Homework – Diary entry in 2090

Dear diary,

I´m writing the first time to your at the moment…well im writing to you because I must somebody tell about this crazy electronic implanted chips on human beings! With that stuff you can click on your left arm with one of your fingers and a board will be summoned in front of you. Now it is like a giant touch Computer – without a fixed desktop – and you can not just open internet pages and other things, no you are able to check the health of your buddy by this chip so you dont need doctors anymore! 

Some year ago we just had smartphones but now we got this amazing chips under our skins. It is just awesome.

Well the reason why im telling you all the stuff and not my buddies is that this chip is still in progress. My friends and me wanted to try them out and tell the firm, where this chip comes from, what they can do better, etc. . But eahm all my friends died because of this chip so far, I am the last surviver with this chip but I think this kind of implants are still amazing also if I die next time. 



Vintage Social Networking

The cartoon “vintage social networking” was drawn by John Atkinson and was published on the 31. March 2013 on the blog “http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/vintage-social-networking/“. It shows a usual desk with a lot of material on it which are labeled with the names of popular websites.

The pictures shows a desk in a room. There’s a lot of stuff on the desk, each piece is labeled different. So on the left side of the desk are two picture frames, which are labeled with the website names “Imgur” and “Instagram”, right next to them stands a globe with the caption “foursquare”. On the right of these things are a scratch pad memory, some sheets of paper and three post-its which stick on the edge of the table. These three things are labeled “LinkedIn”, “WordPress” and “Twitter”. On the shown wall is a pin board and a window next to it, which shows a nice weather outside, these are called “Pinterest” and “YouTube”. Under them, but also on the wall, is a small comic marked with “reddit”. In the middle of the desk is a address book that is called “Facebook”. On the right side of the desk are an old looking telephone and some craft supplies that are inscribed “Skype” and “Tumblr”.

The cartoon shows the replacement of normal things through media. It criticizes the rising use of media, which shifts the normal life more and more into the virtual world. The cartoon supports this message by showing the viewer every item that was replaced by a website.

I think that the cartoon is effective in getting the message to the target group (teens I think), because they directly face the problem each of them should know: that we become more and more dependent to the media. The effect on me was simply, to think about my consumption of media, and that I should probably reduce it and focus more on hobbies and other stuff in the “real life”.


By Deike & Henry

How does Facebook make money?

The article “How does facebook make money?” was written and published by Arjun Kulkarni in 2013 at the website buzzle.com. It deals with the income and development of Facebook and their users and their possibilities of activities.

Today, Facebook is worth about 13.3$. In comparison to 2012 it has grown approximately 38% and it is still not at the limit. The three biggest areas of income are:

Print and Web Advertising 55%
Mobile Advertising 30%
Other Payments and Fees15%

Print and Web Advertising:
– 55% of the earned money ($1.25 billion) came from web advertising
– people can post, like or share sites for making advertisment (for example some brands, entertainment pages, etc.)

Mobile Advertising:
– 30% of money Facebook gets is from the Mobile Advertising
– It has grown to more than 60%

Payments and Other Fees:
-15% revenue comes from other sources

Police user Facebook for Investigations

The video from youtube “Police use Facebook for investigations” published by the online newscast WLFI – News 18, informs us about the use of Facebook by the police.
Profiles and their infomation like activities, family and hobbies can be a useful help to stalk other people especially criminalists. With a screenshot the most important facts are saved in an easy way. The police can control their last sojourn and convict them.
Sexual offenders, fraudster and thiefs are more easier to find than before.
A police officer tells about using the IP- adresses to find the criminals and prevent their actions.

So Facebook today isn’t only our social need and a satisfaction, it can also help people.

by Jana Haasche & Henry Höft

Homework – media use in Great Britain

The article “The UK’s online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption” from the  online newspaper „The Guardian“ deals with the consumption of media in the UK.                                                                                        

The article tells us that social networks are the most important thing of media for young people. It includes some comparisons of consumption of media of the UK and other countries too and the result of it is that the UK uses media more than other countries do.