Fruit VS Robot

Apple-vs-Android

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone6 plus has just released close to a week ago and it still capture the heart of countless loyal customers and perhaps a sum of unsatisfied customers phone users from other brands. Still, arguments and criticism are constantly disputing from all sorts of nodes/produser that stretches from their very own interpretations and remarks. One of the condemnation commentary on iPhone is the opposing user criticizes in what way iPhone’s operating system, design and interface are so poorly designed and customized thus it outlay an extremely high-priced, which is totally not value for money.

Arguments in terms of the price of Apple smartphone is overprice as many other smartphones could compete with the functions offer by Apple moreover Apple architected a closed platform which is their prominent iOS operating system. Apple’s iOS is differ from other platforms for instance, Android distributed operating system which allows customization and can be match by various types of smart phone devices rather one but because of it is a democratic usages which disburse more error and fault of hacks of its no control over the platform, users and content compare to Apple’s iOS. Moreover, since Android is a type of open source operating system therefore there are many creation of prevailing demo version or better known as Beta version before the final version of the new operating system officially release.

However, there are reason why Apple happened to be closed and walled garden platform which it is aimed to have a complete control over the platform, content and user to avoid faults and hackers to interfere the platform. Furthermore, it is Apple’s core business to customize closed appliances tethered to closed ecosystem as the co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs whom discovered and believe on user’s experience. Still, there are various of contradictory within the pros and cons of both open versus closed platform. Nonetheless, it is still depends on user’s preferences to either fancy for an open platform Android or close walled garden Apple iOS. They still walkouts and conquers undeniable unique propositions for best of both world!

Digital Feudalism; Contemporary Walled- Garden

Consequently, the creation of internet has allowed us to interact freely and unlimited consumptions that effortlessness and benefit ease the life of the general public. We, as internet users thought that the internet for instance social networks and applications that obligate to offer us freedom and privacy contained platform that we are ubiquitously attach and put trust in it.

However, the biggest and nevertheless favorite internet corporation for instance Facebook and Apple have actually installed and practices Walled-Garden Feudalism on it’s platform to control user’s to their contents and services. Without the majority user’s aware, walled garden is a type of system that have subsequently control fully and easily access on restricting users to several applications and productions of content. In effect, the walled garden directs the user’s initial navigation within particular areas, to allow access to a selection of material, or prevent access to other material (Rouse 2005).

Hence, through the unawareness within users, this corporations have developed to become big user-generated data assemblies, then eventually turn out to be to feudal lords to holds as an integrated data-empire. User’s believed there were no any parties over their privacy and contents as they comprehend it as a type of liberty platform. Unfortunately, many internet corporations have built a new form of digital feudalism that became kind of feudal lords which means they behold the hierarchal power that possess to your privacy. The old internet is shrinking and being replaced by walled gardens over which Google’s crawlers cannot climb. Sure, Google can crawl Facebook’s ‘public pages’, but those represent a tiny fraction of the pages on Facebook, and are not informed by the crucial signals of identity and relationship which give those pages meaning (Mitew, 2014).

In a nutshell, the internet users should be smart to use the internet platforms as apparently we do not know when are we being monitored or how our privacy are being watched. So, use the internet wisely as there are more surveillance through the rise of a new form of digital feudalism.

References:

Feudalism 2005, ‘A brief history of the idea’, Dictionary of the History of Idea, accessed 13/9/2014, https://www3.amherst.edu/~flcheyette/Publications/Feudalism%20DHI.pdf

Mitew, T 2014, DIGC202-The Feudalisation of the Internet, lecture notes, accessed 13/9/2014, http://prezi.com/qopqxh6ktl1j/the-feudalisation-of-the-internet/

Rouse, M 2005, “Walled Garden”,viewed 1 May 2013, retrieved from http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/walled-garden

‘Produser’ Overload or Information Overload?

In today’s rich technology improvement, everyone seems to be actively employed and there are way too many opportunities offered on the internet, as in it allows anybody to take equal democratic parts in this economy and production. The technologies have converge to create a new economy whereby diverse platforms surrounded with various content dynamic in which people can create an economy of something new and interesting based on own personal knowledge production, they could be ultimately skillful or zero professional background.

Therefore, the internet provides too many platforms to acknowledge new creativity and business for netizen to work and produce regardless individually or in a group constructed. Hence, it has sway the paradigm where the early consumers are now also the biggest producer of contents whereby the platforms allows people to have own ownership by creating and producing their own productions, for instance, mixtapes, podcast, blogpost, etc. Promptly, every netizen or internet user is an eligible ‘Produser’ where the hybridization of PROduction and USER comes in one. Moreover, everyone are qualified to be a reviewer or judge to comment everything regardless good or bad feedbacks especially through the use of famous platforms like Foursquare, Trip Advisor and Instagram.

Why would people choose to take advantage to make a business out of the internet rather than the former traditional business? Firstly, the internet is yet profound to be the cheapest or I would say low cost of entry to put up your productions or business via a blog or Youtube channel and other sorts of platforms. By publishing content or accessing to these platforms costs nothing to the user where it allows no barrier entry. Hence, it almost require no risk unless there is repressive ecology found in your production or business. Although, the platforms allows us to obtain abundance of built in information from the internet however, there are too many usage of internet productions and businesses which it allows drawbacks too, as there are no proficient of quality filter and the internet are flooded with valuable and also un-useful information.

According to Shirky (2002), the internet imposes no barriers to entry, no economies of scale and no limits on supply. As there are too many freedom of productions and information uploaded in the contemporary internet, it consists of overload information where there is no dictated of incessant sorting at all.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EVERYONE BECOME A PRODUSER?

I would say there will be infinite amount of information of indefinite values and some to be meaningless there.

 

References:

Mitew, T 2014, ‘DIGC202 Into the cloud: the long tail and the attention economy’, Lecture notes, Accessed 5/9/14, http://prezi.com/nm7rgdlnxhdf/digc202-into-the-cloud-the-long-tail-and-the-attention-economy/

Shirky, C 2002, ‘Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing’, Networks, Economics, and Culture, accessed 4/9/2014, http://shirky.com/writings/weblogs_publishing.html