Thursday, May 27, 2010
I had never taken a personality test before so I completely self assessed myself to be in between an idealist and an artisan.
This blog is to update what I have accomplished in EDUC 6305 thus far.
I got back from Costa Rica after doing a week of undergrad research at 2:30 A.M. on Monday and then moved out of my apartment on Monday night/Tuesday. This had nothing to do with the class besides the fact that I can include a URL in a blog post so HERE and HERE are my two albums from Costa Rica; It's really been on my brain so why not include it in this class.
Class Accomplishments so far:
- I read the class intro and syllabus.
- I took the super LONNNGGGG facebook survey (No offense, Dr. P - I was just really tired when I took it and it never ended, but I guess the questions will yield interesting statistics)
- Read over the TRACK assignment that I will start working on soon and eventually.
- I took the Computer Self Efficiency survey (that one was reasonable in length.)
- I already had a gmail account and blog, but I got back in touch with those although I still used my gmail.
- I took the blog address survey - Once again useful and reasonable in length.
- and then I did the Browser Wars assignment (see below)
I had already had Firefox downloaded on my computer mainly because my computer savvy older brother who works in the IT department for JP Morgan/Chase in Columbus, OH insisted I should back in probably 2006. I really do love Firefox. I was amazed to see the Statistics in how it's popularity has increased even since the time that I first got it.
Browser Wars Outcome Questions:
- What is a web browser?
A web browser is is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
- List the most popular 4 web browsers currently?
Based on statistics, the 4 most popular web browsers in order are Firefox, Chrome, IE8, and IE7.
- What does the term 'browser war' mean and what drives the competition between web browsers? What is the big deal in having the #1 browser?
Browser War is a metaphorical term that refers to competitions for dominance in usage share in the web browser marketplace. The term is often used to denote two specific rivalries: the competition that saw Microsoft's Internet Explorer replace Netscape's Navigator as the dominant browser during the late 1990s and the erosion of Internet Explorer's market share since 2003 by a collection of emerging browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.
The big deal in having the #1 browser in MONEY or as the Costa Ricans say, DINERO: The more people using your internet browser the more Mass Media companies will be willing to pay to advertise.