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Is the current moral panic regarding the use of social media and its narcissistic affects on youth a misguided fear or a legitimate concern?

It seems we live in an online world where image obsession is dominating online behaviours.

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Video Killed the Radio Star

As I was going through my series of bookmarked items to share with our group, xkcd posts this comic today.

Some of what we’ll be looking at this term is the fear mongering and distorted nostalgia that happens when new technologies are introduced to society. 80 more words


The Moment of Impending Crisis

For Throwback Thursday, a lightly revised dialogue from 2011.

“I’ve begun to suspect that our delusions tend strongly to return us to the same moment in time,” said the Academic. 1,100 more words

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The X-Files - 3 (Review)

This August (and a little of September), we’re taking a trip back in time to review the second season of The X-Files. In November, we’ll be looking at the third season. 3,625 more words


A Shameful Display

Don’t have much free time to type gigantic blog posts this week, so here’s something I wrote a while ago.  Probably more polished anyway.

It’s one of the perverse ironies of modern life that Americans, living in the most individualistic society on earth, tend to be deeply uncomfortable with the actual exercise of free speech. 1,394 more words

Rise of the Christian left: Why the religious right’s moment may be ending | Salon

It’s hard to tell if the near-constant stream of millennial-centric political think-pieces are perpetuating or reflecting growing curmudgeonly fears about the future of the country. Maybe it’s a little of both, and Fox is probably observing within its competency when it pegs more than a handful of us as “deluded narcissists” –  but it appears there’s room for some political optimism among all the moral panic and the reign of the religious right. 132 more words

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