Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Netiquette Education Americas Twitter Bootstrap

I was a little over critical of the Twitter Bootstrap in my last blog. MySpace got this internet, 'bad boy', started. Facebook regulated a little. Twitter expresses how everyone feels so we can learn from it.

Netiquette is really just being comfortable with the Internet. Think of it as conservative customer service. The best you can ever ask for. Made possible by the Twitter Bootstrap. 

I am joking, but the Twitter Bootstrap is Netiquette In Real Life, irl. My website is all social. Twitter spread American values of freedom throughout the world as well as a good standard for building websites. 


The Twitter Bootstrap is their open source standard for building websites. It is a framework. Netiquette is the social code of the Internet. Popular sites create Netiquette in general with their customs. Rules are published. Everything online is written.

The internet is educational. This why it is cool to be a geek these days. It takes a certain level of education to use the Internet, even if it is only for entertainment. This makes all Internet use educational because using it provides experience, education, for additional use.

The first WordPress version of Netiquette has just been completed. I learned from a lot of online experiences and codified Netiquette Rules, Internet Etiquette. To celebrate, I am lowering the price of my books.


The Internet is finally reaching reality. My website has a clean layout. It is time to follow the feedback. 

I have been getting feedback from people who did not know the exact position I was in. Basically, my site was no where near being completed. It may have made me come off as paranoid, but I get too much traffic to listen to anyone else. My traffic is precious to me.

When I first decided to become an author I attended an online seminar from Cornell about social media marketing. I asked about pricing. The professor advised me to price my book high and lower it incrementally.

I am now ready to make my books as cheap as possible to show everyone what we can learn from the Internet. Proper Netiquette for the Information Age. 

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Virtual Renaissance, The Information Age

In the Udacity Intro To HTML and CSS three lesson course with a final project, they teach the Twitter Bootstrap as a Framework. Bootstrap is proper Netiquette because Twitter is a popular website. It is not a good framework. None of the code currently being written is efficient. A Renaissance of computer programming is coming.

There are things that have to be done to facilitate the Information Age. A Virtual Renaissance is part of it. Every technology related company is making their plan. Governments are passing more conscious laws. Information is spreading.

The first step of the Information Age is to get everyone on the same page because there are so many competing Internet standards. Then, a virtual renaissance is going to transform humanity because programmers will make everything efficient, SMART. In other words all human problems will have some sort of solution. Art and culture will prosper.

This sounds like a big prediction, but it is not. It is tarot card predicting. A virtual renaissance is part of the planned Information Age. The value of transactions and law enforcement are the only things that need to be worked out here in America.

Hillary Clinton recently made a speech about the Justice System being 'out of  balance'. There have been a lot of revolutions in other countries due to human rights violations that happen in the United States as well. Recent murders by the police in the United States are shedding light on the corruption of all police in the United States. I have my own case against the police for what they did to me. White power is ending and it appears that the Muslims are fighting for control.

Muslims have always been above the United States. I am a Catholic and not afraid to tell everyone. We, the United States, are dependent on foreign oil, Muslim Oil. We depend on Muslims to operate our country. We depend on China to borrow money to give to Muslim Country's. The United States is broke and the President is Black. Go figure.

Computers are going to be more important than everything but oil in the Information Age. We are still going to use more oil because the population is increasing. We are not going to use as much per person as we used to. Muslims are still going to be in control of oil.

Once we work things out with our governments. In the United States the law is clear. In other countries there are going to be more civil wars. We are at the end of an era. It is the beginning of the Information Age.

The Virtual Renaissance is similar to the Muslim Renaissance. It is all about efficiency. During the Muslim Renaissance the numbers 0-9 were created for efficiency. Roman numerals are not efficient. Arabic numerals were created. Roman Numerals look nice, but they just don't add up the way Arabic numerals do.

This brings me back to the Twitter Bootstrap. The framework it provides is similar to Roman numerals. It is a great system, but it is not efficient. By 'efficient' I mean it is too hard to teach in translation. Arabic numerals are used because of their universality in efficiency. Everyone understands them.

The Twitter Bootstrap uses a 12 column grid based system. To place an object over half of the screen the class should be 'half'. The actual class is col-md-6. The actual class is not efficient because division has to be done to figure it out. Similar to the way subtraction and addition are required to understand Roman numerals.

This is just one example. There are other programming languages that provide frameworks. Twitter Bootstrap used HTML and CSS. I think the actual site was done in Ruby. PHP has good frameworks that are popular as well.

We are off to a start. I am not sure if it is good one because there are so many programs to write. All the revolutions make me uncomfortable.

I call on everyone who reads this blog to take an active part in the Virtual Renaissance of the Information Age by using technology and providing feedback. We need feedback to find out what the problems are that need solutions.

