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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.