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How can somebody spy on your webcam?

Also added in the following from Nadine’s Blog notes:

“In the case of Harriton High, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) believe that it constitutes an infringement, and filed an amicus brief in support of the victim.”

» Posted By HoniehLayla On April 27, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

Wiki edit –

Topic: Lower Merion Township – PA – where the incident took place.

Page Link:


» Posted By HoniehLayla On April 27, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

This is a VERY disturbing issue. I understand that the school did something horribly wrong by invading these student’s privacy by peeping into their lives at home, but imagine how many mentally disturbed people can do this to just about anyone.

I did a search on this topic on Google, and there were 6.5 million hits on just the “HOW TO” portion of the subject.

This topic has a lot of angles and I’m really interested if your going to dive into internet privacy, or what type of legal statutes should be created to protect people from this type of digital invasion.

I will definitely check my webcam more to see if the light is green after reading your post!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On March 2, 2010 @ 10:43 am

Travelogue #3 – Virtual Wanderlust


I think this is an amazing idea. I love to travel and if I could get “virtual 360 view” of what I am in store for I will be more aware of the surroundings I will encounter.

I think its a great idea, and for those of us who can barely travel due to our busy schedules this is a nice little outlet to indulge ourselves in.

Again – a GOOGLE collaboration.. Not that I’m surprised but they must be taking over every industry out their and building interesting products with their technology.

For your first question – This will change sight seeing/tourism – possible give it a boom because tourists will have more knowledge and feel less anxious about strange environments.

Education methods – Definitely a plus. Students can get a virtual tour of the Champs Elysees and see inside Pei’s pyramid and the Louvre simply from their classrooms.

I don’t think this will deter individuals from traveling whatsoever – it will do the complete opposite.

I also believe this is a great tool for those who can’t afford to travel to foreign countries.

love your idea!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 23, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

Cyber Sex and Booty Calls


Can you explain what IMVU is in more detail? I’m not familiar with this – I’m interested to learn what you find.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 23, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

Google just won’t go away! Check out “Living Stories”

Whatever happened to people reading an article from beginning to end? This validates the idea that most people are only aware of the headlines that are occurring and not the actual full story.

I am most definitely someone who would indulge in this service because:

1. It’s quick
2. It’s easy
3. It updates for me
4. Has a timeline
5. Uses reputable sources (ie: New York Times)

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 22, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

Travelogue 3- Wired aesthetics.

DRAWN – sounds amazing and inspiring. This will open so many doors for new media artists and the fact that it is interactive not only to the artist but the viewer is highly creative.

I would love to learn more about Zack Lieberman and both his projects because they definitely think “outside of the box” when it comes to art!!!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 22, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

Ideas for Travelogue #3


I really like your Bing+Yahoo idea, mainly because I hadn’t heard about it, and in my world that definitely means you have a head start.

I am interested to see where it may lead us in our personal habits, ie: typing google automatically.

How will these two search engines strategize to become number 1? What ammunition do they have that could possible “bring down” google.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 22, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

God Help Me – I’ve Joined the Tea Party!!!

E- I know, I am a bit nervous, but I am VERY curious to see what their motivation and ideas are all about. They just had their 1 year anniversary. It’s only been a few months that they have popped up on the media scene. I like the idea they are simple and grassroots with a lil techy on the side.

When I signed up I was very impressed with the organization and “FB” style of updating statuses and incorporating other social RSS feeds as well.

I plan to give a full history and update on my progress.

As for my family and friends – Why not – They may as well suffer if I have to. JK

But honestly, I am very intrigued to find out if they are being reported correctly, and if possible what they are fighting for is JUST.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 22, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

Reading Summaries for Week 5


Nissenbaum’s research is typically values based, hence her class “Values Embodied in Info Technology” so that is probably why you were disappointed by the technical aspect of it. She like’s to focus on how technology development NEEDS certain values to be incorporated in order for it to be successful and worth while. (ie: Freedom, Privacy, Virtue, etc.)

In this paper, she puts forth an emphasis on virtue, and that peer to peer coordinating can in essence create a virtuous community, leading to a better and common goal.

