Hi and welcome back. Today I’m going to be giving a reflection about the class I took known as INF 103. INF stands for informatics, this class thought me plenty of things. It thought me on how to start a blog and to investigate on different types of useful tools that can be used and can be found on the internet. Part of those investigations and work assigned by the professor were the post I will mentioned below in the order they were posted:
These is a total of all the work assigned to us during the class. To see each post click on the title to direct you to the post.
During the semester I got a total of 63 visitors to this blog from February to May. On February there was a total of 10 visitors. On March there was a total of 32 visitors in that month. In April there was a total of only 9 visitors and on may there has been a total of 12 visitors.
This class thought me a lot about the internet, its features and tools. I always wanted to know how to create my own website and this class thought me how to do it, which was something I didn’t expect to learn. I was surprised when the profesor mentioned that we were going to be creating our own blogs. Also having to customize our blogs and give it our personal touch was very interesting and fun. Learning about how to embed was also a very educational part from the class.
Learning about Feddly, Diigo and other tools and websites, were very educational and interesting aspects from the class. This class was a fun and educational experience. Every part of it was. The profesor, Antonio Vantaggiato, for this class is the best. He is very charismatic and an amazing teacher, he’s one of those professors that wants the student to learn and understand the subject and can ask him any question and will always answers and make sure to keep explaining till the student understands. An auto evaluation for this class would be that, for me this class was simple, educational, fun and entertaining. I would also take another class with this professor cause of how entertaining and educational he is.
2 things I liked about this class were:
1. Learning on how to crate and customize our blogs.
2. I really enjoyed the final project and having the chance to investigate on an interesting topic, like facial recognition.
In full honesty, I wouldn’t change anything about this class. I consider this class, just the way it is, amazing and really educational. Every topic presented and discussed in class were entertaining and fun to learn about. I would recommend this class to anyone that’s interested in learning about informatics, I recommend this class 100%. I hope that all of you were able to learn from this post, see you guys next time.
Hi and welcome back. Today I’m going to be sharing with all of you a presentation me and my colleagues did about the topic of facial recognition. This project was created by Jackeline Calixto, Nelson Cruz, Deyaneira Gonzalez, Angelica Miranda, Valeria Rodriguez and Me, Adriana Gotay. As mentioned this project talks about facial recognition, what it is, how it works and its pros & cons. We also mention some experts about the topic and include videos of them talking about facial recognition. It also talks about the lack of this technology in Puerto Rico and how there aren’t any expert about the topic in the island.
Hi, welcome back. I hope all of you are doing well, especially with the times were going thru. Today Il be talking about coding and a fun way on how you can learn it.
Lets start by asking ourselves, what is coding?. Coding is the process of assigning a code to be able to identify or to classify. This is also known as Computer programing. It can be a tricky subject but Il show you a tool that would make it fun. Its called Studio Code. Studio Code is a website to help you learn how computer science works.
It teaches you plenty of information in a enjoyable way. It has many courses and plenty of lessons to help develop your knowledge for programing, as well for other types of topics involving computers. Its lessons are involved with fun games like drawing, angry birds and much more. But you also need to know that by each lesson it starts getting more challenging. Testing your knowledge in anyway it can.
Here is an example of the courses I took. I took Courses 2 and 3. In Course 2, I took lessons 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 17. In Course 3, I only took lessons 2 and 3. For me this was an amazing learning experience that has helped me develop an interest for computer science and to learning more about coding. I hope you guys try it out and see how beneficial and fun it is. Well I hope all of you enjoyed todays blog and I see you guys next time.
Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I’m going to be talking about a very important tool that can be useful to saving the direction of websites you might need for work or other type of things. This tool is called Diigo. What is Diigo? for those that don’t know Diigo is a social bookmarking website that lets those who have an account, the users, to be able to highlight and save webpages to eventually use later. Its use is to be able to find webpages easier instead of having too do an entire search to find the webpage you might need. This online service allows the users to share bookmarks of websites and documents; edit; make groups with the bookmark you find and more.
