Connecting Nuggets

This is another source that I could relate to my research. This article is about Yelp partnering with Yahoo to improve its search engine’s results. Yahoo has many competitors such as Bing, Google and such, but partnering with Yelp made Yahoo differentiate with those other search engines. Partnering with more businesses can lead to Yelp’s expansion and bring more profit to them and benefits to the users.

This article connects to my first article that I found for “Nuggeting Sources”. Both of these articles are about partnering and expanding their business by reaching out to more people to use their service. In the first source, Yelp partners with the government which helps directly interact to the needs of citizens while the second article helps Yahoo users to have a more upgraded and more efficient search engine.

Nuggeting Sources

This article, talks about Yelp partnering with U.S. federal government on user reviews.

“The General Services Administration and Yelp announced the new service this week, saying it will help federal agencies be more responsive to complaints and improve how they serve taxpayers. Reviewers will be able to rate things like the bathrooms at Yellowstone National Park, the Social Security Administration’s customer service and local post offices.
“Adding customer satisfaction ratings and reviews to public services just got easier now that Yelp offers a terms of service for official government use,”” (Olorunnipa)

Yelp provides not just ratings on restaurant or social places but also ratings on government services and operations. This will lead to a more direct interactions with the needs of the citizens, which will benefit us greatly.

Finalizing my Dream

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I will be researching on the direction of what more can Yelp do and what it can bring to us. Also, I will be researching on partnering with other businesses to expand more and to bring more benefits to the users of this app.
I decided to stick with doing my project on Yelp. I am going to talk about how it benefits us, how it is going to advance/expand, and in what different ways this business can go. Also, I will be explaining on how it can go big and go in depth on Yelp’s partnership, advancement, and also talk about how people think differently.

Mapping my Dreamers

These are the three readings that I chose
– As We May think
– Augmenting Human Intellect
– Man-computer Symbiosis
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mapping my dreamers

Synthesis #1, we chose the same readings, but the way we did the assignment is different. Mine is more visual since I created a graph, but this student explained the readings in a list.

Synthesis #2, we did many things differently. This student made a web to synthesize and they went deep in explaining each theme and ideas behind the story.

Synthesis #3, this student also made a web to explain their three readings. Similarly to mine, they added quotes from the three readings to synthesize.

They say/I say

“Feel free to begin here. The other side is just if you want to know more about computers, which are changeable devices for twiddling symbols. Otherwise, skip it.” He wrote this believing his most essential message was not about computers, but about media and design. He believed the importance of computers lay not in their capacity for calculation, but in the fact that they would enable new generations of media.”

This quote is from the Nelson reading. I thought I would be able to relate this quote to my primary text, Yelp, because even though the program/what it can do is important, the creativity and the design plays a big role in attracting people and to help them to continuously use it.

Reflection post

I am doing pretty well at the moment. I am getting adjusted into blogging everyday and connecting to the readings and making a post with a nugget from it. The room that we are using, I personally like it way better than a regular classroom because I don’t feel like I am getting pressured to do anything and I don’t have to hold a pencil and fall asleep since we do class activities and move around a lot. I think we are using our utilizing our classroom very well, using each white boards, moving around, sitting on different sides/chairs each class, I can’t think of other better ways of utilizing our classroom.

Presenting my Dream

Currently, I’m looking at my digital text as an efficient app. I feel like I am focusing on how the app works, what it does for us and how it works. I think my primary text could be part of a bigger company in the next ten years. For example, it can be one of the set apps that iPhone chooses to put in every system/device they create. It can be one of Apple’s official utilities along with their compass, wallet, stocks, etc. I believe Yelp has a high chance of surviving the next ten years since countless people are still using it and there are slowly growing and expanding more and more.

Edit:
For my research questions, I am going to go to the direction of what more can Yelp do. Like how I mentioned above, partnering with Apple and become one of the set utilities they provide, like this, Yelp can expand with more ideas on how more people can use this app/site to their benefit.

Linking peers

This post states that YouTube will be where people watches everything. I agree with her because YouTube is really growing and expanding as time pass and watching cables on television seems like a thing of the past to me.

I like her primary text, she is doing on body cameras approaching it with an ethical perspective. I like her idea because she states the it will be used to eliminate the possibility of police brutality.

This post’s primary text is really interesting to me. She is doing it on an app called “Happy Cow” that provides users with vegan restaurants’s infos and she is predicting that not only vegetarians will benefit from this app but also people with dietary restrictions.

Futuring my Dream

Currently, I’m looking at my digital text as an efficient app. I feel like I am focusing on how the app works, what it does for us and how it works. I think my primary text could be part of a bigger company in the next ten years. For example, it can be one of the set apps that iPhone chooses to put in every system/device they create. It can be one of Apple’s official utilities along with their compass, wallet, stocks, etc. I believe Yelp has a high chance of surviving the next ten years since countless people are still using it and there are slowly growing and expanding more and more.

Kay/Goldberg nugget

“Imagine having your own self-contained knowledge manipulator in a portable package the size and shape of an ordinary notebook. Suppose it had enough power to outrace your senses of sight and hearing, enough capacity to store for later retrieval thousands of page-equivalents of reference materials, poems, letters, recipes, records, drawings, animations, musical scores, waveforms, dynamic simulations, and anything else you would like to remember and change.”

This part does not connect directly to my primary text but there was a question that I came up with after reading this paragraph. Since yelp is mostly used by teenagers to adults who are searching for reviews, pictures, hours, and ratings of the restaurants they are interested in, I was wondering if people were aware that they offer other categories too besides restaurants. I found out after choosing Yelp as my primary text that I can get infos on hotels, public services, pets, real estate, education, and religious organization, and etc. the same way I can get infos about the restaurants. It was very cool for me because I expected it as just a site/app that attracts reviewers for restaurants, but it includes other local businesses too.