Sunday, 15 April 2012

Roy Kazu's Blog Objective

This blog was created by Roy Kazu in order to give guidance for everyone about the importance of E-learning during this new era and globalization. This blog also provided much information about e-learning derives from virtual vs electronic learning, browsing strategies, online communication, information sharing and cyberlanguage which all included in Digital and Mobile Communication syllabus. Besides that, Roy kazu also offer some scenarios below every chapter in order to help readers comprehend about the chapter provided.

Chapter 13: Cyberlanguage: Features And Implication

What it is and what is does?

Cyber language is a new language which applied in the internet communication system. It is not yet recorded in the traditional dictionaries as it is mainly used as well as created by the people on the internet. It is an abbreviation language. The language is often used as the cyber play including variations on abbreviations, emoticons, and smiley. Just take example of the abbreviations, 4GM is considered as forgive me and HCIT means how cool is that. Nowadays, these types of language are largely utilized by the internet user worldwide. Other than that, before the IT is introduced, the term like mouse is identified as animal but in this IT world, the name of a mouse is also apply with the mouse of a computer device or a pointer. On the other hand, people used emoticon to describe their feeling. The term of emoticon came from “emotion and Icon”. However, the use of cyber language may harm the mind of the student. The abbreviation language is relatively can effect on their communication and writing for a long time. 

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 The American Heritage Dictionary lists the closed compound website, with the following rationale: "The development of website as a single uncapitalized word mirrors the development of other technological expressions which have tended to evolve into unhyphenated forms as they become more familiar. Thus email has recently been gaining ground over the forms E-mail and e-mail. . . . [and] there has been an increasing preference for closed forms like homepage, online, and printout

Below are examples of Cyberlanguages:


Students nowadays often use the abbreviation form of words in their writing. It simply means that their mind has been poisoned by the cyberlanguage.
In our opinion, what can be done in order to prevent the situation from happen in the future?

Chapter 11: Information Sharing

Social Networking

Social networking is a place where individuals getting socialize with other people into specific groups using the social sites. According to, “A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, who, for example, share interests and/or activities and people with similar or somewhat similar interests, backgrounds and/or activities make their own communities”. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Friendster are examples of social sites. However, there are some benefits and drawbacks of social networking towards individuals or people.
The social networking may help people to connect with other people which are separated by distance. For instance, parents which living in Malaysia can still connect with their children who were studying at foreign country. Other than that, social networking is also useful for the people who work on a business and really need to find for consumers or on the other word, to expand their market opportunity in the easiest way. Some people that are new to business may advertise their products and services on the social sites in order to grasp attention from the public.

Exampe of Social Networking Sites

However, social networking may also result in time wasting which is a drawback for the user. For example, students could not finish their assignment because of the addiction of Facebook. The time which is consumed for them to finish their assignment is easily wasted by commenting on post and chatting with their friends. On the other hand, people also can be easily be a victim for predators which are eager to steal someone information from the social sites. Therefore, the social sites users must be conscious towards these kind of people and must limit the personal information on the social sites.  

Facebook is one of the important material for the students nowadays to get socialize with other people around the world. It has been a must for them and become similar to drug addiction because without Facebook, their life can be miserable. What would happen if parents prohibit their children from using FB? Will it be a positive or negative effect for the children?

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