• My Foray into Facebook
    So I finally did it. I signed up for a Facebook account. I know you're saying to yourself, "What?!?! There are still college students that aren't on Facebook?!?!" And my answer to that is, "Yes." But there is now one less. I used to be quite opposed to social-networking sites (SNS), [...]
  • The New Community Organizer
    Facebook is being used to corral parents in my hometown to a school board meeting this week. An incident at the local middle school has the fires of controversy burning hot, and the lack of communication coming from the school has spurned a fury of communication among parents and community members on the popular [...]
  • Technology bites
    Reflections on the media in haiku form: TV invades space: Static infomercials blare "Sham Wow! Buy now!" Mute. Facebook is black hole. Join my cause. Five hundred friends. Poke my eyes out now. Old version cannot Open same stuff as new one: Binary Robbery. Pixels create life. Second life can start over Where is your first life?
  • My Personal Web 2.0 Revolution
    As a 20-year-old college student, I am naturally an Internet user, and for a while I thought I knew everything there was to know. I had Facebook, Myspace, AIM, GMail and knew how to type in CNN.com or Yahoo.com for any news or searches I needed. I didn't even look at viral videos [...]
  • "Smart" Advertising
    The essence of advertising is communicating your idea as simply and succinctly as possible to the most people, generating sales or some other type of reaction. It seems to me that most ad campaigns play to the lowest common denominator. The message is as passive as it can be with some purely emotional [...]
  • Adventures in Babysitting: The High-Text world of Teenagers
    When I accepted the job of sitting the 14 year-old sister of my ex-boyfriend, I knew my weekend-long employment was bound to reveal some interesting tidbits. Dinner, last night, proved me right. Not only did I get the low-down on the most recent ex-girlfriend and holiday drama, but in between the conversation pauses to text [...]
  • Four years with Facebook: enough.
    On May 9, 2009 I will graduate from college. On this day, I will take part in one more ceremony that I consider necessary and entirely appropriate for my leaving college. I am going to delete my Facebook account. I was one of the incoming freshmen in college that got to be [...]
  • My Mom Has a Facebook
    I'm not sure if this is a trend that I have missed until now, but in the last few weeks I have seen a huge increase in the number of adults using social networking tools like Facebook. By adult, I mean professionals, working mothers and fathers, stay-at-home moms, community and political leaders, and teachers [...]
  • Where's my broadband?!!?
    I'm probably being to melodramatic - I guess I should be asking where are my broadband options (I just thought a good exclamatory title would grab your attention). Putting all syntactical errors aside... really, where are my broadband options? I don't know how many news stories I've read over the last five to [...]