Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks

For approximately 5 years the social networks have become more and more popular. I personally enjoy talking to my relatives through Facebook, it helps us get in touch with everything. But one thing I don’t like is that the rest of the “world” is in all of your business. We post something up and everyone gives their opinion on the posts. It does make things so much easier to communicate with our loved ones that are far. But I feel that later these things are going to take over our lives. Let me explain myself, I feel that the whole social networking is making us dependent on this. For example my younger sister tells me of how she has tons of friends in Facebook whom she talks with jokes etc. But when she sees these people at school they don’t say a word to each other. And that brings a question to me why? Maybe because in Facebook or other social network you are not face to face with the person and you can tell them anything. I mean in the short run is a very good idea social networking, keeps people close. But I feel that in the long run this can affect our everyday lives.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Online college, or traditional college?

Technology makes a lot of everyday deeds easier, shopping and selling and now school.    It’s not a bad thing having the opportunity to be at home in your pajamas. But what if your whole college career was online, then I don’t think it would be consider a “real career.” I don’t think technology will replace the traditional college.  The traditional idea of attending college is going away to another place attending big lecture halls, waiting long hours to see your professor for a simple question.  With technology you can’t have this; most likely you will be alone sitting at your computer reading and answering questions.  Even though it will make everything much easier, we can’t just get rid of all the colleges.  I mean we can’t let this happen, college life should be about living the experience and getting a degree, not just attending class and online.  Even though online college will get more popular with the coming years it can never replace the traditional college.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dream act!

As many of us know unfortunately the Dream Act was not passed this past December 2010.  This is such a shame for all the students that were not able to achieve what they wanted.  It makes me sad to think that their dreams were crashed by the government. I was born here in the United States thanks to the risk of my parent’s coming here as illegal immigrants. And I’m thankful for that, because I don’t think I would be as strong as the students fighting for the Dream Act, I think I would just give up.  In high school I had many friends that were at top of the class, bright students, hard workers with one problem they were not U.S citizens.   Many of those students did not attend college after high school; they ended up working in a minimum wage place. I would tell them it didn’t matter they can still got to school, but they said what were they going to do with a college career if when they graduated they weren’t going to find a job because they weren’t going to have a ss#. I feel that the people in the House of Representatives thought that if they passed the Dream Act everyone was going to become a resident. But I think they forgot there were regulations, and they were really good ones. In the future I hope they change their minds and this time passes the Dream Act. It’s not fair that there is so many great geniuses out there that deserve to stay here and can’t. And then there’s so many criminals stuck in jail that were born here who just wasted their privilege of going to school.