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What technology means to me

It’s reflection time again for my Weblogs and Wikis class and I have found myself working in Prezi to create an artifact that represents the different dimensions I have learned throughout the semester. I started compiling the materials I’ve learned … Continue reading

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How Technology Shapes Our World

Advancements in technology have shaped the way we live our lives, in significant and meaningful ways. I could spend days, and numerous essay posts, talking about these changes, but I am going to try to hash out a quick and dirty … Continue reading

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Flash Mobs: Crossing the digital/physical divide

According to Wikipedia, a flash mob is “a term coined in 2003 to denote a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often … Continue reading

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OMG! Technology Causes Language Change

This week I set out to find examples of the changes in language made possible by new technologies such as social media and blogging. Most of this language shift began in chat rooms and in text messages, where quick words are … Continue reading

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The Manifesto of Social Media Privacy

The way we communicate as a society is changing. We are increasingly spending more and more time on our computers rather than in face-to-face interactions. With this transition into a more digital world, comes a question of privacy. Where we used to tell … Continue reading

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What happens when you Google yourself?

It is an interesting experience to type your name into a Google search. I can honestly say my palms were a little sweaty as I did just that. Not that I have anything to hide, or that I feel like … Continue reading

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Showing Support for Japan Through Social Media

As of right now, the social media response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami tragedy in Japan is limited. Those who are actually affected by the disaster are in no mood to be Tweeting or blogging right now. As … Continue reading

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