For Final Exam, "The Best and The Worst of Internet"

This is the final post as Assignments of CIS 2011 Fall class.
I hope this is the best and meaningful one.

I decided to talk about the aspects of internet. 

Internet has both the best and worst aspects. In my opinion, the best aspect is freedom of expressions. And the worst aspect is the irresponsibility of usage. Most people who use internet doesn't recognize that their behaviors come out with responsibility.

Firstly, I state the best aspect. Like my post "Sex, Religion, and Internet," everybody is allowed to express what they want to express. 

But some countried restrict internet because of political reason. For example, China and North Korea. Why do they restrict? It's because internet has the freedom of expressions. These countries have something which they don't want to let their citizens to know. Or, they worry about if citizens share their thoughts or complains.

And I want to introduce one Japanese Manga artist as the best example of "freedom of expressions in internet."

His name is Shuho Sato. His Manga is famous in Japan and some of them became movie. (ex. Umizaru) His life of Manga artist seems to be glorious one. But after some Manga, he started to write the Manga "Bokuman." For some risence contract reason, it was forced to stop. Publisher didn't pay the risence fee of the movie for him.
After that, he decided to show his Manga only on website. Here is his homepage. We can buy his Manga here. He doesn't have any contract to publisher anymore, this is his way of expressions. He choose website as his stage.

Again, this is the famous movie, but there were problems after this movie...

And his website had great impact on Japanese publishers. Like Article: What Will Record Labels Look Like in the Future? by Jason Feinberg, Manga Publisher have to be changed. Jason said "Labels’ traditional revenue streams are drying up and no business can flourish without sustainable income." This is the same as Japanese Manga publisher. But no publisher in Japan tried to change, that's why Shuho was the pioneer.

Secondary, the worst aspect should be stated here. We can send our thoughts to all over the world. But very few people understands what it should cause.

In Japan, we can post our thoughts or photos to Facebook, twitter, mixi, 2-Channel, and all social networking sites. Needless to say, we can post them to our blog like this post. 

But sometimes, the serious problem occurs. For example, a man wrote "I will kill many people at Akihabara." on 2-Channel. But because we don't have to sign up for writing 2-Channel Wall, that kinds of posts were usual. Nobody believed it.

But it happened. This is Akihabara massacre. Fumi argued about this incident on his blog "What's Happenning in Japan Right Now?." The post is Akihabara incident and its aftermath. He really love Akihabara, so he is very worry about Akihabara.

Here is the problem. The man who killed people is worth to be punished, but why did nobody believe his post?

Because they usually post on 2-Channel without their own responsibilities. That makes information on internet meaningless.

This fassion has to be improved. I was talking about Japanese one because I have never lived abroad, but surely this kind of issue should happen all over the world.

 I stated two aspects of internet, I hope both of them are persuasive ones for you. But Internet is useful and convinient by using right way of policy.


Sex, Religion, and Internet

Jamie Lewis posted "Aliaa Magda Elmahdy: The Egytian Nude Blog Photos That Shocked the Arab World" on International Business Times website.

Islamic country is known as strict-law religion for women's sex. And she wanted to rock the religion. "Sex and Religion" is eternal theme of human beings, but its surroundings are changing nowadays.

Many songs have this kind of theme. Like this Steve Vai's song "Sex and Religion"

I think Middle-East religions are the most strict ones for sex. Like this song, Christian is strict too, but it's very different direction of them.

Internet allows us to release our opinions and beliefs into the world. China limits citizen's internet for political reasons. This Aliaa's case proves that the freedom of expression strongly effects on religion. That's why China do that.

Like Japan, the country which people feel free to use internet is not familiar with this kind of problem, but we have to know the power of internet. Everyone can check your blog, posts, and homepage. 

If you do something on internet, you have to owe your responsibility. 


ds106 #5 ; Find Yourself

My family name is Kinoshita (木下).

I found advertisement including my name in Osaka city!

Kinoshita is described "きのした" in Hiragana. This is Teppan-Yaki (Japanese stake house) restaurant.
"Kinoshita" is famous family name in Japan, but it was hard to find out advertisements.

Have you guys ever seen "Kinoshita" advertisements?? Please let me know!!

Description of this Assignment

ds106 #4 ; 1 Quote a Day

Here is a conclusion which I got recently.

"If one feel happy or satisfied, another one must feel unhappy or dissatisfied."
Yusuke K

I found this in complicated situation. But I cannot talk about that here, sorry.

Everybody should have chances to feel this feelings, but they do not want to recognize this.

de106 #3 I have been in here! (by using google map)

First of all, here is my hometown. I was born in Tokyo, and during elementary school, I lived Fukuyama city with my family. Fukuyama city locates in Hiroshima Prefecture, and second-largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Secondary, when I was in junior high school and high school, I was in dorm which is at Matsuyama city in Ehime prefecture.

This city has many spas like "Dougo-Onsen." and known as the origin of "Haiku."

and then, I moved to Tokyo!

I love these cities, and maybe the end of next year, I will move to California!! 

ds106 #2 ; Video Essay

Here is the video. This is the music video of Korean famous group (They are famous in Japan, too!).

Usually, every songs have story. But I think this video is brilliant because even this song is sung in Korean, we can understand the story.

I've watched many music videos, but I have never seen this kind of video.

Whatever your mother language is, you can understand this story. Every pop music video should be like this (in case it has clear story.)

Here is the description of this assignment.

ds106 #1 ; Iconic myself!!

This is ds106 Assignment! 
 Create an iconic image/design for your own site that somehow represents you. 

Here is an interesting app in my iPhone. This is called "WordFoto."

A normal photo becomes the awesome photo which is drawn by words in this app. 

I created icon by using my own portrait. 

This kind of way is used in advertisements of the movie "Social Network."
I think this is the very new app in Phones.
 This is Assignment Description.