Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Next New Thing

In Korea, every subway stations has the machines or board that shows when the next train comes (3min later just same like L line in New York). However, in New York has so old system. I know it is very hard to change everything but, we need it so bad because of the mass transportation. I often wait a subway train for a long time in the hectic morning due to delaying trains and miss the trains just as it pulls out of the station. As a result, I propose creating a practical form of new media via cell phone. We can track their local trains and buses via cell phones for time of next train and track. And, we also buy the tickets for bus, subway and LIRR by cell phones. Sometimes, we forget to refill our tickets. It will be easily and convenience. We don’t need to wait to buy the tickets anymore.

Privacy & Confidentiality

After there are a lot of peopel who are using the internet, it has a lot of cons and pro. Above of the pros is the privacy and confidentiality. Privacy and confidentiality is one of the major issues with new media because the technology offers so many benefits and everyone knows that there must be some negativesThe internet place is very dangerous if the user goes into it without proper understanding of the scope of the enviroment. When a person uses the internet, he or she is free to look up almost any information that they are interested in, but in the same regard, they are exposed to all kinds of threats, predators, and viruses. The internet is one of the key components of new media and together they have definitely improved global communication in the past decade. However as new media becomes more apart of society, the amount of private information being put online is exponential. From examples of people losing their jobs because of information they put on Facebook to news articles of online predators, identity theft, and viruses, many people are wondering how safe it is to go online. New media has its pros and cons and every user wants the freedom to use the technology, but know that they are not at risk.

About my presentation

My term paper is on the Future of Old Media. With the new media craze, I was curious to see what was in store for old media such as newspapers, magazines and television. Using websites and books, I searched for articles and papers on the topic.
 I didn’t find a lot of research papers examining old media and its future that would be helpful to me. However,I did find some examples of future of old media such as Apps Television, touch magazines, and IN Nespaper.
 I thought this was very useful and interesting because I would think that new media would be the same ways and it will help to survive. When new media became increasingly popular, they weren’t prepared; so they devised defensive strategies, in fear of getting replaced.
I also did research just by using Google to search for articles on old media. I found survey statistics that show a decline in the old format’s use and increase in internet and new media use.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Advice to Baruch College

When I was a college student in Korea, there were a lot of online classes. There were a lot of advantages for the enable students who had lack of time to attend classes in their busy schedules to learn at their own time such as full-time workers. I do not mean only blogs and wikis to contribute. There were their own systems like online lecture with video. We could take some quizzes and even exam (but there was certain time for exam like one day). Online classes give flexibility. A student can usually take the course any time during the day or week. While there are custom essay writing and researching assignments to complete, the precise time to take the class often depends on the student's desire. Students who work are able to take the class based on their schedules. Many students work on their course during the middle of the night or early in the morning. The flexibility of the course makes it possible for a person to complete the course, while attending college courses in person might be impossible due to their work schedules. Also, online class, students often offer accelerated courses, and last but not least is the fact that they are convenient for the student.
 So,I hope we have a online classes in Baruch

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our Class Wiki - So Far

In the wiki, I am contributing for 'New media in transportation.'  There are contents blow before I worked on this.
1 Daily Transit
2 The Auto Industry
3 The Airline Industry
4 The Cruise Industry
5 Travel Companions and Ratings
In Daily transit, I have added  to see how some of works we can visit the LIRR page. (there was MTA page also.) And additionaly, I writed about the situation that if the lost of the metrocard. Usually, It cannot be replaced. However, 14-Day and 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard and the 7-Day Express Bus MetroCard provide balance protection if purchased with a credit card or debit/atm card. So, it is better to buy the card with a credit card or debit/atm card than cash.
In airline industry, I have added discount things when we order the ticket online. For instance, in jetblue website, they shows featured webfare. ( Additionally, they send an e-mail for promotion fare whenever they have.