What is Psychometrics?

What is Psychometrics?

Psychometrics combines two fields of study:

(1) Psychology, and

(2) Data analytics.

It uses the OCEAN or the Big 5 Personality test. If you ever taken a survey on Facebook that promised you an insight on what kind of person you are, or a personality questionnaire, then you are familiar with the Big 5 Personality test, or OCEAN:

Openness (curiosity to the world around us).

Conscientiousness (goal-directed,  good impulse control).

Extraversion (high amount of emotional expressiveness).

Agreeableness (kind, affectionate, helpful).

Neuroticism (sadness, anger, instability).

Don’t you love acronyms? DYLA.

Analytics or big data, on the other hand, is the collection of, but not limited to, all one’s likes on Facebook, all one’s links and browsing history, and all one’s Google searches combined. Companies then analyze this data, compare it to the five personality traits, and decipher what type of person you are. Are you more likely to buy an American car? Then, you likely voted for President Trump. Do you follow Lady Gaga on Twitter? Then, you’re probably an extrovert. Making sense? You too can find out what your social media profiles say about you as a character by clicking on this link:

University of Cambridge Apply Magic Sauce Demo

It will require you to download your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn data and upload them into their site. Cambridge will then use their application program interface (API) to create a footprint, or dataset, of your OCEAN personality. If you already know your type, feel free to share how you came upon that information so others can follow if they choose to do so.

Im an INTP Jungian personality type and 74% feminine on twitter, but more masculine on LinkedIn. I guess that’s a good thing🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♀️?

Last thing I want to talk about is how big data can save lives in the future. Yesterday, I had visited my local VA hospital and had my blood drawn for a survey they are conducting called the Million Veteran Program. Details of what it enfolds hasn’t been disclosed yet, and understandably so, because of the confidentiality/integrity of the research. That doesn’t mean we can’t assume!

I did some research on a data breach, London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, But Raises Privacy Concerns, and found out DeepMind, a London artificial intelligence company owned by Google’s parent company, had taken data from a hospital without fully going through the necessary hoops and loops to do so. Anyway, they did get consent from Veteran Affairs, because veterans are down for whatever, and found out they could predict kidney injury after analyzing records of over 700,000 veterans datasets. Cool huh?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Byeeee.

 

I Am KnowOne.

I Am KnowOne.

I am KnowOne, and you know.



When I'm high, I'm also low.



True enlightenment births delight.



No one knows the truth is nigh.



KnowOne knows the truth is nigh!



Wake up arise, forgive my lies.



For a lie is nothing but a truth who's blind.



Forgive me God, for I speak of what I do not know.

Although, We is I.

This I know.

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Global Digital Divide.

Global Digital Divide.

The Digital Divide can be defined as a disparity between those that have access to technology to those who don’t.

Of course it isn’t so black and white, and some may have access to technology, but choose to not use it. Or, some technology might not be in a language that one understands. I’m not talking about coding, but I am talking about symbols.

The symbols used in language.

Today, I will be delving into the Global Digital Divide, and will end the blog with a few ways we can minimize the distance. That is, if closing the gap in the digital divide is something we want.

I wonder what my life would be like without the aid of digital technology. I wouldn’t be writing this blog if I didn’t have access, or I wouldn’t be listening to Snarky Puppy to calm my focus on my iPad Pro.

Maybe, I’d be married with like 10 kids who are in the field right now picking blueberries, my wife in the balcony churning butter, and i’d be in the bath, also known as a bucket, reading the bible for the thousandth time.

The first thing we need to do to close the digital divide is to bring awareness the types of barriers developing countries need to overcome:

Physical, Cultural, and Political.

Physical

The location of the developing countries requires a connection to the internet which can be an expensive infrastructure to create for a small tribe for example. A solution to this physical limitation could be Google’s hot balloon pop up wifi experiment. It inflates hot balloons with wifi tethering and gives access to those close enough to receive its signal, and its much more cost effective than other methods.

Cultural

By cultural I mean the divide in the amount of languages the internet can be translated in. If the developing country has a specific language that is not widely used, it will not be able to acquire and translate the information provided from the internet. Do they even want to know what is on the internet, or would they be better off living a simpler life?

