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Podcast Response 3

Maggie Woodruff

I loved the beginning of this podcast! I think making this playlist is such an awesome idea. Hearing that you went through Facebook to give out the survey was such a good choice because you got a lot of feedback. I love how you separated the busses and the different music in each! This is awesome!

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Podcast response 2

Tania Siebert

This is so interesting! When i heard you were a french minor, i thought that was the coolest thing. I think the fact that you studied abroad is awesome. Its sad to hear that Paris wasn’t what you thought it would be. This podcast is really informational. I always wondered what it was like in Paris so thank you for providing this podcast. It was awesome!

google restrictions

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/11/18/google-microsoft-block-abuse/3628545/

Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies said in a joint announcement Monday.

I think this had to be done. Too many people, including myself at one point or another, hear about these sad things and they automatically go to google seeking images and more information. however, what we don’t do is think about the families who have to see it and live with it everyday. The internet is rapidly growing just like real world and sooner or later, we were going to have restrictions and Im glad its happening now.

google maps shows dead sons body

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/18/tech/web/google-maps-dead-body/index.html

A man from California is asking google maps to remove a specific image because it was the location where his son was shot and murdered in 2009. The boys killer had not been found and seeing this image brought back horrible memories. His father says, “What’s the point to show those pictures to the people, you know — pictures of my dead son?” he said. “This is really painful to the whole family.”

CNN does not show the image but I am assuming the body was literally seen in the image which doesn’t really make sense to me. Why wouldn’t they wait until the body was picked up before they took their images? And they should have noticed it was inappropriate content!

best buy give away

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57612642-94/sprint-best-buy-give-students-a-free-year-of-talk-text-and-data/

I read this article and thought is was so crazy. Apparently, between November 18 and January 4, 2013  students and only students have the opportunity to buy a new smartphone at the Student Activated Price (the average phone price is $530), and activate it on a Sprint Unlimited, My Way plan. You’ll need to pay for the cost of the phone, plus a $36 activation fee, taxes, and any other applicable fees.

After activating the phone, student gets 1 free GB of data texting and calling and only has to pay$10 a month. Im not sure how i feel about this. First of all, they have to pay for the phone right on the spot, which is a lot of money. Also,only receiving 1GB of data is NOTHING. This seems like a good deal but i disagree. What do you think? Would you guys do this?

Blockbuster Closes

I just read an article on how Blockbuster is officially over and done with. This makes me sad and Ill tell you why. I don’t know about you guys but I grew up with begging my parents to take me to Blockbuster to rent a VCR. It is crazy how advanced technology is that we do not even use VCR anymore and it actually shuts and entire business down. We literally have complete access to movies through the internet or on demand on our tv menus. In a way, I wish technology didn’t offer this. We are all lazy enough. Getting up and going to Blockbuster was something to do to get out of the house with your spouse or children, but now everything is too accessible.