Posts tagged "Facebook"

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder

Survey says? Social media makes us ruder
In the “water is wet” or “Chicago is corrupt” category, a new survey reveals that social media is making us all ruder than Voldemort driving a cab. I already wrote how Facebook brings out our inner Genghis Khan, but it seems I only touched the tip of the snark-berg. The crux of the survey, conducted... Read more »

Google Glass will blind civilization for good

Google Glass will blind civilization for good
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades Timbuk3 I’m a bit late on jabbering about the release of Google Glasses: The miracle eyewear that does everything a smartphone does, except make you look like a member of Devo. But timing really doesn’t matter because the future is unfolding 20/20 before us—revealing how blind humanity... Read more »

Are you a cyber hoarder?

Are you a cyber hoarder?
The term “hoarding” has become commonplace today, usually referring to a mental pathology where an individual accumulates material possessions to the point life is crippled. We all know “those” people who can’t forego their old cassette tapes or Ikea artifacts, or it might literally ruin their psyches, or whose homes are labyrinths of clutter leading... Read more »
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Facebook causes violent behavior

Facebook causes violent behavior
Information is power, and arguably the greatest conduit for raw information today is Facebook.  But conduits are often not neutral, and when inspected Facebook infects raw information with the power of violence. Yes, this sounds like the next The Avengers movie, with Facebook acting as an evil Tesseract, a cosmic cube with its own nefarious... Read more »

Quiz: Are you addicted to the internet?

Quiz: Are you addicted to the internet?
In order to overcome a problem the first step is admitting there is a problem. This requires a lot of courage (or we can just wait until they make an app for courage). At Internet Rehab we are committed in helping you face the reality that you are hopelessly addicted to the web, a slave... Read more »

It's the end of the world as we don't know it

It's the end of the world as we don't know it
I probably should have explained the purpose of this blog before the first article. The name Internet Rehab may seem odd, especially when humanity looks up in awe at the starry brightness of cyberspace. But what if this starry brightness is blinding us from a path leading over a cliff? What if our civilization has... Read more »
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10 Ways to Write a Stupid List Article

10 Ways to Write a Stupid List Article
During our surfing for cyber-salvation, we all have come upon those amazing list articles. How can we not forget alchemical-gold epics like 5 Ways to Cook a Vegetarian or Top 8 Yahoo Serious Movie Scenes. They are informative, insightful, and inspiring. Okay, that’s all I lie. They are Twitter Twinkies in a culture dying of... Read more »
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    Miguel Conner lives in Humboldt Park with his family, patiently waiting for the beginning of the world. He is author of the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism, as well as the post-apocalyptic vampire series The Dark Instinct Trilogy. His fantasy book, The Executioner’s Daughter, will be released late in 2012. His articles, fiction, and reviews have appeared in various publications (likely from editors suffering from ADD). He is the.host of Aeon Byte, a topical podcast on Gnosticism, ancient mysteries, and true conspiracy theories evolving since the beginning of civilization.

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