The solution to this would be to deploy linguists to developing countries and have them implement a symbol system that coincides with the specialized language, and then teach them how to use it. After the people have learned how to identify their language to the symbols, and recreate it effortlessly, the linguist can certify the language into a national database and have it as possible translation in internet capable sites like Google.

Political

Certain countries, like China, feel the internet’s vast array of information is a liability, because the information shared cannot be controlled. Limiting citizens or straight out denying access to internet is something that occurs in countries, and it’s because of the need to control one’s people. I mean, I can be a control freak too sometimes, but.. Actually, never mind. No comment.

I had hippy parent’s so it’s easy for me to say, “Just let them have it,” and, “Don’t worry so much, take a chill pill.” So, that’s my solution to political limitations on digital technology. Nah! Gotcha. I think instead of trying to control people by limiting such a mass medium, we should control people by utilizing said medium. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below.

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Jokers Wild a Short Film by Reynaldo Rivera

Jokers Wild a Short Film by Reynaldo Rivera

Hey  WordPress Fam,

I made this video for a class i’m taking; Multimedia Storytelling. I like the colors in the film. I used my GH5s, a white balance card(but its actually grey), and the profile Cine V on my camera. Then, I edited it on Adobe Premiere Pro, found royalty free music on https://www.epidemicsound.com, and exported it in 1080p 30 fps as a MOV file.

Let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions for future videos on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks! ^_^

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Dear College Freshman, Can You Say Media Literacy?

Dear College Freshman, Can You Say Media Literacy?

Dear College Freshman,

Congratulations! You did your time in high school and now are free. Education is important, and it might take you a long time to learn that on your own, and you might already know, but if you don’t already know, then this letter is especially important to you.

Just like Bobby Boucher, I learned the importance of… learning… [clears throat], by putting myself out there and making mistakes. Even though I know you will make your fair share of mistakes, as it is a part of the adulthood experience, I would like to help you minimize the amount of mistakes made by educating you on why Media Literacy is important to you.

To show how important Media Literacy is to you, heres Bobby Bouchers first day in class.

Media Literacy is fancy talk for take what you read with a grain of salt; including this blog post! Everything I say is 100% accurate and true; it’s science. You were adopted. It’s true! It’s science. Ask your parents right now if you’re adopted and they’ll say no, but you know deep down that they are lying. It’s science. Anyway, this is getting way out of topic. I don’t know if you’re adopted, and if you are, well… congratulations. Point is, take what you read, watch, listen to online, with a grain of salt. It’s not always “the truth.”

The most common example of this is “fake news.” Remember that one time, along time ago, when I said you were adopted? Haha. Well, thats an example of fake news. It’s overhyped information that you may find relevant, but has no evidence that makes it credible. The ability to know when something is fake, and real, is basically the definition of media literacy. Boom! End of blog. Mission accomplished. Well, almost…

This may be your first time away from your parents; away from someone looking over your shoulder telling you whats right and whats wrong. The choice to do what you wish with life is yours. If you still live with your parents, that is fine too. Just tell them to give you space. They’ll understand. It just might take a few reminders, but they’ll understand.

Media literacy is the ability to discern what’s credible, and whats appropriate, from what’s false information, and what’s inappropriate.

Another way to put it is to think twice before you post media online. Give it a minute or two before posting it. Maybe, walk to the kitchen, grab a water, and come back to it. Still feel like posting it? Great.

Also, think twice before you read something touted as accurate and true online. Search multiple sources and see if they say the same thing. If they do, then it might be true. Even credible sources can be biased, so be careful.

Look at Fox news; credible. If Fox news said Trump is the best President in the world they are telling the truth, but are being biased about it. Trump is Republican, and Fox news is Republican. Therefore, Fox is Trump. Of course, Trump thinks he’s the best President in the world. It’s logic. Simple logic, but biased and subject to personal opinion.

Now that you know, feel free to say No to media illiteracy. Bobby Boucher said no to Momma:

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The One With the Teacher Taking My Yo-Yo.

The One With the Teacher Taking My Yo-Yo.

 

 

It starts with a solicitor given permission to present yo-yos to the entire 3rd grade class. Everyone buys a yo-yo, including me, and they become an instant hit. I start learning tricks and sharing techniques with my classmates.

