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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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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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Can They Google China

In class this week we discussed Siva Vaidhayanathan’s The Googlization of Everything, and how Google has an amazing effect on how things are presented on the Internet. He does a great job explaining his point, and the class seemed to agree with his statements, for the most part, as well. What really sparked my curiosity was when […]

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The Network is Way Better Than Cursive

When I was in second grade my teacher announced that, now that we knew how to write, it was time to learn cursive. A nicer looking, in some people’s opinion, way of expressing yourself using the English language. I hated it, the whole time I had to use it, but when I got to 8th grade, […]

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But You Did Do It

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? What if one person is there, with a chainsaw and a video camera, and they cut the tree down and film themselves doing it. What if that tree was not in the woods, but […]

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A Good Start.

Wikipedia contains articles on over three and a half million topics in English alone, and over seventeen million in all languages. There would be no way to achieve this without allowing the masses to contribute. In his interview on the Colbert Report founder Jimmy Whales states that the purpose of Wikipedia is to provide a […]

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By Choice

I love remixes, and I often times think that they are better than the original song or songs. However, I do think it is only fair that if you are going to use someone elses content to make money, that you pay them a percentage of what you make. Copyright laws provide for this. The question is, what […]

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Play for a Better Tomorrow

I am not a gamer of any sort, other than a few iPhone apps, but I can see the value in what games can and do achieve. Games cause us to think, overcome obstacles, and work in groups. Jane McGonigal is right in her assertions that gamers are, urgent optimists, with strong social skills, who experience blissful productivity, and […]

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Does not compute, but it sounds ok.

Computers have a great deal of knowledge, but they do not think. They can fool us sometimes, but that is because they are programmed to do so. There is a great deal of difference between associative suggestions, and thought.  I often times find myself wanting to tell the iTunes Genius ” You don’t get me at […]

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