Journal Twelve. LAST. SUMMARY. REFLECTION.

TIme flies. In just a blink of an eye twelve weeks had passed. This module helps to build on my knowledge about computer, internet (past, today and future), security, multimedia application and the amazing insight of what Google can do.

I have discover lots about Google from this lessons. In the past, I used to assume Google is just another search engine, however I was wrong. What my classmate had shared during show and tell session was cool and awesome! I get to see the different and unexpected side of internet. Image

Also, check out all the creative Google doodle logos they have created.

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Do you know that Google actually came out with a PRANK on April Fool’s day 2013?
Check this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkAcv3wgYYg

 

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Journal Eleven

Our future internet

The first thing that comes to my mind when we mention about the future of internet is SPEED.

Speed plays an important role in today’s world. The invention have mad human less patience in waiting for webpages to load, we tend to want things to appear in the screen.

It wont be surprise one day that your refrigerator will be connected to the global network and you can just click on the screen which is built in your refrigerator to restock your grocery. That could be the pros however with every pros comes the cons as well, the cons will be people will be getting lazier and may expect more.

Figures showing the growth of internet users over the years and expect to reach by 2015.

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Future Internet of Services


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For entertaining purpose.

The Past Social Networking

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Journal Ten

Who is faster to report it? Profession Journalism or Citizen Journalism?

Who can be more trust worthy?

Citizen Journalism can be more powerful than Profession Journalism. However,Profession Journalism’s skill of reporting are well trained as compared to Citizen Journalism.

Think about this, the power of Citizen Journalism during 911/ Tsunami.

Even though videos and pictures might not be blur and not well capture, it still depicts the situation at that very moment.

The comparison chart:

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Here, you can actually compare the quality differences of this two video.

One is by a Professional Journalism and another is by Citizen Journalism.

Singapore Journalism:

  1. Stomp:(already mention in class) Image
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  3. Omy(Chinese)

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Journal Nine

The power of internet with Singapore and its politic.

Well, Internet will definitely the best social media platform for political party to get their voters.

As below, you could see how Singapore politician on popular social media platform, so that they could reach their young voters.

At the same time, they did not negligent those audience that are less IT-savy. They stick to the tradition method with is to publicize on the newspaper.

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Here are some politician’s official ‘Fan’ page for the public to know more about them.
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Hashtags are being used. #PAP #workerparty etc…
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By doing so, they bring themselves closer to the public.

As for the second part of this journal, I would like to share about today’s young adults and youth’s  view about Singapore and its political issue.

Being in their shoes, I feel that youngest these days (including myself) as long as Singapore is stable, safe and economy is doing well we will not be bother by it and we trust that the ‘leaders’ are doing a good job only if they are able to keep Singapore they way it is.

Journal Eight

Its all about marketing communication this week.

From the further research I’ve done regrading Samsung and Sony and their marketing plan, I feel that both their marketing communication are standing equally strong even though Samsung seems to be heading in the race.

I understand that marketing communication is about who are their customers target and  how can they attract them to buy their products. In the planning of marketing communication factors like Advertising, Cost, Time and target range of audience need to be taken into consideration.

Also, marketing communication can be presented different ways such as in written, spoken physical and multimedia.

Samsung and Sony indeed had their branding reaching to the audience. They promo their products in many various and attention capture ways. They also consider the fact of reaching a larger pool of audiences.

Additionally, with today’s advance technology social networks such as facebook and twitter become part of their marketing plan. People could ‘like’ or ‘#’ to link to their newly launched and even to products that have yet to be released.

Even the traditional marketing communication has strategy, the three main objectives to have a successful marketing communication are information, persuasion and reminder.

Information- Does the message content interest the audience? Did it provide all necessary details?

Persuasion- Did it convinced the audience/readers to want to find out more about the products?

Reminder- Have your message helps the audience to link to your produce whenever they see it? or they will be reminded of positive aspect about the brand.

