The Beautiful Mind of Jessie

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ipods, Ipods, Ipods! Last night I stayed up with a friend from a class and we studied for our final that took place this morning. We were laughing about how far behind in technology we used to be and I decided it was a interesting thing to blog about. I honestly didn't know what an Ipod was, or had seen an Ipod, until last summer when my friend was using her's on a road trip. I guess I had never heard enough at school about them to be so interested, but nowadays you are considered abnormal to not have one. Even some of my professors talk about having one. Maybe someday when they are really cheap I'll buy one, that's my mom's moto about new technology!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Conversations you over hear on cell phones

One activity I enjoy doing when I get stressed out is taking random walks that consist of people watching and people listening. It helps to make me understand and feel that I am not alone in this world. It is hilarious to over hear some cell phone conversations on the way to class and such and some things you wouldn't even believe you are hearing. Also when you hear people singing along with their ipods and mp3 players you can't help but laugh. Is it just me or does it seem like media is beginning to make us look dumb. We become so overwhelmed with our personal devices that we forget that there is a whole world out there full of interactive people and we lose sight of reality.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I can't believe how many students can slack soooo much during Little 500 week. My home town is only 20 minutes from here and before my senior year of high school I had never even heard of the race. That's why it is even more amazing to me that a lot of students have told me they came to IU for Little 5. I was like what?! So while I am busy cramming for tests and writing a great deal of papers I can get really frustrated with all those slackers. Maybe if I get a break on saturday I'll buy a ticket and see what the big deal is. Until then, the my head will continue to ache!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It is amazing to me how important the internet is to everyone nowadays. I grew up with out the internet at home and my parents still don't use our old crappy computer. When I first got the chance to use the computer in high school I couldn't believe my eyes or fingers! I couldn't type if my life depended on it, and didn't have a clue that you could search for anything.
Today I can't even leave for class or arrive back at my dorm without checking my e-mail or facebook (lol) and it truly amazes me. I am talking to my family on instant messengers without racking up a bill. I am keeping in touch with friends who go to other schools, and I love it. I now feel a part of the whole internet generation and I am truly thankful for it!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Post number 3

Ok if this was not a sign for me to post on here, I don't know what would be. As I was reading for another telecom course last night, I stumbled upon the terms "The information age." I know for a fact that I would have paid absolutely no attention to those words before, but with that being the main objective of our course, it definitely stuck out. The passage I was reading was titled The Stickiness Factor. It was about getting messages and images to "stick" in peoples minds long enough and often enough, to make a point or influence. Commericials on the television are what advertisers are using to make ideas stick. But the article also says that "The information age has created a stickiness problem." They suggest "Much of what we are told or read or watch, we simply don't remember." Not allowing people to make up their own minds, is where the information age is at fault. Making four different little 15 second advertisements don't always stick. Then they go on to say that the better uses of the stickiness factor are in children's programs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

My second post of living in the information age

I have discovered while being in this class for two weeks now, that I don't really let myself take advantage of the time I have here at IU. Students here are provided with many resources such as the internet, newspapers, a cable television show, etc., but hardly experience it all. I really just have fun at school hanging around with my friends and the new people I meet. Sometimes I don't feel really involved though. So I have decided to start making use of these resources and see where they take me.

Monday, January 16, 2006

My first post!

This is my very first and very own blog! I hope my life in the information age is exciting and interesting enough to read about!