The environment’s they studied are now outdated – So I do agree with you that the conclusion may have needed more validating points to support her arguments.


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 23, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

Apple vs. Nintendo & Sony: Round 1- FIGHT!

I read a lot about this topic in Media Week – If i can find the article I will definitely pass it on to you.

I wonder if the iPad may be a better platform or device to use for these gaming systems.

For all of you who possess an iPhone – would you be willing to pay and download a game?

I think this will pick up and die very quickly because the iPhone screen is too small, and the controls would be limiting, personally being a street fighter love, I like to feel the controls in my grip.

I would probably jail break my phone or find an illegal download to this. Just as other purchase a MOD chip for their gaming systems.

I am interested to see what you find and if other gaming companies will jump on the bandwagon. Usually if their is an Apple stamp, everyone seems to flock to the cash cow.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 22, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

NBC is getting into restaurant reviews?

I almost think this site might not be successful because it is backed by NBC making it too “commercial.” I wouldn’t necessarily use someone who is seen as a television network help make my choices on which cute french restaurant I would like to dine at tonight….

Algorithms are definitely not in any way similar to social interaction, but it’s the closest computer calculation that could infer human behavior..

I think testing the site out itself and seeing if it is accurate in its information would be a nice experiment.

Actually back tracking and seeing if the information they are aggregating is accurate, produced in real time, etc.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 18, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

Few ideas for next Travelogue

I appreciate all your input girls! :)

I am definitely torn in my decision.

The second-life option might possess more substance and be worthy of reporting.

I also thought of maybe joining the TEA PARTY movement online and seeing where that could take me.


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 19, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

Ideas for Travelogue 3: Kevin Smith or Portable Gaming’s Future?

I think it will be a matter of cost for the consumer, and cost for the 3rd party developers.

I wonder how many of us play games on our smart phones.

This idea is pretty cool, because it can open up more doors for the gaming industry aside from WII, XBOX, and other gaming consoles.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 18, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

Chat Roulette!


I have heard about this Leslie. I suggest you exercise some caution when engaging in this community.

Check out this article CNET just published a few hours ago about it. Funny – I logged into the class blog and saw your post..


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 17, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

Travalogue 3: Some Ideas


I like the Google Buzz idea. Since Mushon has already posted the top 10 reasons why to shut it off – maybe we should extend that idea into a petition of some sort and see how far it can go. Although EPIC has filed a complaint already, I would like to see what will happen next, and how Google will respond. I know they like to place it safe in their responses, but this MAY impact GOOGLE much differently than it has in the past.. possibly for the better or more possibly for the WORSE.

I would like to know what type of groups of forming out there (peer to peer collaboration) to protest against this product.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 18, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

Concluding Post – How much *TIME SPENT ON*?

I noticed a lot of my old co workers using Foursquare on their facebook pages, to show that they have “checked in” somewhere and I figured – let me try it. So far I’ve only used it once this past weekend to “check in” to a ski resort I was at on Saturday. I think I might delete my account in the coming weeks.

I do use the Facebook platform as a base of broadcasting because of certain current events. If you WERE on Facebook, you would see that every other week my page goes through dramatic changes. Sometimes it looks like an RSS feed.


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 15, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

Mini Poll

Funny you mentioned the bands..

I used to use MySpace to listen to new music from my favorite artist – I still do this, so I can categorize myself as a MySpacer Stalker – not necessarily a user.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 15, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

Geocaching: From Online to Outdoors

As I have mentioned in my past comments – I really like this idea and I am glad you reported on because I never knew it existed. The concept of integrating physical and virtual social interaction is great.

I definitely would like to try to this once with the class.

Using technology to engage minds, and promote health through exercise is a great use for new media – and GEO tagging.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 15, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

Twitter and Geotagging: The Conclusion


I really enjoyed reading your post. I do agree with you that Twitter should be commended for allowing the Geo-Tagging option to be an “opt in” feature in comparison to Google Buzz – which everyone is basically “Opting Out” of. The video does concern me a bit, but as you mentioned Geo-Tagging does have it’s perks in the case of Nadine’s travelogue on UShahidi.