In Diigo you can do groups with the bookmarks you save. For example in the picture above you can see some of my bookmarks. In the first group of bookmarks, which is as tag facial recognition, I have a total of 7 bookmarks on the topic about facial recognition. This first group has the articles and websites im going to use for a class project about Facial Recognition. The second group is based on a personal topic, which for me its about Public Relations. For this second group I have a total of 7 bookmarks involving the topic of Public Relations. Each of the groups have their own tags; first group tag is facial recognition and the second group tag is public relations but both groups have 2 similar tags which are inf103 and sec2.
Hello, everyone. I would like to start of by saying welcome and I hope all of you are safe and well during this difficult times. Today I wanna share with all of you some information that me and my colleagues found. We were sent to look up information about this technology and to see its history, apps that use this technology and more. The technology were going to talk about today is Facial Recognition. Lets get started.
When did Facial Recognition begin?
Facial Recognition was created in the 1960s. Creator and one of the founders of this technology is known to be Woodrow Wilson Bledsoe. He was a well known computer scientist, mathematician and teacher. In the 1970s this technology was made more adaptable and accurate by using 21 facial markers. Then Eigenface was developed.
Eigenface it was created by using linera algebra to be able to help advance facial recognition. It was developed by Sirovich and Kirby in the 1987 and Eigenface was introduced in the 1988. In the 1991 computer scientist had been tying to develop this technology more with the help of images. This development was done by two scientist known as Alex Pentland and Matthew Turk. They were able to prove that with the help of collected images in the database could help set the basic features of facial recognition.
Between 1993 and 2000s DARPA ( Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) released the FERET program. This program started in the 1993 by Dr. P. Jonathon Phillips. The FERET ( also known as Facial Recognition Technology) was designed to develop instant and automatic face recognition capabilities. These program was created to help assist security and to encourage to develop this type of technology. In the year 2002, facial recognition was applied in critical technology testing by law enforcement officials.
Now in the present day facial recognition is basically everywhere. In 2010 Facebook started to use facial recognition to help detect people that where featured in photos. In 2011, came a program called FaceFirst created to help disminish the illegal activity at Panama’s Tocumen airport. In 2014, Law enforcement adopted mobile face recognition to help identify people of interest. Till now like I mentioned before facial recognition is used everywhere, on Facebook, Snapchat and even to unlock our own phones and the fact that these technology is till being developed and advancing is extraordinary.
What is Facial Recognition?
But the important question is, What is Facial Recognition?. As said in it’s own name, facial recognition is a way to help recognizing a persons face through technology. This technology uses biometrics to help map facial features. The biometric can map the features from a photo and even a video. This can be used to verify a persons identity, it also can be used as a surveillance and for marketing strategies.
Programs and Apps:
– FaceFirst: Its a popular program used by people in law enforcement and in the military. What it does is take a picture from a person an instantly with the picture it relates it with a base of data from the person the program is relating it too.
– BLIPPAR: Is an app that counts with a base of data with the capacity of recognising a variety of things such as animals, people, plants and more.
– Oasis face: This app is available in Mac OSX, iOS, Windows and Android. It allows users to block and unlock their devices with facial recognition
– Applock face: This app lets Android users have the ability to block and unlock apps, archives and documents with just using facial recognition and your voice. It garantes that only you be able to accesses your personal information, networks, and make changes on your phone.
– Luxand: This program offers an SDK of facial recognition and API detection. This helps 3D designs and illustrations.
-BIOID: Is a facial recognition mobile app that acts as an authenticator. This app eliminates the necessity of a password and instead uses biometric data to verify your identity.
– VASCO: It was created to help protect devices against malware attacks. It prevents this attacks by using biometric authentication like, facial recognition and digital finger print.
– Moments: This feature created by Facebook helps create albums of shared photos with friends and family. It helps send pictures faster and recuperate them. It also presents facial recognition to help identify the people that are in the picture.
Professional’s known in this topic:
1. Allison Sekuler
– Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, SA Rotman Chair, VPR in Baycrest,.
– Expert in: Aging, Face recognition, Audio visual interactions, Behavioral neuroscience, pattern perception and functional magnetic resonance imagining
– Work: McMaster University
– Location: Hamilton, Ontario
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Twitter: @asek47
2. Anil Jain
– Computer scientist and Engineering Professor
– Expert in: Biometric recognition, computer vision, face recognition, fingerprint matching and pattern recognition.
