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This info graphic was presented in class today and I thought it was fascinating.

The pros and cons of online dating were discussed and the arguments can differ from person to person. Pros were easy to spit out by the group presenting however, the cons seemed hard to come by. What does this mean? Is our future of relationships going to be dominated by a computer screen in front of our eyes or even our mobile devices? Guess only time will tell.

Four words: Forever alone flash-mob…

“Online-dating is like shopping.” – Jim. lol made me chuckle


Group ARPAnet update 2

On Monday, Jack Hylan and I explored the campus for victims… I mean participants for out ARPAnet interviews for our presentation. We asked several students, staff, and random people among campus to answer 3 simple questions. The responses were hilarious. The answers were all over the place from deep thorough thoughts to blank stairs into the camera. We are looking forward to share the clips with the class, should be fun!

Social Media’s Impact on Politics


I am going to be Honest here. No matter how much politics I see on the Internet and social media, I will still be a Republican at the end of the day. However, to the uninformed American citizen that really doesn’t know whats going on, social media may persuade their vote. Social media is surrounding our culture and has a huge impact on many decisions.

I am sure there was a fella or two last election who based their vote on something they saw on social media. Anyways, social media has not impacted me enough on the topic of politics to persuade me. My family has done that already and I do not believe that anything will have the same power to make me change my mind.

Group ARPAnet update

Really excited where our group is going with our topic! We met last Friday and discussed our topic and composed a class agenda for the date of our presentation, having every minute planned on a schedule. We plan on doing interviews with students on campus, asking them some simple questions, getting their response on camera. Should be pretty cool. We even started forming our presentation as well; we are really trying to smash this one out of the ball park by making it great!



So Jim left us this week… Guess we’re not good enough for him. #Whatdidwedo?

Anyways, today’s group presentation is covering the topic of cyber bulling. When did it start? Where did it originate? nobody knows.

We discussed new and upcoming ways of how cyber bulling is spread. Yik Yak apparently is an app that has just become popular and already has hit the streets as a way to bully. you post a comment and everybody within a 20 or so mile radius who has the app cans see it. The catch is that your comment is anonymous. The app is a brilliant idea, however it has a lot of potential to be dangerous.

Next… is Cyber bullying a pandemic? I don’t think so. If it was, it would be on the news 24/7 until the problem was fixed.

A question that I thought of is… “If actual, physical bullying occurs, and it is recorded with a camera and posted to the internet… is that considered cyber bullying? What defines cyber bullying?”

I have noticed a lot of students outside of the class are joining us for discussions. I think that is awesome how this class is so interesting that people want to come!


An impact of the internet

One impact of the internet I have seen is through business. I am the co-founder of a business trying to develop an app. Just today (3/25/14) we sent out an email to the student body of UMW asking to complete a survey. This survey will provide valuable data, giving us a foundation on where we need to go next. Because the survey is on the internet, we are able to get large volumes of data in a short amount of time, extremely cheap. With out the internet, business, large and small, wouldn’t be where they are today.

Digital Idenity Panel

The panel is looking sharp, very knowledgeable today.. And then there is Jim.

Just kidding, big fan Jim…

haha anyways, class was started with the question of “do you believe employers should be able to look you up on social media before they hire you?” Yes is the common answer around the class and I agree.

multiple comical stories then arise about failures with digital identity and peoples jobs and the class is laughing.

What if I just narrated the rest of class?? hahah nahhh

Facebook is the interview before the interview. The resume before the resume.

Jims final question – Have we become more tolerant because so much stuff of yours is out on the internet?

just learned George W. Bush did cocaine…

Why is there a sense of disconnection in communication over the internet versus communication in person?

Jims MacBook Pro is a magic box

Privacy/Openness Panel

Everyone is looking comfortable in their spring clothes; besides the Twerk Team Captain, hes wearing all black (Still looks comfortable though).

The lady wearing the blue in the video about erasing your digital footprint was pretty hot. The video taught me that it is nearly impossible to erase your entire footprint.

Apparently You can use the internet to break into Paris Hilton’s home… and try on her clothes. (Not that I would want to try on her clothes. I wouldnt fit anyways.) Just watch her twitter and wait till she Tweets in Hawaii and use Google earth to find out the best way to get inside. I guess that is what some teenagers did. They still got caught.

There is a good side to internet openness. User submitted data helps other users. Google wouldn’t have nearly as much information as they do today if the Google team were the only ones submitting data. We help Google, Google helps us, We help us with being open on the internet.

Quotes from the panel today

“Everyone is becoming less anonymous on the internet.”

“Its our name out there (on Facebook)… Typically.”

“Your username will eventually link back to your actual name.”

“Data is the new oil.”

“what does Google have? Your entire history of searching the web.”

“Can you be authentic online? No.”

“What if we had a font that showed emotion?”



My html

I made a html subdomain for

below is the html code I made

<!DOCTYPE html>

<div id="container" style="width:500px">

<div id="header" style="background-color:#FFA500;">
<h1 style="margin-bottom:0;">Subdomian of</h1></div>

<p><b>Hi, My name is Jack Eaton and I have no idea what im doing :)</b></p>

<a href="">Go to my website right meow</a> 

<p style="color:rgb(215,30,255)">
Steps I used to make this html subdomain for

<p style="background-color:rgb(255,255,0)">
1. Read Jim's e-mail in its entirety and very carefully.<br>
2. Go to the link he provided us to get started. <a href="">W3Schools</a><br>
3. Open up TextEdit on my Macbook<br>
4. Study W3Schools helpful advice<br>
5. Complain to your roommate that you're not a Computer science Major and you still have to do this.<br>
6. Eat some fresh baked cookies that the hot girl 3 doors down made you with an ice cold glass of milk.<br>
7. Do some motivational push ups.<br>
8. Play around with the code on W3Schools and have fun with it.