As a kid you live in a bubble where the idea of terrible things happening is unfathomable, that it’s fiction. I realize this is a privilege not afforded to every child, I wish it was, but it was true for me; I was lucky. When I was 13 on September 11th, 2001 that bubble burst … Continue reading 17 Years
Apple just had their Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California and announced a lot of exciting updates to their computers, watches, and tablets but what's extremely interesting are their new updates and products. Apple revealed some new features that are perfectly aligned with many 2017 social media trends which tells us that these trends … Continue reading 3 Big 2017 Social Media Trends That Apple Is Embracing In Their WWDC Reveals
In the beginning there was Snapchat who ruled the land of social media stories unchallenged and worry free. Now Snapchat's reign is being threatened by Facebook stories and the Facebook owned Instagram stories, Messenger stories, and WhatsApp stories. Facebook has been steadily copying Snapchat since Snapchat refused Facebook's $3 billion dollar acquisition offer in 2013; … Continue reading Battle of The Social Media Stories
"A lot of people, myself included, are excited about blogging and stuff like that, citizen journalism, but I do remind people that no matter how excited we are, there's no substitute for professional writing, no substitute for professional editing, and no substitute for professional fact-checking." - Craig Newmark We are living … Continue reading Citizen Journalists – Friends or Foes?
“The Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” – President Barack Obama To most of us reading this blog, internet access is something we take for granted. At any given time during the day I am online on some device: a PC, Mac laptop, smartphone, iPad, Kindle, etc. There are even refrigerators that connect … Continue reading The Digital Divide
"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." - Potter Stewart There is no widespread code of conduct for the Internet. There are no lawmakers or law enforcers to police it. In fact, a lot of the time, if you call someone out for … Continue reading Social Media and Ethics
"Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low." - Sir Philip Sidney My first introduction to highbrow/lowbrow culture was New York Magazine's Approval Matrix. It is the last page of their magazine … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of the Skyscraper Model