Recently I attended International Career Day, an event held by Texas’ World Affairs Council that featured among others a former U.S. diplomat and the head of Computer Management at IBM. As each speaker went through their presentations, I couldn’t help but scan the auditorium and search out the (...)
Facebook. I’m sure we all have one. I’m positive we all know what it is. I’m going to tell you what I think of when I hear the word Facebook anyway. When I hear the word Facebook I think of a collection of my life over the past five years or so. This brings me to my first point, five years is (...)
Hours after the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, many of the world's leading news outlets were streaming live Twitter feeds. In 140 characters or less (i.e. the length of a Twitter message), viewers were getting instantaneous updates via Twitter and other social media.
This switch to (...)
A while back I read an article titled, "In Praise of Not Knowing." Tim Kreider argued that Internet tools such as Google and Wikipedia take away some of the wonder of childhood ignorance, the mystery of leaving things to chance. Recent reports say that and much more, as many scientists have (...)
Remember the middle school librarian who would list the forbiddance of social networking sites as number one on the list of media center rules? Oh, how archaic those times seem today.
I am 16-years old but I’m currently lacking a Facebook. Even though I use my e-mail to communicate and reply to (...)
With the rising popularity of social networking websites, it's all too easy to organize an event. Any facebook user should know that all you need to do is go to the events tab and click create new and after inviting a few friends you'll be on your way to hosting your own get-together.
So, when (...)