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Media Ecology

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Our choice of social mediums is dependent on our specific goal for our virtual presence. For my personal accounts, I try to keep them separate because I don’t want to share my crude tweet or Instagram pics being displayed on my Facebook wall for my coworkers to see. 526 more words

Twitter and Blogging and Texts - Oh My!

If you’ve ever watched Drunk Uncle, as portrayed by Bobby Moynihan on Saturday Night Live (SNL),  reference technology in his bits, then you should be able to relate to the struggles I’ve gone through trying to acclimate both of my fathers to the ever-expanding array of ways to communicate electronically. 1,173 more words


The long and the short.

Social media, in my opinion, craves short, witty remarks which are eye-catching and memorable. This is an important aspect we frequently talk about in Public Relations courses; the ability to stand out among the clutter. 404 more words

"Before technology was even invented…"

You can feel it coming, can’t you? It’s that observation-based-on-a-hazy-notion-of-history, the time of “yore” so usefully deployed by Phoebe—or was it Rachel?—in an episode of… 788 more words

Student Writing

If I knew your address

‘I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.’  It’s my favorite line from one of my all time favorite movies … 497 more words



Contrary to the collective consciousness of our age, hearts and hugs and smiles and people liking things about each other did actually exist before the advent of electronic communication. 23 more words

Quick Reads

Inked--A Theme, Revisited

Some days I sit at the keyboard, and (despite my truly dismal typing skills) my fingers fly.  Words appear on the electronic screen; they jostle and play, multiply and grow; they form a mass, sometimes a monolith, a thing that occasionally pleases or amuses me…at least for that moment of composition. 1,298 more words