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 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.


-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.





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!


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).


Nothing is Private

Nothing is Private

Everything that we do online is now for sale. Our viewing habits, what we search for is available for purchase. With the Senate withdrawing regulations that encouraged stronger privacy for consumers; privacy is again a topic of discussion. The documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply illustrates how large corporations such as Facebook and Google don’t have our best interest when protecting the privacy of consumers. What I find interesting is we live in a world where sharing is almost the cultural expectancy. If we purchase a new car we have to post about it. When we complete the last exam’s of a semester we have to post how we just wrapped up the term. Everybody want’s to Large Man Looking At Co-Worker With A Magnifying Glassdocument everything that is occurring their lives. The only time we think about our privacy is when we are forced to consider the matter; we live in a world where we willingly give information and now many of us just assume we are being watched no matter where we are. Being aware of “digital profile” I’ve always gone through extra procedures to make sure what I’m doing online doesn’t give too much information about me. What I’ve realized is that all my measures don’t really make a difference I can still be tracked and monitored no matter what I do.


Terms and Conditions

After watching Terms and Conditions May Apply in comm 2400, I felt that I needed to revamp my security settings on my Facebook, Amazon and even my Netflix account. The need to make sure your information is safe is at an all time high. I read this article on the Time Magazine website about clever little hints to help you keep your information safe when using the internet. Some of the tips include not filling out your Facebook profile, be choosy when filling out your social security number and turning your browser to private.  These all seem simple but we don’t all do them.Mark-Zuckerberg

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply is a documentary that opens up the topic on society’s privacy values. I’m sure all would agree we all value our privacy and would ever hate for it to be invaded, some may say most people are “open books” until its no longer in their favor.

This documentary hits points on agreement polices we have to sign or click to be able to join something like Pintrest, Facebook or even a video game clause, but do we actually know what we are agreeing to? What the fine print says? The answer is no, the majority of society mindless clicks agree to be able to get the annoyances out of the way and proceed to what they were doing. Little do we know what we are agreeing to, are we selling our soul? Our first born child? We entrust in these companies to keep our information private and hidden and only for their consumption if need be.

People say they are private people and keep there lives to themselves but are we really? We all know someone who over does it on Facebook or exposes themselves on Instagram, but there is a bigger picture here that the documentary hits on and that is companies we have given credit card info to, personal info they can and have sold our information to other companies and we would never know because we do not read the fine print.

The documentary also hits the factor of our government tapping in and listening to our phone calls,reading our emails, looking at our social media accounts and so much more and all in the good faith of looking for “terrorism” or people/situations that would endanger us . This is also done without our permission.

Its not like we shut down social media and boom we have our privacy back, no this is a much further and deeper issue that is beyond our control, sure we can control what we say and what we post but the government watching will never go away, the credit card info you put in to purchase something is now is some data base, social media sets up your account to the public by default with exposing birthdays, cell phone numbers ect.. Privacy being “private” is no more. We are in a day and age where we as people are advancing quicker therefore our technology and how we handle and go about things is advancing 10x as fast. We must embrace what the future and technology holds, for it will only become more advance.

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