Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Here's something from my notes on one of my social networking sites:
To laugh, is to risk playing the fool. To weep, is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another, is to risk involvement. To expose feelings, is to risk exposing our true selves. To put your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss. To love, is to risk not being loved in return. To live, is to risk dying. To hope, is to risk despair. To try at all, is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply cannot learn, change, feel, grow, love, live… Chained by their attitudes they are slaves.
ONLY THE PERSON WHO RISKS IS FREE.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Our past lesson has something to do with Digital-Age Literacy whereas my professor, Sir Paguio discussed extensively and elaborately the brief history on how technology was developed throughout centuries in general. He mentioned the term real-time webbed interactivity. And I would like to share some thoughts about that in particular.
The sense of interactivity which dominates the digital media stretches as far back as we care to look into the roots of human creation.It takes us beyond more classic issues such as Eco's question of whether texts are to be used or interpreted. Almost everyday, I open my Facebook account, Twitter, or MySpace and it only shows that I am highly active in social networking. I've never thought that these simple digital interactions would have a significant impact and importance in my academics in particular.
Now that I have created my own blog, it gave me a sense of belonging to yet another site that enables me to have wider connections to people from different parts of the globe. What the rise of new digital media has done is to widen the focus of interest beyond the object created, to my participation in a process of playing out a multitude of interactions. And for that, I am Thankful.