In conclusion, mouth of words is the best marketing communication strategy.

Here to share:

(From samsung)

Journal Seven

Computer Virus and its protection gears.

Personally here are my rating for the top 3 anti-virus software:

1)AVG- Few premium programs earn that many kudos, much less free programs like AVG. Aside from an increased PC start-up time, its impact on system resources is minimal.

2)Nonton-Norton Internet Security 2012 gets top billing.Norton’s virus removal capabilities are also top-of-the-line, it has a penchant for misidentifying safe files as malware

3)McAfee-world’s largest dedicated security technology company.Consumers and businesses of all sizes from the latest malware and emerging online threats.”Our solutions are designed to work together, integrating antimalware, antispyware, and antivirus software with security management features that deliver unsurpassed real-time visibility and analytics, reduce risk, ensure compliance, improve Internet security, and help businesses achieve operational efficiencies.”

And currently, my computer is protected by McAfee.

In addition, some have the thought that the Firewall could protect you from all viruses, however how true can it be? Some computer virus are much smarter than we think they are.

Next, some thinks that if the computer prompt error message box frequently it means that they computer are infected with unknown viruses. However, that is not the case as it might be due to incompatible file that was open or clicked and the message box is just sending a warning to inform the user(s) to be careful with it.

Lastly, as long as you have an anti-virus software installed, your computer will not be infected by virus. That’s not true, as viruses are created by human and so are anti-virus software. Therefore, both of it are equally ‘smart’ so anti-virus software can be defected virus after all.

There is no 100% guarantee protection software.

Source:http://www.mythsabout.net/computer-virus-myths/

For the second part of the journal, I would like to share what are the most common types of virus.

1) Macro Virus-attached itself in document word.

2) Boot Sector Virus- overwrite your hard drive

3)File infector virus-attaches itself to exe files

4)Stealth Virus-try to break through antivirus software

5)Self-modifying viru-try to avoid the dectection of the anti-virus software.

Journal Six

This week, I am going to write about Google Adwords.

Google Adwords is like PAY PER CLICK. (you only pay when people click on your ads)

Google Adwords gather people of similar interest together with the use of keyword search.Goodle Adwords not only aid in attracting people in business wise and it could also gather people with same interest group.

Here are some of my findings:

Works Well

  • Only users searching for exactly what you’re offering see your ad
  • Users see your ad as they’re gathering information to make purchase decisions
  • Your ad appears prominently next to Google search results
  • No competing images or animations on the page
  • More new users as Google’s audience continues to grow rapidly

Easy to Use

  • Instant activation with a credit card
  • Automated reporting available 24 hours a day
  • Text only, so easy to create or change ads
  • You have total control of your ad’s content and targeted keywords

Highly Cost Effective

  • Only pay when ads are shown- (therefore, its totally worth it)
  • No minimum purchase required
  • Unlimited free changes to your ad(s)

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Do you know that there is a different between Google Adwords and Google Ad words express?

Google AdWords Express differs from traditional Google AdWords in the sense that it’s specifically tailored to local business that don’t have a lot of time to invest in PPC but see the value of advertising on Google. For instance, in traditional AdWords, users need to find their own keywords, set bids, and manage those bids. Within AdWords Express, Google does all of those things for you automatically…and more.

Since the launch of AdWords Express, public interest has steadily risen month over month, as shown in the graph below from Google Insights.
Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/29582/Google-AdWords-Express-The-Pros-and-Cons.aspx#ixzz2LuR7u400

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Using Movie Maker and Experience.

you can hear my voice and see some familiar faces of  your students.

Journal Five

If I were to be given a choice to choose between eLearning and traditional learning, I would rather go with the traditional learning.

Elearning is good, however  I would prefer to have instead respond from the teacher if I encounter any during my learning process.

On the other hand some people might prefer learning as they could learn at their own paste and learning it by watching the video by repeating it many times. Another way of elearning is via game learning, it is definitely a interactive and motivational way of learning.

