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COMMENT TO BE ADDED.
PLEASE, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW:
- My journal is my home and safe haven where I post a lot about my life and fangirlings. I wouldn't be comfortable friending you if I don't know you from at least somewhere. So, do tell.
- Common interests (even just a little!) is a must.
- I won't add newly made journals OR journals that only have one or two entries. If you want to read about my life, it's only fair that I get to do the same in return. Because I do want to read about you.
- As a friend, I don't expect you to comment on every single one of my entries; that's just ridiculous. What I'm interested in doing is getting to know you, and it seems like commenting is the most common method (unless we interact differently). So, please, let's get to know each other and connect somehow via comments, AIM, or other methods. Remember, I'm emphasizing the "I don't expect you to comment on every single entry" part. There's no obligation...I just want to connect -- my journal/home, my rules.
(read the blacked out text ♥)In support of the movement against PIPA and SOPA, I will be going on strike on for 12 hours (8am EST to 8pm EST) and abstain from all activity involving the internet.
For more information on SOPA, PIPA, and which companies are blacking out, go here and here.
The internet has provided so much happiness (not limited to) from fandom, television, music, movie, and most importantly, your friendship. I can't imagine a world without them and you.
Join me. Trust me, I love and am addicted to the internet as much as the next person. I need the internet to read and respond to about 240 emails per day. I need it to study, and I need it to work on my business. But, for 12 hours, I can put all of those aside to participate in a cause I care about.Participants (tell me if you'd like to participate as well)notedquiescentmusikurterzsebetend1esslynicolle_016pointblankdarcygoddess_of_iceburningxhopegringottsfrickkonastickhbicssinglemomsummersickle_girlaccountingwitchivory88skitrinlumollivandersjackielos_yorkdragongirl3745gryffinwhoresurmiseariaketheonlyone_05an_ardent_rainneonhoperabidmunkeeseserakh@ellyce_valmont
I'll do no internet other than that which is required for me to do my job -
So - only work e-mail, the SIS database (which is hosted in another city and accessed through web browsers), our university website, and websites that I need to go on to look up information for students.
Twitter, Tumblr, Personal E-mail, LiveJournal, Facebook, etc. etc. are out.
Brainstorm time: How might we invent or figure out solutions to make people's lives easier?Reason/Background/Story etc
: You all may or may not know that I want to be a successful entrepreneur one day. While bioplastics is still something that I consider extremely important, let's face it, the research is still in its infancy, and I'm not going to wait around for it. So, in the meantime, I want to think of other ideas that I can latch on to.Where You Come In
: I've learned a lot from Stanford's Design School (aka a mini IDEO…the mega design company that was founded at Stanford) classes. I don't want to design for myself…I want to design for you, to address your needs and wants that people have not touched on before. I'm learning how to design with empathy and human values in mind (which I consider something really important).What You Can Do
: Like the statement up top, I want you guys to tell me things that you wish were invented or solutions found to make your lives (or people you know) easier
. The ideas can be out of this world (literally) or something really practical and, "DUHH!!! Why didn't anyone else already think about this????? It's SOOOO OBVIOUS!!!"Rules
: Yes, with everything, there are rules, but they are here to help everyone. Each rule is explained below the image.
1. Defer Judgment: no idea is ever stupid, retarded, impossible, or non-feasible. Everything goes! In brainstorm sessions, I always usually come up with robots or aliens beaming up something to us with their super powers. Legit, no idea is crazy.
2. Encourage Wild Ideas: that said…because we don't judge, this allows people to be crazy and come up with ideas that other people can build on.
3. Build on the Ideas of Others: Even if you mention space monkeys, someone may be able to come up with an idea that was built on your space monkeys. It's very collaborative brainstorming.
(4 (brainstorm topic), 5 (not really applicable), and 6 (this might be hard) is self-explanatory)
7. Go for quantity: NOT QUALITY. Here, more is better because it gives people like me that much more to work with later. Usually, when I'm brainstorming for class, our group of 4 or 5 can come up with about 60-70 ideas and solutions for the topic we are trying to tackle in about 20-25 minutes (like: how might we help the Stanford dining hall reduce food waste?). So, please, don't hold back ♥Examples
said that it would be cool if there was ice that never melted (OMG GENIUS). I came up with some sort of airport security bag that lets me streamline through security without holding up the line. I'm thinking of more, but these are just some ideas that came off the top of our heads.
So, will you help me out? You never know, you might see your solution out there someday :D I really want to help, and be the best social entrepreneur I can. But, I need you guys. I can't do this alone ♥
I've come to embrace that amazing ideas don't stem from a single person hoarding their ideas for themselves thinking they are brilliant. It comes from collaboration and repetitive ideation to make that initial idea even that much more kick ass.
