Internet

Evolution of the World Wide Web

Full topic is: The World Wide Web has transformed from its beginnings in the early 1990s as an information space […]

May 22nd, 2021

Internet

Innis and the Internet

Innis and the Internet. Harold Innis died in 1952, long before the Internet existed. Yet many of his ideas about media and communications seem relevant to it. Discuss some ways that Innis’s concepts about media apply to the Internet. There is no ‘correct’ answer here. Feel free to include your own experience as well as other sources of evidence or insight including the experience of COVID-19. This is a brief essay intended to show your familiarity with the Innis sections of the course and readings. Maximum 700 words, or approximately two pages in length.

Mar 27th, 2021

Internet

AI and its Impact on Society

Intro:  What is Artificial Intelligence? Ethical? Body paragraph 1 – Social impact Body paragraph 2 –economic of AI Body paragraph 3 – environmental implications of AI Body paragraph 4 – Body paragraph 1 – pros & cons AI on society  • How does AI harm our society? • Is AI creating inequality among humans? • Is AI causing issues with real human interaction? • Is AI causing people to be lazy? • Why is AI significant to our culture/society? Conclusion

Mar 27th, 2021

Internet

Operating Systems Table

There are so many operating systems available in the market that it’s difficult to decide which one is the best. Search the Internet for information on the following operating systems, and draw a table that compares them in terms of scalability, ease of use, reliability, and cost. The list of choices should include the current version of the following common operating systems: Windows Unix/Linux MacOS Below is an example of how the table can look: Operating System Scalability Ease of Use Reliability Cost Windows (version)         Unix or Linux         MacOS         In the table, specify the version of the operating system being reviewed for each category and rate each operating system on a scale of 1 to 3 (1 belonging to the operating system that is the highest in that category [e.g., 1=easiest to use]). Based on the above analysis, state which operating system you recommend for the following requirements and your justification: The finance department of XYZ Inc. has hired two trainees to work on a simple database application. Users are going to use the computer for the first time. Smart Shoppers needs an OS with an easy-to-use interface and also the capability to support dual processors. A non-profit organization wants to host a Web site and needs a computer to host the Web site. They want a cost-effective solution for hosting the Web site. Submission Details: Submit the table and your choice of the operating systems to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned as a 3- to 5-page MS Word document named ITS1101_W2_Project_LastName_FirstInitial.docx.

Mar 27th, 2021

Internet

Introduction to the Bible

There are 66 books in the Bible i have to find 8 pages of relational material to tell the teacher. There needs to be some comparisons and or contrasts. What makes my choice related. What makes them different . What are the purposes for the story, why do they matter? What makes them important and why. It must have some logical flow and connection .

Mar 27th, 2021

Internet

Website Cookies Discussion

Some people feel that cookies are a violation of privacy. What do you think? Privacy settings in a web browser can be set to restrict and block cookies. What are some benefits to allowing cookies? What are some concerns you have related to cookies?  As specified in the Grading Rubric, you must use Word, Wordpad or Notepad to write the paper. Proof read, spell check and when completed submit your work to the “Submit Assignment” area listed below the “Assignments” area in this week. Remember, your paper should be a page and a half, 400 words or more.

Mar 27th, 2021

Internet

Social Media Focused

Social Media focused.  Please focus on the following topics. If you are unable to do this, please alert me prior to starting.  Thanks Review of the Professional and Academic Literature – 1 page Methods of Searching – 1 page Theoretical Orientation for the Study             Main Theory – 3 pages Maslow’s Hierarchy Need Theory             Alt Theory – 4 pages Literature Review on Social Media Use in Nonprofit organization             Introduction – 5 pages Social Media Influence on Volunteering – 1page             Slacktivism/Clicktivism – 3 pages             Dark Triad/Trolls – 2 pages             Eco-Volunteering – 2 page Social Media as a Recruiting Strategy – 2 pages             Social Media Platforms – 2 pages Blending Traditional Recruitment Strategies With Social Media – 4 pages Social Media Benefits for the NPO –             Social networking – 1 page Social media as a tool – 2 pages Successful Use of Social Media – 3 pages Barriers to Social Media Recruitment – 4 pages Synthesis of Findings – 2 pages Critique of Research Methods – 1 page Summary – 1 pageReview of the Professional and Academic Literature – 1 page Methods of Searching – 1 page Theoretical Orientation for the Study             Main Theory – 3 pages Maslow’s Hierarchy Need Theory             Alt Theory – 4 pages Literature Review on Social Media Use in Nonprofit organization             Introduction – 5 pages Social Media Influence on Volunteering – 1page             Slacktivism/Clicktivism – 3 pages             Dark Triad/Trolls – 2 pages             Eco-Volunteering – 2 page Social Media as a Recruiting Strategy – 2 pages             Social Media Platforms – 2 pages Blending Traditional Recruitment Strategies With Social Media – 4 pages Social Media Benefits for the NPO –             Social networking – 1 page Social media as a tool – 2 pages Successful Use of Social Media – 3 pages Barriers to Social Media Recruitment – 4 pages Synthesis of Findings – 2 pages Critique of Research Methods – 1 page Summary – 1 page

