My story as an internet user.

•November 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment
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My Video CV

•November 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Recentes changes on the internet

•November 28, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Personnally, I am not a geek and I have some hardships when the new technologies are too complicate to understand. That’s why, three years ago, I was not very involved in internet.

Two years ago, I went to Canada in the frame of an exchange program and I realise the power, the efficiency and the simple use of internet. First of all, I was far from my friends and family and I needed to communicate with them. I felt the need to call them, to write them oftenly. But when you are in a foreign country, it can be very expensive. That’s why I used internet a lot because many softwares and applications enabled me for free very original and interactive communication. So, I started to speak a lot of MSN with my webcam, I downloaded Skype to speak with my grandmas who don’t have internet. I started to write and post photos on a blog to share my Canadian experiences. When I was at scool, we had an intranet where every courses were posted in advance. In all the university rooms, we had access to internet, a way to have more interactive courses.

When I was still in Canada, I had to find my internship in France. Of course, first, I sent a traditional mail on Hotmail with my CV and my covering letter. After a positive answer, I decided to call with Skype. I feared to have problem with my connection. In fact, I didn’t have any. I spoke with the marketing and communication director of the firm who asked some questions about my professional and student experiences. I spoke of course about my Canadian experiences and the fact that I created a blog. He was very interested cause his firm had one for their corporate communication. That’s one of the reason why I was hired for the internet development of the firm.

Privacy on internet

•November 27, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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According to Wikipedia, privacy is the ability of an individual or group to control the flow of information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differs between cultures and individuals, but shares basic common themes. Privacy is sometimes related to anonimity, the wish to remain unnoticed in the public realm. When something is private to a person, it usually means there is something within them that is considered inherently special or personally sensitive. The degree to which private information is exposed therefore depends on how the public will receive this information, which differs between places and over time. Privacy can be seen as an aspect of security.

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Those concerned about Internet privacy often cite a number of privacy risks — events that can compromise privacy — which one may encounter through Internet use. Unfortunately, given the complexity of Internet privacy, many people do not understand the issues. Therefore this section covers not only “real” privacy risk, but also risks perceived as overemphasized. As an example for the complex issue of Privacy web site owners could decode your emails or computer Internet History, which is a breach of the user’s privacy.

Privacy measures are provided on several, if not all, social networking sites. On Facebook for example, a site especially popular among teens, privacy settings are available for all registered users. The utilization of these settings is simple and quick, although their availability is not always taken advantage of. The settings available on Facebook include the ability to block certain individuals from seeing your profile, the ability to choose your “friends,” and the ability to limit who has access to your pictures and videos. Privacy settings are also available on other social networking sites such as E-harmony and Myspace. It is the user’s responsibility to apply the settings when providing personal information and pictures on the internet.

Success strory on internet

•November 20, 2007 • Leave a Comment

What is the secret of successful Internet starups such as Youtube, Facebook, Flickr and Digg? How have they managed to attract millions of monthly unique visitors in less than two years time?

There are two orientations a company must follow: it must either be a true viral marketing candidate or a strong candidate for leveraging natural search traffic.

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First, a viral Internet service is one where each new user must involve friends to derive personal value from the service.How about social services like YouTube or Flickr? The main purpose of these services was a way for friends to share video or pictures with each other. Users of YouTube or Flickr derive the main value from the service by showcasing videos or pictures to their friends.

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In the second case, the company aims at having its website rank highly on Google and other search engines. The success of Digg can largely be attributed to its success in achieving high natural search rankings, rather than social communication feature sets. Digg’s initial user base of tech enthusiasts provided massive web linking in a very short period of time. By collecting lots of inbound links, Digg submitted stories began to rise in the natural search rankings. Other Internet success stories like Rotten Tomatoes, About.com, and Zappos were built on the backs of natural search.

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Police and internet

•November 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

BBC News – Jokela High School Massacre, Tuusula, Finland

Two weeks ago, the incident with a Finnish student brought to mind the question of “policing” the internet.

Internet raises some safety issues. For instance, we have to focus on websites which enable anyone to post videos with the content they want. It can be dangerous because it’s a way for some people to fell very proud of themselves and make them feel as an actor is a movie.

So, I think, some website such as Youtube and Dailymotion should have their one monitoring service to pay attention to the content posted and refrain some potentially dangerous videos.

I think it’s a bit idealistic to imagine a police for the internet. It should be an international one. People would think that it is a worlwide censorship. To avoid this kind of feeling, these kinds of website should have a part of responsability and warn the police from the state when they see this kind of weerd content.

Google: force for good, force for evil.

•November 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Google Inc is an American corporation specialised in Internet search and online advertising.

Google’s mission statement is, “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”Google’s corporate philosophy includes statements such as “Don’t be evil” and “Work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun”, illustrating a somewhat relaxed corporate culture.

Through a series of new product developments, acquisitions and partnerships, the company has expanded its initial search and advertising business into other areas, including web-based email, online mapping, office productivity, video sharing…

Google is the most used search engine on the web with a 53.6% market share, ahead of Yahoo! (19.9%) and Live Search (12.9%).Its increasing power and worldwide expansion raises some criticism and fears. Its business practices and services meet some controversies. For instance, Google Book Search aims at digitizing books and make the text searchable, which leads to the claim of author for the disrespect of copyright. We can also underline the cooperation with the governments of China for instance to filter search results depending to regional laws, this can be identified as censorship. Furthermore, Google’s persistent cookies and other private information collection have led to concernsabout users privacy.

A number of state governments have raised concerns about the security risks posed by geographic details provided by Google Earth’s satellite imaging.

To weight the pros and cons, we have to pay attention to Google’s penetration in our privacy space and check the storage and the use of our privacy data. But we can’t deny that Google provides us some really usefull and free services. However, we just have to keep an eye on the various Google’s purposes.

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