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Monday, April 30, 2007

Hello to less privacy

This article talks about privacy. Some people violate other people’s privacy using cell phone. These days, many cell phones have a function is take a picture. Particularly, it is possible to take a picture stealthily as well as take a picture any situation. Because of this, many people can use cell phone to take a picture; moreover, this situation makes an internet site, kid of You Tube, ; therefore, it is at issue in society. Celebrities as well as regular people’s privacy are object. And many pictures are teenagers must not see it such as sex and drinking.

I think taking a picture without permission is crime. We know privacy is important to everybody. If we think about it we find our picture on the web site, how did you feel? Answer is simple. It is good government controls the problem but most important thing is we keep and respect other’s privacy ourselves.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Couple stand by fotbidden

I found news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6424937.stm this article, couple stand by forbidden love, online at BBC News, It is written by Tristana Moore. This article is about incest. Patrick and Susan are brother and sister but they are lovers. When Patrick was child, he was adopted. After he was 23, he decided to contact with his other relatives. He met mother and sister, after their mother died, they fell in love. They now have four children. However, they was deprived their children by authority because incest is a criminal offence in Germany. The couple’s case is controversial and it has prompted a heated debate in the media. The couple’s lawyer claims that incest is out of date as well as it violate couple’s civil rights. On the other hands, opponents say that medical research has shown that there is higher risk of genetic abnormalities when close relatives have a child together. In fact, their couple’s eldest child, Eric, has epilepsy, was born two months premature, he also has leaning difficulties and their other daughter, Sarah, has special needs.

After I read this couple’s story, I felt pity for them. I sufficiently understand opponents’ opinion. However, we have already known the fact that disabled couple, people with hereditary disease and women who are over 40 can have children although their children can have risk of genetic abnormalities. Therefore, it is not fair, discriminate and violates rights which try to be happy to this couple. Of course, I knew this problem is not simple because this problem is related to their children’s health. However, I think if they are responsible for their children’s health and they feel happy, it is not wrong. Also, recently, more and more countries are abolishing this law. Therefore, I think incest law must be abolished.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Internet Addiction Test


What is an Internet addict? An Internet addict is someone who is unable to stop them own use of the Internet and is badly off normal life. The article “Internet addiction test”shows a 20-item questionnaire that measures Internet addiction. It looks like an interesting thing, but at this moment we feel nervous. When I saw the questions, I worried about whether I am an Internet addict, because I also like to use Internet every day like other people. It is natural that I should be worried. Fortunately, I was happy, because I am an average on-line user.

Internet addiction is a serious problem in our society. We already know Internet addiction’s serious aspect. As we see, Internet addicts has many problems that are a lack of sleep, lateness for appointments and separation from community. Surprisingly, Internet addiction is a cause that Internet addicts to die. 3months ago,In South Korea, a man who played an Internet games for 3days died. He was known of an Internet addict. Then, how does an Internet addict overcome Internet addiction? I think the most important thing is our help for the Internet addict to overcome it spontaneously. We can connect the Internet addicts to experts, and we didn’t press addicts to do it. Another method is that we must control by ourselves. Like this, we learned of the danger of Internet addiction. It is a very serious problem, because we must have an interest in that and protect against Internet addiction.

Monday, December 04, 2006

MadonnaVS. paparazzi


Paparazzi is a photographer who follows celebrities in order to get interesting photographs of them to sell to the newspapers or magazines. Like this, in getting interesting photographs, sometimes paparazzi bothers celebrities. The article “Madonna Bruised By Paparazzi” is a good example to explain paparazzi’s too excessive behavior in getting interesting photographs. At that time, she had the baby in her arms, but paparazzi started to take a picture, so she was jostled around and bruised by paparazzi. Fortunately, her baby was not hurt and she was a slightly hurt; it could have been a bigger accident.