Mar 26th, 2021

Internet

Web-page Crawler Writing

The Internet Archive uses Heritrix crawler to crawl web pages [38]. The Heritrix crawler is freely available to use. One of the limitations of the Heritrix crawler is it does not filter out irrelevant information before downloading the webpages. Hence, lots of unrelated webpages comes with few relevant webpages through a Heritrix crawl. We will develop a smart crawler capability that will correctly crawl national security associated news webpages. We will use focused crawling approach to develop our smart crawler. The focused crawler is selectively seek out pages that are relevant to a pre-defined set of topics. The topics are specified not using keywords, but using exemplary documents. Rather than collecting and indexing all accessible Web documents to be able to answer all possible ad-hoc queries, a focused crawler analyzes its crawl boundary to find the links that are likely to be most relevant for the crawl, and avoids irrelevant regions of the Web. This leads to significant savings in hardware and network resources, and helps keep the crawl more up-to-date.  The focused crawler is guided by a classifier which learns to recognize relevance from examples embedded in a topic taxonomy, and a distiller which identifies topical vantage points on the Web [39]. Our smart focused crawler will combine and apply different focused crawling approaches in order to produce a collection with high precision and recall. First, our crawler will use an advanced ontology that models disease outbreak security events (see ontology subsection). Earlier research showed that event model improves the performance of the focused crawler [40].

Mar 26th, 2021

Internet

Intellectual Property and Smart Borders Essay

Respond to the following short essay questions based on the course materials presented for weeks 5-8 and researched material from outside the course. 1. Please address the following as they pertain to Intellectual Property: What is Intellectual Property (IP) and how does counterfeit merchandise impact the U.S. economy? What safety and health concerns are posed by counterfeit products? How does IP theft pose an existential threat to national security? Discuss the action that prompted the “border control offensive” and made the issue of illegal immigration a priority. 2. What are “Smart Borders”? 3. How have the SMART Port Security, the SAFE Port Act, the Small Vessel Security Strategy, and the Marine Transportation Security Act impacted port security? 4. Compare the similarities and differences of the external borders of New Europe with that of the U.S./Mexico border. Which of these (similarities/differences) have had the most positive or negative impact on border security?  Technical Requirements Your paper must be at a minimum of 8 pages, at least 2 pages per question (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. 

