Blog 1- Why do people create content online? What drives them to post, tag, and follow?

In the video Tim Berners-Lee: The next Web of Open, linked data he described linked information as follows: boxes with loads and loads of data, which would then lead to getting lots and lots of things sprouting from this data. In most of these plants it’s not just 2 boxes full of data supplying life for these plants it’s that whatever it is “someone is always looking for patterns in the data ”. Linked data is basically structured data that is linked to more data. The Examplt Tim Berners-Lee uses is ” because they had their genomics data in one database and they had their protein data in another. Now, they are sticking to it onto–linked data–“. The way I would imagine this works is if you are trying to answer a complicated question like he says in the talk you can and are able to narrow it down just based on the simple fact that these two have their own set of data on blogs on their own. Bill Joy, “Why The Future Doesn’t Need Us” is kind of a scary yet eye-opening read, it shows us how easily replaceable we can be. For example, I have once been to this place called “Smacked” . This is a macaroni restaurant that has a computerized register with no cashier personnel at all. It was very interesting to order because there was no sort of communication about my food. It was cooked by people and then I received it with barely a word said like “Enjoy!” Discussing Public Sphere’s remind us that societal issues are important and need to be addressed. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr he states ” They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. When Carr says “They” he means Google. It’s hard to just simply have a thought process in general when you can easily find an answer to something on Google without coming to that conclusion yourself. I am definitely a victim of this as well. The way I can quickly scan over long passages and grasp all the information I need to create an answer or even opinion on the article is incredible. I believe the idea of why people create content online is because it is simply just more of a convenient way to communicate to the world your ideas. The drive for them is that they always have more and more to conquer and to learn and more attention for them to have. The experience was definitely stressful since this is used most of the time it was hard to be without Google.

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