Thursday, April 29, 2010

1. People who have been going out for like two months changing their relationship status to "engaged"
2. Profile pictures with people making out. We dont need OR want to see that.
3. People who think they are hot and take half naked pictures of themselves. Srsly...
4. FARMVILLE!!!!! I dont want to get requests for the rest of my life from so and so asking me to water their crops or milk their cows.
5. When drama goes down, adds from people you dont even know just so they can see both sides of the convo
6. How if you sneeze of facebook...EVERYONE knows
7. How you get 70 notifications if you like someones status or photo
8. How everything is "official" if its on facebook
9. How addicting it can get
10. Seeing everyone wish someone Happy Birthday. After 60 people, it gets kinda old.
11. Boyfriend/girlfriend wall-to-wall drama.
12. Seeing every single status being a quotes from someone or song lyrics. I mean...i doubt that a song is word for word on your mind. Come on
13. People posting apps on your wall. I dont care if you answered a question about me.
14. People posting videos of their favorite songs. All 300 of your friends dont care
15. When people write a description of what they have done ALL DAY: " i woke up this morning had coffee, went to the bathroom, went to school, sat through class, drooled a little, got home, ate, did homework..." WE DONT CARE
16. People edit their photos on facebook. It looks fake.
17. When someone's profile is on private and you really really want to look at their pictures.
18. How i just HAVE to join a group or become a fan of some group because its totally true
19. People joining a group that says "color profiles..this time its for real" ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
20. people posting something on every picture or group because "this happened to Lisa because she didnt continue the thread" .....helloooooo?!
21. When people like their own status.
22. People who live with a two mile radius of you and think they have to add you....just to never speak to you.
23. having to totally delete someone your not friend with but they can still see your stuff :/
24. How they change facebook all the time
1. joining groups for college that are useful
2. having a website to just waste time on
3. bumper stickers!! hahahah
4. tagging fun pictures of your friends
5. being able to connect with people all over the world
6. reading peoples status during spring break or xmas break. Its nice to see where my friends go.
7. you can promote a cause easily to hundreds of people in a matter of minutes.
8. Facebook has a clean look to it. Its not all messy with people's background of Metallica, Zac Efron or something like that
9. If you feel like asking someone something you dont have to clear your schedule for half an hour, you can just go back later and read the answer
10. when im in college, seeing where my friends are and how different our lives are
11. its perfect to get a subtle message across, put it on your status. That person WILL see it
11. How different people are and how comfortable they get when they are behind a computer screen
12. Being tagged in family pictures
13. seeing people i just met and finding them on facebook
14. that you can become a fan of anything on facebook...even a tato chip!
15. seeing how people change and how those changes can be seen on facebook
16. im sorry, but i have to say bumper stickers again
17. that you can access facebook on a phone. Great for when your in an airport
18. How you will always be able to find new funny videos thanks to your friends
19. seeing peoples photo shoots, art work and poems.
20. How seeing something, colors or quotes people use has inspired some artwork when I cant think of anything
21. How you can get a global perspective. Its true that most of the jokes and stuff on facebook is really really American, but because of the diversity of friend groups it makes facebook a very "international place". I really like that because growing up outside of the US I do have this sense of acceptance or understanding of other peoples culture that I dont usually see in people that have just grown up in the States, or just havent been exposed to a lot of different cultures for that matter. Its easy to get sucked into that kind of mentality where you dont really stop to consider someone elses values because of how different they might be. I like that facebook can ground you a little.

Only because I honestly cant think of anything else. Im going to say...that the most awkward add Ive ever gotten was from an ex that I dumped via text message (yea classy) and I seriously hoped I never ever heard from again. Not so cool....

Monday, April 26, 2010

Watching this WILL change your perspective of what we are doing too our world.

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While there may be many serious environmental problems The Earth is now facing, the most serious of them all would have to be energy depletion. Not only because of humanity’s vulnerability with out energy, but because of the impact it will have on a social, economic and political level. Energy depletion is one of the fastest growing concerns in our expanding world.

Many believe issues like air pollution, rain forest destruction and melting ice caps to be of growing concern. But they underestimate the world’s government’s ambition to get hold of the most important factor contributing to the world. Energy is the most valuable resource our planet. It has inconceivably changed the course of mankind and our foot print on Earth. The first oil well was drilled in 1859. Just 151 years later humans have successfully managed to over populate the earth and almost deplete all oil sources. The US used to be major leading producers in oil, but soon after WWII the Middle East became the major suppliers for the US. Oil, was originally used as kerosene. But it was soon developed for the use of automobiles. Now days, transportation relays on heavily on oil, diesel and gasoline.

