Chapter 8 Blog Post 9

In Chapter 8, the first loss is for the people whose jobs are relied on solving a formerly hard problem people faced. Media outlets challenged by mass  feel the loss. Digital Networks have solved the problem of copying and sharing information. With everything, now a day’s online a lot of jobs have been amaturizationlost because that job is now online and instead of having let’s say five people do the job, it now only takes one person to do it all online. A great example of this would be newspaper business. Business is down in Newspaper because there are other tools the internet offers to everyone. These tools are Facebook, and twitter that allows anyone to post news that is happening with text and a photo just from their photo. This eliminates the whole reasoning for even having a newspaper in the first place is everyone can get the information on these types of tools. The Second loss is something that will damage current social bargains. Many countries place restrictions on the media seen for elections. By having this done really, questions on who the media is and what controls should be on them.  One main example is China; they will shut down the internet connection completely for the country if they suspect anything they do not want their people knowing. In addition, everything in their country must go through the government before the people of China can see it.  The third loss is the most serious being; networked organizations are more resilient because of better communication tools as well as more flexible social structures. The question that is brought up is, what are the people going to do about the negative effects of freedom?


Chapter 7- Blog Post 8

In chapter 7, Clay Shirkys talks about shared awareness. Shared awareness allows uncoordinated groups to help each other and begin to work together quickly and effectively.  Working together I believe really bring together each of them. Learning and growing from one another will only make each of the groups better. All the groups’ ideas can come to an even larger idea that benefits everyone because they are all using one another as resources and tools for the larger picture. It is kind of like a team, everyone puts in effort for a cause or need and all will benefit from it. Egyptian activist were clever when they used the tools of Twitter and Facebook. Both Networks are used by thousands every single day, are both the top websites in which people use to stay connected and can communicate with people everywhere. By having the Egyptians use Facebook and Twitter, it gave them a huge advantage by informing everyone around them and the world what was happening every step of the way. Having either twitter or Facebook really allows for anyone and everyone to stay connected with events and things happening in the world.  Although they keep you informed, there is the side effect that people are often time using too much of the webs tools, distracting them from what is happening in front of their very own eyes.

Chapter 6 blog post 7

Three changes made the Catholic Church respond so differently to the 2002 Geoghan case compared to the 1992 port case. One of the changes that were different from the 2002 case in comparison to the 1992 case was the problem of sharing information. In 1992, it was much harder to send information to one another. The main way they communicated was through mail for by phone but to get “hard” evidence to share forward on or even to keep, such as a newspaper clipping, was my mail.  In 2002, you could forward things to whom every you desired to read the information or just have access to this information.  People were on-line having access to one another and everyone else with just the click of a button. Instead of sharing information with one person, people now can share to many with the information sharing “advantage.” The second change was that most of the reports of abuse by priests were in the 1960’s and 1970’s, making it a huge scandal in 2002 because the abuse had become too large of a problem to just simply ignore.  Information of these abusive priests has become known in the court of law today because of the amount of media coverage. In 2002, media could cover more people because of the use of Internet in comparison to 1992 resulting in more people coming forward with their own personal connection to the story. Once the word got out it was like wild fire, more and more people would come forth.  The third change, the expanding growth in technology did not cause the abuse scandal with the priests that began in 2002, but instead it was the actions of the church. As said in the book, it was not technologies fault for this but instead the church from trying to protect their priests from the outside world knowing about the past.  Now with just a click of a button in 2002 anyone could find out the information that the church was hiding about the priests.

