Major Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt :: and the Influence of Media Coverage and Social Media

On December 18, 2010 Tunisian Revolution or Jasmine Revolution took place in Tunisia. The events that caused uprising were high unemployment, inflation, corruption, and lack of freedom. The livelihood of people couldn’t seem to get worse. As a result, continued uprising forced the president of Tunisia to resign in January 2011, which alleviated on going situations.

Following that event, on January 25, 2011, a riot known as Lotus Revolution occurred in Egypt. Millions of protesters gathered for the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak. The objective of revolution was to fight for freedom, and correct the massive corruption that was going on in Egypt. As a result, it was announced by the vice-president on February 11, 2011, that the president has resigned from his position.

I remember getting immediate news feeds on one of the major web portals of Korea called Naver.com. Media coverage made it possible for the people around the world to know what is going on at an instance, and through social media, people globally gathered and shared opinions which could have put strength on uprisings. Also, the people of Tunisia and Egypt was able to know what was going on at an instance, so the rebelling forces could have gained strength at a faster rate to accomplish its goal. For these reasons, I believe that media supported uprising of good causes to successfully take place.

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STEM is an acronym for fields of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This acronym playes a significant role as a spark of development in high-tech requiring fields which lack both in number and quality (“About l stem,”). STEM supports that its subjects emerge as a part of general education not only in advanced education facilities, but also in primary education facilities (“Science, technology, engineering,”). As a result in which more number of experts in STEM fields will be produced and contribute to the society and nation.

According to the U.S Department of Education, “only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career” (“Science, technology, engineering,”). This is comparably a small number for a developed country such as U.S. Also, just as president Obama has pointed out in 2010 September, “… leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math” (“Science, technology, engineering,”). This clearly shows the need for more development in STEM fields, and the expected percentage increase in STEM jobs is as shown in the graph.

According to Forbes, there are STEM jobs that get payed more than the annual income of average workforce. If average workforce get payed around $39,700 a year, workforces in STEM jobs get payed around 1.5 to 2 times more (Smith, 2013).

 

Works Cited

About l stem education coalition. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.stemedcoalition.org/contact-us-2/

Science, technology, engineering and math:. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/stem

Smith, J. (2013, Jun 27). The highest-paying stem jobs for recent college graduates. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/06/27/the-highest-paying-stem-jobs-for-recent-college-graduates/

My Major and Computer Use in the Field

My current major is Business Marketing. Marketing came to my interest when I realized that I enjoyed making presentations to others and enjoyed drawing people’s attention. I thought such interests matched with what is required in the field of marketing. Another reason for deciding marketing as my major is because of its stability as a job. In an economy where transactions are necessary to take place, marketing firms stand a better chance of surviving even in an economic downturn. Moreover, I have grown up hearing many things about marketing from my father as it is his field of business too, so the influence of living environment got me interested in marketing.

Just as much computer is needed for other fields, its necessity and use in marketing is crucial. The furthermost use of computer in marketing is probably making presentations. In marketing, sharing ideas with one another is crucial for future development in business; and computers can become useful in doing the job efficiently and accurately.

Another important use of computer in marketing is making immediate and simultaneous transactions. If people used human messengers to complete transactions and share knowledge of the market in the Middle Ages, today there is computer and internet which can make them happen at a blink of an eye. Through the use of computer, the wasted time it has taken to send messages and share knowledge with one another has been significantly reduced as well as extra physical works that has to be put in.

Civic Duty: Just a tool of legality or more?

Through globalization in 21st century, borders between each nation had never become more blurry than it had ever been in the past. Today, lots of people change their nationalities for many reasons. They may want a better job environment or a living environment. For these reasons, many Koreans have been trying to permanent residency in U.S, which grants them a right to live in United States.

Once they are accepted as citizens of the United States, male citizens above age gets the option of not serving in compulsory Korean military for two years. Also, more job opportunities are open for those who have green cards than who do not. Most Koreans would prefer working in U.S if they have the ability and the opportunity because they get paid about 1.5 to 2 times more than the average Korean annual income. And I know that those Koreans living under the house of United States show no or poor civic duty as ‘legal’ citizens of America. I have seen no patriotisms in them as American citizens, but their spirit and annual rituals as Koreans. Until what I have witnessed so far, citizenship was only a tool to make one’s life better without any civic duty seen.