– Work: Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.
– Expert in: Cognitive psychology, cognitive representation of faces, face learning, face matching, face recognition, identification of faces from photographs and memory of faces.
– Work: Assistant Program Head of the Psychology program at University of Guelph- Humber (UofGH)
-Location: Guelph, Ontario
– Email: email@example.com
6. Christoph von der Malsburg
– Professor, Biological Science and physics, Computer scientist
– Expert in: Cognitive architecture, computer simulation of vision, face recognition technology, figure-ground separation, Neural systems for artificial vision, neurobiology, Self- organizing neural networks and theory of brain organization.
– This article talks about the history of facial recognition and how it was in the past, how it is in the present and how it eventually be in the future.
Garvie, C. W. (2020). The Pros and Facial Recognition. (Virtual library)
– This article talks about the positive and negative aspects that are related to facial recognition technology. It present the benefit it has had for law enforcement and ho this technology affects our privacy.
Hi to everyone and welcome back to one of my post. Today were going to be talking about privacy and security. I’m going to talk about how apps like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram know so much information about us. I’m going to also mention some articles and videos that talk about the topic. I will also mention and talk about a useful app called Disconnect.me.
Facebook and Twitter know your profile even if you don’t have an account: This article written by the newspaper “El País” talks about how the pages Facebook and Twitter know more information about us then we think. This apps use widgets or better said their own personal tools to find out information like, our friend list and the things we like. But the real question is that can this happen even if you don’t have a social media account? well the answer is yes. This is called “Perfiles en la sombra”, this is where even if you may not have an account on any of these apps, but either way this type of media know information and data about you. This happens when we visit this pages or apps and allow them to have access to our contact list. For more information on this topic, click the title and it will take you to the article.
I downloaded the information that Facebook has on me. Yikes: This article written by Tech FIx talks about a persons reaction and experience at getting a copy of the data Facebook has on them. Apparently Facebook retines and saves information about each one of us without even knowing it. This person, surprised with what they’re finding out, starts saying and talking about the information Facebook has recollected. Because of this information recollected by this app, its used by companies to know what we as an audience want to see or want. This happens cause most of these pages are associated with Google, allowing that when we search for something on the internet for some reason and add for it pops up on our Facebook. To read the rest of the article click the title.
Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you: This article written by the newspaper “Guardian” talks about the amount of information and data that Google has on each one of us. It basically recollects everything you have ever searched for and seen since starting to use the internet. It recollects information like, the date and time of your locations, search history, apps you have used, photos and more. Everything you have ever searched for on the internet, Google basically knows about it. Even if it sounds scary and may not want to believe it or look it up, you should check it out to see what’s the information and data they may have on you. To see more information on this article click on the title.
In the video’s titled; Why Care About Internet Privacy?; A Cyber Privacy Parable; The pros and cons of facial recognition and Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters; talk about different aspects of the internet and its use. In the first video of “Why Care About Internet Privacy?” it talks about how whenever we search or browse the internet, the websites we click in to collect information on us and how companies and businesses use this for their own advantage. The second video, “A Cyber Privacy Parable”, shows us what can happened when digital information falls into the wrong hands and how it can threaten or even ruin your life. In the video titled “The pros and cons of facial recognition” talks about the use of facial recognition and if its actually a breach of privacy and ethics towards the public. In the TED talk done by Gleen Greenwald he talks about the internet and how its privacies work, how privacy should matter and about the Edward Snowden files, which had information revealing how the USA has surveillance of private citizens.
Now lets talk about Disconnect.me. This app and website is known as a partly open source browser extensions for all types of electronical devices. Some being Android, IPhone, computer, tablets and more. Its used to stop non-consensual third party trackers on the platforms you may use constantly. It also helps provide a private web search and browsing solutions. For some example on how to download and use this app click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Fv7DakZYA.
Here I present to all of you what showed up when I used Disconnect.me. In the two images above you can see I used this app on the websites Feedly and WordPress. Where it shows the third parties that pop up when looking for this websites. I was honestly surprise cause of what had shown up cause I really didn’t expect to see that amount of third parties, especially on this websites that are used constantly. Also shows we should pay plenty of attention to these type of things.