Chapter 5 – Blog Post 6

Clay Skirky talks, in chapter five, about collaborative production. This is how people use web tools to coordinate and share different things. One example that Shirkey talks about is Wikipedia. Wikipedia is one of the world’s most popular search engines used by thousands of people across the world daily. Wikipedia is an on-line encyclopedia that allows for anyone and everyone to view its information, also meaning “quick.”  Wikipedia is different from other websites because anyone can go edit information that is posted. What most people don’t understand and most often time get confused is that once who ever edits the information on a page, people from Wikipedia will go look at the information that has been changed or added to that particular page. Skirky brings awareness to readers when he states on page one hundred and nineteen, that the new errors will be introduces less often than the existing ones will be corrected.  Because anyone can visit Wikipedia, and edit information or even, add information, this allows Wikipedia to be an open social system.  An open social system, “a public specification that defines a component hosting environment and a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) for web-based applications” is what Wikipedia itself states. In my own opinion, Wikipedia is a great place to start and to come up with ideas but not the appropriate place for details and facts such as BBC News, ABC New or National Geographic.

This I Believe

One of the most important things in life is to hard work. I believe that you must always work hard for the things that we want. For a person to be a successful human being different traits are necessary, hard work, making them the person that they are. From a young age, I have worked hard towards a goal that has turned into my life.

Since I was a child, my parents have always wanted me to become the best person I can be. They believed in me from the start, I mean the very start. The very first day of Kindergarten my mom signed me up for one of the local soccer teams. My mom sat me down and said, “I want you to go out and do the best that you can do, have fun, but more than anything work hard.” For most parents telling your five or six-year-old child to do their best, have fun and work hard, you honestly cannot expect them to follow through with all , let alone one. As an only child I took what my mom said, work hard and joined the soccer team. Each and every practice I would do twice as much work as the coach told me. I took what my mom said and showed it on the field.

As the years moved on, soccer become more and more a part of my life. What started as just one or two practices a week turned in to four and five. As a young adult, I had the main idea of working hard. With each of these practices, it honestly was difficult on me. I made a promise with myself that each practice was a goal to always work hard. This goal I final realized was not only changing me as soccer player but also as person. I finally was starting to understand that by working hard in each and every practice, I was changing as a person to learn to respect myself and everyone that was a part of the team. By working harder and learning to respect others my belief was starting to finally pay off throughout most parts of my life.

It was not until four years ago that I finally committed myself to playing soccer full-time on one of the best teams in the area. By moving to this higher-level team and committing myself, I then realized all the practices that lead up to this point in my life mattered so much. Starting out from the first truly helped me in understanding that one day it would pay off to when I started College soccer. Now that I am nearly half way through my first year in college, working hard has never meant so much to me. I believe that these past few months I have truly grown into my position as a goalkeeper through hard work. I never thought that playing college soccer would push me this far as a person and player. I now know the game better than I ever have. All thanks to what my parents taught me when I was younger and has stuck with me to this day.

For the last fourteen years of my life, I have known nothing more than soccer. From a young age, setting my goal to work hard while at soccer changed me as a person and soccer player for my future. You always hear that one day it will pay off. Well luckily, for me I was there to see it in action, for that I am so very grateful. This what I believe, to always work hard on the soccer field but also in everything I do.

Chapter 4 “Here Comes Everybody”

Shirkey starts Chapter 4 by describing what User Generated Content is. User Generated Content is the ways in which people create and share media with each other. Also can be either a group of occurrences as well as an amateur one. Users have the choice between limiting their shared information to a few people while others can share with many thousands of people. Broadcast media and Communications media are the two different types of media. Broadcast media focuses on news produced through radio, television, newspaper, and movies where as Communications media comes from telegrams phone calls and faxes. The main difference between the two is that, Broadcast media is designed to relay information my many people and Communications media is to just one person at a time. There are many different types of social media tools at which people all across the world have access to and use daily. These tools such as Facebook, Twitter, and instagram all allow people to post and update their friends’ family and everyone around them around them with messages, as they desire. As a citizen who uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and have a few email accounts, I personal think about what I post on the web. My friends do not need to know everything that is going on in my life, and I do not need to know everything going on in theirs. I believe that these tools are great for everyone to keep in touch with friends and family when used appropriately.

