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Week 1: Introduction –

A. Computers and Society Websites :

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=247

Article link : http://www.psmag.com/education/one-laptop-per-child-redux-38589/

            This article hits on an important issue of bridging the gap in the digital divide. One Laptop per child brings hope and most importantly access to education, technology, and a good foundation to start a building block for a strong structure in progressing as a community. The discussion adds to the article in asking the question of resource prioritization and how people view in their own opinions the importance each.

B. Selected media :[edit]

Selected Media link : http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_kelly_on_how_technology_evolves.html

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=249

            This media talks about the evolution of technology and the impact on human evolution. It looks at evolution in a technical sense and alludes to the comparison to biological evaluation to technology evolution. The discussion adds to this topic by describing each selected media and giving a personal opinion to their interpretation of the selected media.

C. Online Community Service :[edit]

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=360

            This discussion has great resources and shares links and descriptions to online community websites that help out society and the community as a whole.

Week 2: Privacy and Freedom of Speech –[edit]

A. Privacy and Freedom of Speech keywords :[edit]

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=255

website link : http://lavabit.com/

            In this discussion forum we hit on topics about data collection and the rights to privacy. A specific website that gets shared is lavabit.com and is an example of an oligarchy structure taking place.

B. Privacy and Personal Information :[edit]

Article link : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/technology/17privacy.html?_r=0

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=254

            This article emphasizes on online privacy and reflects what most individuals fail to realize when browsing the web. That their behaviors online should resemble their behaviors in public. The discussion adds to the topic by gathering awareness and helping society grasp more knowledge on how technology work.

C. Selected Media :

Discussion link : https://duckduckgo.com/

            This website is designed as a search engine that does not customize or alter your results. It is a great resource to have in that it does not filter or display information that is gathered through your web browsing.

Week 3: Intellectual Property –[edit]

A. Intellectual Property keywords :[edit]

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=261

website link : http://sampleswap.org/

            This discussion has a great amount of information about copyrights and fair use terminology. Through the forum you will find interesting description about related topics, such as open source and technology that correlates to DMCA. The website sampleswap.org is a great resource that encourages a community to interact and share audio files with another.

B. Internet Predictions Database :

Website link : http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=259

            The website allows access to research statistic and data that reflects societies’ use of technology and communication, which in turn explores the potential of where technology is head in the near future. The discussion in the forum has a great amount on information and personal opinions of the pros and con to the future of technology.

C. Art and Computers :[edit]

Article link : http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/aug/14/robert-levine-digital-free-ride

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=258

            This article is a great example of how when technology changes it is only rational that industries’ must change with it in order to survive and advance with technology. The discussion also relates by emphasizing the assimilation between analog type of art and a digital type of form. That individuals must adapt and take advantage or they will not survive the digital era.

Week 4: Crime –

A. Social Bookmarking :[edit]

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=271

            This discussion has a great amount of information about social bookmaking and within each example that is shared in the discussion forum; there is a structure set up to hold outsourced websites and bring a community together on common subjects. Here is an interview of one of the sites that participate in the social bookmarking http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/430524/november-14-2013/alexis-ohanian.

B. Risks Forum :[edit]

Website link : http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=273

            The website contains a great resource of articles that pertain to the risk of advancement of technology. The discussion describes and shares article from the site, as well as some opinions to the articles.

C. Computers and Crime :[edit]

website link : http://www.sonicwall.com/furl/phishing/

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=272

            The website sonicwall.com/furl/phishing/ is a test to evaluate and bring awareness to how simple one can mistake a scam based on technology as a legit one. The discussion forum focus on how crime that relates to technology is advancing as fast as technology itself. This forum holds a great amount of article that helps bring awareness to the topic of crimes and computers.

Week 5: Employment, Education and Entertainment –

A. Disabilities and Accessibility :[edit]

Website link : http://webaim.org/simulations/

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=279

            The website webaim.org/simulations allows people to experience disabilities through simulations. I believe this site does a great job in bring awareness to an important subject in technology and disabilities. The discussion forum contains many first-hand experience of the simulations and a brief description and opinion of the site.

B. Games in Education :[edit]

Discussion link : https://catalyst.deanza.edu/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=277

Website link : http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/games/memory-2.aspx

            This discussion forum has a good amount of websites that incorporates technology, education, and entertainment. The game that sticks out is the memory game.

C. Video at Work :[edit]

website link : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57565097/inside-google-workplaces-from-perks-to-nap-pods/

            This video link displays the work environment in google and show how technology comes into place in the work place.

Acorrales (talk)17:44, 5 December 2013