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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

Facebook as a tool.

As I checked my Facebook profile today I was reminded of what Shirky said about how people can use the internet to gather people into a specific group or cause like with the case of the missing sidekick. I saw a real world example of this in a picture that two of my friends were tagged […]

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Really, Podcasts?

Personally podcasts are not my forte. A mix of radio and blogs, podcasts are for those who have an hour-plus to dedicate to listening to the opinions of one or a few people. Podcasts are an uninterrupted continuous stream of sound, unlike radio there are no commercials, but it is also prerecorded so you are […]

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Response to Shirky

The most relevant point that Shirky brings up is how new media has opened up the channel of communication. Whereas previously information flowed only one way, i.e. TV, film, print, the internet has allowed those that consume that information to respond. Unlike radio, in which listeners have to call in at the right time to […]

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Photoshop’s negative effects.

I have always known that you can change a lot about an image through Photoshop and last week’s tutorial only cemented that theory. However Photoshop has also had negative effects on the community as well.  It has made people a little paranoid when it comes to looking at pictures. For example, the summer before freshman […]

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Comics are pretty cool.

I agree with Toren about Ong’s article  “OMG Why Writing Sux.” It focuses way too much energy on criticizing the written word and his points are pretty outlandish. McCloud’s Understanding Comics on the other hand, carries a completely different tone. McCloud’s book is the first solid positive piece of literature we have read so far […]

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An interesting blog…

It seems like our generation is pretty much obsessed with what other people are doing. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have made us very voyeuristic. For those that love texts from last night but don’t have the time to devote to checking the site all the time, I’ve heard it can be very addicting, […]

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Media Biography!

Basically Television runs my life.

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