Category Archives: Week 2 blog post

Not-So-Networked

The technological side of networking has advanced in such a way that interacting, working, learning and, perhaps, even thinking have changed irrevocably and will likely continue to do so with new innovations. Despite the fact that we are supposed to … Continue reading

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Outen: Facing The Real Issue

Amanda Enayati’s “Facebook: The Encyclopedia of beauty?” brought the terms insecurity and poor leadership to my attention. Dina Borzekowski indicates, “Social networking sites are part of the ubiquitous media landscape that shapes what children come to know as society’s body … Continue reading

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Daniel White, Week 2 Blog Post – Worry About Yourself, Not What Stacy did on Snapchat Yesterday

Howard Rheingold got it right.  Social has a shape.  The way we socialize—at least the way we do so online—is very different from how humans have socialized in the past.  It’s calculated, it’s systematic, and it’s cold.  This post is … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Networks

Although most articles I find and read concerning social media illustrate the negative consequences that have resulted since their creation, they are certainly here to stay. I found the topics covered in Net Smart: How to Thrive Online particularly refreshing … Continue reading

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Bulgarelli: Week #2 Blog Post

After reading “The Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet” I thought a lot about interactions with technology. I thought about this last week when we were meant to catalog our involvement for one day. In high school, my AP … Continue reading

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Tattooed on the Internet: The Permanent and Not-So-Private Nature of Facebook

Today I decided to go onto my own Facebook page and creep on myself. As I scrolled down through the weeks, months, and eventually years, the number of cringes rapidly increased. The statuses I posted ranged from awkward and irrelevant … Continue reading

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Blog Post #2

I have a friend who has an eating disorder. I was the first person she told about it and given that I am no doctor or psychologist, I found it difficult to grasp it or react in a helpful way. … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The article “Facebook: The encyclopedia of beauty?” reminded me of another article published in USA Today last June  that begins by bringing up the point of a woman with a history of an eating disorder who refuses to have an Instagram or … Continue reading

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Force-Feeding: the Social Media Feed and the Loss of Personal Agency

Scrolling mindlessly past pins of vegan chocolate pudding, outfits of the day from Finnish fashion bloggers, and DIY tutorials galore, an image of a modelesque woman clad in a miniscule bikini gives me pause.  Emblazoned beside her leggy frame, hot pink print … Continue reading

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How far away is 6 steps?

Networking is quickly becoming synonymous with power in today’s employment landscape. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, it becomes difficult for even the most intelligent people to find work appropriately suited for their level of expertise. This is an … Continue reading

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