QWERTY and writing

The blog hasn’t been updated for a while, due to lack of time and energy by the author to use her laptop.

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That shouldn’t be an excuse though right? The author could always use her phone, and right she could. So this blog has been written here. Where the author shows her the different feelings she has had while writing these few lines.


Advantages:
Auto fill: a touch screen makes autofil an asset, the author here frequently doesn’t type the whole word she has inserted in this document..
The small keyboard means the author can type with her thumbs, requiring less space.
Can hide under her desk in class to type this.

Disadvantages:
Hard to go in between lines to edit a line.
Copy paste is a headache.
Can’t navigate between pages as easily.
So that seems to be it, now the author shall consider using her phone more often for typing outside texting.


Leaving that aside, here is some trivia:
A cell phone novel is literally a term for a novel written originally on text. A style originally created in Japan, even becoming popular.
“Love sky” by an author named “Mika” has had 12 million views online and has been published and turned into a movie.


It’d be interesting to know how far smartphones can replace laptops or desktops wouldn’t it?


 

ONLINE HARASSMENT: THREATS

OKAY THE AUTHOR WON’T SUGAR COAT THIS;

The anonymity and misunderstanding of the web has given the scope for people to go for online harassment without the fear of consequences.

The web can be a wonderful place, and is mostly, but it is a whole universe in itself and highly misunderstood by law enforcement and by basic citizens.

This has led for “trolls” to go and harass people online, often making people fear for their lives just because they can.

Cyber harassment refers to online harassment. Cyber harassment or bullying is the use of email, instant messaging, and derogatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks.

– Source: https://definitions.uslegal.com/c/cyber-harassment/

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Getting help: yourdost.com

The internet with its large connections has the potential to do a lot of good, and here is one example.


Mental health is a serious issue, and according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India: 46% of corporate employees suffer from depression. The World Health Organisation aka WHO estimates that 350 million people are affected worldwide.

read more about WHO’s report on depression here

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and has many causes.

The worst part is, in many parts of the world people go undiagnosed and it isn’t even taken seriously.

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However there is a ray of sunshine Continue reading

The history of Emoticons

History of the Emoticon

🙂 The emoticon as we know today is much further than the basic symbols created by text.

These symbols, which seem to be just what we need to make up for the lack of facial expression in text for many people, have a long but quite fun history.

The first recorded use of the emoticon : – ) and : – ( online is in a text posted on the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on 19 September 1982 by computer scientist Scott E Fahlman.

19-Sep-82 11:44    Scott E  Fahlman             🙂

From: Scott E  Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>

 

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:

 

: – )

 

Read it sideways.  Actually, it is probably more economical to mark

things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.  For this, use

 

: – (

 

However things go further back much before online communication

The original form on quick texting Morse code, had its own version of emoticons if you could call it that.

In the “The National Telegraphic Review and Operators’ Guide”, first published in 1857; the number 73 meant “my love to you”

In 1859, the Western Union Company set up the standard “92 Code.” Continue reading

THE ANONYMOUS THREAT

“I DID NOT KNOW HIM..”

fb-logo“I was thirteen and new to Facebook. My friend had uploaded a photo of my birthday cake and had tagged me with a caption saying that it was from my birthday party. One day I got a message on Facebook from an unknown person along with that picture saying “party mein kyun nahi bulaya mujhe?” (Why didn’t you invite me to the party?). Continue reading