Mar 26th, 2021

Internet

Social Media Discussion Answers

Please read the current event summaries below and post answer to the discussion question on this discussion board.  THERE ARE 7 SHORT ANSWERS IN TOTAL. 1.       https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/03/business/01reuters-china-health-facebook.html Social Media has become the quickest way for information to travel in our current generation, with people reporting things almost instantaneously. A big topic of discussion recently has been the Coronavirus, which is a rapidly spreading fatal disease that originated in China. In an article posted on The New York Times, we see how Social Media can cause issues regarding the spread of misinformation. The article I found details Facebook removing misinformation about the coronavirus disease, as it “violates its ban on misinformation leading to ‘physical harm’”. The company is removing posts with false information or even conspiracy theories which have been flagged by global health organizations. This also sets a standard for Social Media now and poses the question will other large sites such as twitter and YouTube also impose this policy. This as a whole rehashes on a statement everyone has heard at some point or another, don’t believe everything you see on Social Media. On one hand, the spread of proper information could help to keep people informed and possible save lives, while on the other hand, misinformation could cause bias, false rumors, as well as people possibly endangering themselves.   Questions: Should the managers of Social Media sites have the ability to remove posts based off misinformation?  How might they determine what is misinformation?  Do you see any risks with removing information?      2.       https://meteamedia.org/17344/opinions/social-media-has-changed-the-way-we-think/ “Social Media is Changing How We View Real Life”, by Sharika Majeti, is a very interesting read. In this article, she discusses how social media has affected her life and how it is effecting society as a whole. Sharika deleted social media over a year because it was ruining her mental health. Everything with her real life she started comparing with influencers on social media. On these social media platforms, she was comparing her life and her looks too what others have. Everyone on social media is living a picture-perfect lifestyle and it is creating a culture of only caring for other people and it makes you stop caring about yourself. She goes on to question why everyone is trying to live a certain lifestyle? It is giving people a false expectation on how to live and it lets people set themselves up for failure. An unrealistic view of how life “should” be, is really the other great point she makes. Is adventuring and being in great shape more about the pictures you can post on social media or the experience and self-love? Sharika makes great points in this article because she states that for some reason everyone is trying to convince others that they are living a certain life-style. Living in the moment is the one thing that I have seen over the past few years that has definitely changed and she hits on it in this article. It means more to post and tell everyone that you are in the moment, more than you actually being in the moment. The last thing that she talked about going off of this was the depression she faced because her life did not live up to what others post. It is very sad that she struggled from depression for a while because she did not feel like her life was good enough compared to others. This was definitely an interesting read and it makes you think.    Questions: Is social media changing the way that we live? If so, in what way? Does social media subconsciously change the way we think about people? How? Think about the article in terms of Christakis Theory about contagion.  In light of his theory do you see any potential positive or negative consequences of communicating with friends on Social Media?       3.       https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/10/us/politics/10reuters-usa-election-influencers.html “Paid Social Media Influencers Dip Toes in U.S. 2020 Election” by Reuters is an interesting article. In this article, they discuss how politicians are using social media influencers as promoters for their Presidential campaigns. Social media influencers often do paid sponsorships with brands and companies and their followers trust their opinions as opposed to if celebrities do paid sponsorships. This is because the influencers will connect more with their audience by the type of content they produce. An example they used in this article was that “they trust the mommy blogger who’s active in their local community”. Reuters spoke with influencer, Alycia Crosniak, who is a food and travel blogger where she said she received a message from Michael Blomberg’s presidential campaign inviting her to earn $150 to make content in support of him. She usually creates content sponsored content for restaurants or hotel brands. Targeting social media influencers to promote presidential campaigns would be a smart idea given that they do reach a lot of people. However, targeting influencers who usually promote food and travel have a reputation of exactly that, food and travel. Their channels/social media pages have followers who are looking for that content. I would think that it could create controversy if she were to post something out of the ordinary like that. I believe that campaigns should be targeting social media influencers who are all about politics or if anything they should be connecting with influencers to promote everyone to vote in the election.  “The U.S. Federal Election Commission’s rules do not explicitly address social media influences, but any content must include a disclaimer to inform who paid for the content.” Do you think that Presidential campaigns should be allowed to target social media influencers to promote their campaign? Why or why not?   Question: Would you continue to follow influencers if they began posting content about political campaigns trying to influence your decision of who to vote for or do you think they would lose that connection with followers?      4.       Please click on the link below to read an article about how Social Media is being used to track the spread of the Cornoavirus.  https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/481687-how-health-experts-are-using-social-media-to Questions: Should health officials mine social media sites for identify potential cases of the spread of the virus?  If they find a suspected case of the virus through social media how should they intervene ethically?  Do they have the right to quarantine someone based on a social media post?  Think about the social network analysis techniques we discussed in class.  When the virus was first detected in a few individuals in Washington DC, how could social network analysis have been used to predict and contain the spread of the virus?      5.       https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/europe/italy-coronavirus-beniamino-pagliaro-intl/index.html ‘We are not alone’: Life under coronavirus lockdown in Italy With all of the recent cases of the Coronavirus popping up all over Europe, Italy has been especially harmed by its effects. With a reported 9000 cases resulting in 630 deaths, the Italian government has put the entire country on lockdown. The streets of some of the more popular cities such as Rome and Milan are nearly empty. Upon announcement of the lockdown, all of the local markets and stores became crowded as people began to panic and prepare for the worst. People have begun to work from home since they are unable to leave their homes due to the quarantine. Since Italy’s citizens are afraid to leave their homes, friends and families have resorted to communicating via social media.    Questions: If you were forced to only speak with your family and friends on social media do you believe that would strengthen or weaken your relationship     6.       https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/world/coronavirus-stay-positive-online-scli-intl-wellness/index.html My current event is an article, “Feeling overwhelmed? Top tips for staying positive online during the coronavirus crisis”, published on March 19th by Sara Spary. This article explains the importance of taking control of your relationship with the internet. “Even at the best of times, the way we use the Internet and social media can add stress to our lives and leave us feeling overwhelmed. During a global pandemic, this risk is even greater”. I have noticed myself while going on Facebook and seeing most of the posts being negative articles. Seeing an entire news feed of upsetting material makes people even more anxious than they already are during this time. “Usually, negative news goes faster, further, and deeper on social networks — so we are much more exposed to negative news than positive news.” It is essential to watch the news to stay updated with what is going on around you, but don’t let it consume your entire mindset every minute of the day. This article gives tips to reset your relationship with the internet, and how to control where and when you consume news. By doing so, you can dedicate the news to a certain number of times a day and choose what reliable source you want to hear the news from. With so many people quarantined in their homes with their computers, avoiding the news while staying connected to loved ones online may sound impossible. This article helps you take control of your social media urges, and mentions practical things everyone can do to make their online experience during these challenging times a more positive one. During this time the internet can actually help us feel connected and give us a sense of community. Video chatting and facetiming is a powerful way to connect with loved ones during times of isolation. “Practicing mindfulness — for example, by seeking out calming music online that can ground us, and exercising — even when indoors — can also help us to have a positive experience online.”   Questions: The article mentions “negative news goes faster, further, and deeper on social networks” why do you think that is? Also, what are some things you are doing to make yourself feel less overwhelmed during these challenging times?     7.       Please click on the link below to read an article about the new App that uses our cell phone data to see if we came in contact with anyone who tested positive for the corona virus. https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216715/apple-google-coronavirus-covid-19-contact-tracing-app-details-use   Questions: What are the pros and cons of this App?  Do you see any risks? Would you “opt in” to have your data accessible?

Mar 26th, 2021

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