The teacher confiscates my yo-yo because I wouldn’t stop playing with it in class so I run home to my dad and cry hysterically. I ask my Father if he could get my yo-yo back, and he agrees, grabbing his keys, and loading his piece; a handgun.

I created a monster. My Father was an alcoholic and drug addict, and had been known to make questionable decisions. Bringing a loaded handgun to an elementary school was one of them.

Trying to deescalate the situation I tell my father that it’s not a big deal. We continue to walk around campus, we walk through the halls, and literally no one is to be seen. I tell my father again that I don’t need my yo-yo and that the teacher promised to give it the next day.

We go home. The end.

TL;DR

Watch the video!

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A Conversation with Myself on How to Carry a Conversation with Another.

A Conversation with Myself on How to Carry a Conversation with Another.

ME:

How do I talk good?

METOO:

The best way to talk good, is to not talk at all.

ME:

Oh… k. Um, what?

METOO:

The best way to talk good is to listen better. 

ME:

Oh… k. Wait, I’m still not sure I quite understand. So, you are saying that listening is the same as talking?

METOO:

Yes. By listening intuitively, you gain credibility, because the speaker speaks of themselves, and who knows about the speaker more, than the speaker? That’s right, No one.

ME:

Wow, that’s meta.

METOO:

See, when we look back at past conversations, we don’t always remember what was said, but instead remember how we felt when we said it. So, when someone talks about themselves, they’re talking of topics relevant to what interests them, so when they look back they’ll feel positive about the interaction.

ME:

That sounds so narcissistic.

METOO:

And it kind of is, but we all have to like who we are. It’s kind of essential and apart of life; finding oneself, accepting oneself.

ME:

Namaste. Well, I guess then the question that arises is, how do I listen better?

METOO:

The best way to listen better, is by asking better questions.

ME:

How do I ask “better” questions if I know nothing about the other person?

METOO:

I’m sure you know something about the other person. We are always making observations of people we come across. It’s embedded in us as a part of our fight or flight response. We unconsciously judge whether the person is safe or dangerous, but danger doesn’t necessarily have to be physical. In today’s world it is more often than not psychological; like the fear of awkward silence.

ME:

METOO:

Anyway, we begin by making observations of those we want to approach, analyze their qualities, and find something about them that truly catches our interest. Qualities such as the clothing they are wearing, a common objective, or any relatable experience that comes to mind. Be genuine, and be humble. Here’s an example of a conversation between two people:

MYBOB:

Nice shoes, where’d you get them?

MYJOB:

The mall.

MYBOB:

Oh yea? The one here on Broadway?

MYJOB:

No, but I like that one. The one on Sherman Oaks.

MYBOB:

I’ve heard good things about that place, and i’ve been meaning to go. Is it nice?

METOO:

And so on…

The key is to be genuine with your intrigue, and of course be humble in the process.

ME:

Okay, let me see if I understand what you’re saying. In order to prevent a conversation from going stagnant, you recommend listening, and the best way to listen is to ask questions with sincere intrigue. The best way to find interest is by making observations of the immediate moment. Observations, like what the person is wearing, a common objective, or anything that I might want to know.

METOO:

Yes! Now, you’re getting it. Everyone live’s their own path. Every person’s journey is unique, and we can grow together interdependently. Not one person will ever walk in your shoes, because as soon as you give them to another, they are no longer your shoes, but become their shoes. It’s a continuous effort to ensure we set aside our differences, and work together to understand what makes us different. The more we learn about each other, the more we realize we are the same, and the more accepting we become of our differences.

ME:

Thank You. And, on an unrelated note, I must say that I think you’re a handsome, intelligent, caring, and important person in society.

METOO:

That’s so nice of you to say, but I’m nobody; really.

ME:

No, really. You are extremely good looking.

METOO:

I know.

ME:

Humble… Anyway, thank you and I love you.

METOO:

You are most welcome, and I love you too.

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mmm_coffee!

MMM…COFFEE!

This video showcases a 10 second mock-up of a coffee advertisement. I want to give a shout out to Kyle Novak! I don’t know if he’ll ever see this, but I would like to give him credit. He was the one who taught me how to create animation with After Effects. There is music, and it might be loud, so be aware of your volume levels. Yay for coffee!