Chapter 3 “Here Comes Everybody”

In Chapter 3 of “Here Comes Everybody”, Clay Shirkey first covers professionalism.  Professionalism is the way in which something becomes more than just a job.  Now days there are many different ways any single person can take a photo or written piece and post it to the internet. The difference between professionalism and an amateur is that professionals are a guided by what the public wants and desires to see. In addition, professionals are specifically trained for that job. A prime example of this would be taking photos. Anyone with a phone or camera can easily upload photos to the internet, and once on the internet they can edit each photo. The photos that an “amateur” takes and uploads to web pages, such as Instagram, are out there for anyone who has the desire to look at them. With a professional, who is trained at their job, they can take photos and then upload them but can and will charge people to look at them and to use them. A problem that has recently arisen is journalism Shirkey talks about is if the cost of production and distribution and what would happen if it were to go away He also goes into detail about how more and more the people are becoming the face of journalism rather than the professional. The people are becoming the voice of journalism rather than the professionals, thus resulting in many publishing companies are going out of business and many thousands of jobs are being lost.

“Here Comes Everybody”-Chapter Two

In Chapter 2 of “Here Comes Everybody”, Clay Shirkey introduces the “Birthday Paradox.” The Birthday Paradox is the idea that if there were 50 people in a room you could bet that there is about an 80 percent chance that you and someone else will have or share a birthday together. Logically thinking you should take the bet. What most people do not understand or realize is the fact that the bet is not just for them and everyone else but instead everyone including them. Hierarchy of an organization is the next topic Shirkeys covers. The idea of a Hierarchy of an organization is the simplification if communication among employees. When this is taken into effect, there must be a structure with discipline that has a lot of effort put in to maintain it. An example Shirkey uses to demonstrate a system of social media is Flickr. This system is organized by the users themselves which allows for expenses to be at a low-cost and to have a very effective and organized system.  Flickr is one of many different tools, which allows for users to record information and have many people view the information as it’s posted. Throughout this chapter, Shirkey’s main ideas are to show the connections between sharing, collaborative and collective action. Sharing allows for the demands among the network.  Collaborative production is the development of tension between groups and people.  Collective is when people come together, commit to an idea or cause, and take action.

“Here Comes Everybody”- Chapter One

After reading the first chapter of “Here Comes Everybody” By Clay Shirky, I was surprised that Shirlkys decided to start the book with this unusual story.  I was expecting to have more of a factual book about media, instead it was a true story of a missing phone and how media help bring awareness to this problem. Starting this book off with story really opened the eyes to the reader to show just how far social media has come.  Ten years ago, people had no way of communicating with large groups of people. Sure, we had the T.V. and the Radio but that is just we the people, listening and watching others deliver information to everyone. What has changed is people are now getting to express how they are feeling about the information they hear.. We now have many different networks that allow us to get into contact with anyone in the world with just a click of the button.  This new revolution of the Internet and networks really has opened up the connection for people to make with each other about their personal thought and feeling on the news they are informed on.  I believe that Shirky is smart to start his book of with this story, because he is showing just how big of an impact mass media has on this new generation.  As a young adult, I’m eager to read and see how much farther mass media has developed since this book came out.

Hello World!

Hi, my name is Laura Morgan. I grew up in the small town of Brush Prairie Washington, which is just outside of Vancouver, Washington.  Growing up I have always been around two things, my family and the soccer field. The first day of kindergarten, my mom signed my up for one of the local youth soccer teams and I have been hooked ever since. Over my four years at Hockinson High School, I was involved with my club soccer team as well as the high school soccer team. It was not until late my junior year that I decided to continue playing soccer in college. In the winter of my senior year, Coach Kanyon Anderson got a hold of me and offered me a scholarship and a spot on the women’s team. Looking at the program, I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.

For my future, I plan to get my AA degree here at Peninsula College. My goal for myself is to complete my AA in two years or less than transfer to a four-year University where I will get a degree in Special Education.  During high school, I was privileged to work in the Life Skills classroom, which is a class for kids with special needs. I learned a lot while helping theses students to know that in my future I could not imagine doing anything else. Some of my hobbies and interest are soccer, golf, coaching, boating, riding ATV’s, working out, and hanging out with friends and family.