By: Gabriela Yareliz
So, it is Wednesday. It’s the middle of crunch time (otherwise known as the week). Some are sick, others delirious, and others- just fine. So this is what has been going down:
[a] Yesterday, I saw a professor with small, round, burgundy glasses. He looked so classic. I mean who wakes up and decides to buy glasses like that? I don’t know. The description sounds random but they were perfect for him. Lens Crafter ad material. Congrats to Mr. Round-Glasses in Dauer Hall.
[b] http://youropenbook.org is a trending search engine for Facebook posts. We’ve been studying privacy in ethics which reminded me of a quote by Mark Zuckerberg that made me get rid of my Facebook almost a year ago:
(I read it in The New Yorker but this is coming from http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-05-13/tech/30034517_1_instant-personalization-privacy-flap-privacy-policy)
“According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room:
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks.
Fabulous words. He can go be “trusted” by the “dumb f***” in the rest of the world who give up their information everyday.
For those interested, privacy settings for you will be changing again, and it’ll get worse. People think they are so in control of what is seen- guess what, you aren’t- he is. It’s not so much about what is seen, but what is shared.
Call me old fashioned, but I just wish we could go back to the way we were before. Normal. If you wanted to know something you didn’t stalk someone online, instead you communicated with them. You took the time to sit there in front of someone and ask, watch their expressions-reserve things to yourself (which you have the right to do). I miss this.
[c] I read the legit article by Adventist General Conference Church President Ted Wilson in Adventist World yesterday. The volume is one of the best that has come out in months. I am so proud of its composition.
To read “Big Cities-Bigger Vision”:
[d] Latina Magazine has typos and fact errors everywhere online at Latina.com. Someone isn’t doing his/her job.
[e] The weather is perfect.
[f] While interviewing International Students for a piece I am working on, I’ve been reminded of why it is that people fascinate me so much. Their stories, seeing what makes other people’s eyes sparkle- journalism. You learn everyday.
[g] If you haven’t watched it yet: http://www.180movie.com check it out.
[h] So, /This one is for the boys in the polos/
I just wanted to say that people are strange these days. More specifically, boys. I’d say men, but-eh. Sorry. That word goes to those who prove themselves as that. It’s like calling someone a doctor.
Their motives, drive, weirdness- are people honest? The majority, no. How depressing. People act way under their age, they give you silent treatment, ignore you, leave when you walk in; they have agendas- not that I didn’t know that before but, man, it’s getting creepy.
It’s not supposed to be like that- grow up.
/Yes I did, yes I did, somebody please tell him who the eff I is/-Nicki Minaj
Except there is no super bass here-just super disappointment.
Anyway, we must strive to be what we look for in the world, right?
Let’s do iiiitttt——>
[i] I leave you with a great song.
“Brighter than the Sun”-Colbie Caillat
Have a great day! “And don’t forget to look up,” as Kidd Kraddick says, ” ’cause that’s where it all is.”