Elearning starts from young. Example of elearning for kids will be those educational programs and software. Kids these days could have their elearning on handy device such as ipad. They could watch education programs and sing along and interact with it.    This would definitely consider to be part of elearning.

Since elearning is base on one’s interest,  it sure to have pros and cons as well.

Source taken from:

http://www.about-elearning.com/e-learning-advantages-and-disadvantages.html#.USIAOaVkN2A

Advantages of e-Learning

  • Class work can be scheduled around personal and professional work, resulting in flexible learning.
  • Reduces travel cost and time to and from school
  • Learners may have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest
  • Learners can study wherever they have access to a computer and Internet
  • Self-paced learning modules allow learners to work at their own pace
  • Flexibility to join discussions in the bulletin board threaded discussion areas at any hour, or visit with classmates and instructors remotely in chat rooms
  • Different learning styles are addressed and facilitation of learning occurs through varied activities
  • Development of computer and Internet skills that are transferable to other facets of learner’s lives
  • Successfully completing online or computer-based courses builds self-knowledge and self-confidence and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning

Disadvantages of e-Learning

  • Unmotivated learners or those with poor study habits may fall behind
  • Lack of familiar structure and routine may take getting used to
  • Students may feel isolated or miss social interaction thus the need to understanding differentlearning styles and individual learner needs.
  • Instructor may not always be available on demand
  • Slow or unreliable Internet connections can be frustrating
  • Managing learning software can involve a learning curve
  • Some courses such as traditional hands-on courses can be difficult to simulate

Journal Four

Journal Four

Doing business on internet, I try that before. However due to the rise in the market and my online business are not as popular as the others.

With my personal experience and this week’s lesson, I deeply understand that e-business is not easy to have a stand in today’s market. Reputation is really an important key for any online e-business.

People are choosing to do e-business as they could save their rental cost.

The Generic Marketing Model is defiantly helpful  and easy for one who want to start an e-business to understand.

In this week’s lesson, the case example of Dell is what I’ve been through as well.

I bought my first laptop on Dell website however, I felt that buying one from a retail store will be better as you could clarify and get a immediate respond from the sale person.

To share some interesting online e-business: http://www.qoo10.sg/

q0010’s seller not only comes locally but also from overseas seller like korea and china as well.  This helps business to expand their business and with the feedback customers’ review  it helps to draw more businesses.

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Ebusiness doesnt not only mean selling of items.

I could also be providing a service like massage, manicure or even doing our household chore.

With the difference platform, people could make a living with different ways and method.

Journal Three

Journal Three

This week’s lesson I get to know more about Google Plus and Reader and I guess I’m 70% convinced to create an account as well.

Soon, real soon I believe by the end of the 12 weeks lesson I will probably be a member.

Since social networking is evolving and changing rapidly in our daily life, maybe facebook and google+ will die off one day and something new will be in trend.

I must agree with you that the Facebook founder is AWESOME. Is every user were to give him $1SGD he will be not just rich but EXTREMELY RICH.

And YES, social networking sites helps people to get fame, be their own boss and gaining businesses. See all the blogshops, they are the best examples, low cost with no rental.Social Networking platform is definitely a  good channel for sole proprietor to start off their business small, and expend their business as it goes.

It also help and engage people in learning and finding out more knowledgeable information base on their self learning interest. With this elearning process could be good, as it will attract more active learners.

With today’s technology  and social media platform, it is possible for people to find their partner through online platform. Blind dating have become a modern in a similar way as the past but now people get to see their partner’s profile and pictures before meeting face to face. However, with this there will be pros and cons to online social media platform as well, people could fake their personal information.

Youtube as well, people gets famous on youtube. They are then called to be the Youtuber.

As below I’m going to share some videos and Youtuber who gets well-known to others.

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Lastly, I came across this website that share interesting facts about soical networking.

http://mashable.com/category/social-networking/