When I first heard about Chatroulette and went on it for the first time, I vowed I would never go on it again, for the sake of passing up one of the creepiest experiences. I had only done it once before with a couple of my friends because we thought it was hilarious to see what kind of people were on there and what they were doing and then quickly ‘next them’. This time around I tried to stay on a person for a bit, but I cannot help but press next quickly as I feel this stranger is intruding into my life and personal space. I found that many on Chatroulette were men, creepily waiting for who knows what and to do who knows what. I decided it was time to quit Chatroulette when someone messaged me “show for show?”. I know people like to interact with people on the internet via chat rooms, social websites or dating sites, but Chatroulette is not the place to make friends…at least not for me.

Second Life: Day 1

I may need some major work with socializing. That is my final thought on my first attempt on SecondLife.

I did read a brief background on the program or online community before I signed up and joined just so I was not totally clueless. It totally reminds me of The SIMS, which I used to play a lot when I was younger. However I am dissapointed I cannot build a house, guess I may need to pay a couple dollars to upgrade.

My first encounter with fellow avatars did not go so smoothly. I tried the chat option but no one seemed to want to chat back. One person did chat back, however with some not so kind words. I asked several people to be my friend and am hoping the next time I sign on, I will be accepted!

For the first time being on Second Life, I am a little creeped out, but I think it will just take some more online avatar socializing to get used to it. 

History of the Internet

I thought the video “History of the Internet” (and accent) was very interesting. It helped me understand the progression of the internet and how it got to where it is today. I for one take the internet for granted and that video really made me appreciate the people and different types of technology that created the internet. It is amazing how far the internet has come in 50 years along with other types of technologies we have in the year 2011. It was a bit confusing at times with the terms, but the lecture notes helped make sense of it.

Introduction- Hello!

Hello class! My name is Jessica Seyferth and am a 5th year senior (nothing wrong with going an extra lap!) I am originally am from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where both my parents, brother, uncle and cousins attended… so I am a but of a traitor.  I played tennis the past four years here for the University and now that I am ‘retired’ I am enjoying doing all the things in Madison I have missed out on, including going to the farmer’s market,  going out on week nights and never missing a badger football game!

I am a communication arts major and plan on going into advertising account management or sports administration. I love to travel so when I graduate I hope to visit my twin brother in France, and then travel around Europe a bit before I enter the full time working world.

I am excited to take this class because it is unlike any other class I have taken before. Like everyone else I use the internet everyday and have taken it for granted and never looked at it critically. I know I will learn a lot from this class and do things I have never done before, like this first blog entry ever!