Networking long distance and online

I wanted to take time out of our busy lives and to bring to everyone’s attention the power of networking and to discuss a little bit about all of the different areas within it. I am sure if you are reading this post, then you are very familiar with “social networking” which is a very powerful means of spreading the word and/or advertising. If you are not familiar with social media, stick close to this website and read more posts and you will start to learn more about all of social media’s capabilities. Furthermore, you could always leave a comment or question or even a private email and somebody within the support team will be happy to help you.

Having said all that, I wanted to briefly cover the other realms of networking. Mainly the ability to work with other humans on a face-to-face level. I believe those that have behind the computer jobs can become very bored and physically out of shape really quick if they are not careful. I have fallen victim to this and therefore set a goal to work more on my socializing skills. However, because I am a workaholic I do not know how to separate work from pleasure so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. What this means is I figured out a way to satisfy both needs. I am currently networking long distance with others on joint venture projects which I am not at liberty to share at the moment but will for learning purposes later on once I receive permission. I have landed some major accounts in Dallas-Fort Worth area which is a booming industry in case you were wondering.

I am really excited about these opportunities and actually was in my friends condominium when I got off the phone and landed the account and in real time when I threw up my arms in excitement and jumped up I accidentally throw the chair behind me into the window right behind me and I shattered it pretty bad. Lucky for me, my friend had his life-time warranty with the window company Lewisville Windows he had his home furnished with and he was able to get it replaced by the next day. What impressed me the most about this experience is the way he handled it when it happened. Most people would be upset at the least, but he still took the time to let me know it is going to be ok and after reassuring me everything will work out, we still celebrated and then called the window installers.

I realized whenever travesty happens in your life and you are alone, it is hard to deal with and even if there is no travesty, there is nobody to celebrate the good times with. I have since decided to make networking with others (with actual human beings) more of priority. The main reason is that I have noticed a spurge in energy, more work is getting accomplished, and I am not so alone in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of the daily grind of life. I hope this post somehow finds you in good faith and helps you develop more balance in your life and greater success with business friendships. I know I have made some new friends for life.

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How Far Will They Go?

I was curious to see how many of you out there think you have a good boundary or definition of what art is socially acceptable and what art is not. There seems to be an ongoing debate regarding what is ok and not within the world of digital media. More in particular, with Facebook. You see Facebook will not let you post images of breastfeeding, which may or may not be considered art, just as well as pornography. This has caused some diverse feelings about it all and I thought would be a good topic to bring up in here.

So what do you think? Is this a valid argument for Facebook or not? They have gone public with announcing their support for Gay rights (which I am not saying is wrong), so I am curious then why they would feel so strongly to silence an oppressed population. Or do you think it could be considered pornography so they have to be more cautious. One of the strong arguments against Facebook is that why will they not support public breastfeeding but they will allow all kinds of other graphic stories or animal attacks or even murder and not blink an eye.

I don’t really know where to take this certain post because I am extremely openminded and understand both sides of the argument as sometimes you have to follow government regulations or for whatever reason, Facebook is doing what they think is in the best interest of their business. What I would like to close this out with is a few different questions relating to the interpretation of art. Take for instance nudity. If someone drew a naked model in art class, no one would be upset with that. However, if someone were to post that image publicly it is immediately considered porn. Statue of David is a wonderful work of art. In fact one of the absolute finest. Most would agree that this is not porn even if posted publicly. It can be almost impossible to decipher the code as to what is acceptable and what is not. One thing is for sure, it is our responsibility to find out if we are to become a memorable digital artist pushing the bounds of society’s law. This is really hard to do since we cannot really even define what porn is. If you are feeling brave enough to take this discussion somewhere, please feel free to do so. I would be happy to read your opinions and comments.

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Digital Art versus Pastel Watercolor

I am curious about the emerging battle between the natural and the digital world. There are so many arguments that it is really hard to have any firm decision. Both have their firm foundation within all realms of art and both seem to create different reactions within the human element. The unfair advantage here is that digital can do all things natural can and then more. However, natural does not have the ability to transcend any further once it is a finished piece. At the same time, because natural artwork has no room for error and it takes real talent to create a 3D imagery onto a 2D piece of canvas there are endless arguments for which is the best.

You can create just as colorful and vivid artwork on either platform, it really boils down to a preference of style and taste. I suppose either style of using art (digital or natural) could be mimicked, however digital is going to be much easier as far as clicking over a certain area and having a giant chunk of the piece colored in. As far as pointillism goes, that could be compared to digital pixels, and although it is much harder for the human hand to draw a perfect and straight square. There really is so many different arguments that can be tossed back and forth that I am simply choosing to not pick a side and to leave it at the fact that both have their strong points and value.

On a different note, I am curious what the general population feels about this topic. What I mean more in particular is with marketing and advertising. Just because all that there seems to be used or around us is coming from digital media, does not necessarily mean it is the only or best method to use just because it is the most fastest. It makes you wonder how many lost arts are dropping from many different cultures due to the technology takeover. We must stop and smell the roses from time to time and do our best to preserve the arts in all of its forms so it does not become a lost art. If you want to further discuss this current topic feel free to email me directly at support@digitalmediaanalyst.com

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What is digital media?

What is digital media?  For those of you who may not be familiar with digital media, it has a huge impact on society and culture.  This is the “information age” as they call it.  This new period in history is the “digital revolution!” So back to my question.  What is digital media?  It is any text, graphics, audio and video which is digitized and transmitted over the internet or computer networks.  Some examples of digital media are: MP4 (digital video), mp3 (digital audio), jpeg, bmp, gif (digital images), E-books, video games, cell phones, and the internet.

What is your favorite form of digital media?  Which form do you use the most day in and day out?  Do you use social media?  Do you share pictures from your phone, computer or tablet on social media?  If you do, you are using digital media.

I mention sharing pictures because my wife probably uses this form of digital media the most.  She posts almost daily using digital media.  How often do you share something on the world wide web or internet?

Many devices have the means to create, transmit and view digital media.  If you have a computer, digital camera, smart phone or drone you can access, tweak, store and share digital media.

Do you think we are moving toward completely going paperless?  What does that mean?  It means that all media will be made and consumed on computers.  I believe we are heading toward a new revolution.  A digital revolution which will lead to going fully paperless.

Did you know that the progress with digital media today has caused a problem with publishing, politics, journalism, entertainment, commerce and education?  New challenges are being faced because of laws with copyright and laws dealing with intellectual property.  The creators of content are having to give up voluntarily all or some of their legal rights to their productions. Feel free to reach me directly with any questions.

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