A potentially reliable newsource
May05

A potentially reliable newsource

Now more than ever people are relying on social media to get their news. The question for many now is whether social media is a credible news source or not. Is it better to get news out as fast as possible? Even if that means facts spread throughout the web are not 100 percent confirmed? I believe the time has come where we should consider users of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to be valid news sources. It is up to...

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The generational divide
May05

The generational divide

  Many have heard of “baby boomers” or “generation x” but what is the name ascribed to today’s generation? It’s Millennials. Critics are concerned that Millennials are overzealous, but as a Millennial myself, I believe our ambitions are something to be admired instead. Millennials have broken taboo, dissolved boundaries that limit our school of thought, and redefined the status quo. The Pew Research Center conducted a survey in...

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Your personal business should not affect your business
May05

Your personal business should not affect your business

Years ago a radical was someone who supported same-sex marriage. Soon after it made that person a progressive. Now, if it is opposed a person’s leadership is heavily questioned. On March 24, Mozilla named Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and writer of Javascript, the Chief Executive Officer. Only 10 days later on April 3, he stepped down after he was heavily criticized internally and through social media for a $1,000 donation he...

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Let’s stay together but not share it all
May05

Let’s stay together but not share it all

True love does not equate to the sharing of account information. In a relationship it is natural to share your dreams, fears and lifelong goals with your significant other, but when it comes to your Facebook password, email login information, or the lock code to your smart phone, a line has to be drawn somewhere. A recent Pew Research Center study found that 67 percent of Internet users in committed relationships have shared passwords...

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What is on your mind?
May05

What is on your mind?

  Have you ever wanted to read minds? The power to tap into thoughts and know what people are thinking about on any given topic exists in many aspects of superhuman and sci-fi pop culture. Household devices designed to let you use a computer solely with your mind are becoming commercially available, but opening your mind to a computer comes with inherent risks. Introducing the Emotiv, a personal Electroencephalogram device, or...

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Divided California
Apr13

Divided California

If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. If you ever thought about getting a California silhouette tattoo, you might want to reconsider. A proposal to split California into six different states is going to be available to voters in November. California, the nation’s most populous state, offers the best of all worlds, and splitting into six different states would be a huge mistake. The master behind this idea is venture capitalist, Tim...

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