Tuesday, February 12, 2013

World Peace

World Peace involves a universal acceptance and tolerance of others regardless of perceived differences. World Peace is an ideal nature of humanity that has not yet been achieved, but has always been desired. Although the majority seeks world peace, I do not feel that it is entirely possible because of what history tells us and because of the fact that there will always be those who are unwilling to come to terms with their enemies. Peace among all humans and/or species is not part of nature. It is instinct to compete with others, whether it be over a game or over a limited world resource. With competition comes rivalry, which is what we see today in times of war. Although I do not feel world peace can be entirely achieved, I certainly believe that we can take steps towards a more tolerant and peaceful world. We can help this cause by spreading awareness of world peace on the individual level, as we saw in the video today, and at a larger level, perhaps businesses and corporations. This awareness could lead to a larger recognition and understanding of ways that peace can be achieved. This idea will certainly not reach every person on the planet but it will unite a group of people who are willing to make an effort for peace to a point where forms of hate or violence can be overshadowed or contained. I would be willing to do as much as is necessary to make any sort of change in the effort for world peace, whether it be on the local scale or on a larger scale.

After watching the video, my general mindset about world peace has not changed significantly, but it has offered me valuable insight on seeing how far an individual will go to contributing to world peace. Listening to his experiences has definitely had an effect on me in allowing me to see that world peace isn't just an exaggerated statement, but there are actually people who will go to any level to help the cause. This motivates me to do more to help as well.

David B

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cardboard Arcade

1. How did the internet change the life of Caine Monroy?
Caine Monroy did not attract many customers despite his amazing creativity and will. His dad's business was located in an area that did not allow for his son to experience the amount of customers that he would like to. The internet spread the word about his arcade and made his dream come true.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of "being connected"?
Being connected allows for someone's message to be heard and for events and other activities to be organized. It also allows friends and family stay connected. However, the internet also leaves people vulnerable to anonymous criticism, or even cyber-bullying.

3. How can you use the internet to further your brand?
Other than accepting money or donations, the internet allows people to help you in your efforts to reach your goals. People can offer assistance or advice over the internet and they can connect and relate to you in conversation based on your interests and what you represent.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Buying Twitter Followers? Ridiculous!

Having a large online following allows for someone to get their message across to more people. Many people would like to have this type of power...but it takes a lot of time and effort....or does it? This is where I find buying Twitter followers to be unethical and ridiculous. Gathering followers shows that someone is either relatable, entertaining, or has some type of unique social standing. Buying Twitter followers is a very illegitimate way of gaining attention...that doesn't even PAY attention! Followers are supposed to be people who are genuinely interesting in hearing what you say. Buying Twitter followers does not allow for this, because the motive of the followers is not to listen to the user.

Buying Twitter followers is unethical, and, as they say, "quality over quantity!"

David B
Period 7