The advent of social networking engineering has expanded our capacity to communicate, adding subtle dimensions to the way we send and receive information. On the cutting edge of this new paradigm are the storytellers. Utilizing multimedia communication portals such as Facebook and other social networks, they are pioneering new realms of creativity.
The idea of roleplaying is in truth with regards to telling an interactional story. You get together with a group of people, each one of you takes on the identity of a character, and then you act out the story, each of you contributing you own ideas for the direction that you will have to all go in.
Social networks such as Facebook were developed to grant persons to tell stories. You are supposed to use them to tell the story of you real life, through the use of pictures, videos, and written submissions in a potpourri of forms.
This storytelling function may likewise be applied to create fictional tales. By signing up as a character, you may use all of the apps commonly reserved for real people, to express the life story of the fictional person.
This story may then be expanded by interactions with other characters, or even with real people all over the network. In this way the tale becomes interactive, with new life being breathed into it by a assortment of originative minds.
Facebook and most of the other social networks are not intended to be used for fiction. In fact their terms of service will often times include injunctions necessitating anybody who brings about an account to do so under their own name and connected with their real identity. While these rules are not normally stringently enforced, they still make it difficult to engage in originative endeavors on these sites.
Social networks are a new frontier in the art of communication. Using them as a medium for telling stories is a trend that is just starting to catch on. As the sophistication of the engineering increments the capacity to fabricate fictional works using these tools is only going to improve.
101 of 108 people found the following review helpful.
So would I continue to buy HP 500 (August 2011)?
Start of old review.
I have had my tablet for the past month plus. I am a heavy tablet user and have had tablets for the past 5 years. (Motion Computing, Lenovo convertible). I thought hard about buying the IPAD, I held back and I was so happy that I did. Everyone, I talk to that has an IPAD says that it does not do what a computer does. I am tired of getting an item and finding out that I have to find all of the work arounds (extra apps) to do what my slate does for me. I am a heavy pc user and have found that this tablet has replaced my Lenovo Convertible tablet. I use my HP to get my work done, surface the web, enjoy movies, listen to music and then get out and ENJOY LIFE by moving around and socializing with real people!
Why buy this device if I have to pull out all of the extra gadget (keyboard, mouse). It’s because of the weight. I can walk around with just the slate comfortably when I want or need to which you can’t do with a netbook or laptop.
No Ethernet: I don’t use my Ethernet much. Yes my Agency has this but doesn’t let us plug our personal items into their system. There is a HP USB to ethernet adapter for $39 if this is a needed.
Stylus: You will need 4AAAA batteries. BEWARE; I scratched the screen with the stylus. It is a quarter inch scratch. Don’t know how it happened. I don’t see it when the screen is on.
Screen set up. Because your palm can rest on the bottom part of the screen, I set my windows taskbar on the top screen instead of the bottom so I don’t open the Clock by accident. I also docked the INPUT panel on the task bar. When it is docked on the sides, it can block items. Learn how to go use your “Flick” settings which help you use your fingers on the tablet. Also, right click on the N Trig DuoSense Pen Icon in the taskbar tray, select properties. Here you can turn off the capacitive screen and use only the pen such as in ONENOTE or Windows JOURNAL. So you can rest your palm of your hand on the screen and it won’t draw scribbly lines.
Overall, this was the best purchase technology wise that I have made in years. I have invested much to try out new tech gadgets. This does it all. It is not perfect in the touch screen interface but it is an improvement from the earlier tablets. Yes, it cost more ~$850 but I don’t have to buy more apps and I can use what I have from my windows computers. In the end, it is what the tablet CAN DO that matters.
3 Months to date: Still Love my HP Slate.
34 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
This is the only device that meets all of our needs! It’s also nice to have the USB connectivity (for DVD drive, direct printers, 3g/4g card, etc.). And we have the “power” button set to put the computer to “sleep” (as opposed to turning off the device), which gives us the “instant on” capability. And we love the included dock’s HDMI port, for streaming any video content to our TV!
We did note that the iPad has a smoother pinch-zoom effect than the Slate, and the iPad has a cool flip-animation when turning from portrait to landscape (the Slate just switches the view without any nifty animation). But these are mainly cosmetic and totally worth giving up for all the extra capabilities of the Slate!
One thing that would be nice is if the Slate had a longer battery life. Seems like it’s about half the life of the iPad, but it’s not bad — over twice as long as any laptop that we’ve ever owned. Based on our casual use profile, it gets us through the day (possibly 2) – no problem as long as one is accustomed to popping it in the dock to charge (before bedtime).
Again, it’s the best tablet on the market if you need to do more!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.