Tuesday, March 30, 2010

pln 20

The article i read was about the web radio Pandora. The article said that over the past year Pandora has been doing increasingly well. The audience listening to Pandora has increased dramatically over the past year probably due to the heightened sales of IPhones The Pandora app for Ihones was, according to the founder of Pandora, the biggest contributor to the success of the website. Pandora was originally supposed to help musicians find an audience, and to help struggling musicians "link" through the Internet. This article applies to me because I am a musician and finding an audience for your music is a hard thing to establish, you can't always do it on your own, so its important for us to have tools to establish ourselves as artists. It applies to education because the music industry is changing rapidly and some one who is studying that career field needs to be educated on the different things happening within the industry. It applies to the world because websites like this can be accessed world wide, and they link the world's music industry instead of just one countries music industry.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

pln 18

The FDA just announced a major food recall on many processed foods such as, potato chipps and pretzels. This causes things like salmonella poisoning and such, i feel like these recalls happen entirely too often.

pln 17

For pln 17 i watched a video one of my friends who is a music promoter and producer made. The video is called Choose Your Chemicals by _-=O=-_ (or Darren Lyman). The video is about chemicals in food and how they effect industry. For example organic refers to having carbon products in it, this means any form of carbon has to make up at least 80% of the food. This can effect our diet negatively just like many other foods can effect our diet negatively.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PLN 16

Recently a school in Mississippi canceled their prom because a girl wanted to bring her girl friend and also wear a tuxedo. This shows the intolerance still plaguing our country. the fact that they had to cancel an entire prom because of her sexual stance and choice of attire i believe is quite ridiculous.

This relates to education, because schools shouldn't be discrimitory against people's sexual stance. This relates to the world because discrimination is still plaguing our communities and world. This relates to me because some of my old friends and some of my family is gay, and it really pisses me off when people can't see just another person. Too many people see color or that somebody is different.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

pln 15

I read an article about the effect some media people are having on the countries level of paranoia. It says people like Glen Beck are instilling fear into america causing a rising level in radical right wing-ist views and a rise in white surpremist groups and militia groups. I think personally that this kind of article alone is the kind of thing that is instilling fear into the american people. One people start being extreme left wing-ist as well things will be blown out of proportion and that will be the eventual downfall of our democracy.

Monday, March 1, 2010

pln 14

My article was an article about the earthquake in Chile. The earthquake was 8.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. This earth quake was the biggest one since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Chile in 1960. The earthquake devastated much of the coastal country leaving hundreds on the streets. Chile however, was much more prepared and experienced for earthquakes compared to Haiti saving many lives.

This relates to the world because much of the developed world helps devastated countries when disasters happen. This relates to me because it is a current event and people talk about it a lot. This relates to education because it affects the education in Chile children's schools have been destroyed and there is nowhere to go to school. This is a devastating event.