Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PLN 22

In the article "Put Forth Our Best Writing Selves" by Douglas Hesse, his main point is that writing is being used well with Twitter and Facebook but some of the writing needs to be done on more important things.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

PLN 12

In the article "Footprints in the Digital Age" by Will Richardson it discusses how digital footprints affect students. Blogging, for example, is good for your digital footprint because it shows what kind of work you can do. This matters to me because I blog a lot for English and it shows what I have learned and how it affects the world around me. Social networks can have a negative affect on your digital footprint because saying things about someone or your job will come back to haunt you. This article really shows how much people rely on technology. For communication, research or anything really people always go to the internet.

PLN 17

In the article "pedestrian ID'd in Fatal Aurora accident" by Kieran Nicholson, it talks about how a 42 year old man was killed in a car accident. A 17 year old boy hit the man at 7:00 p.m. last night. The man wasn't walking on the sidewalk and the boy even tried to avoid hitting him. When the car did come in to contact with the man, the boy immediately got out to help. I think kthat it wasn't the boy's fault because the man should of been on the sidewalk and paye attention to what was going on.

PLN 18

In the article "Tough Times: 3 in 4 Denverites in Survey Stressed" by the Denver Post, it states that most metro residents are extremely stressed. 80% said they were stressed about work. Job stability worried 53% of metro residents. This does not provide a very positive outlook for a freshman that will be getting a job soon.

PLN 19

In the article "Focus donates $115,266 to Fight Against Gay Marriage in Maine" by the Denver Post's associated press it talks about how the Focus On the Family conservative christian group donated $115,266 to Maine so that Gay men cannot get married. I think that this is way too much of a donation to something going on in another state. People in Maine should be the ones deciding whether they want gay marriage legal or not. Why is a Christian group located in Colorado Springs Colorado so worried about that. They don't even live in Maine. That is a lot of money that could of gone to something more important and in Colorado.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

PLN 20

In the article "Pet Dogs In Japan- Love Them and Leave Them... in a Gas Chamber" by Sophie Team Observers it talks about how dogs in Japan and all over Europe are being killed in gas chambers because they don't have a home. 1,000-1,200 are being killed everyday! This makes me furious because I love dogs and if they don't have a home we should find one for them. Although Europe thinks gassing is inhumane and lethal injection is preferred gassing is still practiced even in the U.S. The intergovernmental Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission doesn't recommend it they still believe its acceptable. I don't understand how people can just kill the creatures. It is very cruel and not the least humane. If you would like to see how monstrous this is watch this video. Just a heads up it is in Japanese.