This past week, there was a huge controversy going on in Texas (now a worldwide story) about a Muslim kid named Ahmed Mohamed, who generally created his own clock, but got arrested for it. This particular story stood out to not only me, but many of my Facebook friends as well. The most disturbing part about this case was not the fact that he got arrested because his teacher thought this was a “hoax bomb”, but it was the fact that kid’s now a days can’t share their creative intelligence with the world without being judged by it. With the fact that this kid was also Muslim becomes another whole topic about #racism and just #ignorance that some people acquire.

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On the brighter side…all the charges against Ahmed have been dropped; now he is using this terrifying experience as an opportunity to reach out to other kid’s around the world that are quite possibly going through the same thing as he went through.

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Speaking of opportunities, a couple of important people kindly reached out to Ahmed via social media, telling him to come visit various places:

All in all, racism is NOT acceptable, no matter who you are or what you’re skin color is…that shouldn’t define your actions or define what you live by. The choices of one person in your race doesn’t define the whole race in general. People really need to open up their minds and see outside the box.



A Girl’s Best Friend ……

I’ve chosen these two projects because a girls best friend is her makeup, cellphone, handbag, car keys, fashion, and most of all taking a  Selfie. Before females take selfies, you can see all the makeup, maintained hair, and the way they take pictures. But first let me take  selfie was supposedly known in 2014, when really it came into play many years ago. There was even a song that came out with “Let me take a selfie”. I almost forgot to mention its a vine video, so you’ll see to what extent girls go through to take a selfie. Some girls fall, get hurt, laugh, stick their tongues to take a selfie. I really thought it was funny. It made my day. Hope you enjoy this as much as i did.

I learnt how to copy and paste the picture onto this blog. Also, I learnt how to copy the url from the site. I think in this class I will be making a lot of these projects which I don’t mind. I really think this is fun. I don’t mind telling stories behind each picture or video because they all have a meaning. Storytelling is a good skill to have because it will help me with my Facebook, social media site, and instragram page.


We pay with our Information!

    -Here is a drawing i found and edited using Snapseed and Kik. I was so shocked to hear about the things our professor had to say in class. I never really thought or asked myself why “Facebook” or “Instagram” and all the other “Free” types of social mediaRead More…

It takes more than we realize

It takes more than we realize



-Here is a drawing i found and edited using Snapseed and Kik.

I was so shocked to hear about the things our professor had to say in class. I never really thought or asked myself why “Facebook” or “Instagram” and all the other “Free” types of social media were not charging us for accounts.

They are using use for statistical data and making money off of us… Check out this NEW YORK TIMES article.

Shocking. Now that I think about it, that’s probably the only way a free website would make money especially when the don’t charge for the account.

Although I love my accounts and don’t plan on deleting them or not using them, I like the idea of WordPress better. Where you pay and your more protected.

I guess there’s a lot of things we don’t know when it comes to these sites but no one ever really reads the fine print these days.


Blocking and Unfriending: A Facebook Soap Opera

We have all been a witness to that one shared post by a friend that you finally happen upon in your news feed and you see that just the sharing of the post has caused an uproar that is taking over your news feed. Its comes in such large amounts that you just can’t help but be drawn in to look and read comment after comment. Not because you were planning to reply but simply because you want to be caught up on the goings and comings, find out who has blocked who, who has lost a few friends and who is just telling the entire world off. Its the same thing that occurs on twitter and any other form of social networking. But why are we so drawn to this? It brings up the question that if you saw this occurring out on the street would you watch blatantly or completely ignore? Either way, it makes for great entertainment and most times I would love to comment with a “Finish Him”


Me and Social Media?

Social Media is everywhere now! It has expanded from just an email or wired telephones through cans as we can only image. Because today is so outdated, its hard to keep up with all of technology! But thank goodness for improvement in social media. I remember using AIM chat room through my AOL account, and it was a big thing back then! Today, I’ve never met someone who’s ever said, “hey, hit me up on AIM later!” Now it’s all about Facebook. I actually never wanted to join this social network until my best friend decided to create an account for me. This way I can contact family out of the country. Not only do I get to do that, but I am also able to post and share my thoughts and opinion. Whether it is through a photo, video, worded status or commenting and liking.

Besides Facebook, I am also connected to LinkedIn; a professional social network. Which my father recently invited me to. I hardly ever use it, but it is a great way to follow up on professional networking. You can also find great opportunities there once you’ve connected with the right people. And by ‘right people’ I mean, those interested in your profile and what you can offer to their business. Another network I engage myself with, is the ‘all known’- Youtube! Everyone has been there a million times. Even if they don’t have an account. The fact it is open to everyone and anyone without signing up, is great because; everything is there and vividly provided! As opposed to Flickr and Instagram which are other networks I’ve more recently started to share photos. Therefore, all of these networks has its own purpose and value. But at the same time they are all linked. For example, if I searched and watched a trailer for the new movie “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on Youtube, I have an option to share the video on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Email or SMS. Through these other media networks, others are also able to view and tally up the number of views to that trailer. Just because I hit ‘share and post!’ Crazy right!? Well not in a mad sense, but it’s really cool that all of social media has developed so widely and guess what? They are not finished yet.

Certain media can be private and/or public. Lets use another example now; where I take a photo at the beach with some friends. But I don’t want everyone to see. I can either; shoot that particular person(s) an email and send it, bcc if more than one. This way all of my senders won’t know I’ve sent it out to them all. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all of these other online social network, can also be used privately or publicly.

When it comes to making my choices as to which network to use, it all comes down to security. How many people all at once can you confidentially trust? Not everyone is out there to communicate. There are some who wants to steal and even ruin your connections. This is why it is extremely important to set up all social accounts so that they are secured!

Social Media isThis BIG!

Internet sensation…Apparently!