What you did bring up that concerned me is that the swipe of the credit card where ever we go. I am definitely one of those people who is constantly swiping, and if the police needed to find me I’m sure they could. But lately I have been avoiding the “swipe” as I call it and pay cash. Mushon had actually posted a site on my first post a few weeks ago about committing SNS suicide – at this point, these companies are getting very carried away about knowing EVERY ounce of our behavior – maybe it’s time some of us consider the “suicide” option. I have been trying to be more active on twitter – and I still don’t see the appeal my friend :)

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 15, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

Gawker Stalker map conclusion

Interesting site. I had never heard of archive.org. I supposed everything is logged and archived on the web some how! I am really glad you found the map, proof that such a thing did exist. I find the idea to be a bit off color, but then again we all indulge into the lives of celebrities every now and then,

ie. Perez Hilton.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 15, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

The Geocaching Powers That Be Have Disappointed Me!

Time is Money.. well today.. DATA is money..

I’m sorry that you were discouraged by this people in “cubicles” but don’t let that get you down. At work I was researching a topic, and every page I found asked me to pay for the research. At time’s the fee was well in the area of 10-15k. Unfortunately no one is willing to give anything away, and if you that type of “poll” was initiated they could charge you for using “THEIR USERS” for that information.

Nonetheless – people suck.

I read through the comments on the link you posted and I must say there was a similarity running through all the posts, that being, “we do it for the adventure.” There might be a rift forming between the mass of online users out there who are in need to combine their PHYSICAL social lives with their ONLINE social lives. This brings me back to our previous classroom discussion on Meetup.com. New media is enabling people to not only connect online but also in physical personal setting.

One major reason I do not engage in Facebook suicide is because I would lose track of all the events that I’m being invited to.. silly I know, but I use it as my social calendar at times.

Geocaching in some respects is the same way. This helps users, seek the adventure thrill, be outside and enable them to be social in the online and physical context. I’m very interested in this topic and actually wouldn’t mind trying out an adventure myself!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 11, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

MySpace and FB – Who has the better layout? Why? 2/7

Guys – first thanks for giving me some great input on my post. You both raised some interesting insight that I would like to focus on in depth for my concluding post on Travelogue 2.

Leslie –
It is true that the celebrity fan pages on Facebook do seem “sterile” in the sense that we don’t feel a personal connection to the actual celebrity. Twitter feeds are a much better way of contacting your favorite celebrity, especially since there have been times where the celebrity face replies to a post.
Even where there has been a moment in history where celebrities are touched or feel compelled to connect with their fans they mostly turn to their twitter pages. Such an occurrence was outlined in the following article on Ted Kennedy’s memorial.


There is a more humanistic side to Twitter because celebrities are not exactly PROMOTING themselves or their products on twitter in the same way as they would in MySpace and Facebook. MySpace allows for artists to post their work for their fans to judge and enjoy. Facebook allows you to post pictures, your whereabouts interest, it’s a static profile at most because as you said Leslie – most of these people HIRE others to maintain their profiles. Twitter steers clear of this and allows users to one a small photo and just an update of 140 characters. It allows the celebrity to have the freedom of expressing themselves without going through a mouthpiece such as a publicist. The idea of a publicist in itself is becoming obsolete. There is also the aspect of twitters ease of use through mobile phones. Facebook might have a great working application for smart phones, but sending a twitter update is much easier and convenient than entering a mobile site, or mobile app on your phone.

Ryan – your experiment sounds very intriguing – and I think I might take you up on your offer and poll a few of my friends. I think I might first try asking my friends in person, then attempt to poll my “friends” on my Facebook to see:
1. Who still has a MySpace Profile?
2. Why do they have it, for what purpose is it serving them?
3. Who has a twitter account? Are they active? What is their main purpose for it?
4. Why would they choose one medium over the other.

These are just some preliminary questions I would like to propose to them – Any insight would help – or if any fellow classmates would like to participate I would greatly appreciate it.

BTW – Ryan – I actually was surfing through MySpace profiles last week, without even being a member.. so that might answer your question. I will look into their privacy settings.

