Wiki’s

Posted: March 1, 2011 by gejaranilla in Uncategorized

The first 10 seconds of the video will mostly be occupied by a gray image.. It’s the result of the conversion done by youtube..

The basic concept of Wiki’s

How to Join and Edit the Wiki.

Summary

Ushahidi

Posted: February 23, 2011 by Catharxis in Uncategorized

A little introduction on Ushahidi.

How To Download and Install Ushahidi.

How To Submit an Incident Report.

A Demo on How To Use Usahidi.

Credits

Drupal is quite well known for its extensibility as a CMS.the videos below include how-to’s in installing, using, and managing Drupal.

Please take note that our videos do not have voice-overs (in case ba mag think mo nga there’s something wrong with the vid. 🙂 HAHAHA)

How is Drupal an XCMS? How to install Drupal? [Part 1/3]

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What do we do now that we’re all installed and ready?

How do we manage the site? [Part 2/3]

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What makes Drupal an extensible CMS?  [Part 3/3]


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Group 4 Members:

  • Balugo, Gid
  • Baguio, Winona
  • Magale, Allan
  • Manzon, Jade
  • Minoza, Dancel

Learn and have fun! 🙂

(+) and (-) effects of social networking sites

Posted: January 21, 2011 by chyssamay in Uncategorized

 

There are a lot of social implications brought about by the emergence of social networking sites. These implications can either be positive or negative.

Let’s start with the positive effects. People have been more aware of what is going on in the society. A lot of people have used social networking sites to spread news and current issues about almost everything. Because of this, we are becoming socially aware and through these sites, we can share about what we think on a lot of issues through our comments and take a stand about them. Social networking sites have also been a strategic area for authorities in finding culprits and criminals of society. There was an instance where a criminal was caught because his Facebook account was found and because he had given off information about himself, it gave clues to where he was located. And so he was successfully caught by the authorities. And also, through these social networking sites, we can socialize with people in the entire world especially to our loved ones who are miles away from us. This has become the easiest and fastest way of communicating to the world.

Social networking sites can also be bad for us individuals. Addiction to these sites may lead to being an anti-social person since you just sit in front of your PC/laptop and do nothing else. Although you may be aware of a lot about society, you may not see the real view of it because you have forgotten to interact with the world outside you. As I have also observed, social networking sites can be very risky for individuals too who trust too much on these sites especially if you give off too much information about yourself like your address, birthday, name of your parents, etc. Making your profile open to all may also be dangerous, and even posting photos and videos can lead to harmful situations. These information may be used against you.

With all these positive and negative social implications brought by the emergence of social networking sites, we just really need to use them carefully and strategically so it can provide us a better living.

MOODLE PRESENTATION AND TUTORIAL

Posted: January 21, 2011 by felben08 in Uncategorized

These videos below teach us all about Moodle and how it is being downloaded, installed and being used as an administrator. These videos help us learn the fundamentals of Moodle as a freely available and an open source online course management system over the web.

Watch these videos now and learn MOODLE in a bit!

This next video is a continuation of the presentation. It uses the User Account when logging-in to Moodle and explains to us the essential functions that is done by a User or shall we call it, a Student while doing Moodle.

This is so interesting!

Watch it now!

Thank you for watching MOODLE PRESENTATION AND TUTORIAL.

By Group 3

Abecia, Caguitla, Sagun, Miranda, Nablo

Ink, Not Pencil

Posted: January 20, 2011 by tigerstation in Uncategorized

The thing about social networking sites, in particular Facebook, is that everybody now has a platform on which to express themselves. With the status feed on Facebook, your deep words of wisdom (or something else entirely) will be seen by all of your friends, all of them that don’t have you blocked. Why would they block you? Who knows? What’s important is that by a few presses on the keyboard and a simple mouse click, what you think is now out there for everyone of your friends (or everyone, depending on your privacy settings) to see. This gives us a feeling of self-importance. “Now every one of my friends knows that I don’t like spaghetti!” The internet isn’t written in pencil, it’s written in ink. Whatever you put up there, even if you try your best to erase it, is now out there for the world to see.

This leads us to the fact that social networking sites diminish our privacy little by little. Did you hear about the criminal who taunted the police on Facebook and got caught (link)? This is Facebook working in our favor. But what about the other times that it works against us? “Going to the province for the weekend! So excited.” How many times have you seen something along these lines on your status feed? Thieves are now paying more attention to Facebook and Twitter because those random, usually irrelevant to us status updates gives them opportunity (link). They know the person will be out of the house for the weekend so it is a prime time to strike. Have you also noticed the little details you can put on your profile page about where you went to school, what languages you know and other similar things? We’re also disclosing usually private information with each thing we put up there.

