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I will start my 20’s not very different compared to my lifestyle at the moment. I still will be enrolled at the University of South Florida and still want to achieve my graduation as a Civil Engineer at an age of 22. From my point of view now, I want to continue my education and complete a masters program. After school, I will first look out for jobs in Florida or in the United States of America. If I am not satisfied with my situation, I would go back to Europe to my home country. My personal situation in my mid twenties will depend most of my relationship I will be in. In the late twenties I already would have created my own family and live a traditional lifestyle.

In general I believe that the situation in the United States as well as over the world will be in huge tension. Government and private households will be in greater debt, than they are now. Technology will be on the market, so advanced that we cannot imagine it in the present time. Mobile phones will become like small computers with same capabilities and speed, computers have now. Internet will become a modul to rule, lead and control every part of people’s lifestyle.

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Djokovic Beats Nadal, Extending Streak to 26

Novak Djokovic, actual world’s best tennis player, won the ATP Masters Sony Ericsson Open in Miami last weekend against World Ranked #1 Rafael Nadal 4:6 6:3 7:6. This last match was the last of 26 straight wins in 2011. He started this year with a win of the Australian Open. Personally, his record impresses me a lot. As a tennis- player it is difficult to understand how a player can stay on such a high level for 4 months, since everyone has natural up and downs in every situation of their life. When I read a quote of Novak’s opponent Nadal, “First thing, he’s very good; second thing, he’s playing with big confidence. When you’re winning, it’s easier to keep winning.”, I think I have found the answer. There are few things you cannot buy, and of these is confidence. In general, confidence influences everyday life. I believe that people do not really realize how confidence can influence them. Once someone is in the momentum of winning or having success it is always easier to continue. I believe that everyone can remember moments of their life, when everything was working out. My question is, what do you think, how do you come into a moment of success?

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My technology tips for MAC are Taking a screenshot of the screen and save it on the desktop Command-Shift-3, Another useful tool is is taking a screenshot of a selected area and save it on the desktop Command-Shift-4, then mark the area with the mouse and it will automatically a screenshot. I also have another useful tip for all computer or mac users. When you want to fill out a form on a website, email, etc.. You can go quicker to the next step by using TAB on the keyboard instead of clicking with the mouse in every single spot.

http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X

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This music video always encourages me to keep going with my studies. I believe that everyone has their special songs to feel better. I detect the artist at the time before my graduation in high school. Since that time I listen to Parov Stelar.

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Tomorrow's College

In this article the author Marc Parry writes about the future of colleges. He emphasizes the new form of online classes. His main argument is that online classes allow a student more freedom and convenience. For example at the University of Central Florida a lot of student already take online classes because of several reasons. Online classes allow to work at home at someone’s own desk; someone can watch videos or read the material at any time it want to. As a result the freedom is given to make someone’s own schedule. On the opposite side this type of education requires a lot of self- discipline, because all the freedom someone gets from online classes can become a weakness in the end.

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This picture shows me in a happy mood in Starbucks in Vienna, Austria. When I see it, I remember many wonderful things. My girlfriend took the picture, during  her visit in my country during last christmas break. We both spent a few days in Vienna to see all the beautiful sights of this town. In the end this picture means a lot for me because it keeps me thinking about the whole trip to Vienna.

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Viral video is a very new phenomenon in the media world. One thinks that these videos appear out of nowhere and they have no reason why they become so popular in such a short time. Usually the content of the videos are very uncommon and extraordinary, likes something that never happened before. Viral videos exist because of their massive audience. Each one of these videos is very different, so someone cannot say, that they’re regulations, which can describe exactly a viral video.

Nevertheless there are certain aspects why a video becomes popular in a short amount of time. First of all viral videos have a huge audience. It means that people are talking about it and request videos to other friends. I know friends who send me nearly every week an email, with several links from websites where I can watch the newest published viral videos. Secondly, viral videos tend to be very extraordinary.

As a result that people share viral videos, it represents a social aspect, because many people share videos on social network websites like facebook or twitter. That is also the reason why viral videos became so popular because it reaches the audience in so many different ways. Primary viral videos became popular because of the Internet. Without this media, it would not be possible to watch so many new videos instantly after they get published.

Most of the time, people embarrass themselves on homemade videos, but in the end they enjoy more the so-called “15 minutes of fame”. Personally I cannot understand people who put their own embarrassing videos on online website, for example YouTube.

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