Archive | March, 2012


19 Mar

I have chosen “Sometimes progress is exponential” because actually the internet is really improving. when I was a child I did not think I could use the internet out side, like iPhone and smartphone. Also, after I read next 4 paragraph, I realized that those progress needs for education as author says. It is necessary because as long as technology (or any other stuffs) is useful for education, there is no reason why people do not use. However, in this case, I think if the internet so improved rapidly more than before, some people who are not familiar with the internet so much could not follow those improvement. This is what I thought when I see the quote which I have chosen.


Vice online

16 Mar

I would like to write about Vice online as a extra investigation.

I am going to focus on the Internet bullying and addiction, and my experience.
This is the article which directly connected with both bullying and addiction.

According to the article, in Japan, 96% of high school students have a cellphone and 10% of students has been bullied on the Internet.
and I think, when we look at the number of a people who have own cellphone, we can easily guess why so many people addicted. when I was a child, if I missed one TV show which is popular for my friends or classmates, I could not join into a chatting next day. That was not bullying (I hope), but we can say same things in this topic. If you don’t have a cellphone or Internet, you feel alienated.

And In Japan, students make their own secret SNS site(It is not such a professional one) and they communicate each other in there and bullying happens.
when I was a high school student, my classmate has a same type of SNS. fortunately, I have not been bullied and I think on one has been bullied in there, they just had a chatting.
They post on that SNS when they had a something new. However, It had a possibility to be the place for attacking someone.

And, This is really awful because some people do not know those kind of SNS, so if they would be bullied, they would not know what’s going on, they would not even realize that they were bullied on the internet.
Internet bullying happens everywhere around the web site.

And one more thing, addiction.

This is good to know what is the Internet addiction.

one interesting story of internet addiction is, my friend has been using twitter for a long time, and we are following each other. one day, he tweeted ‘according to the diagnosis, I have a internet addiction.’
so, I said
‘did you go tho the hospital and you checked?’
and he said
‘No, I checked on the internet’

there is a check list about does he/she has a Internet addiction or not on the internet and people can check how much they are addicted by the internet ‘on the internet’.

Internet is useful, you can do anything you want. Shopping, chatting, gaming and bullying.
I think it is time to think about how to use the internet without addiction and bullying.

Google Maps Story

15 Mar

This is the assignment taken from Web assignment.

Instruction says: “Use Google Maps to tell a story! It can be the story of a trip you took, a trip you would like to take, a strange occurrence, a war, anything you like! The only rules are that you have to use Google Maps proper in order to tell your story, and post it here. For a much fancier version that predates mine, see:”

ok, I would like to introduce around ‘Minatomirai(みなとみらい)’ area as a Google Maps Story.

I live in Yokohama and Minatomirai locates close to my house, so I walk around there when I have a free time .

You can see 3 red points in this picture. I am going to show pictures which was taken around this points.

point 1
there is a ‘Onsen(Japanese bath)’ at point 1, this is one of my favorite place because you can see Ferris wheel from bath room. here is the wed site.

This is really cool.

Point 2
There is a shopping mole, ‘TOC みなとみらい‘ at point 2. this building has been built in 2010.
And 6F and 7F are the area of restaurants and a view from restaurants is beautiful.

Point 3
There is a another shopping mole, called YOKOHAMA”WORLD PORTERS” before TOC has been built, I used to go there.

reason why I have chosen this assignment is as I mentioned, Minatomirai is my neighborhood, so I hope you will be interested in Minatomirai area!!

by the way, I did not know how to do Print Screen.
I am using Google Chrome and finally I found out ‘awesome screen shot’ (Web site.) this is available for firefox and safari too.
so, I used this. This is really easy to do screen caption.

Wait, where’d that guy come from?

15 Mar

Wait, where’d that guy come from?, I have chosen this assignment from Design Assignment.

Instruction says : Photoshop someone(s) (or something(s)) into a picture that isn’t supposed to be there. Here’s the original inspiration for the project:

I really love ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and when I see this assignments, this idea came up first, so I made it.

I Just rememberthis video.


those are the original pictures.

taken from google search.
those looks similar.

I used Gimp2, I cut off the unnecessary area of Michael Jackson’s picture and paste it on the picture of Shaun of the dead. and that’s all!!

Splash The Color

15 Mar

I decided to do “Splash The Color” from Visual Assignment.

Instruction says: “Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table. Think of the Girl in the red dress from Schindler’s List.

You can do this in a number of ways with photo editing software or using mobile apps. The answer lies in the Google”

so, at first I took

This is carnation.
By the way,I am working at flower shop and carnation is one of my favorite flower, and that’s why I have chosen carnation.

second, I have been using ‘color Touch’. this is a free software, you can download it from android market.
Edit this picture like


when I took a first picture, it reminds me Japanese flag, so I put a color at center of the picture.

CopyRight and Wrong

14 Mar

March 14, I have done with short presentation about CopyRight and the Internet.
I made a power point based on This web page.

The important points of my presentation are what is copyright and how it is violated.

one thing I wondered is the first copyright law showed up in 1790, according to this web page. It has a long long history more than I think.

those are the most recent cases of violation of copyright.

1. MegaUpload which is one of the most famous file sharing site has been banned by FBI because users could easily download illegal files like MP4, MP3 and P2P which do not have permission to be uploaded.

2.Yahoo sued Facebook. details are on this journal.

And I asked one question during the presentation.
“Do you think YouTube will be banned same as MegaUpload?”
everyone says “No”.
because YouTube is kind of huge service, and it is difficult to find out every single illegal files.

thank you very much for paying attention during the presentation!!

Think about new Google privacy and policy

12 Mar

From March 1, Google has been staring a new privacy and policy.
This is a bit complicating for me to understand every single theory of new privacy and policy.
I guess all people who have gmail account have received e-mail from Google service before a new Google privacy and policy have been starting, but don’t you guys think it was a bit complicating?

Let’s check it out this page.

It says that google has been correcting our name, phone number, credit card number etc…
According to Google, they are using those information to make their services better. For example, by correcting the record of searching, they can advertise what customers whats to know or interested in.
on the other hand, by correcting a personal information, there is a possibility to be stolen our information by hacking.

And the question is, Do I have to tell them my credit card number? why it is necessary?
what about the searching record? this is one of the personal information, but google says they will correct it.
I hope my personal information will not be hacked.