A Coursera Course that I took played the same video from a course I dropped out of and am retaking. I dropped out of the course because the professor seemed like a crack addict based on his words and claims in the videos. I know a lot of people in his city and never, never, met anyone I thought was on crack in it. I am just going to see what I can learn from course.

Another professor who is teaching the course with him made such profound statements in one of the videos that I am going to hang on. He said, 'We need people who can think of computer programming conceptually more than good programmers. We need people who know they can solve a problem a certain way. Everything else can be outsourced.'

I could easily cure Cancer conceptually with the power of cloud computing. This feeling is what he was talking about. I am curious as to why he said we can outsource the programming. We have been outsourcing jobs throughout the Industrial Age.

I do not think outsourcing is going to be a viable option any more. China's Xaomi is the best example of this concept. Xaomi is clearly Apple and Samsung's biggest competitor and does not even have a Smartphone in the American market. China does business differently and has the power to control everything but oil prices through financial instruments. I am not sure how it is going to work. I am sure that Cancer can be cured in the Virtual Renaissance.

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Parallax Power

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I know how to follow directions and think for myself because I have a college degree. This does not mean that I am smarter than anyone else because there is a lot of power in parallax. All it means is that I have had more opportunity than a lot of people and took the initiative to learn from it. I got Netiquette.

Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in emerging markets because they are still being formed. The power of Parallax Netiquette can make you an Internet entrepreneur. The traditional meaning of the word and technology term for web design provide the intellect and initiative to be successful. 

A parallax is the change in view of an object from one angle to another. The word has French and Greek origins. This according to the Google Search Engine.

The word Parallax is also used as a technology term. I am going to make it a technology word formally by placing my definition in the Netiquette Dictionary. It describes a multidimensional view of a webpage object as the angle changes. 

It is a verb, action Netiquette Word. The resulting image changes from Parallax scrolling are really great. Proper Netiquette for web designers if you can make it work correctly. It is not as simple as putting images into a process. There is a lot of tweaking and graphic work involved.

I enrolled in a new chapter of online courses to upgrade my skills exactly for this tactic. My call to action today is for everyone with opportunity to try and create opportunity for themselves and community. 

Opportunity is education. All a person with opportunity needs is initiative. Markets emerge from initiative.

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Learning Society

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There are no excuses in the Information Age. Every person has to figure out how to get what they want. I am trying really hard myself.

The problem is not what to do. It is how to do it. We, human beings, pretty much know how to do anything with proper Netiquette. Human knowledge is disseminated through the Internet in more subjects than one person can learn in a life time.

We know we are going to be a learning society. It makes me wonder why people are so stupid. Just kidding. Emerging markets present a unique opportunity to build online institutions, learning societies.

Educators are starting to take the lead. Oh my gosh, they are socialist. Capitalism will never die, but I would be happy to see the standard of living to rise.


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It is rising. Barrack Obama, President of the United States, has a Twitter Account. Everyone knows where his house is on Google Maps. We are learning how to follow his directions even better. I'm following right after I tweet this post.

It is proper Netiquette to follow Barrack Obama on Twitter. As a citizen of the United States it is your civic duty. I am half way joking. Seriously, everyone in the world should follow the President of the United States. I am not talking about the rock band either. America created the Internet.

Back to education. The President, Barrack Obama is a highly educated person from a well respected institution. Education opened doors for Obama. It will open doors for everyone.

We, humans, are compelled to move society forward. Education is compulsory. The standard shall increase.


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Compulsory education is a learning society at its core. It means that people are required to go to school and earn a certification. The more educated a society is the less violence there is. Education makes us more social and rich.

Richness has come with consumption up until this point. The economic shift of the Information Age is sustainable living. We are learning to be SMART and do business with each other.

We are compelled to use the Internet. People are being compelled to become programmers. Applications, web and mobile, apps promise to give us everything we can think of, but someone has to program the software. We all have to learn.

Udacity has a Front End Web Design track I started today. Coursera has traditional college level courses taught in an open format. I enrolled in a Principles of Computers course  from Rice University via Coursera. Python as well. Both start in a couple of days. An Android programming class starts next month.
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I will be brushing up on my languages and programming Apps for my friends. It is a learning experience but I have the resources. 

My beloved resource is my Mobile Office Space. Business casual attire means business and gets me thinking. Even the product I am using to program is part of the compulsion to program that I am trying to articulate. there are other products from other offices that come with counseling. I think business casual says a lot about you as a person. It is proper Netiquette ; D


David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Resourcism

Resourcism is a new word I created to explain the concept of 'forced capitalism' that I feel I have to create with Netiquette. I am creating the Information Age business model. It is the hopes of a good life as a freelance programmer. 

Resourcism is the use of available resources to improve the quality of life for you and your community. Laziness is the misuse of resources. Entertainment is acceptable. It is necessary, but it is not lazy.

