The Best App for Vain Individuals

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Everybody has an Instagram, and yes your Instagram is being judged by your friends, family, and randoms that might want to get to know you. So being that Instagram’s filled with only pictures whats the best thing that you can do. Post pictures that make you look good and probably make you look better then how you actually look 78% of the time. And considering the fact that most us normal people don’s have a professional photographer following us and editing our photos. But the next best thing is your own free personal photo editing tool that doesn’t make you photos look like S**t.  Ladies and gent’s I present to you the VSCO app. Yes and it is free but if you really want to step up your game you can pay a few bucks for so many more filters and extra.

^DB

So.. How Private is Private (Really?)

Image result for internet privacyAfter watching the documentary ‘Terms and Conditions may Apply,” I had to somewhat reevaluate my already weary thoughts on the internet. Why? Because of one scary realization… Nothing is every REALLY deleted for good, despite what you may think.

We as consumers are at a loss in the digital world, because our information is being sold. The reason behind such an act is to better inform companies, websites, and others of what sparks our interest. This gives online retailers (Amazon for example) an idea of what we are searching for while on the big world wide web. Sooner than later, we notice that ads are popping up those jewelry cabinets or ads related to our affiliated political parties.

The best tip I can give to avoiding the internet exploiting our privacy is to simply not throw all of our information out there for just anyone to read. Please please please look over privacy policies and turn all your settings to private, whether on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Also, be mindful of what you’re searching and also what you’re posting. The less you put out there, the better.

If you want to watch “Terms and Conditions may Apply” click here 

^AR

How We Love

How We Love

I do not listen to podcasts on the regular, so I don’t have something I particularly follow or listen to everyday. I went to stitcher.com and looked around at different podcasts and what they talk about, I came across TED Talk radio hour and clicked and numerous podcast popped up, I chose the following one on How We Love and here is what I took away  from it.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/npr-ted-radio-hour-podcast/e/43901684?autoplay=true

 

-technology bringing people together, such as dating apps

-love takes work

-love comes down to people who want to make it work

-science of love: our brains are wired to fall in love

-love can awaken at anytime

-we create an unconscious list of what we look for in a partner

-a release of dopamine for love is the same feeling of when you use cocaine

-why do you fall in love with one person over another: biology pulls you towards one person over another because of socioeconomic s

-people who go for people like themselves is when levels of saratonin and dopamine are high

-people who go for people the opposite are people who release higher levels of estrogen or testosterone

 

 

Web 2.0 Applications

This article is about the development of Web 2.0 and the difference between Web 1.0. The main difference between the Web 1.0 and 2.0 is that Web 1.0 is referred as the read only web where 2.0 has been brought us to the read and write of the web.

Web 2.0 has become the upgrade in our life to where you either love it or hate it and that is the world of social media, networking and the art of interacting online.  Having this content we have been able to form communities online, being able to share pictures and videos and just able to interact in a way we never have before. A lot of 2.0 platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Word Press ect..

With having Web 2.0 there have become big advances in the way we would get our entertainment such as YouTube, Netflix and other entertainment sources you can watch in the palm of your hand. Another great advantage for us is in the way we travel, we are able to interact with people from the places we would like to go, we are able to review and rate places we have been and really research and strategist the way we travel.

Other advantages of having the Web 2.0 access has changed the way we do our marketing and really reach certain demographics for best result, governance where crimes are being reported faster and be more efficient with passports or visa, the way are able to look up all things that are related to medicine, library and classroom management which we use now like canvas or mypage. Our lives are changing as we know through these types of altercations with living in a cyber world.

 

web-design-heroshothttp://www.atlogys.com/web-2.0-application-development

 

DO YOU REALLY AGREE?

In this day and age internet is plays a big factor in our files. I mean, we literally use the internet for everything. Don’t know what the nearest coffee shop? google it. Don’t know what to wear? Pintrest it. You want to show off your new outfit? Instagram it. want to tell your friends about your new job? Facebook it. However, we want to be safe from internet trolls, catfish, and hackers. So we choose who gets to see it be befriending or unfriending right? at least thats what we think. Little do you know this is only minimal and there are a million other people and companies that you have legally allowed for them to use your  pictures, posts, and biographic information when you scrolled down the fine print and clicked I AGREE. We all do this, nobody ever takes the time to read and understand what we really are agreeing to we just want to hurry up and check the new app out. For this reason Cullen Hoback dedicated himself to do a documentary called Terms and conditions may apply. This documentary  is based on the erosion of online privacy, and refers to  “terms and conditions may apply” as “the sentence structure of our policy”.  In his documentary he mentioned that if one were to take the time to read the terms and conditions it would take about a month of the year. Thats 180 hours of reading terms and conditions. Million dollar companies are buying our information. He mentioned that our information is being bidded to the highest buyer. Like guys our information is being sold!! Take precautions on what you post on the internet because once it is posted it is out there forever!  Be aware with what you post, don’t give out real names, don’t share your locations and always do some research before giving out your identity. For more please, take the time to watch the documentary as this goes beyond just a click!

Click here to watch the documentary. It is completely free!

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Protect Yourself

WARNING-400x250.jpgTerms and Conditions May Apply, showed me how to protect yourself online. Many people don’t realize how dangerous it can be so I am going to tell you a couple ways to keep it safe.

  1. Check the defaults on all of your social media, from watching this movie, Mark Zuckerberg decided to change the defaults settings on Facebook without letting everyone know, when things like this happen you have to make sure not just anyone can look at your stuff.
  2. Posting for the image you want. When you apply for a job, they can actually look you up and check up on your social media images to see what type of person you are and if you are worthy the job.
  3. Liking/ sharing certain things your social media. When you do so, the internet see’s what you are liking or sharing and starts to show advertisements that “you might be interested in”. Which in my opinion its weird to have encouragement online shopping (kind of creepy).

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