Thursday, October 29, 2009

Teens and the Internet

How do things like Facebook and Myspace change the way teens interact and communicate? I think you can defiantly act different online than you can in person. Alot of people are less shy online, because when they're talking to someone online, its not a face-to-face interaction. You can't see eachother, so you're alot less inhibited. It's kinda like confession. I like sitting behind the partition, so I don't have to look in the face of the priest I'm connfessing to. But, putting on a mask when you're online probably isn't the best thing to do. I think things like Mysapce and Facebook can be good though. Like when you want to keep in touch with people who are far away, like my cousins in Lewisville, or my St.Michaels friends I don't get to see that often. I think when teens are careful, and are more themselves online, its a good thing. I think maybe kids could be more open in real life if there weren't such things as Facebook and Myspace. If we're constantly connected to people, at school and at night, my thought would be that school is more boring. All the things you want to tell them the next day, you can on Facebook. Maybe that's a girl thing? I think without Facebook and Myspace, teens could probably get in a lot less trouble. I also think communication with the people we like, and love would maybe be more special, whether we see them every day or once every three months.

Living without technology

I think living without technology would be pretty hard. I think I could live without my cell phone, because it's taken away from me all the time. What if i didn't have television, or the computer? That would be pretty weird. Not being able to get onto Facebook or watch my favorite shows. I don't think life would necessarily be boring, it just would be hard not to be able to communicate with everyone like I do. Like how i keep in touch with all my st.mike's friends from Facebook. School could get harder without the computer too. No computer would mean no Microsoft Word, or Excel. How would i get home assignments done? I'd have to write everything by hand. That wouldn't be too hard except those long papers Coach and Fr.John assign. Three pages, double typed. They would probably make my hand write 6 pages front and back. What would I do in my spare time? I like to think I don't spend all of my free time on the computer. That would be pretty lame. But i wouldn't be able to watch T.V. Maybe I would spend more time outside? I probably would. Our backyard is a mess. I could clean it up, make it pretty. Buy some new chair cushion thingies. That would make it nicer to be outside. I'm not really sure what the kids who don't have technology do in their spare time. I bet they're a lot more fit than kids who do have all the latest technology. I'm sure I would be. I think of all the times I'm not using technology as much is in the summer. I'm hardly ever on the computer in the summer. I wake up, eat and go swimming for a really long time. I come home, eat dinner and stay up really late watching T.V. Then i pretty much repeat. I think if i didn't go to high school and my life wasn't so stressed I could probably go without technology.without computers or television. But,what if i didn't have a car? That counts as technology too. Does fridges too? Oh goodness. If my family didn't have cars, we would have to walk everywhere. That wouldn't be too bad for school, since I only live like 2 1/2 miles away. But that would be terrible for my parents to get to work. What if we didn't have a fridge? That counts as technology, right? That would be pretty weird. We'd have to buy powdered milk.gross.And we wouldn't have water from the fridge, we'd have to start buying those jugs of it. And no eggs for us either. I think life without technology would be so weird. I'm glad I live in these times.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Starting a Buisness

What are some important things to keep in mind in order for businesses to be successful? I think advertisement and promotions are extremely important. You have to get the word out about your business. Sponsoring events, like festivals, and auctions, gets you name out in the public, on the backs on t-shirts, etc. No one but the people who drive by your building every day on their way to work will know about it if you don't advertise. That's what kills some businesses. Sure, you've got people you somehow hear about your business and use it, the regulars, but if you don't get more consumers, more people to hear about it, you're not going to profit. Also, promotions are important. When new people come into your business and see a special going on, they're going to be even more excited to spend their money and time there. Also, it's kind of like a thank you to the regulars, a way of showing your appreciation. It shows you know how to draw people in, with specials prices or deals. Two-for-one deals on items or services. But what also kills some businesses is too many promotions.Eventually you're going to lose money. Y9u need to blance giving deals but also selling full price. I think with great promotions and advertisement you can have a good buisness.