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Aerial Imagery 2011 Mississippi Flood Basin Annual Flood Geomorphology

Mississippi Flood of 2011 Remote Sensing Observations of Thematic Change & Geomorphological Causes
Preventing Flooding Catastrophes in an Ancient Alluvial Floodplain 
“Mississippi River basin  is s practically 75% of the United States.  Magnitude that such a landmass’ drainage basin gets a last seasonal  deluge from  the frozen snow packs  is a serious hydrology contributing factors annually a foreboding harbinger to natural floodplain  geomorphological  phenomena. What must be annual agony for  public official, farmer and floodplain citizen alike , take heed as you watch these Time lapse animated gif dramatically replaying the months of snow, rain, sleet, thunderstorms accumulations. Amazing technological slideshow  revealing  snowpack waters  contribution to a climactic  2011 Spring Thaw. An annual occurrence albeit a natural battle  between the basin  vs long ago l found  bedrock. The spring floods throughout time are a rebirth of soil. Humanity just gets in the way.  Please enjoy these two snow features prior to enjoining the paper. Thank you for taking it in. Please  leave a comment or better still your knowledgeable advice.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Figs.1-2) Right click, choose open hyperlink from the drop down context menu to view the animated recreation of all seasonal snow/water weather activities Midwest Mississippi River Basin’s snow season activity to view the rapid snowmelt . Animation credit: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
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Man verse the inevitable cycle of the river’s way of both cleansing itself and rejuvenating the land. Mark Twain appropriately quipped. The Mississippi River will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise… – Mark Twain in Eruption
INTRODUCTION
Historical snow-pack melt (fig.2) with unseasonable tornado activity (fig.3) brought a disastrous Mississippi spring flood season. Severe weather conditions heightened Mississippi flood plain potential for historic flooding. Earthen levees in Missouri were exploded to prevent the city of Cairo, Illinois from being inundated due to the resulting storm runoff. Historical previous flood scenarios studied, prompted environmental hazard management experts from the USGS, Army Corps of Engineers to advise Governors in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana to prepare their citizenry for the worst. Ultimately the federal government named eleven counties along the Mississippi River FED Disaster Areas following findings by USGS Vicksburg District officials. Environmental hazard management operations were ordered by governors in the delta states of Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana
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In normal flow the river is a serene idyllic place . Water flow nearly as equal with such rich culture, history About the only metric surpassing f water at flood stage corrupt agricultural corn from cotton derived economic blight. Out of state owned farms subsidizing millionaire farmers dealt indigenous Delta citizens as much sorrow as the river itself has dealt out.
ABSTRACT
man-made environmental hazard management practice in the USGS Vicksburg District averted historic potential flooding disaster in the Louisiana state Mississippi flood plain area. Potential damage in the millions was averted using the clearly carved history of the river’s paths mapped over time. Previous alluvial floodplain geomorphology studies over time detailed exactly the potential and ultimate path the floodwaters’ took. Intricate hand drawn USGS floodplain mapping performed in 1944 were extremely accurate prediction mechanism. Humanity coexists on the floodplain. River floods regain and retreat from which land the river decides to flood in spite of man-made controls. 2011 flood season required man-made flood control structures to be opened which allowed the Mississippi River to take its natural floodplain course. Remote sensing captured the events dramatically. Remote sensing studies thru detailed monitoring of such events over temporal studies conducted from satellite platforms are an invaluable tool in floodplain management. Mid latitude cyclone patterns exacerbated increased hydrology tables during spring thaw. Glacial sculpted landscape demonstrated the typical floodplain activities expected of an ancient river basin covering a huge geographic space. Purpose of the s
Study Purpose is to chronological track natural floodplain activities exhibited by the watershed during the Great Flood of 2011. (FIG.1)
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ANCIENT FLOOD PLAIN GEOMORPHOLOGY
Mississippi River has its origins in the glaciers that once covered the upper Midwest and Canada. Mississippi River h headwaters gin in Clearwater County Minnesota. Lake Itasca is a glacially formed lake 1479 feet above sea-level. Total area covered by the Mississippi River basin extends from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mounts. Mississippi River basin covers more than 1,245,000 square miles. 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces watersheds drain into the basin. Mississippi River Basin’s watershed total land catchment includes 40% of the landmass of the continental US. The Mississippi River is 2530 miles long. Mississippi River is the 4th largest by area and 10th longest river system in the world. (Saucier, 1994)
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Mississippi River Valley is underlain by a plate rift that developed perpendicular to the larger Gulf of Mexico rift. The Mississippi embayment forming the basin depression is an ancient aulacogen that dates back to the breakup of the ancient continent, Rodinia. Extreme earthquakes in the early 19th century occurred in the ancient rift. Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, which has been studied thru its Wichita Mountains exposure dates to an Eocambrian rift system formed as a product of intercontinental rifting during the breakup of Pannotia.
Aulacogens are a failed arm of a triple junction in a plate tectonics rift system. A triple junction beneath the continental plate of the previous super continent initiated a three-way breakup of the continental plate. As the continent’s subsequent mass broke away, that movement developed one of three spreading ridges. One ridge just failed. It just stopped spreading. Eventually the rift formation creates a grabben system within the land mass. (ASLAN, 1998)
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Fisks 1933 as accurate as the Mississippi meandering ways hand drawn demonstration of the faults. All done without the aid of Satellite imagery.