Freelance programmers are Internet Entrepreneurs because they take the money to do the dirty work of programming apps. They are a good example of Resourcism because they use their minds, information.


For example, I had a vision of working with all my associates in a large corporation built from my book series when I realized I was creating the market. The people who use my site are my resource. I planned it that way, but did not plan on it being a career. It is what I wanted to do as a hobby.

My mind is my most valuable resource because I have so much education. Naturally, intellectual property is a good career choice since I am filled with so much of it. Programmers are the ultimate content creators. We create domains with good Netiquette. My education and interests have forced me to try anything I can to be a success because I am self employed.


The people who are connected to us our are personal brands in the information. Our resources for earning a living in the Information Age. There is no line between personal and professional contacts. There is only Netiquette about how you market yourself to them.

Every contact is a potential customer in the Information Age because your resources may provide the information another person needs to make a transaction. Resourcism dictates that you monetize your resources for yourself and your community.


David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Links, Good, Bad, and Redirects

I got hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Darn right tricked by fake accounts with professional looking pictures. They posted links to what appeared to be LinkedIn profiles on one of my accounts with 40k plus contacts. The links were to weight loss drinks, which is specifically against my Netiquette.

Links, Good, Bad, and Redirects

All links are not created equal. There are good, bad, and redirects. Good links provide an accurate description. Bad links go to sites that may harm your computer. Redirects are links that redirect your browser to another site.


Good Links

An accurate description is a good link. This is true even if it is advertising. Good links include great links. 

A great link is an accurate description that captivates the reader. Captivating links motivate the viewer to click. Motivation is forceful in many cases. Click this link to get 'something'. If you want that 'something' you are forced to click. It is a great link if you get that 'something'.

Bad Links

Bad links can harm you or your computer they are unsafe. Google Chrome warns of sites that may harm your computer. Antivirus software may warn you as well. After the link is clicked your browser may take you to the warning page. Your antivirus software may not open a bad link.


Redirects

Redirects can be good and bad. There are three types of redirects. Shortened URL's redirect traffic to a longer link. Websites may use an ht access file to redirect clicks to pages that have moved. Links to links in other sites are deceiving, which is bad. 

Redirects present a real problem in my humble opinion. For example, I went to the Amazon contest hashtag on Twitter. There was a shortened link that looked to good to be true. I clicked the link to enter the contest. Google's chrome browser stopped me in my tracks. I knew it was too good to be true. 

I clicked the link because I learned of the hashtag from Amazon. The account that posted the link was not an Amazon account. As a result of these two linking experiences I made a Netiquette rule. I am always making Netiquette Rules.

Links, shortened or to other sites, redirect redirect traffic to unknown sites. Click for good accounts.

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Are Netiquette Authorities

I, David Chiles, am the thought leader of Netiquette because I have the most traffic, friends, fans, and followers, but it is really just my Mom's philosophy. Happy Mothers Day. For all those practicing Netiquette with my influence, you have my Mother Roberta Chiles to thank for that.

Mothers are Netiquette authorities. My Mother is no different. I just have the most influence in an industry I am creating. 

Every time your Mother corrects you, she is regulating your Netiquette. Netiquette, network etiquette, is how you interact with others. Our Mothers teach us first and foremost. 

It helps if you have a highly educated Mother. However, love is enough to produce great Netiquette and great children/adults. 

My Mother still corrects me. I would never play a rap music song around my Mother. I tried to listen to a rap music song in our house once as a child. My sister made me really mad, so I played a tape I borrowed from a friend. It was not even loud, but it never happened again.

I know, I know, I am too good for anyone who listens to rap music. I made my own style of Hip Hop because I like expressing myself. I have my Mother to thank for that. We do not curse, swear, or have sexually transmitted diseases among other things.

A good economy. No cursing, no swearing, no violence and disease free living are things that Netiquette is trying to accomplish. It works. 

I like to think my website played a hand in the recent jobs report. My past two months were better than ever. When my site is getting a lot of hits the world economy is working together because Netiquette is a necessary component.

Netiquette is not the law, it is more like the police. Everyone hates the Police, until you need their help. No one likes to be told what to do, until you don't know what to do. No one really knows what to do online, so I'm telling you what my Mother taught me.

My Mother has a degree in Community Service, so it is not like it is coming out of thin air. Netiquette is creating the online community in the image of my Mother. We happen to be a family named in the bible. We are Persian Royalty. Persia is present day Iran.

Happy Mothers Day Roberta Raya Chiles!

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Internet Coming of Age

The Internet coming of age is the Information Age. I like to joke that I started it. I am that type of person, a self starter. The way I look at it is that the Internet is a bad place until good people can make a living off of it. I am going to try my hand at a marketing campaign to test its maturity, but that is a whole other series of blogs in or around Official Netiquette.  It might go in the Netiquette Rules blog.

