Archive | April, 2011

Here I Am

 Credit: Free images from acobox.com One of my class assignments, this week, was to sign up for a location service, and use it. Basically, the idea of these services is that your friends can see where you’re at and meet up with you, or at least communicate with you based on your location. I have the Facebook app with […]

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The Science of Trust

In class this week my group project was to lead a discussion on a topic of our choosing. We chose trust and influence online. It was a topic that interested me because as the web becomes more social on a daily basis, and I am an Emerging Media and Communication major, establishing trust and there […]

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My Friend Google

Anytime something, or someone, makes it to the top people begin to attack it. Earlier today I was watching TV, and the breaking news was that Lebron James’ mother had been arrested. I guess being subjected to muck-raking is a part of celebrity, but I still can’t help but feel like momma’s should be left out of […]

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Buckle Down: How I Manage My Attention

 In class we have been discussing various theories about attention management, by authors such as Rheingold and Stone, but I still think that, sometimes, the simple answer is the best. In the age of limitless distractions I find myself aware of what needs to be done, not because of a handy time management tool, or because […]

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Is It Really That Easy?

I recently, for one of my classes at UTD, made a change to a Wikipedia article. It was simple enough. The Ozarka Water page, which is only four lines long, was the page I chose as our assignment was to make a change, and see if it was still there the next day. I felt […]

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Twitter Can Too

Malcolm Gladwell does not think that the revolutions can happen because of Twitter. He makes this point in his article Small Change. I generally like Gladwell’s work, but I disagree with him on this subject; Not just because of the events of the past six months or so, but because Twitter is possibly the easiest […]

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