Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

The Best Article You’ll Read Today (Isn’t This One)

I’m serious. If this is the best article you’ve read today so far, then I would encourage you to read more. Maybe try this one. That is just what I had open on my desktop, there are a lot more out there. But who knows which one will be the best to read? That’s a journey you’ll have to take alone,...
December 5th, 2013 | Blogging | Read More

On Facebook and Narcissism: When Crafting Your Own Self-Image Goes Too Far

I’ve always had an odd relationship with Facebook. I joined as a freshman in college, fresh out of the MySpace era, more concerned with who was in my Top 8 than whether or not I should “like” someone’s status. Back then, you had to have a .edu e-mail address just to join the mighty...
August 14th, 2013 | Culture, Media, Social Experiments | Read More

Can Microsoft Play with the Tech Giants?

Spoiler alert: I think Microsoft is one of the tech giants. When characterizing the technology wars of our age, I suspect many of us come up with the right wars. We think PC vs. Mac for home computers, we think Google and Apple for smartphones (though Microsoft is coming up in this area rather nicely),...
December 5th, 2012 | Technology | Read More

Which walls do you prefer?

This past week or two I’ve had the fun of playing with my new Google Nexus 7 tablet. I can now read all of my books and news feeds without having to either remain in bed or drag my laptop to the deck. What impressed me even more was how simple the setup process was, and the environment that was...
August 10th, 2012 | Technology | Read More

The Grad Student Unplugs: The Internet vs. My Homework

After one semester as a graduate student, I realized while the internet could be my servant, but it was rapidly becoming my master. Having instant access to unlimited YouTube videos, LA Times stories, my school’s library archive, and a news feed of everything my friends were thinking – it...
July 3rd, 2012 | Blogging, Culture, Education, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More

More Cell Phones than Humans in the US

Apparently, there are now more cell phones than humans in the United States. Frankly, I was a bit surprised. I suppose I shouldn’t be, what with many people in business carrying a phone for their job in addition to their personal phone. I guess I’m just surprised because I still know some...
October 13th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Media, Technology | Read More