It’s almost a year that my blog is so quiet. May need some fresh stuff to fill in
This week is a freaking busy week!!! I need to wrap up everything about my senior project, work on progress on my viral videos project, manage my job appointment, prepare for scholarship interview and find a new place to live after I graduate which will occur in 2 weeks. However, songs help me to make things fine. Let me know what is your thought of these songs. Here is the list of the songs I have listened to….
I understand your feeling, This semester my little brother will be a freshman in my university. Hope he will be okay.
We have shared room for almost two years now – my younger sister and I.
The begining was like a wrecking marriage, a state close to battling a Cold War, we didn’t quite know what to make of each other while literally ‘dancing’ on the nerves of one another. But we didn’t say a word, we were afraid of hurting and being hurted. But too much silence is always misleading. We lived in the same room, but we felt like strangers. She missed our parents, I missed my freedom. I couldn’t foresee any compromising point. I didn’t blame anyone, I just kept bottling up and found a quiet corner at midnight to cry. I felt as if I was robbed of my liberty, my little share of living young and free, and in its place put this burden of responsibility of an elder sister.
She wasn’t socialising enough, I was…
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If you guys come to my blog often, you may notice that on the right side of the entry. I provide a section called “Tag I often use”. The reason why I provide this section is because it is very manageable and easy to find my content I wrote. I am able to categorize my entries so that you guys and I can review what I wrote easily. This is one of the benefits from web 2.0. It is called “Taxonomy”
Taxonomy is the science of classification. In a case of information nowadays, there is tons of information in the air. It is very difficult to find the information you need. Sometimes it causes the information overload. For example, Do you experience when sometimes you search something on Google, but you cannot find the result you need. Because it is too many information without the good classification.
In the past, we have the traditional classification where the web site provides the pre-defined categories or directories to user. For example, if users want to find a song they can go to Music directory so they can see stuff with music involved. This is one kind of taxonomy.
However, the time goes by. At present, we have a new kind of taxonomy where every user is able to classify information by themselves. This is called “Folksnomy”. This word comes from the word “Folk” which means People combines with “Taxonomy”. It means the taxonomy that users build themselves to classify information or categorize contents. It also refers to the collaboration between users. Users have their freedom to tag the contents with the various words whatever you want. So it can create a greater amount of metadata.
What is Metadata
Metadata is the data of data. It can classify into two fundamental concepts.
1. Structural metadata is data about the containers of data.
2. Descriptive metadata is data about data content.
For Folksnomy, we are talking about “Tagging”. Tag is the various words defined by users in order to describe things. It is going to be “Keywords” for classification. For the section “Tag I often use” that I mentioned earlier, it can be called “The tag cloud”.
What is the tag cloud?
The tag cloud is a set of words, weighted lists or visual representation for text information to show keywords of metadata.
Tagging gives users a lot of advantages. Users use less effort of memorizing and typing. It encourages users to manage the new knowledge which lack of prior. It can be called “Cold start”. Furthermore, it can user various words up to users so that it conforms in vocabulary.
However, sometimes using tagging may cause the exploitation instead of exploration since users tend to over use the same tags all over again and users also cannot remember which tag they use.
What to know — Faceted Search
Faceted Search is a technique for accessing organized information. It allows users to explore information. Instead of search and quit, users will experience with search and browse to other related information.
As you noticed, tagging has tons of benefits that can help you experiencing the web 2.0. Just try this function. Maybe you can begin with the tag cloud on my site!!! 🙂
The Associated Press (AP), which is one of a reliable news agency in the US tweeted the shocking news in the morning of 23 April 2013. Its detail is
Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.
It was revealed after that this tweet was false. However, it was retweeted thousands of times within minutes before AP account was suspended. It was shocked all around the world, and everyone was concerned about the security in the Social network sites.
How the AP twitter’s account was attacked is by a phishing attack. The information of AP account was stolen by the hacker who sent a fake email to AP account’s administrators and tricked them to fill the account information into the fake page (which look-a-like an official web site).
My suggestion to prevent a phishing attack, be careful in every single click. Do not click on links, download files or open attachments in emails from the unknown person. Beware of links in emails that ask for personal information. Try to exchange the personal information in person so that you can determine that the person you share your information are reliable. This is an easiest way to make your information secure!
For more information about Social Networking Security, check my latest entry here: https://prinsayn.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/social-networking-security-how-to-be-safe-social-and-secure/
If we are talking about Social Network, as I mentioned in previous entries that you guys share information of yours online and connect with friends on your virtual community. But who knows… that your friends online is trusty. Are they your friends in reality? I am sure that they are not. That is why security issue is concerned in Social Network.
Online Social Networking (OSN) has a huge impact for our behaviour at present. We use OSN to connect with each other, share information with friends who have the same interests. Doing those things online make people are able to search other people’s profiles. Even if we do not know each other, we are able to know their face via the photos of them that have been put online.
OSN provides us a lot of benefits for many purposes such as Marketing and Collaboration. However, OSN can be attacked by the person that is hostile on us and can cause the criminal. Since people are able to search other profiles and see other faces as I mentioned. So they know who is their target for attack. The more OSN popular, the easier ways to attack since half of OSN access via mobile phone. It is easy to spread out the attack to others.
OSN Security Threats/Attacks
- Malware distribution
Malware can be distributed if the infected computer connect to bot and serve the ads for fake antivirus to user. Some of applications on ONS such as the third-party Facebook application may contain malware.
- Cyber harassment and stalking
This is a kind of bulling. OSN is used as a tool to harass people online. A lot of example, especially in the US, show that people always harass others. So the result would be the worst things in the world. The video below is the video that Amanda Todd taken before her did suiside because online harassment.
- Information “shelf life” in cyberspace
All information that we put online is like a timeline for us which is difficult to delete.
- Privacy issues
All the thing that is posted shows who you are and what you do. For example, if we check in on vacation, others know that we are not in the house. It is like we tell the thief to come to our house. Another case is you post something against the policy of your organization, it can result you to be fired. The recent news from last month, there is a YouTube video showing that Manager of a famous cinema in Thailand shouting at a customer who complained went viral.
How to defense with all attack?
To protect yourself from all attack, you need to use your common sense. You just….
- Change your OSN password more often, use unique and strong ones.
- Provide minimal personal information to a stranger.
- Set maximum privacy to your OSN
- Authorize all posted materials
- Prevent URL Shorteners.
What is URL Shorteners?
URL Shorteners hides the true destination URL. So it is hard to tell where you go behind the link. For example
is now http://bit.ly/aaI9KV (much shorter!!!)
- Use browser security tools for protection.
- Finally, Think before you click!