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Global study of the same geomorphology on other continents finds many major rivers begin along the failed arm of a triple junction, In this case the massive amounts of sediment from glacial advance and retreats of ice ages such as the Wisconsin Age filled the depression’s linear basin forming sedimentary rock. Approximately 208 million years ago the Mississippi River Valley formed along a failed arm of a triple junction where, currently Northern and Southern hemisphere occupants once were one land mass. North and South America separated into the two Americas leaving the triple fault.
Large glacial lakes were formed as the glaciers retreated–the largest of the glacial lakes, Lake Agassiz, was formed as the Des Moines Lobe of the glacier retreated some 12,000 years ago and the drainage of this approximately 320,000 square kilometer lake may be responsible for the formation of the Upper Mississippi River Valley–the rivers were responsible for draining the large amounts of water from the melting glaciers. Alternating broad and narrow reaches of present river floodplains reflect the nature of the slowly sloping elevation of Paleozoic rock channels cut by river flows from ancient glacial lakes in Iowa, Canada and Wisconsin. River flow reaches created eroded the sedimentary soft sandstone left in the rifts River side bluffs cut down to erosion resistant rock leaving a narrow at times straighter river. (Hamar, 2005)
Cross Valley Transection of Bedrock Foundations and alluvial deposition layer studies
Missouri and Mississippi River confluence is the beginning of Lower Impounded Reach of the Mississippi Floodplain. Unlike the Upper Impounded Reach of the Mississippi River the flood plain is wide and meandering creating an ancient alluvial floodplain which has left meander scars and oxbow lakes in the river basin floor. Braided streams formed tributaries and stream systems which act as the watershed. Braided streams combined to form the central channel. Centuries of water flow scars left by water seeking the path of least resistance remain visible in the satellite images of the study area. (FIG.4) (Theiling, River Geomorphology and Flood Plain Habitats, 1998)
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Mississippi Flood Basin January 2011 Landsat TM 5 Satellite imagery
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD STUDY
2011 Mississippi Floods set new record flood stages within the USGS Vicksburg District. Memphis, Vicksburg, Greenville and Natchez communities within the district prepared for the worst. Oxbow lakes are numerous in this area of the alluvial floodplain.
Winter Snow Accumulations just before the thaw which preicitated the 2011 Floods
80% of Entire Mississippi flood Basin from Landsat Thematic Mapper Satellite February 2011 showing Winter Snow Accumulations just before the thaw which precipitated the 2011 Floods
Braided stream channel flows meander scars detail ancient alluvial Mississippi floodplain. (FIG.4) Many sediment closings have formed lakes of various shapes and sizes. Greenville, MS. is located on the eastern bank of Lake Ferguson, an oxbow lake (FIG.5) left by one such old channel in the ancient Mississippi floodplain Greenville was likewise affected by the potential of flooding. River Hydrological studies in the geomorphology floodplain areas portended peak river flow at Vicksburg of 2,340,000 cubic feet per second (66,000 m3/s).(FIG.5) Levels which exceeded flood levels of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 2,278,000 cu ft/s (64,500 m3/s) by 1,500 m3 per second 2011 floods also exceeded the 1937 flood’s 2,080,000 cu ft/s (59,000). ( (NOAA N. , 2011)
USGS monitoring potential risk assessment supported opening the floodways. The combination of water from the floodways and from the Old River Control Structure just upriver of Morganza pouring into the Atchafalaya basin flood a large swath of mostly farmland and undeveloped land. Stream flow of the 2011 floods would have flooded those areas as well as greatly damaged the large river harbor areas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA. Morganza floodways opening diverted 300,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Mississippi River. (FIG. 6) Choosing not opening the spillway, flood water would have only partially flowed in the natural flood basin of the Atchafalaya River. River bank flooding pressure generated from the excess flow of water would have cause levees to fail along the river from Morganza to Plaquemines Parish, LA inundating Baton Rouge. Further down river the Bonnet Carre Spillway structure in Norco were also opened further diverting flood water from the Mississippi River entering into Lake Pontchartrain threatening the below sea level basin New Orleans sits within. USGA flood mitigation measures spared the Greater Metropolitan New Orleans area estimates of 25 feet of floodwaters, according to by the Army Corps of Engineers. (Fig.6) (NOAA, 2011)
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Animation above provides a thermal imagery data view of thunderstorms spawned April’s tornadoes exacerbating  Mississippi Flooding. Cloud height and extent 10.6 miles into the atmosphere NASA’s TRMM satellite, Image credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce Characteristic
mid-latitude cyclone activity patterns produced regional rainfall greatly increasing runoff in water saturated watershed areas in the Mississippi River basin. Accumulated precipitation falling on these saturated areas rapidly flowed into the snow-pack melt swollen waterways. Tributaries were in flood stage throughout most of the entire basin from April 23 remaining flooded thru most of June. Basin study areas affected heavily were Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
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Entire Mississippi via LANDSAT 5 R Thematic Mapper in late May 2011
Fourteen day rainfall totals exceeded normal by 800% of normal across mid-Mississippi River valleys. Precipitation was captured at 20 inches in various areas. Study area along the Landsat row 37 and 38 recorded record flood crests on the lower Mississippi River. Arkansas City and Greenville rivers crested May 16, Greenville, May 17, Vicksburg May 19 and Natchez May 19, 2011. Lower basin Mississippi Portal region of the delta remained in flood stage from 37 ft. to up to 61.9 ft. through June. Natchez was in flood crest inundation until June 22. Second largest river basin in the delta basin area is the Yazoo River Basin east of the main channels on the periphery of the alluvial flood plain meander fields of the Mississippi River. Back water flooding occurred along the Yazoo River inundating farmlands. Record river crest levels at Vicksburg and Natchez and was pushed near record level at Arkansas City and Greenville. Back water flooding along the Yazoo River reached near record levels at Belzoni and Yazoo City. River levels crested in mid-May, with most points not falling below flood stage until the first and second weeks of June.
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Opening the Old River Control Structure sent twice the cubic volume of Mississippi flood water into the Atchafalaya River basin. Floodwater observations upriver in the USGS Vicksburg district reveal the flooding potential these measures averted. (Fig, 5) Floodplain management averted serious flood damage. Flooding would not have over-topped lower elevation Morganza floodway, but Mississippi and Louisiana experienced little levee failure downriver due to overall velocity of cubic water flow reduction. Baton Rouge escaped inundation because of the opening. (Fig.6) Property damages struck 350 residences destroyed, 1440 damaged.6 businesses were destroyed and 34 damaged. Emergency declarations evacuated 2000 residences. Roadways and many of its tributaries in the Delta Basin region were closed due to flooding across the thruway… River barge and boat transport was delayed or curtailed based upon size and urgency boat. One citizen of Vicksburg drowned attempted to wade through flood waters.
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Land development patchwork quilt view of agricultural lands as seen from space LANDSAT TM5 . Major agricultural development which played a large role in deciding to flood these areas. Pressure release effectively allowing the flood water to not inundate and flood lower delta urban, and suburban metropolitan cities.
REMOTE SENSING METHODOLOGY
Appropriate thematic study of geographical phenomena require a before and after data set. Landsat TM 5 data was acquired representing pre flood study area hydrologic activity from the months of February, April, May and June of 2011 covering the majority of the Great Flood of 2011. Imagery as close to the flood crest levels recorded were obtained.
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Of particular note these January 2011 LANDSAT TM 5 Subset Layer Stack images compiled by ERDAS layer stacking all the satellite data’s separate bands provide great view s of the Study area’s white sand bars. Mississippi River imagery which also delineates channel river channel current, bank erosional alluvial floodplain scar and water level.
Qualitative and quantitative analysis was performed using ERDAS Imagine.
Imagery was downloaded from Landsat TM 5 for the study are including row 24 path 38, 37 and 39 containing band 1-7. Thermal band layer was not used. Qualitative imagery was constructed from bands 1-6. Quantitative data utilized the Landsat bands recommended by USGS for wetland study; bands 4,3,2 in RGB gun load. Numerous incredible interesting imagery processing tasks were performed. Interest in this area was heighten with each new view from as many different processes as could be obtained with the limits of the software and the imagery. Majority of the imagery was qualitatively assessed. Both data types are important in an emergency situation.
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Quantitative study is easily understood Decision makers who are not trained remote sensors rely on technocrats to provide easily understood data to make decisions quickly in emergencies. Disasters most often limit access to the affected geography. Flooding indeed usually prohibits access to areas where the worst flooding has occurred. Remote sensing gives a fast and relatively inexpensive process for emergency management to make decisions. Citizenry depends on the relief those decisions provide. In an emergency situation it is up to the analyst to provide easily understood data.
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May LANDSAT TM 5 Imagery of the same Sub Chip study area taken in May 2011 .