Unfortunately, these cases have occured many times. A few days ago, I heard that an actress, Angelina Jolie, and who I like was hurt because of paparazzi. She was escaping to avoid paparazzi, finally, she caused a car accident in India. Luckily, she was only slightly hurt. But I was very angry as her fan. Did we remember the accident? We must remember the accident in which Princess Dianna died in a car accident in Paris. As we see, her car was being chased by paparazzi. Something that made me more angry was that paparazzi who killed her felt no responsibility about her death. I suggest an interesting judgment. A famous Japan soccer player prosecuted a paparazzi and a newspaper publishing company that published a picture of him kissing a girlfriend. He protested that they violated his privacy but the Japanese court didn’t accept his opinion. According to Japanese court, because he is a celebrity, he is not regarded as having privacy. I don’t agree with the court’s judgment. It is too severe a judgment. They are also normal people, like us, even if they are celebrities. We have the obligation to protect their privacy. If you are a celebrity who is bothered by paparazzi, can you bear it? I’m sure it is impossible. Therefore, I thought we must have laws to limit the actions of paparazzi and we must protect their privacy.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Spam message


What is a spam message? Spam message is kind of advertising that we don’t want to have. These days, over half of the e-mail that we have is spam messages. According to one Korea prominent newspaper, South Korean people receive 14 spam messages in one day. Where does spam come from?

These spam messages come from companies that want to sell their products. But as you know, most people delete it without reading it. But these spam messages continue coming. In my case, when I see the spam messages, I delete them with no definite idea, because their content are mostly mortgages that I don’t want to have. Then, if we have spam messages, what can we do? First, we can simply delete them. Second, although we must pay money, to set up anti-spam software, we can delete spam messages that way. Third, we can get another e-mail address that has only spam messages. Like this, we are unhappy because of a lot of spam messages. I suggest some solutions but the most efficient method is to create a law that companies can’t send spam messages.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Weblog Assignment #2

Online Rumor

What is an online rumor? An online rumor is a history that people talk about. But that may not be true through mediums of online. This article “In South Korea, online rumors can hit hard.” Indicates it that online rumors often occur in South Korea. As South Korea is one of the most developed Internet communities, it stimulates the practice of people using the internet many times together with development of Internet. However, it also generated many problems like cyber violence. The article shows 2 histories of some people who were damaged by online rumors and online mob attacks. These stories that I also knew imply online rumors and online mob attacks make rumor’s subject like a fugitive. Netizens accuse Kim Myong-Jae falsely and although “dog-poop girl” had sin, it is a too serious step.

Surprisingly, these rumors and mod attacks occur many times in South Korea. Then, what is the reason of these rumors and mob attacks? Probably, it is anonymity. Until now, Korea’s popular portals admit anonymity at the bulletin boards and chat rooms. Therefore, it is possible for serious rumors and mob attacks to occur. 2 months ago, popular actress, Kim Tae-Hee, experienced wild rumors. The rumor’s contents, that she is pregnant and the baby’s father is a famous businessman, made her shocked. When she heard the rumors the first time, she ignored them. But it is more serious. Finally, she accused netizens who spread rumors. The netizens who are arrested said that I can abuse, because of hiding my name. I regret my sin. Like this, the reason of rumors and mob attacks is anonymity. Therefore, many portals and websites must apply to confirm the identities of visitors, even if many natizens oppose it. But most important of things is natizen’s attitude to keep the online rules and not use abuse about rumors.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
For web log assignment #1. I chose "Roswell"

What is UFO?

What is a UFO? “Roswell” is a history about UFO. These days, there is also argument about whether the appearance of a UFO is a fact or fiction. This history that takes the case of appearing UFO in Roswell, New Mexico in July of 1947 suggests 3 theories. First theory, It was not UFO. It was just a balloon-based sensing device. Second theory, It was balloon that Japan use to attack. Third theory, It was a UFO. But author didn’t assure us about existence of UFO.

When I Was a High school student, I saw a movie “Signs” that handled UFO’s. I was interested in it, ; since then I have believed it. And this belief is continued. So, I am interested in this history and 3 theories. And I hope that 1and 2 theory are not fact. It is not fact that UFO exist in the world. But many movies, books, and pictures make me believe it. So I hope it is a fact and someday I will see it.