• Stop. Collaborate. Listen.
    Everything speeds up as technology improves - it's the nature of the beast. We only have so many hours in a day, so it's natural to want faster production, faster travel, and faster communication. The downside to all this, however, is that sometimes we also think far more quickly than we should - and the [...]
  • Mobile millenials
    Junior High Journalism Day brought buses of students to campus today. In one of my sessions I brought to the students' attentions how overwhelmed they are with media today. While I teach at the high school workshops during the spring semester and summer, I'm always surprised by the junior high students' responses to questions like [...]
  • Media Gossip
    Have you ever been hit by the feeling that the world around you has just gone crazy? Personally, it happens to me all the time (perhaps a reflection of the fact that I am crazy? But that's not what this blog is about...). Yesterday morning I woke up to discover that what I consider to be [...]
  • Fine if consumed in moderation
    I'm going to take a break this week from my favorite websites and voice an opinion on something that is bugging me. I'm a pretty liberal-minded citizen, but I'm really disappointed in our liberal media at the moment. I'm sure many of you have seen the commercials for high fructose corn syrup and how it's not evil; it's actually completely natural, "and like sugar is fine if used in moderation." Who honestly uses anything in moderation anymore? Because foods are packaged with more than one serving per package, not many people even know what constitutes a serving of anything. I ...
  • Don't Trace Me, Bro!
    The NSA is currently working on modifications to the IPv4 and IPv6 that would require extensive origin-identifying information to be included in each packet. If such a system were ever to be implemented, it could quickly result in a well-indexed database of every site you or I visit, as well as what links were clicked, [...]
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