If energy sources such as gas, oil, coal or diesel ever become completely depleted the world would suffer large scale destruction. Many countries economies would suffer, and transportation would come to a complete stop for a while. Although countries are already thinking ahead and trying to find alternative sources of energy, none have been able to provide the amount of energy that fossil fuels do today. There are three types of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Fossil fuels take care of 66% of electrical power, 95% of necessary human demands such as heating, transport, electricity. Coal on the other hand only provides 28% of energy, while oil is only sufficient for 40%. According to studies that have been made, oil should have run out by 2010. Humans are lucky in that we are using the oil that we find, which means, there is absolutely no plan for the future. We consume what we find.

If and when the world runs out of oil many countries will be severely impacted economically. Currently, the countries that most relay on energy sources such as fossil fuels are the countries that are most affected by poverty. Oil shortages will affect every part of humans lives. From the energy to cook food, to transportation to generating clean water. With out fossil fuels mankind will come to a complete halt. Life as humans now it will cease to exist. We will be forced to seek alternative methods to go about our daily routine and hope we do not ruin that as well.

Energy depletion is a very controversial topic. Oil generators want people to believe it will never happen and others just want to focus on the negative aspect of it. Oil producers are already taking steps to help slow down this tragedy. While many governments acknowledge the depletion of valuable resources such as fossil fuels many people are still in denial of how important of an issue this is. Less money should be spent on creating machines for war (that waste precious oil) and more money should be invested in research of alternative forms of energy. Mankind’s existence depends on how far we can go and how long we can do it for. With out energy, we can’t go very far and we certainly can’t do it for very long. Energy depletion is the most important issue we are facing and it should be met head on by all of us.

Here are 50 ways you can help the planet. Take a vow, and make a change. Only you can make a difference.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I thought Jessicas was the best because it was a good idea and she translated that idea into a good video, that can sometimes be very hard to do. Also...its amazing because I was in it :)
I think that I could have made my video better if I had gotten more people in it, or if i had made like a poster in the back so it wasn't random people dancing around the campus.

So you think you can dance... from markpicketts on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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I was amazed that this kind of technology could be created. Not only that someone could come up with this concept and actually make it work, but that it would happen in my life time. I was in awe when the man described the different types of things that this technology could do.

I think that most amazing things this could do is that it could deliver vital information in an instant when ever, and where ever you happen to need it. I think that the only limitation this could have is that humans could become too dependent on technology. You wont need your computer, or your iphone in order to access information.

In my opinion "open source" could means that not only is the technology going to be available for everyone to buy, but we are going to be able to know all about it as well. All the tiny little details about it that we would know just like the next ipod that is about to hit the market. Obviously a pro of sharing technology like this is that everyone can have one (i.e doctors, the military, average people) but the this would be very harmful in the hands of someone with bad intentions. Another problem would be that there would have be new security measures in places like subways, or airplanes. It would also make security jobs like the police very hard. If you can trigger something like a bomb, or a gun just by snapping your fingers, evidence that could convict criminals or terrorists could disappear and new methods would have to created.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Consider the commercials that are linked below. Write a response to them on your blog.
Paragraph 1: Do you like/love/dislike/hate them? why? Are there other commercials that stick out in your mind as having had a profound effect on you? Why do you think that was? Please include a link to a commercial that you reference in your post.
Paragraph 2: What elements are you going to use in your commercial? What challenges are you expecting to face in this project.

I like that they are all creative and get your attention. The only one i did not like was the one about the car and the music. In my opinion, it didnt go anywhere and it got boring after a while. I think that a good commercial should grab your attention and be able to keep it. It should also be memorable, like that add for free credit All their adds are really really funny and I even memorized the phone number and the lyrics to their songs. That says a lot, because I cant even memorize my cel phone number :D

I was planning on doing something about so you think you can dance and having different people dance really badly for the add. And Id have a funny song in the background. But now I dont know if I want to do that.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I think this whole thing is pretty stupid. Logan committed suicide, AFTER graduating. If the rumors, and harassment had been that intense then she would have done it before graduating. I also think that the State should be suing HER parents. If they were aware of how bad the situation was, why did they not seek help for her??? I mean, as a "concerned" parent I would if my daughter looked suicidal!! Also..why didnt they go to school and make a bigger deal about it? Why didnt they involve the parents of other kids? Why didnt they change her to another school???? The school could not have done anything more than ask those involved to delete the pictures, they cant go around a whole that huge and look at everyones phone, its just impossible.
I think Logan was really stupid and immature to not think of the consequences of her actions. Did she not think of what would happen if her boyfriend and her broke up?? I mean seriously!! She did something stupid and because of that she had to face the consequences.
I think that if her parents were that mad they would be prosecuting people instead of suing them. There is a BIG DIFFERNCE between getting money and putting someone in jail because they did something wrong. And to say the lawsuit is seeking "unspecified damages"...what exactly is that supposed to mean???

I also think that school should publish statistics like those mentioned in the articles to wake up young naive girls that think that no one except their "loving" boyfriends will ever see their pictures ( and the other way around too...girls tell their friends everything!).Everyone knows high school is like a jungle and it would be good for people to know exactly what is happening!!