Cloud Computing

Cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is a factor and a metaphor of the internet. Since the sixties, cloud computing has developed along a number of lines with Web 2.0 being the most recent evolution. Salesforce.com <http://salesforce.com&gt; was one of the first milestones in cloud computing history dropped in 1999 which it was a concept of an application in a simple website. The next development was Amazon Web Services that it was dropped in 2002 that it provided a cloud base service including storage, computation and even human intelligence through the Amazon Mechanical Turk. In 2006, Amazon launched its Elastic Compute cloud (EC2) as a commercial web service that allows small companies and individuals to rent computers on which to run their own computer applications. In 2009, another big milestone came to cloud computing and this was Google Apps, it started when Web 2.0 hit its stride and Google and others started to establish their terms as well. These are the top 10 most popular apps that are used for Cloud Computing: Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com <http://salesforce.com&gt;, Box, Google Apps, Concur, Amazon Web Services, Zendesk, Dropbox, LinkedIn and GoDaddy.

There’s many ways to describe the evolution of cloud computing, but the most briefly way to explain it, based on a IBM article about the subject, is with this list of things. First there’s Grid computing, which is solving a large problem with parallel computing. Then there’s Utility computing that offers computing resources as a metered service. After that comes SaaS, which is network-based subscriptions to applications. Finally, there’s Cloud computing, the theme we’re discussing, which means having anytime access to IT resources delivered dynamically as a service. You can find more information about this topic on twitter, thanks to some experts about the topic that decided to open an account. Some of those are @Dropbox, @Office, @Googledrive, @DavidLinthicum, @cloud_and_grid, @PaulOBrien, @bernardgolden, @CloudNativeFdn, @Cloudpro, and @IBMcloud.

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The Impact of the Internet

Internet Addict? (13 Points)

Winer, L. (n.d.) Internet Addict? June 12, 2000. Source: WebMD

Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice (15 Points)

Cash, H., D. Rae, C., H. Steel, A. and Winklerb, A. (n.d.) Internet Addiction: A Brief Summary of Research and Practice. November, 2012. Source: PMC

Impact Of Internet On Society: Positive And Negative (14 Points)

Daily Alerts (n.d.) Impact Of Internet On Society: Positive And Negative. September 11, 2013. Source: Daily Alerts

Social Impact of the Internet on Our Society (13 Points)

Kedem, C. (n.d.) The Social Impact of the Internet on Our Society. CAPP 385, Spring 1999. Source: math.umd.edu

The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective (14 Points)

Castells, M. (n.d.) The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective. September 8, 2014. Source: MIT Technology Review

Internet Addiction : Prevalence, Risk Factors and Health Effects (14 points)

Hauppauge, New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016

Effect of Gender and Physical Activity on Internet Addiction in Medical Students. (15 points)

Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. Jan/Feb2017, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p191-194. 4p.

Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience. (14 Points)

Communications of the ACM. Dec2015, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p94-100. 7p. 1 Illustration, 2 Graphs.

THE INTERNET AND RACIAL HATE CRIME: OFFLINE SPILLOVERS FROM ONLINE ACCESS. (15 Points)

MIS Quarterly. Jun2016, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p381-404. 24p. 6 Charts, 2 Graphs.

IMPACT OF INTERNET USAGE RISKINESS, ATTITUDE TOWARDS WEBSITE SAFETY, ONLINE SHOPPING CONVENIENCE ON ONLINE PURCHASE INTENTION (14 Points)

CLEAR International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management. Oct2016, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p11-14. 4p.

Art in Sacred Heart!

Máximo Rafael Colón, a photographer, captured a series of pictures that take a period of a long period of his life. He classifies his photography by topics: music, politics, the world through his eyes, life, self-portraits, and devocionals. The whole photographic concept is done in black and white and I think its a phenomenal aspect to portray in the whole concept because it gives it depth and emphasizes on what the photographer is trying to project.

(One of my favorite photosets from the exposition)

Máximo surrounds his photography mostly in NYC, he gives out his entire life in these photos showing us his neighbors, places, where he came from, rights, and himself aging. His photography has been exposed in New York, Puerto Rico and some other of his photographs are featured in the Centro de Studios Puertorriqueños en el CUNY and from the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The exposition is an amazing experience, many people can learn and appreciate of what was Máximo’s life with this amazing photo exposition.

Life on The Worldwide Web

I use the internet more likely for social media, as a student that’s studying Communications social media is a big aspect in my career choice. Obviously, I also use it for information and entertainment. The internet is a place where you can find and do a lot of activities by the comfort of your phone, tv, or even laptop. I use twitter to get updated on what things are happening worldwide, tumblr to find high quality pictures, Facebook to communicate with my friends and post a lot of controversial topics to educate people, and Snapchat to broadcast anything I might be doing at the moment.

 

Social Media Icons

(Social Media Icons by Samara Gerard License CC)

The internet has had a big impact in my life in a positive and negative way. It affects me in a positive way because it helps me communicate with my friends and even share my personal photographs, etc. The negative part is that it has become some kind of an addiction towards social media always trying to know what’s the new gossip on the internet.

I would and wouldn’t survive without the internet if I went to the past because the internet has given us an advance and an easy way access to finding information or other stuff, but its an addiction in part and I’ve been a long time without the use of technology so I can live without it too.

How to look for CRAAP!

On February 16th we learned how to look for CRAAP on the internet. C for Currency, R for Relevance, A for Authority, A for Accuracy and P for Purpose. The Professor showed us how to use our Virtual Library for USC.

  1. Go to Biblioteca Madre Teresa Guevara – Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
  2. Click the “Biblioteca Virtual” link
  3. In the search engine you can search for news, catalogs, and other things.
  4. Choose the article that you wish for and see it in a PDF form or in any form that you’d like
  5. This contains concrete references for any school or university project you need to do and/or even share the document on social media.