Reflection 8

Part 1:

a) I think it’s important to do puzzles such as this thinking routine because many people never look at how they think. Being able to understand the process by which you think about something and how someone else thinks, helps you expand your thinking capacities.  If someone is able to see how they think, helps them realize how they think and process something and allows new learning processes. The main idea here is thinking outside the box and opening yourself up to more than one way of thinking about something.

b) You can benefit from this activity because you are able to see something from another’s point of view or prospective. You are able to adapt to other people’s thinking capabilities. After you are able to think like someone else,  you are able to understand what they are about and what drives them better as a person. You will be able to be associate with a more diverse group of people.

c) Everyone varies in how they perceive or understand something, as well as how they think about said thing. Some approach thought logically while others are driven by passions and emotional attachments. Knowing how someone chooses to think about a situation will help you understand them better and find ways to help them through a problem because they may not see another solution or path. I know from personal experience that some people may not be on the same wavelengths on certain issues and can get into arguments. This happened to a couple of my friends. I realized that they had opposing views on a certain topic and neither could or wanted see the other’s viewpoints. I was open to both sides so I was able to remain on good terms with both as well remain neutral when arguments arose.

d) Thinking is a Puzzle Itself

 

Part 2:

a) The web 1.0 described the World Wide Web before 1999. It refers to websites that consisted just of read pages, and no additional content could be embedded or added to compliment it. The website below could be used as an example of a web 1.0 website because you cannot make any changes, or add any content or comments.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/341682/Abraham-Lincoln

b) Web 2.0 was built off of the web 1.0. It allowed for more interaction between people and the webpage. People could now share comments or make changes to a page. It gave birth to social media and blogging and also made it easier to view pictures or share videos. Examples of this could be news stories on Fox News or ESPN where you can add your comments. Other examples include Google, Yahoo or Facebook where people can instant message to each other or many people at a time as well as post blogs. Twitter is also another example of a web 2.0 website because you can talk directly to someone else or post whatever is on your mind and people you do not necessarily know can reply or comment to you.

https://twitter.com/#!/ochocinco

c) Semantic web, otherwise known as web 3.0, is the ability for you to be able to use a search engine would eliminate things that are not relevant to your search. For example if you type in ‘how to ride a bike’ on Google, then you have thousands of results, many of which are websites you may not be looking for. The semantic web eliminates everything that is spam or not directly related to what your are searching for. The semantic websites are still in the developmental stage but have begun to pop up across the web. You could use Bing as an example because you can limit your search and it will narrow results in a reference search.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=jersey+shore&qs=AS&form=QBLH&pq=jersey+shore&sc=8-12&sp=1&sk=

 

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