Here is our group Pecha Kucha on Permanence 🙂
SLIDE 1: We may not write in Sharpie or krazy glue our pictures in public places everyday, but one thing is for sure: when we publish anything online, the rest of the world can view it, save it, and/or even share it. From then on you have left your mark, and in this way, others can see your true colors.
SLIDE 2: Margaret Atwood mentioned how people are always saying things on the Internet that probably shouldn’t have been said. She says, “come to think of it: once decrees and blessings have made it out of the mouth—or, now, in the 21st century, out of the ends of the fingers and past the Send button—you can’t take them back.”
SLIDE 3: Permanence goes hand in hand with Identity and Privacy. Submitting personal information online must be taken cautiously, for you can be robbed of your privacy. One website got access to information of several celebrities. USA Today said, “The site did not state how the information was obtained or why the people targeted on the site were selected.” When a celeb’s confidentiality is subject to hacking, it could happen to anyone.
SLIDE 4: Our actions online are becoming more personalized depending upon what information Internet sites know about us. When you Google search, there are over 50 signals that Google looks at including what computer you’re on, and what browsers you use. You can’t decide what gets in, and you can’t see what gets out of your filter bubble. It’s not only what we say or show through social media; it’s also what we do that’s becoming more noticed.
SLIDE 5: Our presentation promotes making smart decisions in the social media world. It’s simple for us to shut down our laptops, or turn off our phones and act like everything we have just composed, uploaded, or answered will disappear. Wake up and smell the Febreeze, people! What happens online is scrutinized now more than ever. In Duhigg’s article, which surprised us by Target’s Guest ID numbers, Andrew Pole said, “We want to know everything we can,” and let me tell ya, folks, they do!
Kindles, Ipads, Notebooks are all way to read books via Internet. Chances are at some point you have come across a book illegally uploaded. By uploading that book it is always there. Kevin Kelly states, “We are becoming people of the screen”. How we view books and literacy is changing. Instead of worrying about losing a book or the words becoming faded you can simply go online and read it, since it will ALWAYS be there.
Just because a text message is deleted from your phone does not mean that it is gone. “ Businessweek states, “But like e-mails, which Gmail (GOOG) and Yahoo! (YHOO) essentially allow us to store forever, and tweets—every single one of which the Library of Congress is now archiving—texts are a record of our lives.” Also, the receiver of said text can save it, or screen shot it. Either way your text is always in cyber space.
Ever wonder what happened to those emails from when you were younger? They are still there. Just like text messages, you never know who is saving or sending your information. People could be printing your e-mails and keeping a file of everything you have said, or forwarding it to others. The e-mails that you sent are being saved in your archives on your computer without your knowledge, its automatic.
Blogging (part 1)-
“Following a blog is like getting to know someone, or watching a television series.” (What is a blog) You are learning about someone through a blog. What they write, how they feel about themselves or a situation. In this class we are blogging about what we read. It is OUR interpretation. What we think about the situation is now, forever, on the Internet.
(Blogging (part 2)-
“We are using life on computer screens to becomes comfortable with new ways of thinking bout evolution, relationships, sexuality, politics, and identity.” (Wire, Who am we?, Sherry Turkle) The “Leave Brittany alone” video that Chris Crocker blogged can never be removed. Although he wants to put those blogs behind him, they will forever be in on the Internet. Even though blogging is a way to express your opinion on certain situations, you need to remember they aren’t going anywhere.
We all use some form of social media today, but we don’t think about how what we put on the internet, will be there forever even if we delete it. For example, Facebook. Whenever we post statuses or add pictures, somehow someone can look up your information and find it. Like John Dvorak states “I always tell people that posting photos or comments or just about anything is like getting a tattoo. Once it’s on, it’s pretty hard to get rid of it.”
People need to be really cautious when it comes to pictures. For example, you never know what pictures you are in on the app Instagram because of everyone’s ability to upload a picture without your consent. Rebecca Rosen states “You don’t even need to reproduce anything anymore, you merely share with a click.” Whether you are taking them or not, people can still post pictures with you in them for everyone to see.
Not only are these two social media’s a part of the permanent world, but YouTube is also. Putting any videos online is saying that you don’t care if anyone sees them. Kevin Kelly stated “There are more than 10 billion views of video on YouTube in September.” And that is just September! We all have access to these videos that are from people around the world because they are permanently on YouTube.
We recently had to go to a website called “We Feel Fine” by Jonathon Harris and we could see how everyone is feeling at any moment in the world with a push of a button. Someone wrote “I was confident in my ability to birth our baby and could feel the head descending with each pushing contraction.” Thanks to her, we all now know how she is feeling because of what she permanently put on the internet.
And now there is an app on our phones called Snap Chat where we can take pictures and send them to our friends for a limited time. However with our technical abilities, someone can easily “screen shot” or take a picture of the picture and save it on their phones so that they have it for forever. Therefore, making it permanent whether they know it or not.
Slide 1: One thing I noticed when I was researching articles on permanence was the addiction taking place online. I found an article about a Korean couple who’s baby starved to death because they were too busy taking care of a virtual child. The death of this baby is permanent. It won’t come back to life, and that’s their fault.
Slide 2: The correlation between permanence and virtual gaming is discussed by David Perry. He said that games are going to be more fun and ‘lush’ for the next generation. Games have continued to evolve since we were little, and they become more in touch with real life. Virtual gaming is not real life, but an addiction to it is permanent.
Slide 3: Another example of permanency on the web would be through the use of Twitter. Margaret Atwood asked if Twitter is signaling, like telegraphs. The answer is no, it’s not, because every tweet posted is lost in cyberspace forever. Even if you erase it, the data will always be stuck online somewhere.
Slide 4: Steven Johnson also wrote an article about Twitter and how it will change our lives. He said that adding Twitter to a conversation takes away from Tweets being a private exchange. The use of Twitter, even when making an account private, can be accessible to anyone. The bottom line is that anybody in the world can read what you say.
Slide 5: Overall, permanence on the Web can cause many problems in today’s society. As technology becomes more and more advanced, we become more and more reliant on it. As long as we are able to find a balance between the Web and real life, and are able to filter our thoughts online, we are able to prevent permanence problems.