Data quantified in this study is just such data. Qualitative data provides a bird eye view that is easily understood. Flood situations are graphically depicted. Majority of that imagery was not quantitatively studied. It is provided in this study to demonstrate just hoe educational remote sensing imagery can be in emergency management Qualitative analysis from two stages of the flooding gives community planners more time to react. Geographical imagery insights into affected areas are invaluable to emergency management success. Such information lays a roadmap for deployment when communities are facing impending inundation. Quantitative imagery studies undertaken for this study greatly support the qualitative studies.

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ERDAS Supervised Classifications utilizing LANDSAT TM % Wetlands observation protocols
For qualitative study, areas of interest subset images were taken from row 24 region images. Geographically, that is the area below Memphis, Tennessee and above the Morganza spillway. Images were layer stacked utilizing bands 4, 3, 2. AOIs (Areas of Interest) were then processed using unsupervised classification methods. Five classes were utilized to isolate the areas before the flood and areas affected during the flood. Exact meters of flood inundation found were quantitatively taken by comparing the number of pixel classified as standing and overflowing existing water bodies between the two periods.( Feb Pixels in Water Class 1 = 3279480 x 30 meter resolution =98384400. June Pixels Water Class 1 = 3859799 x 30 meters = 11573970 -9838440 = and increase in Water Class meter water coverage of 1735530)
Water Class 2 in June imagery represents tributary and existing water body overflow flooding. Cropland and urban standing water detailed 8549781 pixels which equal 256493430 meters of flood inundation. The images follow with their attribute tables. The first two images are the subset chipped AOI (Area of Interest) prior to the unsupervised classification. Subsets were stretched to unsigned 8 bit and recorded as thematic data for processing. Land cover seasonal differences are apparent. Histogram equalizing and co-variance stretching was performed to compensate between the two-time periods.
ROW HISTO RED GREEN BLUE OPACITY CLASS
2792017 0 0 0 0 Unclassified
3279480 65535 0 0 1 1 Class 1
9168516 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 2
6245644 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 3
6579093 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 4
2878734 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 5

FEB 5 Unsuper PCA

Land SAT TM Bands 432 from Feb., 2011 and June, 20
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IG. 5) Composite False Color band 5-4-3 Landsat 5 Layer-stack utilizing ERDAS 10 processed photo of oxbow Lake Ferguson adjacent to Greenville, Mississippi, 2011 May Flood Crest which would have inundated the rural micropolitan area were not Missouri levees exploded and flood spillway opened.( USGS EARTH EXPLORER LANDSAT 5 TM Imagery
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ROW HISTO RED GREEN BLUE OPACITY CLASS
2792017 0 0 0 0 Unclassified
3279480 65535 0 0 1 1 Class 1
9168516 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 2
6245644 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 3
6579093 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 4
2878734 -1524094721 0.65 0.16 0.16 1 Class 5
PCA RIVEBANK FEB TO JUN DIFF

Works Cited

ASLAN, A. (1998). EVOLUTION OF THE HOLOCENE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODPLAIN, FERRIDAY, LOUISIANA:. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 801-815.
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Gutenberg’s Revolution Revisited In Online Education

Quote; “America spent over $151,000 per student sending the graduating class of 2009 through public schools. That is nearly three times as much as we spent on the graduating class of 1970, adjusting for inflation. Despite that massive real spending increase, overall achievement has stagnated or declined, depending on the subject.” End quote (Coulson, 2011)

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EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH EDUCATION, ARROGANT, PAID HACK,   INNOVATIVE-LESS,  MOE-RONS ARGUING OVER THROWING MONEY AT A SIMPLE SOLVED PROBLEM

Internet popularity’s increasing rise of information transfer across interactive user platforms naturally lead to online learning. New literatacies is a new concept that allows for the learning of the new skills necessary to compete. The very nature of using a computer to learn is an interactive doorway into using the computer to make a living. Computer skills are as basically necessary as knife skills are for a cook to prepare food. Speed, access and working around a keyboard portal of how to navigate amongst files and interactive pages while submitting documents using email to professionally communicate are vital skills for today’s workforce. (Lin, 2011)

Online education is an idea whose time in humanity’s life cycle has arrived. Online educational mediums have skyrocketed in efficiency platform and media interchange innovation. Distance education began in 1840 when Sir Isaac Putman created correspondence courses that were effectuate thru the mail system. (The Journal, 1999) Australia invented the Department of External Studies in 1911. (The Journal, 1999) Online classes of the past existed as CD-ROM and textbooks with online submission portals for assignments per syllabus posting of the assignment submission schedule. Testing was performed at testing centers at the schools. Online education allows people to get the education they need on their terms. It is a vibrant addition to the ABYSMAL excuse for K-12 education the American Public, amazingly  accepts. (The Journal, 1999)

Moodle is incredible. Beginning in 2003, it provides an extraordinary object oriented open source platform. Flexible and adaptable, Moodle’s platform has multiple media format functionality. Moodle is like the Swiss Army knife of Online Learning platforms. Moodle creates an open sourced platform for knowledge transfer. Moodle even meets the needs of governmental compliance training. Moodle is highly configurable.  (Moodle, 2003)

Blackboard is not open sourced. Blackboard is more dispersed and widely used than Moodle. Moodle is what Forsyth Tech Community college uses. Compared to Moodle it is not nearly as robust. Blackboard uses many different educational technologies. Learn, collaborate, connect, analytics, transact and mobile aspects have unique approaches to supplant physical classroom teaching. Blackboard and Moodle both rely on the ever spreading like a rash social media. (Blackboard, 1997)

Educational Portal is a place for free online learning. Educational Portal has 53 instructors. Educational Portal has a vast number of free online learning experiences across numerous disciplines. Educational Portal also has an exam that can lead to credit towards a degree for the student’s efforts. Educational Portal has a credo that sate, “Making education accessible to over 5 million students each month!” Answering  the costs of education the Educational Portal is providing the funding to those that need it. The Riecken Foundation is a non profit organization that even extending this important portal of compassion into Central America’s impoverished societies.  (Educational Portal .com, 2003)

It hard to find any cons with Online education. Education is available for free to all that choose to take the time and exert the effort. Free Public libraries and Federal job training programs centers provide computer access to anyone willing to take the training. exultingly, Ivy League institutions are entering into the distribution of higher education online for free. Such developments offer to empower many that cannot afford higher education. I greatly enjoy online learnings see it supplanting the Abysmal K-12 union dominated political process the Federal government is disserving america’s children with currently. Contract enforced mediocrity is not the place for educating children. When the teacher’s union is largest contributor to the political process; America spends more money per capita than 5 countries combined and you cannot terminate a failing instructor because of a politically motivated contract something has to change. Online learning is a phenomena that will gloriously continue to do a vastly better job of educating people when in terms of age demographic stratification than the classroom. May not be for everyone but this student highly prefers it to not only fighting to be  finding a parking place but more sol typing this assignment with a cigar clenched in my teeth, favorite music blasting, a great cup of coffee enjoyment  while learning all in the comfort of me home.

