Social systems, social networking, social media, social apps, interactive systems
there are lots of names for the
. Varied vocabulary
indicates that people are not clear on the differences yet and that the field is
Another term encompass
covers both the process and product of
writing computer code. It is the logic and calculations that create the step by
step process for getting the computer to do something.
you create is how you tell the computer to do or not
do something ba
Strangely, you can have a very successful Web company without making money.
On the web
, success has been as much about how much energy is
generated around your endeavor, how cool you are thought to be, as has been is
about making money. I summarize this
was the age of RTFM (Read the #$%@
Manual). Geeks were not cool and programs made you type text commands. You
were expected to read a
called the "manual" and learn what to
type before beginning to use the program.
After the internet, the pro
What do social networks do and why should we care?
First and foremost, we're all innately
beings who enjoy
interacting and care about our relationships. Who we're related to, and how,
is a major part of who we are. You care whether you want to or not.
Privacy is about what
gets out to the world, and
electronics have caused big changes in the world of privacy.
The old model of privacy:
Before the electronic age (the
, that is), personal information
was guarded by physical barriers (such as curtains) tha
Try to project yourself back to the time when there was no web, no identity
theft and not even a word for online crime. There were no locks on the doors, few
passwords and people gave away their programs for free. Now imagine being
young and smart in that
A phrase made popular by Google itself (in its youth) is do
Our culture has a split personality about big tech companies like Google. On the
one hand we are constantly afraid that they are out for world
. On the other hand, we love what they offer us and
When you think of computers, I want you to think:
is the tangible (metal and plastic) stuff you
buy. It provides a place to store process and retrieve information, provides
power to the screen and other input and output devices, and is the "place"
is information on the Web that is more closely
associated with itself than with other information on the Web.
You might compare Web sites to
. There are clear similarities.
Both are unified and "about" something. Both are organized to present some
Authority and privacy are key concepts in this course. Society is built on
. While we focus a lot on mistrust, if you think about it, you will
realize that in the vast majority of cases there is no lack of
our world. In fact, our societies could not fu
How are ads changing online? The clip of Minority Report shows two important
features of ads that are relevant to our discussion.
First, the ads are targeted
the character walking past.
. The ads include the name of
Second, the ads include identification
consume (music, video, sound, writing.
is the stuff we want to
This definition of
overlaps with but, to me at
least, is not the same as the definition of data.
Information comes in
. For example, the main type of
information on Facebook is
describes both the process and product
of planning, designing and construction (from Wikipedia). For us, what is
designed and built is a Web information system.
The architecture of a system, in turn, describes the
the system. What each is and
ow does all this work
What it does
have the potential
The more something's
"liked," the more it
might pay for the
service that exposes it
to those audiences.
away the product,
then sell virtual
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How do most
first, fame or
One particular web
business model is when
you are charged a
monthly fee for a
service. What is that
How is "buzz"
is a piece of software that organizes, stores and
is a particular variety of database
that works by connecting tables to each other. It is the most popular form of
database and the type we will discuss most in this class.
All machines have a way to make them do what they do: their
A computer has multiple
interacting at the same time.
Each computer has its own user interfacefor example, Mac OS Xthat provides
access to commands, programs, etc. Within this, programs suc
Are you alive?
(VR) is a kind of reality created
by human beings as opposed to the
I will define
we experience in the
as the creation of a partial or full life form.
You achieve cyberbeing either by replacing part of a life form or by creat
Gaming is for more than just
. In some ways, it is more about how
we learn and how we play with ideas. Games let us
different realities so that we can restructure how we
Games also tell us a lot about
because they are one of
in an information system and the
are completely tied together.
In fact, the one and only point of an info system is to
from the people who
it to those who
Each of the tiers can be seen as a way to
information around the
What is a
? In its broadest sense, a
of an ideal, be it a human body, a miniature
version of an airplane, or a description of the buying process. A model shows
someone's abstract or "
" version of something real, out there in
Google as an entity is huge: it has apps, ads, docs, email, and social networking.
Of course, it is still best known for its famous search
. It's an
We'll focus on Google
, which consists of indexing (finding
information on the Web
In databases, a question is called a
The way most people search is fairly simple. They use Google's single
box. But there are also more sophisticated ways to query.
Become a Google power searcher! To start, look under
, where you can find Google's quer
From the perspective of the end, what is most important about
results is which ones are on top. As you well know, a result that is not near that
top of your
is almost entirely ignored. So, which
pages end up at the top of the results and why?
describes the idea that the amount of
data we need to deal with is huge and getting bigger in many fields.
, the amount of data collected in every discipline is
exploding because finer and faster measurements are becoming easier to
Web sites and other information
WEBSITE is information on the Web that is more closely
associated with itself than with other information on the Web.
Web pages contain ways of getting from the page to other pages. This is
A Web PAGE AR
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STAGE 2: TEMPLATE & GUIDELINES
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