I also wanted to divulge myself into researching Google Buzz, and the controversy surrounding it or lack of? For my concluding travelogue 2 entry I also would like to embark on a journey of researching surrounding, How Much Time Do People Spend on these SNSes?
Thoughts? Criticisms? All are welcome!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 11, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

First findings–including my need to get better skills.

I would be interested in find some type of scale or marketing research tool that would help you in your research in analyzing the actual impact of new media or social media in the Arts. Is it possible that the artistic world might be in “essence” too creative to be pushed into a format that limits them such as a blog, fb page, twitter feed. Your example of Dance was very interesting – but I wonder how what purpose does it serve to create choreography that is based on twitter – is this a new type of dance in itself – Modern Twitter Movements. Sound’s like a really cool idea, but how will it promote the Dance Theater Workshop. So far this specific video you have posted has 3 rates, and over 1500 views. I would like to see what type of value this might have to this organization.

I really enjoyed your post. :)

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 11, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

What Lies Ahead

Harris, LOVED your post.

How are you tracking your results by the way – I am very interested to see how far these lies have actually spread. The values you are implementing in each of the “lies” are carefully crafted and I think by implementing emotion it will definitely trigger a nerve people to act by reposting/retweeting or simply replying to your information.

This is a side note – but have you seen this site before..

Its based on Scamming the Scam Artists in Nigeria… they send you a “lie” .. such as requesting your bank account info to transfer an amount of money for them – well this movement which is now considered a cybersport – helps you seek revenge against them by wasting their time, and sometime making them do ridiculous things like, sending you a picture of them posing…


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 11, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

Stalker map no more?

Whooops – here is the link for latitude – http://www.google.com/latitude/intro.html

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 8, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

A -

I am always in for an investigative challenge on the web – and I am stumped as well. I was unable to find the gawker stalker map. Now that I know such a tool exists, I must indulge when I do have a few minutes of boredom during my lunch to see what the celebrities are up to. I have seen many celebrities in the are I work and never thought to actually provide the information via web/mobile etc… I personally believe its an invasion of privacy of some sorts.. My brother introduced me to a new google product, called latitude. I’m sure you all know what is. If not check it out here. I always worry about my younger brother because he tends to do alot of driving for his work so he had me join this option through google and we can actually see where we are at all times. I call it the “sibling” stalker ha ha. I must have used it at least 20 times to see where he was and track his movements! Let me know if you find something and I will keep you in the loop as well. There is no such thing as “hush hush” on the web!!

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 8, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

Relief by SMS? A first assessment

Awesome web post! I am definitely using the free trial for my future posts. I am really happy that you went through in showing “how” these posts are accurate via SMS, Twitter, etc…

The only concern I had is the number that they are using to text in is not 5-6 digits, which is what is required for a short code to be (the number your texting to) by the common short code association.

You can find out about any short code being used:


I did a search and was unable to find any information, but hopefully with some pull at work I want like to find out who is actually running this operation. Running an SMS campaign of this magnitude takes alot of over head and time..

I actually found what seems to be the Project Model for Ushahidi – this might have just answered my own question! :)

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 8, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

The Treasure Hunt Begins!

I think this is a very good idea. I find the fact that it gets the user AWAY from their computer enticing by involving them not only mentally, but physically moving them to different locations to find a “prize.” As it states in the video it is an “evolution” of the ordinary style of a scavenger hunt. This could be a good challenge that we can create for the class once it’s completed. Who ever finds the prize first gets an A! Just kidding. I would like to find out more about how popular this social activity is and how it actually be used in the marketing world as far as product advertising is concerned. This idea also reminds me of what Ellen DeGenerous did on her show once by posting on her twitter for certain fans of hers to meet at a bus stop in halloween costumes in order to receive free tickets.

» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 8, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

How others see your Facebook Profile

Funny you posted this. I usually do a check on my privacy settings on FB (yes I’m crazy with this), and…. I always use that “how does your profile look to others” and type random people I don’t really like. BUT… I was able to see what is “public” and I have no control over not letting people see my friends, my pages, and school.. etc.. Might as well not be “searchable” completely.


» Posted By HoniehLayla On February 5, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

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