Works Cited

Blackboard. (1997, January 01). Platforms. Retrieved January 26, 2013, from Blackboard: http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms.aspx

Coulson, A. (2011, February 10). The Impact of Federal Involvement in America’s Classrooms. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/impact-federal-involvement-americas-classrooms

Educational Portal .com. (2003, January 01). Educational Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Educational Portal: http://education-portal.com/pages/About_Us.html

Lin, T.-J. (2011, June 01). Language Learning and technology Vol 5, number 15, Number 2 ppg 27-33. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Review of Moodle: http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2011/review1.pdf

Moodle. (2003, 01 01). About Moodle Development. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Moodle: https://moodle.org/development/

The Journal. (1999, September 01). The Origins of Distance Education and its Use in the United States. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from The Journal Transforming Education Through technology: http://thejournal.com/Articles/1999/09/01/The-Origins-of-Distance-Education-and-its-use-in-the-United-States.aspx

 

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Coulson, A. (2011, February 10). The Impact of Federal Involvement in America’s Classrooms. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from CATO Institute: http://www.cato.org/publications/congressional-testimony/impact-federal-involvement-americas-classrooms

Educational Portal .com. (2003, January 01). Educational Portal. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Educational Portal: http://education-portal.com/pages/About_Us.html

Lin, T.-J. (2011, June 01). Language Learning and technology Vol 5, number 15, Number 2 ppg 27-33. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Review of Moodle: http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2011/review1.pdf

Moodle. (2003, 01 01). About Moodle Development. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from Moodle: https://moodle.org/development/

The Journal. (1999, September 01). The Origins of Distance Education and its Use in the United States. Retrieved June 26, 2013, from The Journal Transforming Education Through technology: http://thejournal.com/Articles/1999/09/01/The-Origins-of-Distance-Education-and-its-use-in-the-United-States.aspx

 

 

 

Social Media “We Um Is the Zomby Woof”

Any social society must know where its been to comprehend where in the world its all going

Top Social Networks

Total Time online spent

Myspacelogo3_thumb        Social What, Face book who, LinkIn where, call me a Twitter again, climb Pinterest and I thought My Space died. At least that was what I read in a Goggle search about two years ago. Facebook equal 750,000,000; Twitter equals 250,000,000; LinkIn equals 110,000,000; Pinterest equals 85,550,00 and lately “My_” renamed & burnished anew from a dying Mypace = 70,500,00 registered revenue generating users: while Google social metric machine which drives people there has a healthy online social hood of 65,000,00 social media users  not including Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive and Google “this & that” users all generating serious marketing revenue: lest we forget corporate enterprise software server infrastructure drive space Google divisions. (eBizMBA The Business Knowledgebase, 2013) It’s the 2013 equivalent of the Mothers of Invention’s Freak Out.

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Bleeding information, is that good for you? Not always but it is imperative for a business. Every single divet a keyboard duffer in the social media fairway of endless long drive 5 par hole golf courses drives a data byte into a pool of quadrillion statistical algorithm created maps, your data contributes to  profiling people as accurately as Wyatt Earp implemented justice with keen instincts. Difference Wyatt Earp dealt with a migrant society of individuals less than 200. Online presence is upward of 2,000,000,000 quick draw keyboard touch pad McGraw’s. Web 2.0 created an online computing social platform that has exceeded the imagination of those first testosterone rich college students rating who was hot in which Ivy League school. Who could imagine that the world would be freaking out online with willingness to bare Narcissistic wantonness as has the world with Social Media? Facebook just built a data center in Sweden the size of twelve football fields. (Bradbury, 2013)

FACEBOOK IN A NUTSHELL

So why use Social Media, aside from limitless apps and user interactivity sharing data connectivity? Simple, Social Media web sites bleed marketing information. Generations of late have a well-documented attention span of five seconds. (reduxmedia, 2011) There’s gold in them there piles of data, like gold in them there hills in Alaska. Social media of that time started a similar demographically human stampede of informational users seeking profit using that age’s transportation tech advances. Social word of mouth information started a rush of the individual seeking dreams on locomotives and steam ships. People do not change or cease being social animal’s, technology enables them to be more interactive within their environments. (nielson, 2010) Interactivity is the key to all Internet Social Media explosions of innovations. Web 2.0 has begot Web 3.0 coupling a limitless possibility to plumb the depths of user interactivity within HTML5. (WIXBlog, 2012)

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Today’s individuals, in fact entire families, corporations, NATIONS in a busy global society were/are willing to dive whole hog into social oblivion relying on information gleaned online like pre depression shoe shine vendors on Wall Street got rich chasing the tips overheard while shining bankers’ shoes in the “Roaring 20s”. (Kennedy, 2008) Personal ‘Smart Device “ mobility,  Zomby Woof personal device behavior included, online zomboids have totaled 121 billion minutes of FREAKING OUT,  bleeding data from every single pore of rational &  irrational data exuberance. (Nielson, 2012)

My Space was until recently found amongst tumbling fuzz ball filled corners of cyber closets . A cxomplete revamp has breathed life into this social engine. Including user interactivity motifs acrosss relational dabases of music and social networkingo for now has gottne My_  back in the game. MySpace exemplifies why it died and what social media must focus on to stay alive. Slick & sleek mobile apps that cater to user interactivity allowing disperate tastes of all kinds to find company filled shelter in comonality of social bearing online.  EVOLUTIONARY CREATIVITY of design finds investment in interactive user platform. Now both  personal and monetary benefits abound  from using the site to network creativity on open source platforms.

Having been an original MySpace user it was a royal pain to configure. It was a royal pain to access. Data input was far too difficult. It was a royal pain to share.  MySpace was not user-friendly at all. User interactivity wasn’t fluid. Contrast that with Facebook endless feeds, shares, hash tags, likes, user data release requests, and “login withs” are getting downright ubiquitously annoying. Social media plugins abound  even more so as the socket is easily installed with HTML5  javascript shortcuts  in coding.  Marketing apps find functionality within user interactivity vastly  increasing  the  paying advertizer’s social media market share. Twitter provides instant conversation with thousands instead of point access  B2B or direct cutomer service. Contrast that historically to the traveling door to door salespeople prior to the mail order catalogue. Cold calling, while  carring their wares in a trunk door to door with the realization they had fifteen seconds to  a make a favorable imnpression granting an entry shot at getting in the front door to pitch their wares.

