• Now that's a reason to celebrate!
    Considering technology seems to evolve and reinvent itself every day, there is one aspect that has remained the same...the CD! The CD recently celebrated it's 25th birthday and I couldn't help but think about how the CD affected me back "then" and how it affects me today. When I was younger, it was second nature [...]
  • Reader Comment of the Week
    I actually don't watch any regular TV (no cable, no satellite, never bothered to hook up my antenna), so the only time I see ads is when I'm visiting someone. I rent some TV-series DVD's through Netflix and buy others (including more expensive ones like Star Trek). It all depends on [...]
  • DVDs- my favorite way to watch TV
    I too have become a Sopranos junkie. It all started this summer when my roommates and I decided to rent the first disk on a whim. After watching the first few episodes, we were hooked. That night, we went to the movie store, to the library and called every friend we had trying to find [...]
  • I'm Bringing Free Speech Back
    Benjamin Franklin once wrote "Those who would sacrifice essential liberties for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety". This is a message that I feel seems to have fallen out of favor these days. Assaults against First Amendment rights range from high-level efforts from the National Security Agency to the school administration at [...]
  • Who Profits from Facebook?
    It's a hot topic on this blog, probably due to the fact that most of us are full-time students: FACEBOOK. But lately, there have been some changes - changes that could mean more money for some. But who profits from a social networking site like Facebook? [...]
  • What happens when you're cut off from media . . . Life goes on.
    Welcome back to Muncie, the small city that is "trying" (the little city that could?). Your blogger here (Jason) has been absent for a while...roaming the streets of ATL. I didn't have the Internet at our apartment in Buckhead, which is the reason I couldn't blog. I did however check my emails at work [...]
  • Facebook takes on e-mail
    Facebook now allows users to send e-mails through its messaging system. So if I want to share a link or send a party notification via Facebook, I can just tack on my non-Facebook-using friends' e-mails to the end of the To: line and they're in the loop, too. A few thoughts: A) It's a crafty (and sneaky) [...]
  • "i" - the new scarlet letter
    Hi my name is Amy and I do not own an Mp3 player. Yes, despite my identification as a music fanatic, I find myself still part of what seems to be a declining minority of people without such technology. Maybe due to my lack of an iPod or a Xtatix Pocket Candy (I swear I didn't make that up), recent reports regarding etiquette and Mp3 players have greatly gained my attention. According to dictionary.com, etiquette is defined as conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion. Ok, seems …
  • What's your phone to you?
    MP3 player? GPS navigator? Camera? E-mail updater? ... Addiction??? I will be the first to admit that I am obsessed with my cell phone. It's nothing fancy; it's simply essential. I will make the generalization that for college students, our cell phones aren't a luxury- they're necessary. Cell phones are our connection to friends, boy/girlfriends, and [...]
  • Your ad here? Soon enough...
    Apparently, this whole "new media" thing is really catching on. This is a pic I took with my BlackBerry (you know, that thing I'm addicted to?) in the nearest Starbucks to my apartment in New York City. (Of course, I could easily find three or four more without venturing more than 5 blocks, but that's not [...]
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