I stumbled upon a Time Magazine article involving DNA Testing. Websites are being made for people to get DNA tested and trace back ancestors. I think the creation of theses sites are great ways to find out information about you! The Internet is continuously growing and new creations like this are a great way to provide easier access to information. There is a fee to get DNA tested and to use the service, but of course people do have to make money. I think this is a great creation! What do you think?
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Monday, October 22, 2007
We discussed in class about posting class material and lectures for the public to use and learn from. Why is Michigan one of the schools who does not want information to be public. Our school is surrounded by intelligent minds, but it seems to me that many UofM students are here to achieve success for themselves and nobody else. Some top universities on the iTunes site are sharing lecture material and course material for the public to use, but Michigan is not! Why not make the ctools site public? Why not post lectures online for everyone to see? In my opinion, Michigan is very independent. I would love to see people share ideas and inventions so people can learn. The more information out there, the better!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A couple weeks ago Professor Moss was talking about why we blog, and why it is the main focus for the class. Once professor Moss told us how she thought blogging should be, the class was coming together, and it made sense to me. Posting blogs weekly or having a certain number of blogs per week is not the focus of the class. Trying to get the A grade in the class should not be the focus of your blogging and the ideas you come up with. When the class reaches its end, will blogging stop, and will you stop sharing ideas via blogging and other ways of communication? Professor Moss is trying to teach on how blogging and using all the technology we have will continue after the term passes. I have never blogged before I was enrolled in English 280, but now I ask myself will I ever stop blogging? I think this is a great way to share ideas to everybody who has access to the internet, and learn from others who blog as well.