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Skype, oh how you bug me

Skype, oh how you bug me

I have used Skype (application used to make voice/video calls over the Internet) for the last several years and generally been very fond of the application.  Recently, Skype seems to be trying to move into a social media space with the introduction of their new “Skype Home” functionality.  This little and annoying pop-up occurs every time the application is started. Therefore, every day I have to close this little annoying pop-up window that often comes with an advertisement to purchase something…

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By the way, who moderates the moderators?

By the way, who moderates the moderators?

It is no secret for people who generate online content that they often have to deal with problems that arise from participants in the comment forum.  From the inevitable spammers to the general antisocial types, it just comes with the territory.  Personally, I have been very fortunate that I do not attract the antisocial types to my various channels of online communication.  I find that the IT crowd tends to be a little more sedate.  However, this is not the…

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Teaching the new media ways

Teaching the new media ways

When does education stifle or retard technical and usage innovation? I am not sure, but it is something that I have been thinking more about over the past several months. The United States has been a hotbed of technical innovation, and many people I speak have a growing concern that we are losing our edge. Have we become over confident and lost the burning desire to innovate or does a generation simply need to absorb the changes and prime society for another creativity and innovation…

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Getting why I don’t get it

Getting why I don’t get it

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought you might be losing your edge? Then you begin to question your knowledge and experience in determining useful aspects of modern society. I get this way a bit when I struggle with problems for an extended period. Recently, I have been struggling with my understanding of the latest and greatest in social-media technologies. From a pure technical standpoint, I find many of the new technologies interesting and compelling to certain segments…

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