Cars are making the Internet cool. The Mobile Web is maturity. There was Internet 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. These are iterations of website applications based on the features they provide. The evolution of the Internet. I like the numbers, but I am car guy.


The Internet has come of age because it is mobile. The Information Age started when I made Netiquette Rules because time periods are marked by their culture and codified rules. I did both, but there are some things that have to be done for the Information Age to actually happen instead of gradually mature.

1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are the generations of websites. The Internet is mature now because there are children, parents, and grandparents. Competition is the mother of online invention. Internet 1.0 is the first generation of websites. These include forums and email applications.


The second generation of websites, Internet 2.0, is what really got Netiquette started. Blogs and other interactive media are the second generation of websites. The word Netiquette was created in a forum in 1982. I created the website in 2006. It started out as a 2.0 website. Basically a blog.

The third generation of websites, Internet 3.0, provide content with meaning. Everyone has to go to an online school to learn philosophy. Just Kidding. Meaning is semantics, a type of programming that tells search engines what the content of a given website means in natural language.

The Internet only means something to those who use it with Mobile Devices or who make a living off it. This means Mobile is money. Cars are cool and there is a cool electric car brand. Well, there is an expensive electric car brand. Electric cars are growing in popularity. 

Uber is shaking things up by offering people rides in fancy cars from an App. No more hailing a cab. The Uber App means something to those who use it. It means a ride. It is informatization because all you have to do is click a button in an App on a Mobile Device. 

Mobile makes the Internet mean something to everyone because everyone has a mobile device. It has always meant a lot because its use is taught. It means something to everyone with a recent education. Businesses are starting to adopt it as use grows. It is starting to mean money because of Mobile. 

I like to think of m-commerce like the Starbucks App. If I don't have money on my card it is worthless, needs a refill. The average person needs to be able to make a living from recurring mobile transactions. Businesses can specialize. Mobile is the mindset of an agile programmer and Internet entrepreneur. It is Netiquette for everyone because online images are becoming employment.


David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trending Topics

Windows 10 has an emoji of the 'middle finger'. I think MySpace started that trend. Love it or hate it, the middle finger has new meaning because of the trend.

Social trends come from things we talk about in groups, societies. They are important in online interaction because it gives those who follow, direction. Recognition of a trend does not necessarily mean that you support it. Noticing trends means that you are aware. Following appropriate trends is good Netiquette

They come from the groups we are in. It takes a group to start a trend. At least one other person must accept something as a norm for a trend to start. 

They are influenced by the media we consume. All the things in a typical micro-blog feed. Trends are news to us.

Sharing stories is a good example of trending topics. When stories are shared, it starts a trend. I have been consciously sharing stories for a long time now. This has given me insight into trending topics.

Recurring themes in online media denote a trend. Popular hastags on micro-blogging websites are trendy. The weather is trendy because it influences the clothing we wear.

Currently, there are three trending topics I have taken note of in social media. Electric cars, Windows 10, and the Weather. Tesla, electric car manufacturer, is making a lot of news. Windows 10 has a lot of new features being talked about. Extreme weather in the United States is getting attention, tornadoes.

We, as a group, are now aware that electric cars, emojis, and extreme weather are becoming mainstream topics because of online trends. My finance background tells me that these are good investments. The markets are growing.

Soon we will all be in electric cars, using emojis, and checking on friends and family from social media. That is the direction we are headed.

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Emoji Expressions For Emphasis and Empathy

A smile when your talking to someone emphasizes you are happy. A concerned look when someone is speaking to you conveys empathy. Emoji expressions for emphasis and empathy exist as well. The use of emojis makes Netiquette real. They put the 'I' in Internet.

I half jokingly accepted the middle finger as Netiquette when 'the bird', middle finger slang, flew at the Super Bowl. I did not watch it that year. Enough people do watch the Super Bowl that it became an accepted expression in popular culture in that moment.

Emojis are graphics the size of text that depict feelings in order to convey tone. They are also referred to as emoticons. Most of them have their roots in text. Originally they were keyboard drawings used to emphasize good things and show empathy. 

<3 is an emoji for love. ; D is my favorite emoji or emoticon because I feel like it represents me with a big smile. These things have evolved into emojis.

They have always been proper Netiquette for mobile text messages. Chat applications converted text drawings for emoticons, emojis, into graphics. Now everyone is using them.

Word Press, a blogging platform, has a lot of little emoticons, emojis, to use in their latest release, WordPress 4.2. Microsoft Windows 10 includes a middle finger emoji.

A smiley face is the original emoji, : ), which is fitting for proper Netiquette because it depicts happiness. I do not use the middle finger as an expression, but have understood through MySpace that it is not meant to offend as it once used to be. Letting a middle finger offend you is crazy. Smile, it is acceptance.

David Chiles
Author
A Function of Raya
David Paul Chiles Publishing
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