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Archive for December, 2011

The Web: Connecting us all

Posted by: | December 15, 2011 | No Comment |

I recently read a post on Mashable about a new film that is set to be released on YouTube. The film is the product of Ron Howard and his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard. It is inspired by 8 photos selected by Ron from a photography contest sponsored by Canon. This whole concept — the film’s […]

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Siri, a Sit Down Drag Out Review

Posted by: | December 11, 2011 | No Comment |

In the wake of the death of Steve Jobs, many investors, enthusiasts, and simple consumers have voiced their concerns over the direction that Apple will take after the Sultan of Silicone Valley has passed. The new CEO of the multimedia giant, Tim Cook, is now the new name behind the devices in your hand. There […]

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The partisan press then and now

Posted by: | December 8, 2011 | No Comment |

George Washington did not have to appeal to PETA for votes. PETA, one of the largest animal rights groups in the United States, is just one of many interest groups or parties that can have press influence.  However, the party press comes from much simpler roots.

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Remember the newspaper? It used to come knocking at the door around six in the morning. It kept Dad busy for the first hour of the day. It made great wrapping paper and cushion for fragile pottery. Most of all, however, the newspaper did the most important job of keeping its readers informed. “A newspaper […]

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Book Report: “Googled”

Posted by: | December 7, 2011 | No Comment |

Ever since its inception in the late 1990s, Google has been the issue of much debate in politics, economics and overall public welfare. From its humble beginnings as a PhD dissertation project to its current state as one of the United States’ most successful corporations, the little company that could is standing at the apex […]

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One last post to share..

Posted by: | December 7, 2011 | No Comment |

I just wanted to share one more thing. This video is a depiction of how the story of Christmas would be different if it were happening today. It uses social media and the internet in a clever way. I realize that it is religious and not all of us are of the same religion, but […]

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Newspapers are dying, but the news lives on. Not only does the news live, but it thrives. How? Newspapers have been the most mainstream news outlet for decades. If it is dying, how are people staying informed? What happened? There are many factors that have contributed to newspaper’s demise. A lot of it has to […]

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The future of e-books

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | No Comment |

As with most new technology, there are those who love e-books and those who are scared of them. It’s been said that e-books have lowered the bar on the word count of books. Books are apparently getting shorter. I found in “Replacing textbooks with e-books may be a mistake”, when reading online people have shorter […]

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The current state of things

Posted by: | December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment |

Borders is gone. The question is why? Well for most, it’s not a question. It’s a warning. A warning to show that in this age of technology you have to adapt — or be left in the dust. A Wall Street Journal titled “One Chapter Closes…As New One Is Opening” describes the fall of Borders. […]

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