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Remember that there were no department stores or shopping malls. Now remember since early in the game Web marketing realized those users employ a five second attention spans of choice. Users get as quickly turned off and skedaddle out of there to the next page opportunity they heard their friends talking about. People who stumble into an unfriendly bar change that point of destination as easily as today’s users now change personal devices and web site destinations to hang out. People do not change,  technology access to information for people does. This direct quote from a paean to MySpace’s return written by Taylor Soper,” I’m really excited to keep on exploring the new Myspace. I think they might have struck gold here by merging music discovery and social media.” (Soper, 2013)

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Bibliography

Bradbury, D. (2013, June 10). Effective Social Media Analytics. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from The Guardian UK Edition online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/10/effective-social-media-analytics

eBizMBA The Business Knowledgebase. (2013, June 01). Top 15 most popular Social Networking Sites June 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from eBizMba: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites

Kennedy, J. (2008, October 19). When even shoeshiner people were giving you stock tips. its time to sell. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from THE BIG APPLE: http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/when_even_shoeshine_boys_are_giving_you_stock_tips_its_time_to_sell_joseph

nielson. (2010, April 19). Social Media Impression: A Neilsen and Facebook Joint Study. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from neilsen: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/reports/2010/Understanding-the-Value-of-a-Social-Media-Impression.html

Nielson. (2012, 12 03). State of Media The Social Media Report 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from Nielson: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/social-media-report-2012-social-media-comes-of-age.html

reduxmedia. (2011, December 19). The Five Second Attention Span-Advertizers and Content Publishers Take Note! Retrieved June 19, 2013, from reduxmedia: http://www.reduxmedia.com/advertisers-blog/item/38-the-five-second-attention-span-advertisers-and-content-publishers-take-note

Soper, T. (2013, January 15). Myspace is back, but can it return to social media stardom? Retrieved June 19, 2013, from GeekWire Dispatches from the Digital Frontier: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/video-myspace-return-social-media-stardom/

WIXBlog. (2012, June 19). HTML5 Tips: How to Integrate Social Media into your Website. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from Designing with WIX: http://www.wix.com/blog/2012/06/make-your-html5-website-more-social/

Works Cited

Bradbury, D. (2013, June 10). Effective Social Media Analytics. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from The Guardian UK Edition online: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/10/effective-social-media-analytics

eBizMBA The Business Knowledgebase. (2013, June 01). Top 15 most popular Social Networking Sites June 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from eBizMba: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites

Kennedy, J. (2008, October 19). When even shoeshiner people were giving you stock tips. its time to sell. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from THE BIG APPLE: http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/when_even_shoeshine_boys_are_giving_you_stock_tips_its_time_to_sell_joseph

nielson. (2010, April 19). Social Media Impression: A Neilsen and Facebook Joint Study. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from neilsen: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/reports/2010/Understanding-the-Value-of-a-Social-Media-Impression.html

Nielson. (2012, 12 03). State of Media The Social Media Report 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from Nielson: http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2012/social-media-report-2012-social-media-comes-of-age.html

reduxmedia. (2011, December 19). The Five Second Attention Span-Advertizers and Content Publishers Take Note! Retrieved June 19, 2013, from reduxmedia: http://www.reduxmedia.com/advertisers-blog/item/38-the-five-second-attention-span-advertisers-and-content-publishers-take-note

Soper, T. (2013, January 15). Myspace is back, but can it return to social media stardom? Retrieved June 19, 2013, from GeekWire Dispatches from the Digital Frontier: http://www.geekwire.com/2013/video-myspace-return-social-media-stardom/

WIXBlog. (2012, June 19). HTML5 Tips: How to Integrate Social Media into your Website. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from Designing with WIX: http://www.wix.com/blog/2012/06/make-your-html5-website-more-social/

HTML 5 ROCKS YA’LL

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Beautifully HTML5 is being created in a collaborative atmosphere reminiscent of LINUX. No Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, IBM or Adobe hegemony allowed.HTML 5 is designed to provide user ease of app, and machine powerfully efficient comprehensiveness. Honestly I find only technological pros in my researches. Con are absent in the research and the blog post. HTML 5 is the next latest Hypertext markup language adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium’s New HTML working groups. Html 5 was first proposed in 2008. What makes HTML5 so exciting is like the static browser wars of YORE, HTML5  will be a drastic change in interactivity making it a web development platform. (Berner- Lee, 2013) HTML 5 will create a web development platform that ensures interoperability across different browser platforms. Primary goal of HTML 5 is that all web browsers will handle web applications and documents uniformly. Browsers will not have to be HTML 5 compliant to utilize HTML 5 generated Hypertext mark languages and applications built with that text editor parsing, attributes MIME and protocol registration. (Saqoosha, 2011)

HTML5,,,well in a word,,, ITS THAT COOL.

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HTML5 even threaten to make the mouse click obsolete.  Substituting that universal user interface the mouse with geolocation, device orientation, drag and drop, and touch eventing. (Anrei Popescu W3C Google, 2012)  HTML 5 effectively can make the device irrelevant to web working, viewing, and listening. Aspects such as that make HTML 5 a business application with one code base for multiple devices easing simultaneous deployments and upgrades effectively speeding data migration and backup with rapid access from multiple devices using business specific core apps anywhere the employee may be with whatever client they log on with. HTMLS 5 provide a collection of features, technologies, and APIs that deliver powerful desktop multimedia depth and quality to the website user/developer experience. HTML5 vastly improves interconnectivity, integration, compatibility and interactivity for web designers and users. HTML 5 will rid users the need for those constantly updating to keep from crashing third party plug-ins. (Pieters, Simon Opera Software ASA, 2013)

Multimedia alone is not targeted for uniformity. Web Developers are given powerful coding tools that are universally accepted and far less complex. Sometimes the simplest aspects magnify the greatest cha efficiencies in code.  Doctype declarations are a simple but key element in all HTML/CSS undertaking to tell the browser what type of HTML it is parsing. The following is an evolution of HTML to HTML5 doctype declarations used in every WWC3 adopted HTML iterations. (Web Design Depot, 2012)

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Root element, type attributes,  head element encoding,  and type attribute are so simplified and portable its bound to make some cry when they think how much easier their jobs would have been ten years ago This compares HTML to HTML 5 again. (Web Design Depot, 2012)

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WEB 2.0 liberated users making the WEB a non-proprietary user’s interactive information receiving and delivery platform with a plethora of browser choices utilizing CSS and or JavaScript. CSS and JavaScript improvement utilized in HTML5 browser platform interfaces powerfully across more different browsers OS increasing fluidity and mobility. HTML5 makes applications limitlessly more powerful. (Saqoosha, 2011) HTML 5 amplifies those inherent strengths by enabling complex desktop application inclusivity in lite mobile web applications. (McCutchan, 2013)

Many HTML 4 elements will be obsolete in HTML 5. HTML is a cutting edge approach at implementing desktop application development designing ease for creating apps and website. Apps are mostly mobile regardless of Windows 8.  HTML 5 allows hypertext markup language to escape the desktop and laptop user tool for web use. Websockets and WebRTC change real-time web communication with easier development and greater user compatibilities in full duplex channeling online Server calls are less frequent speed is enhanced. WebRTC also provides needed native support for user video and audio conference in

HTML5 is powered by CSS-JavaScript and HTML languages. HTML5 is capable of using all languages which compile in Javascript, such as HAXE, Java GWT or Goggle Web Toolkit, Coffescript, Kaffiene. All browsers Windows, MAC,OS, Unix/Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile and who knows what ingenuity is cooking up have code for their preferred media delivery systems. (Saqoosha, 2011) Different browser have different tools, SDK, and OS languages  which requires different platform form factors . HTML5 creates a new language form factor umbrella allowing multi-platform and device technology stacks ridding the developer of proprietary technology stacks eccentricities. (Saqoosha, 2011)

