Posts tagged "technology"

PC To Mac: An Ideological Journey

PC To Mac: An Ideological Journey
A black screen of computer death greeted me on Sunday morning, marked with the epitaph so many PC owners have inevitably been faced with: RESTART/COMPUTER MALFUNCTION/PRESS ENTER TO REBOOT. And though I desperately hit the enter key repeatedly, praying the last few months of reduced-to-zero-minutes battery life, sporadic inexplicable shutdowns, constant overheating hard drive and... Read more »

Save Your Money this Spring with Smarteys

It’s finally getting warm in the Windy City and we all know what that means… college kids are hitting the streets more often. St. Patty’s Day is the notorious start of spring drinking and with 60 degree weather allowing girls to wear skirts and dresses with no tights, it’s a sure sign that the party... Read more »

Tweet, Tweet: Twitter Part One

      Everyone knows what Twitter is but when it comes to using it, a lot of people are just plain lost. Which makes sense when you think about it because there is a ton of jargon that is used in the Twitterverse. Twitterverse:  The cyberspace area of Twitter. This naturally extends beyond Twitter.com to... Read more »
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Red Cross is #GettngSlizzerd

Red Cross is #GettngSlizzerd
To preface my social media coloum for next week on Twitter, here is an interesting story on a rogue tweet from the Red Cross. I apoligize for not posting lately, but I have been extremely sick (a good reminder that you shouldn’t work too hard and have some fun in life). This blog was reposted from... Read more »

The "Path" to a Personal Network

    Lauren Tate Snyder Sophomore, Public Relations Major, DePaul University For my first “Social Media” weekly column, I am going to stay away from the big guys. When you hear the words “social networking”, nine out of ten times the first thing that comes to mind is Facebook. This makes sense since the online... Read more »

Studying with my Phone

Studying with my Phone
Photo Courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/english106 By Lynda Lopez, First Year, University of Chicago In late July, I bought my first cell phone. After countless years of enduring miscommunication with friends, I had finally been connected to the world via text, phone calls, and internet.  Right away, I began to text my friends and join in on the... Read more »
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The Letter of the Week is F

Finals It’s that beautiful time again. DePaul Fall Quarter Finals Week 2010. And all of the printers on campus are “temporarily out of service”. Perfect. In my opinion, finals week is an all-or-nothing event. It’s a chance to make excuses for everything else in your life. For example, how do I justify eating three pints... Read more »

Social Media and Mobilization: What I've Learned About Social Good in the Digital Space

Hey all. Thank god it’s Friday right? This week has been busy to say the least. Please spare me five minutes of your time and read about two days and experiences that have changed the way I am currently looking at social media. I promise it’s worth the energy. On Wednesday, I assisted in the... Read more »

Wrigleyville Bomb Threat: What Mobile Apps Will Save You

Over the weekend, Sami Samir Hassoun tried to blow up Wrigleyville after the Dave Matthews Band concert. He placed a high-explosive bomb in a trashcan near Sluggers and hoped for the best (clearly the worst for us). The “bomb” was really a fake device set up and exchanged by the FBI who had been tracking Hassoun... Read more »
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Could I Live Without Social Media?

In light of Scott Kleinberg’s latest blog post, No social media for you? No way, I have decided that it is time to take a stand against those who do not understand or appreciate social media. In Scott’s post, he talks about Provost Eric Darr of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and his interesting case study... Read more »