So far my New Media class, I am learning a lot of things about new technologies in the assignment every week. There are bunch of things that i learned such as twitter, wiki, blog, contribution, and so on. And I did not consider a lot about New media but I can distinguish between old and new media. The internet is definitely a major componet in a lot of the new media. Most of the new media is also made up of making things easier or more convenient for everyone, which is another reason old media is being replaced.
New media needs techology in order to exist. New media by people to connect with other people in a faster, more effieient way. The world is constantly changing and evolving. whether this is a good thing or bad thing. It is up to us so we should decide carefully.
A virtual world is a genre of online community that often takes the form of a computer-based simulated enviroment. The use of media become nerver ending to survive in the cyber space. New media techonology has become indispensable to transact business with a more global approach, for fast and reliable communication. Virtual worlds allow players to create their own avartars that best suit their looks or their idea looks. Then the players use their avatars to interact with the world and other avatars, much like what we do in real life. People can do anything what they want in their second life in cyber space contrast they can not do in real world. They can have fun, hang out and chat about anything etc.
However, there is some distinct features of virtual world. It can be used dangerous way if we missed. It can commit crimes. For instance, in mmorpg's players have to play by the game's rules, and they sell this with a lot of money indicating in the economy like real society. I believe that is the dark side of virtual world.
I usually use the Facebook whenever i have some thing to talk to my friends and people but thesedays i often check twitter when some issues comes up. Two days ago, I heard that iphone is coming with Verizon on the end of June. I wondered it is rumer or something. I wanted to check but I have no idea where i could check. Suddenly Twitter came up my head. I checked Twitter and that was some issue in there. It is easy to check what is going on in the Twitter, Love it!
Comparing the Black Board, we should wait when people answer. While by Twitter, we could check right away if there are people who i want to get an answer. it is eariser than Black Board. However, there is limited that we write only less than 140 character.
Compareing the class, some people are so shy to talk to many people like me. However, in the online talk we do not need to care about people (not in person) That is sort of advantage.
Thesedays social network sites are so popular and huge. A lot of people use social network sites everyday such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and so on. In my case I use Facebook, comparing the other social site, I am get use to it so it is easy to access and useful to meet mew people or build up relationships with people whom might be reliable in the future. Also with people who are very shy in person, these sites may help boost their self esteem in regards to communicating with others. These sites also allowed the user to post up pictures in which their friends could comment or post other things similar to theirs. Some people like this things like open their picture to the other people while, some people thinks it is too open and could disrupt private things to the people who I do not know. And these kind of sites are so easily obsessed. In this below example of one girl. Bonnie Smalley is crazy of the twitter comment. She has been blocked by Twitter for hand-typing too many tweets in an hour and she reads at least 400 customer tweets on a slow day at her desk. It is help to gather people ideas. However, I thinks it is kind of being obsessed. We have to distinguish that what is good and bad. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/technology/personaltech/02basics.html?_r=1
I have been using the social networking site for nine years in korea. In Korea, there are a lot of social networking sites such as Cyworld, Ohmylove, Damoim, I love school and so on.
Those sites are exactly the same like Facebook and Myspace.
Most of all those example, Cyworld is the most popular social networking site in Korea.
A social network service focuses on buliding online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.
Through out those social networling sites, we could upload pictures, videos etc, view of my friends profiles, communicate with each other by writing in each others scrapbooks. we could also become a fan of somebody and give them ratings on how 'trusty' or 'cool' they are.
Similar like Facebook, Myspace is also popular social networking sites offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music for teenagers and adults internationally.
It has the broadest appeal arossing age rages, Facebook.com has created a niche among the colleg crowd, Friendster. com attracts a higher percentage of adults.