Thanks guys ♥ You have no idea how much this helps me.
Hello! So, I'm about to embark on a 10-15 page midterm paper of my choice. The topic I've chosen to write about is:
The strength of internet friendships and its defiance against the stigma associated with the internet and its culture
The exact exploration question is still in the works, but the concept is the same either way. I am going to explore this topic with personal, scholarly, and anecdotal references (from you guys) about why we shouldn't be ashamed of having online friends (more than real life friends) and that making friends on the internet is not for loners and losers.
So, I'd love to have input from all of you regarding this topic Please, feel free to add WHATEVER it is you want. It'll really help me get a sense of where my paper can go. Currently, these are just some of the questions I have floating in my head. Your input can answer or not answer the questions below.
- There's always the distinction between 'online life' and 'real life (RL)'. Should there be? Isn't being online part of real life? Doesn't it influence your body, soul, and mind? Does separating the two only isolate and alienate a person more?
- Why is there such negativity and stereotype that heavy online users are loners, losers, and socially inept, etc?
- Why is internet friendship looked down upon (think online dating, too)? Why do we feel ashamed ourselves (if we do)?
- What are the benefits of having online friends? (For me, there are many, and an example would be I've become an even more effective communicator, because my friends can only go off of what I write.)
- What are the downfalls of having online friends? (An example, but not limited, would be…how do I know that what I write or convey shows the real me? Is my perception of myself the same as how people would perceive me? And there's always not having your friend there physically too)
- What are the pros and cons of meeting an online friend in real life? Does the transparency in how you talk and what you disclose change? Would it get awkward?
- How does sending and receiving physical things (letters, postcards, candy, and trinkets) give meaning to your online friendship? What do you feel? How is it different from sending things to someone you met 'in real life'?
- In what ways does having an online friendship more fulfilling? Is this even possible? Or, are all friendships the same in fulfillment factor?
- What are benefits to having online friendships compared to real life friendships? Are there these benefits? How are they satisfied?
I personally invested and attached to this because it definitely applies to me. I've caught myself feeling shameful admitting that I have more friends (CLOSE FRIENDS) online than in real life.
If you have any references or resources that you think will help me, please don't hesitate. I am going to look through Anneli Rufus's Party of One: The Loners' Manifesto
to start, followed by blog posts and scholarly articles about the importance of friendships, etc. The essay is due November 1st.Those are just the beginning questions that have surfaced thus far. I'll probably add more? But, please, contribute anything you would like! You don't have to answer any questions if you don't want. Anything and everything is helpful to me. Tell me stories! Discussion in this entry would mean so much to me as well! If you want to be private about it, you can PM me your comment, too!
I would be forever grateful for whatever input I receive, because your friendship means so much to me. I can't ever express my gratitude for when you all support me through my ups and downs.
This post will make my heart sing and cry at how strong internet friendships can be. I have fandoms to thank. But, I have hogwartsishome
to thank for showing me just how fulfilling and satisfying it can be.
So, thank you, everyone. You've made me so happy. You've helped me grow and mature. It is such a blessing to be loved by you all. I only hope that my love and gratitude is expressed in the manner that you all rightfully deserve.
MIND = BLOWN.I just watched Inception.
SLDKFJSDLKFJSDLKFJSDFLKSDJF SDLFKJSDFLKSJDF Can people just do something with me here regarding the movie? I don't even know what I am asking anymore sDFLJSDFLKSDJFSDL
My mind.....MY MIND OMGGGGGG. I followed it well, but, still......SDFLKJSDFLKSJ
Just comment here with something or something because my mind is totally in crazy space right now.
Someone just do something. I don't even know what to articulate right now. SPEECHLESS.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
I am absolutely in love with this movie. Ever since I saw it a few weeks ago, it has raised the bar so high. I haven't seen a movie THIS good in years. I couldn't be happier that it won. I'm glad it didn't win for music, editing, cinematography, and the likes, because the awards that they DID win for are what matters.
I couldn't be any happier: TEARS, TEARS, TEARS. I had tears during the movie, and I had tears during the awards show. GAH, SO MUCH LOVE. And, Colin was just absolutely fabulous. Please, don't ever change! Geoffrey Rush would have won it if Bale wasn't in there. But, I gotta give props to Christian...he was really good to even outdo Marky Mark.
Anne and James were like polar opposites: High off her horse and drunk/depressed down low. It was hilarious.
I NEED THE HARRY POTTER/TWILIGHT/SOCIAL NETWORK PARODY, STAT!
That being said, it was a great Twitter watch-along ♥ Thanks, guys &hearts