Developer user, granting web user more power and flexibility to use the web for information media text, audio and video deliveries without having to use proprietary software, player, plugin or codec is the goal. Developers can work offline creating new universality of browser standards to create lighter, leaner, & meaner while being far more portable because of being less proprietary software reliant media deliver apps. (Anrei Popescu W3C Google, 2012) HTML5 apps liberate graphics user interface devices and computer cross applicable powerful storage medium making them availability on the client without proprietary cloud use. AND, and this is a big and, you do not have to code these pages from scratch to rapidly create powerful delivery information and media tools (McCutchan, 2013)

Browser platform graphic launch orientation provide  gaming animation, movies  delivered with complex graphic rich textures in HTML% with less need for machine graphic card created power. Browsers integrate commands for the graphics card instead of the CPU and graphics computational matrix square-dance.  Google Gmail put a 25mg limit on all media download that spring forth automatically in Chrome. HTML 5 is supporting a 1gig limit for these media inclusions. WEB APPS in HTML 5 have much more powerful offline media capacity. From the browser instead of launching a player greatly increase mobility effectively reducing needed machine computational power to be entertained. (Anrei Popescu W3C Google, 2012)

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Works Cited

Anrei Popescu W3C Google. (2012, January 01). The Web Platform Browser Technologies. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from HTML5.org: http://platform.html5.org/

Berner- Lee, T. (2013, June 1 13). W3C HTML 5.1 Nightly. Retrieved June 13, 2913, from W3C Editor’s Draft: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/

McCutchan, J. (2013, March 26). Profiling Mobile HTML5 Apps with Chrome. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from HTML5 Rocks: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/profiling/

Pieters, Simon Opera Software ASA. (2013, January 01). Difference from HTML4 . Retrieved June 12, 2013, from HTML5.org: https://rawgithub.com/whatwg/html-differences/master/Overview.html

Saqoosha. (2011, January 01). Why HTML5 Rocks. Retrieved June 06, 2013, from HTML5 Rocks: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/why

Web Design Depot. (2012, March 27). Back to Basics: How to Code an HTML 5 Template. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from Web Designer Depot: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/03/back-to-basics-how-to-code-an-html5-template/

Bibliography

Anrei Popescu W3C Google. (2012, January 01). The Web Platform Browser Technologies. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from HTML5.org: http://platform.html5.org/

Berner- Lee, T. (2013, June 1 13). W3C HTML 5.1 Nightly. Retrieved June 13, 2913, from W3C Editor’s Draft: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/

McCutchan, J. (2013, March 26). Profiling Mobile HTML5 Apps with Chrome. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from HTML5 Rocks: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/mobile/profiling/

Pieters, Simon Opera Software ASA. (2013, January 01). Difference from HTML4 . Retrieved June 12, 2013, from HTML5.org: https://rawgithub.com/whatwg/html-differences/master/Overview.html

Saqoosha. (2011, January 01). Why HTML5 Rocks. Retrieved June 06, 2013, from HTML5 Rocks: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/why

Web Design Depot. (2012, March 27). Back to Basics: How to Code an HTML 5 Template. Retrieved June 13, 2013, from Web Designer Depot: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/03/back-to-basics-how-to-code-an-html5-template/

TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER

The following is in no way associated with any GTCC assignments. It is A  post to MY blog. It is  not a post TO, or  a WEB285  BLOG ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION.

Come along and enjoy my musical addiction. My  Geography Professor seriously suggested I strike for a PHD in Musical Geography.

Comment if you wish.

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FREE YOUR MIND & YO ASS WILL FOLLOWIF YOU HEAR ANY NOISE ITS JUST ME & THE BOYS,,,,HITTIN IT

STAR CHILD HERE-CITIZEN OF THE UNIVERSE-PUT A GLIDE N YOUR STRIDE & A DIP IN YO HIP AND COME ONTO THE MOTHERSHIP, AIN’T NUTHIN BUT A PARTY

HOME OF THE P_FUNK,,DA BOMB, DOIN IT IN 3-D

LIGHT YEARS, WE WERE AHEAD OF OUR TIME

Having been present amongst the jubilant fellow STARCHILD P-FUNK attendees  in Washington DC & Atlanta Georgia  when George Clinton exited the Mothership lets examine QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT. Chester Arthur Burnet aka HOWLIN WOLF influenced more budding young ENGLISH & AMERICAN rock musicians than CARTER HAS LIVER PILLS. . Indeed the contribution to  HISTORICALLY REAL AMERICAN MUSICAL CLASSICS  is so deep and so wide it resembles the GRAND CANYON. African-American musicians were the idols of my generation. 1st heard HOWLIN WOLF when I was 11 years old. Muddy Water sums it up when he teamed with Johnny Winter in this Classic rendition of , ” THE BLUES DONE HAD A BABY”.

ONCE UPON A FUNK-O-TIME,  in 1997 when the WEB began to erupt in ernst, follow closely whilst I paraphrase the technological conundrum presented by TODAY’s licentious excuse for entertainment using  another of my all time heroes of COMPLETE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION and RAW TALENT.

George Clinton and Funkadelic’s smash funkey-tizer  COSMIC SLOP.

GOOD vs EVIL learnt thru thine  EAR-HOLES.  EAR-HOLE is an interesting euphemism coined exclusively and thusly used by P-FUNK in their classic acid-funk tune,” GOOD TO YOUR EARHOLE”

Common sense  ablaze across riveting guitar riffs and soulful vocals in a long-lost musical genre, acid/FUNK fusion. George Clinton’s writings are fabulous entreaties of class struggles buttressed by our basic freedoms. George used all the technologies he could to forward his music. Just like Frank Zappa is a celebrated intellectual Classical Musician, George Clinton  is a DUKE University studied philosopher and honorary Doctorate Adjunct Professor of Music at Berkeley University.

Demonstrating just how far we have come, read all about P-FUNK here at DUKE UNIVERSITY’s on this 1997 static web-page http://people.duke.edu/~tmc/pfunk.html .

Bless me when we were kids we had to sit in mud puddles and fart for a massaging  bath JAC-kooo-ZIES .Music was our only TRUE escape. Musicians refused to back away from their talented content to procure FAT CAT MOGUL PRODUCERS PROFIT BOTTOM LINE ADVANCING  DESIGNS. Let’s reflect instead of take for granted the onslaught of entertainment possibilities now available. Real talent endures all test of time

PUT YOUR FOOT ON THE ROCK, EVERYBODY FUNKING & DON’T KNOW HOW!!!! 

My generation grew up on  Soul , Motown, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Parliament & P-FUNK, Earth Wind and Fire, BARKAYS, Theolonious MONK, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Charlie “Bird” Parker, COLTRAINE, Miles Davis, PROG ROCK, rhythm and Blues. Jazz, Country Music , Bluegrass, and I could continue filling the entire  page. Current ENTERTAINMENT-LESS entertainers of all musical genres ought to RUN & HIDE, immediately  ceasing  their wantant loosing of their ignorance of talent upon HUMANITY.

