• Uh-oh, Zuck ...
    2/13/08 7:35 p.m. EST - It's happening again. Users of Facebook are joining a digital protest against the way Facebook Applications target their friends: This coming from the Official Facebook Petition: To ban the inviting of friends on Applications: We the members whom have joined this group hereby request that: 1. No application ask or require us to invite [...]
  • 24/7 Contact
    In August, I moved from my hometown of Wichita, KS, to attend Graduate School in Indiana. Five days before I left, my older brother got married. This may seem like no big deal to most, but to my small family of four, it was the beginning of a big change. In fact, nothing this big [...]
  • Steve Jobs Called Americans, Amazon.com Dumb-Dumbs
    A month ago, the New York Times asked him what he thought about Amazon.com's Kindle, a fancy-schmancy eBook reader. Steve Jobs answered: "Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read anymore (full article here). I played with a Kindle last week. The interface could be more user friendly, but the first words that come to mind are "pretty cool," NOT: "I'd never buy one." Remember the first time you figured out that holding a magnet near a television would magically …
  • Fastlane Results
    Interestingly, the presidential election has turned to a new media source to let people know about the election results: drive-by election results on the freeway. This is by far the most creative way I've seen for broadcasting the outcomes from the elections, but is this idea truly necessary? I think not. As [...]
  • Se habla espanol?
    After some fairly dicey moves lately, Facebook has won me over (again) by launching a Spanish-language version of the site. While I will not be using the Spanish-language version (my understanding of Spanish is still pretty elementary), I believe that extending the reach of Facebook to Spanish-speakers in and outside of the United States is [...]
  • My Yellow Door Stop
    Roommate 1: "We got a new Yellow Book." Roommate 2: "What are we going to do with that??" Roommate 3: "Oh I need a new door stop!" I laughed at the statement, but thought, has technology gotten the best of us? I must admit I can not recall the last time I've used a Yellow Book let alone [...]
  • Is YouTube helpful in the classroom?
    One day last week my professor planned on showing a video to our class, but for some reason the audio wouldn't work. While a student was on the phone calling our Video Information Systems department (hoping they could help us) my professor tried to by some time. It's always inconvenient, especially in the classroom, when [...]
  • YouTube + Slam Dunk Contest = Success?
    As a major sports fan, I would consider myself to be ahead of the curve when it comes to sports news. However, today when I was watching Pardon the Interruption, a popular ESPN variety show, I saw something that I did not know that excited me! Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzles has [...]
  • Super Week of TV
    Because I cannot bring myself to cheer for either team in the Super Bowl, I am super hyped about the upcoming Super Tuesday political coverage. It seems this presidential election is getting as much attention as anything in the sports arena these days. From CNN's 40 hours of Super Tuesday coverage to Comedy Central's Indecision [...]
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