by cutting down and then put it on the other picture

Step5 With FotoFlexer, I used the effect called “old photo” to give the picture a better look, a old look

and DONE!:)

Story: Here I am going to put the pictures of my process

The original ones





Recently, I’ve been drinking too much capucchino that I think I got addicted to it. I used to hate coffee but I started drinking it since last year as they keep me awake. So usually when I wanted to keep awake all night to study I drink coffe or capucchino. But now I’m drinking it too much that the effect has weaken 😛

Anyways, I love to play around and edit pictures. This was the first time to cut a particular part within the pictuer (in this case, myself) and put it into another picure. It was really fun and so easy to do it.