In a way, social networking sites remove the need to meet up and chat with other people in real life to catch up on things you may have missed. Want to know who so-and-so is dating? Check their relationship status. Where is so-and-so now? Check their location on their profile page. On the other hand, it can also provide an opportunity to reconnect with someone you haven’t seen for a long time and/or meet up face to face. I haven’t seen my best friend from elementary in a long time, I must find them on Facebook! So-and-so is going to this event that I’m attending, too! All my highschool classmates are going to have a reunion! I must go! Social networking sites bring people closer but yet keep them apart at the same time.

But no matter the good or bad implications social networking sites have on people’s social kills, it is a fact that they’re here to stay.

The Anti-Social Socializer

Posted: January 19, 2011 by hinawayon in Uncategorized

I will be blunt: I don’t like Facebook (I’ve about 100+ friends, more than half of which I don’t even know). It sucks, people don’t know how to spell, and some (if not a lot, really) just have terrible grammar. Also, I’ve long deleted every other social networking accounts I have ever made. The only ones in constant use right now are only my Twitter (only through Tweetitow though) and Tumblr accounts. (Have I mentioned I only like Tumblr?)

Source: http//tattoosturnmeon.tumblr.com/post/1101641172

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I’m kind of anti-social in real life, if you’ve noticed, but online? Yeahh…. still kinda anti-social >_>

In truth, though, I have nothing against social networking sites and the people who use them. These sites help people connect and reconnect with other people they obviously can get along with and with the people they haven’t had ~real contact with for a long time. I’m okay with that.

So let’s get on with this.

Some reasons why I think social networking sites are cool:

(1) Compensation. Not all of us have the time to get together with our ~friends in real life. To compensate, these sites provide venues in order for us to be able to communicate and reestablish friendships that our busy schedules just couldn’t provide.

(2) Virtual friendships. I know some people who have met online. Some have even fallen in love online. Virtual friendships can happen, and I believe in this whole-heartedly. You just need to know how to filter your online ‘friends’ and somehow, you’ll be able to figure out who are genuine and who aren’t.

(3) You learn a lot about people through what they post. This may not necessarily be applicable to the people who use only Facebook or Twitter, because God knows most of the people there are attention-seekers and would probably post just about anything…. but for sites like Tumblr or LiveJournal, it’s different, IMHO. These sites aren’t as popular as Facebook, wherein even your 2 year old cousin probably already has an account, no, but these sites let you see a person in a whole new different light.

(In which you notice my obvious dislike for Facebook even further… yes, I dislike Facebook. Hate is such a strong term.)

And now reasons why I think social networking sites are not cool:

(1) Abuse and overuse. This is not really an issue with the sites themselves, but more on the people’s usage of them. Too much of anything is really not good. At all. In fact, a lot of kids these days spend too much time online that it sickens me. Some are growing up uh…annoying (for the lack of better term) and illiterate. There’s a Facebook group called “I DON’T READ”. What even. There was even the issue of Jessi Slaughter (go google her). Little 12-year old kids too caught up with the online world that they’ve ultimately failed in real life. It’s sad, really.

(2) Privacy. A lot of users online are too careless with the information they send out or post. Most have no idea that outsiders can easily access these information and use them for whatever malicious deeds they’d want to use them for. Again, take for example the Jessi Slaughter issue. Countless of anonymous people were able to get most of her information, even the place where she lives and her telephone number. It only took a bunch of bored computer geeks who hated her guts to be able to ~get said information.

Moderation and awareness of the things you post are the key. Keep that in my mind.

Well, for now, the things I’ve mentioned above are the only ones that are popping out of the top of my head. But again, in all honesty, I have nothing against social networking sites and having virtual friendships. Nothing against creating an online portrait of yourself different from your real life. As long as (a big as long as) you are still able to fully distinguish your ~real life from your ~online life. You’re lucky if they do overlap or intermingle.

Lastly, I know of people who are socially awkward in real life, but socially awesome online. Although, I believe a disclaimer should be used on some individuals at times, like: “The posts you see on your news feed or dash may or may not actually define the person who posted them in real life.”

That is all.

P.S. I really dislike Facebook. They paid  $8.5 Million for FB.com just because people are too lazy to type out the word Facebook. That money could’ve been donated for some other more important things, but nooooo. They ~had to use it to buy FB.com. WTH even. Also, I only keep my Facebook account because, apparently, some people ~actually post important news there sometimes *shrug*