George penned in Cosmic Slop we can, but we  must be wary of dancing with the devil. WE MUST KNOW THE DIFFERENCE .

Yes MAN and MA’AM, you had to have been there.  Thanks to the internet I took you there.

In 1974 68y/o Arthur C.Clark forcasted and elucidated vividly exactly what web advances we enjoy today. In fact this pitch tells it ALL.

Did I fail to mention a  majority of the JAZZ Masters are from NORTH CAROLINA. Theolonious Monk grew up in Rocky Mount , NC. MONK, my favorite Jazz Pianist is credited as the FATHER OF BE BOP.

Ending with COLTRANE & MILES DAVIS, two of the most influential brass i.e., Sax & Trumpet players to have ever lived,,,Trane’s from NC also. One of their most beloved sexteteEnsemble pieces, “SO WHAT”.

WEB 285 Online Entertainment vs Traditional TV Radio Media

WEB 285 Online Entertainment vs Traditional TV Radio Media

 

Cable marketing schemes in some areas is MONOPOLISTIC.  Online internet entertainment will overtake what passes for for a fee paid entertainment .Subscribers pay ridiculous fees to view 500 channels of often nothings on so lets buy a pay for view movie. Quirky  content,  soiling over 500 channels deliver mediocre reams of made for DVD ONE STAR movie  productions, incredible bad sequel , insulting reality tv, talent shows, talkng heads, home shopping channels, and worst offenders are the attempts to recreate th movie classic with special effects. Thankfully, the saving grace is plenty of the decent pre last 10 years  productions, and a plethora of classic movies that are timelessly re-watchable..  Has humanity become this easily amused ?

Free digital local broadcast viewing, while  free in cost your viewing  demands intolerable  commercial as an impositional charge upon  viewers. Every 13 minutes normal intelligence suffers  five minutes enduring tedious commercials from hemorrhoids to huggies. Todays’ barely passable entertainment mediums,   increasingly flat-out denigrate women, the family, anything Judaic Christian (excusing all other religions), and worse any human normalcy. Meanwhile glorifying all of society’s least common denominators, entertainment mediocrity sells across all performing strata’s of art, and entertainment. Almost a drunken revelry of guiltless glorification of aberrant inhuman behavior, and violence. Worse it provides a distorted view of the importance of human relationships. Sadly  entertainment too often displacing any sense of intimate sexuality. Within the confines of purported entertainment’s free license, viewers watch common sense no longer  considered good sense by sense that makes no sense at all. (Time Warner Marketing, 1998-2013) Cell phones and now smart phones make it all available addictively, 24 hours every minute of the day.

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Human zombie-like drones,  addicted to their internet providing cell phones, tablets, and smart phones shuffling about  are a common site. Personal research, while sitting on front porch step with unobscured  sidewalk view of constant pedestrian traffic on the pedal thoroughfare to a major University is like watching ,THE WALKING DEAD” minus the makeup. For a laugh on TRASH day I placed the recycle bin in the middle of the sidewalk at 9 am. I returned it to the side of the house at 7:30 pm without first enjoying watching the incurring ZOMBIE Woof of purportedly college entrance educated students bound for daily Higher education just shuffled around the can.  Without exemption , phone in hand or attached to ear or just walking down the street blabbing into the earpiece microphone, 1.5 out of 4 strode in a similar gait.  Seemingly aimless, smart phone attached or not, they all walked  around the can. America’s  self title MORE CULTURAL ATTUNED generation merely walked around, not giving a thought of clearing the sidewalk for others was even more damning that despite plenty room to move it the requisite 18 inches., on either side of the sidewalk, no one did from the hundreds that daily shuffle past the house. What ‘s really quizzical; who in the world are  all these people talking to 24hrs a day?

Smart phone technology provides an amazing device which has the ability to enlighten and educate . Also provides a likewise  ability to waste vast amounts of time more insipid than a computer due to it fitting in the pocket. Cable providers now have access to everyone’s attention and minds with phones providing the septic tank suction in reverse mode of pumping the “Cosmic Slop” straight into subscribers hands 24hrs a day. NON- stop information data flow of choice available anywhere to customers willing to pay ridiculous  3G & 4G fees. Instant whatever anymore wherever paying customers find themselves. Please , no labeling here; not intending to be preachy for the technology  provides a great service to humanity. (De Bous, 2012) Unfortunately it can all  be a waste of human dignity, money, and time. Never before in recorded history have children committed mass murder or so many needless slayings. Never before has the human child been reluctant to go outside. Imagination that build brains is robs childhood experience of personal fantasy playlands for ready-made all too often gore filled cyber niches. Never before have they had unhindered excess to such slop in the palm of their hand 24hrs a day. Is that a good thing,? A genuine opportunity to let youth find themselves freely? (Berggin, Peter PHD, 2013)

Never before in recorded history have subsequently without parental controls, children can choose to spend the formative years  of their lives indoors attached to murderous 1st person shooter gaming,. Now children carry around devices and smartphones  to join slaughter-fest mates in cyberspace 24hrs a day. Without a defining space of right and wrong at school ,what replacement is being absorbed deeply within cyberspace gore and violence? What’s just plain best for the children? Is violent sexual explicit, obscenity laden entertainment  a great building block for youngsters?

Cacophonistic howls erupt from the purportedly offended scream intolerance.  Self titled intelligentsia feelings find that a relatively grey zone of “Laizze Fair Fiat” human mores is best in life? Allow everyone the opportunity to make personal choices tfrom same so-called intelligentsia made choices, same semm consumed with controlling. Wish we coud poll the victims? Cannot the  smartest minds of modern intelligentsia connect any historical economical dots? Easily observable is a modern pattern-able phenomena of aberrant  fatalistic behavior now reaching children as young as  6 y/o (with data). Shocking behaviour beyond society’s imagination is becoming the new normal. Howls for regulation on everything but entertainment, for instance the banned from class classics.

Could it be teaching from the  classics (entertainment once was literature) prevented this recent phenomena for societal horror in all society’s centuries prior? Without even trying to be preachy, which is not the aim of this discourse; anyone think there is  a connection to  24hrs , now handheld , slime oozing out from technology produced airborne entertainment waves,  to increases in shocking youth behaviours? Frank Zappa wrote a song decrying, “The Slime”, oozing out of your TV set.

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Millions are spent by corporations to advertise on broadcast TV. (Center, 2013) Billions are paid in fees to subscribe to cable TV to escape that advertizing. Gaming is a multi-billion dollar global market. (Holcomb, 2013) All of these industries donate heavily to political campaigns. (Jurkowitz, 2013) Frank Zappa extolled how bad it would get during Senate Testimony before Al & Tipper Gore’s Senate Subcommittee Investigation.

Allowing for a heavily applied literary free license, “Grandma said if you got nothing nice to say keep your pie-hole shut “. Entertainment mediums are not all bad..Internet offerings are possible the greatest accomplishment since Guttenberg freed the Serfs of ignorance.