In my opinion its extremely important to know about this types of information. Cause its better to be well informed then not have a clue what’s happening with the information you put on the internet. And what else could be out there without your knowledge or consent. Yes, I agree with it being a scary thought finding out what type of information they have on you but its important that you know about it. Ii would like to end this post saying thank you for reading and I wish all of you the best.
Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I’m going to be talking about a beneficial app that can help in your browsing and have all your favorite websites in one place. This app is known as Feedly. For those that don’t know what Feedly is an application for various web browsers and mobile devices. This app can be downloaded on iOS and Androids, is also available as a website. For those of you interested, click on the link: https://feedly.com/i/welcome
Feedly has helped find a variety of counts that have helped me keep me updated on different things. The profiles I focus on the most are on technology, art, music, movies and gastronomy. The technology feed focuses on news, reviews, hacks and information on gadgets and other aspects. My art, cinema and more feed focuses on keeping me updated with the latest news involving this subjects. Other then that it keeps me updated on recipes, movie critics opinions, new music, interviews and more.
Below is the list of the profiles I follow on the Feedly app:
Here I present to all of you some of my recommendations for Youtubers, Instagram accounts, Books, Tv shows and Movies. For those that want something different or new.
Name: Adriana A. Gotay Flores
Try Guys ( https://www.youtube.com/tryguys): The Try Guys are a group formed by Eugene Lee Yang, Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld. This group is well known for their content on Youtube. Where they try out anything for the viewers entertainment. Most of their content is for viewers of all ages. They have done different types of challenges, have their own type of game show, made a book called “The Hidden Power of F*cking Up” and much more.
Top 5 (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTop5ss): Top 5 is a Youtube channel that focuses on talking about different types of subjects.It also provides documentaries and resources about where the information comes from. It focuses on subjects such as History, Facts, Paranormal and Mysterie. This channel also covers urban legends, real life cases, and more. This channel’s content is directed to a mature audience.
Shane Dawson ( https://www.youtube.com/user/shane): Shane Dawson is a well known Youtuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, beyond other things. At first, when he began Youtube he was known for his sketches, comedy and music videos. Later on he started to do videos on conspiracy theories and paranormal information. Currently he is known for his documentaries with other Youtubers, for example Tana Mongeau, Jake Paul and Jeffree Star. Other than that he also has another youtube channel called ShaneGlossin (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVojJ1k03GZzjSbdXXunkw).
Medicalmedium ( https://www.instagram.com/medicalmedium/): The instagram Medicalmedium is run by Anthony William. He has written two books, “Medical Medium ” and“Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide”. This instagram page is dedicated to giving natural alternatives to help people with health issues and to live with healthier lifestyles.
Veggiejeva (https://www.instagram.com/veggiejeva/): veggiejeva is dedicated on providing viewers with vegan recipes. Not only recipes but also showing vegan places to eat in Puerto Rico. It was created by Karla, a Puertorican blogger (https://www.veggiejeva.co/) , where she demonstrates that the food we love to eat, can be made for everyone. She also has a Pinterest and a Facebook, both under the name “VeggieJeva”.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2612.The_Tipping_Point?from_search=true &qid=Ug9SwYErXz&rank=1): The Tipping Point is that moment where an idea, trend, or social behavior spreads and impacts our society and personal life. This book written by Malcom Gladwell teaches us on how certain factors impact or ways of thinking. This book, in my opinion is extremely beneficial for those that are interested in Marketing, Publicity and Public Relations. For the reason that it teaches and helps you learn factors that can be beneficial for those types of careers.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine(https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467372/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0): It’s a comedy show about an elite squad of detectives in New York City and how they manage their day to day lives with their job and personal lifes. Even tho its a comedy show ,created by Dan Goor, this show also touches on important themes as racism, sexual assault, and others.
It Follows (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1): It Follows is a horror movie that centers around Jay, a teenage girl that after an event that happened to her with her boyfriend, finds out she is now affected with a curse that is not so easy to get rid of.
