Posts Tagged ‘social media’

The Expulsive Power of a New Addiction: Smoking Might Save Your Life

This is for the downcast heads of people claiming to be happy. I want to speak to reflected faces in phone screens, enduring the tapping of their own fingers like Chinese water torture. This article is for those who have ever run into a telephone pole, tree, mail box, or pedestrian on foot or in their...
November 22nd, 2013 | Culture | Read More

Get Over Yourself Already: Living How God Wants Us to Live

‘He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.’ — John 12:25-26 It’s so easy to lose...
September 18th, 2013 | Culture, Religion | 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

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