However, lately modernity seems in a head down smart phone affixed undisturbed Zombie Woof Bataan death march back to serfdom!

Internet entertainment offers the entire world, nearly everything history has produced, (missing the ANCIENTS  burned at the Library of Alexandria), recorded or accomplished in downloadable formats . Readily and easily  accessible in numerous printable or playable formats for human reading, or online viewing . What a glorious alternative to mindless game playing and insipid movie viewing. Limitless choices available for the nominal fee of an internet connection is enjoyed for the price of deleting pop ups, between the page covering  wire frame XHTML & HTML5 algorithm driven  advertising.  Google algorithmic tracking at least tailors the advertising deluge based upon your surfing patterns. (Internet, 2001)


Internet entertainment is the most incredible interactive educational platform. Want to learn how to do something? Limitless thousands of users commit videos skill performing infinite instructional how to video tutorials for free on YouTube, FaceBook (ZombieWoofBook). Artist’s entire  discographies from all musical forms  are easily enjoyed on-line free of charge save the connection fee. Free lossless audio codecs provides listeners who choose a format from vinyl rip quality content creating. Many espouse it is like  a  nearly never before heard copy of one’s favorite timeless classics. Corporate musical content replaced real talent about 12:01 1980. Musicians unwilling to dilute their talent for a paycheck are now replaced by all sounds alike endless bands of popular genres playing lock-step corporate approved identical sounding content. Internet offerings take listeners  back to the very beginning of the 20th century’s; even 77 rpm  Edison’s gramophone record recordings.

Movie classics have the same esteem on the internet. Glorious remastered versions of timeless classic movies provide letterbox full screen wider angle directorial field of view. Technology releases the camera lenses panoramic aperture the directorial stagecraft captured on scene. Parts of the actual set entire landscapes  audiences never before viewed. is the reward. Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, Tora Tora Tora, The Verdict , and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, were all filmed on location all over the globe missing much of the beautiful production’s global location . Striking, magnificent  landscape views in  remastered digital 1080 HD reproduction is uploaded to YouTube for free viewing iproviding director’s cut  online.  Viewed upon unbelievable affordable  flat screen smart TVs,  using wireless connected entertainment beamed from one, two, three, now four terrabyte external hard drive servers to all in home users with a computer or smart tv/phone provides PCs  entertainment excellence without leaving the farm. Popcorn is cheaper also.   (Roos, 2011)

Best of all the  home generated internet entertainment’s results are 100% content  malleable.  Affordable excellence is driving astounding levels of quality in  personal choice online technology. Having been given an AM transistor radio for my twelfth birthday,  its amazing to behold. Music in crystal clear high-definition FLAC codec content is  formatted from vinyl to portable digital 24 bit 192 MHz purity. Classic album  rips produce unbelievable audiophile enjoyment levels. Audio quality never before heard, even upon thousands of dollars’ worth of the finest equipment. Satellite radio offers nearly commercial free uninterrupted choice driven  select content listening.  Netflix offers a huge database of all genres of entertainment streaming enjoyment for a mere  $7.98.

Nominal monthly fee of less than ten dollars delivers limitless viewing without commercial interruption accessible thru most any  browser, its mere mouse clicks away,  24hrs on demand. Assignment was to critic and contrast entertainment. History is key to anything’s success. Not knowing where things, places, and Peoples came from stumbles where future Peoples are going. Not intending to preach, having read George Orwell’s 1984 at twelve years of age and Future Shock six years later at eighteen, it’s simultaneously exciting , while being nearly as equally dismaying,  to watch modernity evolution, with as rapidly, modernity’s  devolution. No  ladies and gentlemen,  that toothpaste, isn’t going back into the tube. (Coalson, 2008)

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Coalson, j. (2008, January 01). FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec Feature Comparison. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec:http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

De Bous, I. (2012, January 01). How Smart Phoines Change human Behaviour. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/ibousaid/how-smartphones-change-human-behavior

Holcomb, M. P. (2013, January 1). Cable By the Numbers. Retrieved May 267, 2013, from The Pew Research Center: http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/cable-a-growing-medium-reaching-its-ceiling/cable-by-the-numbers/

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Roos, D. (2011, January 1). How Do they Remaster CDs and DVDs? Retrieved May 24, 2013, from How Stuff Works: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/remaster-cds-dvds.htm

Time Warner Marketing. (1998-2013, January 1). Time Warner Cable Enjoy More. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Time Warner Cable Company:http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/gateway.html

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Coalson, j. (2008, January 01). FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec Feature Comparison. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec: http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

De Bous, I. (2012, January 01). How Smart Phoines Change human Behaviour. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/ibousaid/how-smartphones-change-human-behavior

Holcomb, M. P. (2013, January 1). Cable By the Numbers. Retrieved May 267, 2013, from The Pew Research Center: http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/cable-a-growing-medium-reaching-its-ceiling/cable-by-the-numbers/

Internet, A. (2001, January o1). Web, Video, Texts, Audio, Project. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Internet Archive: http://archive.org/index.php

Jurkowitz, H. S. (2013, January 01). The Changing TV Landscape. Retrieved mAY 27, 2013, from The Pew Research Center: http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-reports-landing-page/the-changing-tv-news-landscape/

Roos, D. (2011, January 1). How Do they Remaster CDs and DVDs? Retrieved May 24, 2013, from How Stuff Works: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/remaster-cds-dvds.htm

Time Warner Marketing. (1998-2013, January 1). Time Warner Cable Enjoy More. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Time Warner Cable Company: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/gateway.html

Turque, B. (1999, August 31). Inventing Al Gore. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from New York Times Books: http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/t/turque-gore.html

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Berggin, Peter PHD. (2013, March 21). Variery . Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Variety Violence & Entertainment: http://d27vj430nutdmd.cloudfront.net/13665/143137/143137.86.pdf

Center, P. R. (2013, January 01). Local Broadcast TV Advertising Revenue Grew in 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from The Stare of the News Media : http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/local-tv-audience-declines-as-revenue-bounces-back/local-tv-by-the-numbers/20-local-broadcast-tv-advertising-revenue-grew-in-2012/

Coalson, j. (2008, January 01). FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec Feature Comparison. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from FLAC Free Lossless Audo Codec: http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html

De Bous, I. (2012, January 01). How Smart Phoines Change human Behaviour. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Slide Share: http://www.slideshare.net/ibousaid/how-smartphones-change-human-behavior

Holcomb, M. P. (2013, January 1). Cable By the Numbers. Retrieved May 267, 2013, from The Pew Research Center: http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/cable-a-growing-medium-reaching-its-ceiling/cable-by-the-numbers/

Internet, A. (2001, January o1). Web, Video, Texts, Audio, Project. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Internet Archive: http://archive.org/index.php

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Roos, D. (2011, January 1). How Do they Remaster CDs and DVDs? Retrieved May 24, 2013, from How Stuff Works: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/remaster-cds-dvds.htm

Time Warner Marketing. (1998-2013, January 1). Time Warner Cable Enjoy More. Retrieved May 27, 2013, from Time Warner Cable Company: http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/gateway.html

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