As most of you may already know, and for those that don’t, my name is Adriana. I will like to give all of you readers a warm welcome and thank you for reading my post’s. I created this blogs for my informatics class and its dedicated to sharing information, opinions and my experiences. I hope all of you enjoy the content and if any of you want to talk about a certain topic let me know. If you wanna know more about me and my interest you can go check out the “About” page on home page or just click on the link below.
Us as a society are used to spending our time on the internet. Most of us can remember on how our grandparents and even how our own parents talked about the way they use to entertain themselves back in the day, which was for example playing outside, having to use books and other resources to find information, unlike us they didn’t have the same experience of going to google on their phone or computers to find what they were searching for. Now a days our even babies and kids can easily find what they’re looking for without help. Because of this there has been diverse opinion on the use of the internet, whether if its to actually help us or if it just makes us depending on it. But have we asked ourselves, what’s the actual importance of the internet in our life?, Why do some of us need it more then other?, like what is the importance of it?.
My experience with the internet while growing up was basically that of the times i wanted to use a computer to play a game watch videos or anything I had to ask for my parents permission. It wasn’t till I was in the age of 13 that they let me use the internet for myself. At the times I only used the internet was for homework and research. It isn’t till I get older and get a phone were I start to use the internet more. Not only was I using it for homework and things that were related to school, but I also started to use the internet to entertain my boredom, which is by watching YouTube, listening to music, watching posts on Instagram, and much more.
The internet is great for keeping us busy and entertain and has plenty of helpful advantages. It can be useful for plenty of aspects that can be beneficial for our personal and profesional life. In our personal life can be used for maintaining contact with our family and friends across the world, also helpful for looking information, being updated with news across the world, and more. In our profesional life it can be used for Networking, Being your own boss, creating your own business, etc. But also mentioning the positive aspects, there also have to demonstrate the negatives. If you wanna know more advantages that the internet has you can check out the link: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001808.htm
As much as I enjoy the web and its useful and positive aspects, we should also mention its negatives. The internet is know for being the best thing to ever happened to mankind but also is the worst. In an article made by Vice.com titled “Four reasons why the Internet Is the worst thing to Happen to Humanity”, it talks about the negative impacts the internet has had on us. Being realistic at first I was a bit uneasy about the article, but when I read the information, the resources from the study’s it actually starts to make you aware of the negative impact. If interested in learning more I link the article down below. https://www.vice.com/sv/article/jma3bd/ray-tomlinson-late-inventor-of-e-mail-what-hath-thou-wrought
Another negative aspect that we can see is the use some people may have for it. For example what we all know as “Influencers”. For those of you that might not know what an influencer is, the definition made by Influencer Marketing Hub, it says that an Influencer is someone who has, the power to affect the purchasing decisions of others because of their authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with his or her audience. Basically Influencers are known for promoting things like products, clothing, meals, etc. Because of this society has thought that if an influencer promotes something, it means that it must be good or the best thing that has ever existed when in reality it might not be like that. There have been moments where Influencers have had backlash when promoting a product or something else, an example of this is the situation that occurred with “Fyre Festival”. If interested in learning more about this case you can see this article by CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/18/how-fyre-festivals-organizer-scammed-investors-out-of-26-million.html
Other then Influencers, there are what most of us know as Youtubers. Youtubers are known for creating and posting videos for YouTube. Some Youtubers some of you might have heard of are David Dobrik, Liza Koshy, Dolan Twins, Shane Dawson and others. Most Youtubers are known for most of they’re content being dedicated to different types of audiences, but mostly to kids and teenagers. While some of these Youtubers appeal to what they’re audience want, others on the meanwhile don’t and post some videos or are involved in controversies that may or may not be appropriate for kids. Some known for these are Tana Mongue, Jake and Logan Paul, James Charles, Daniella Cohn and others. Most of they’re controversies have been about comments that shouldn’t have been made, situations that seem inappropriate cause of they’re age, while others have been about more serious situations.
In general the internet, in each of our lives is considered and important aspect for or day to day routine. It has its positive as well as its negative. But is important for each of our lifestyles. My opinion on it is that we should all be more conscious on the time that we waste on the internet which can be time that we can use to be proactive in other things. I hope all of you could learn information that you might not have noticed, Thank you for reading, stay tune for more.