Monday, April 22, 2013

Ahmad Daas
English 1110.03
Mike Lohre
April 22, 2013
Exploration 10

     I have always been into technology and the pros and cons of it. I like learning stuff about technology and the way it works across the world. So when this assignment was assigned I was very interested into reading articles in the New York Times about it. I thought it was a good experience because I learned different problems, aspects, and point of views with technology around the world. Also, I never really read news articles, so when I had the opportunity to do so; it gave me different perspectives from people.
Out of the three articles I read, I enjoyed the technology section. The news article that I particularly enjoyed was titled Russia Selectively Blocking Internet. The article was about Russia's communication regulators requiring Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material that the officials determined were objectionable. The thing that struck me the most about this article was that it benefits things that are wrong in today’s society. It's trying to ban the negativity that is going on in social media and the Internet. People will try to argue against that but it’s true, we need as much negativity as we can removed off the Internet in todays society. One of the things that caught my eyes while reading this article was that it said "The supporters of this law, which took place in November, say that it is a narrowly focused way of controlling child pornography and content that promotes drug use and suicide." The thing that is most valuable to me is that the communication regulators are trying to control the content that promotes drug use and suicide. This is the most valuable to me because I know people who are addicted to drugs and are seeking help for it and I also know people who have committed suicide. It’s very sad to see them go through it because you remember how they used to be, and then you compare them to now. Those are both terrible and tragically things that can happen to humans and I agree with what they are doing. 

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