Monday, December 5, 2011

Blog Post Section for Final Exam


I choose number 3. Topic
  1. Write a blog post that focuses on separate examples of what you feel to be both the best and the worst aspects of the internet. You are welcome to use sources from the Scoop It channels or any other sources you find to be credible. You will be expected to provide two sources for both your best and worst example. If you use a source that is not available online, you will need to cite it at the bottom of your blog post in MLA format.
"The Best and the Worst aspects of the Internet"

Internet Access Here Sign
150 years have been since Graham invented telephone. Invention of telephone is groundbreaking because it allowed people to contacting other person faraway. Afterwards, Cell-phone was developed to enable people to wireless call. using text message and video telephone fuctions also enable people to communicate easier and see each other's face through the phone while calling. Communications technology was more developed by using a computer. people can access to internet to contact to others or find diverse useful informations anywhere and anytime through computer, which make contemporary people's life change comfortably. However, Internet is sometimes used for bad thing, which lead people to suffer from privacy infingement.

With development of internet, people can access and search their desired information easily. In the past, students had to search books in the library in order to complete assignments and written reports. However, contemporary students can use internet at home with drinking coffee to access massive information which saved significant amounts of time. 

Internet acted as a medium for people to achieve their dream. Recently, auditions programs such as "American idols" and "Top Talent" spring up everywhere. People with dancing and singing skills upload their pictures and profiles on internet. In addition, candidates can upload their videos in "YouTube" which allowed them to apply without visting the audition site resulting more opportunities in achieving their goal. In Korea, a number of celebrities debuted by being scouted due to photos and videos uploaded in the Internet. Internet became new route that enabled to achieve people's dream which was not imaginable in the past.
Recently, Social network society like Facebook and Twitter is really popular in contemporary people. They can use smartphone or internet to take pictures anywhere and upload their comments and photos in internet and their own blog which are shared with every internet users freely. Such Freedom enabled fast spread of what celebrities are doing at certain person. Internet users having anonymity and posting text and photos in their perspective results false romors and misunderstanding that lead negative affect to celebrities. Privacy infringment due to Internet became a big social issue. Some of Korean celebrities committed suicide due to malicious comments and false rumors. Celebrities need popular among the public, so they have to leave the entertainment business if they lose their popular due to false rumors and negative comments.
Internet allows contemporary people to enjoy a comfortable life. They can get useful informations in Internet freely and  enjoy funny activities such as internet surfing, playing game with others come from another countries, and listening to a lot of musics. However, there is presence of negative aspects that did not cause in the past. Internet is used as a tool to infringe other people's privacy and drive into death. We must prudent Internet users who only take advantage of Internet.  

Resources from
"Cyber Bullies reign in South Korea" in Los Angeles Times  by John M. Glionna in January 01, 2010.
"Positive uses of Internet" by Elizabeth Stitt in June, 2010.
"Celebrities - Privacy Vs. Publicity" by Michael Russell in August 8, 2005.
"Audition programs captivate Korea" by Kim Yun mi in July 24, 2011.


 


    

      

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