Archive | April, 2012
15 Apr

I LOVE Pinterest and with it’s growing popularity, I think this idefinitely a smart move not only for individuals/entrepreneurs to use, but also businesses! It’s a great way to get a product out there.. And, free advertising! Doesn’t get any better than that.

Mad About New Media

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about Pinterest? Although the internet has made many of us content producers, many of us are just better at getting stuff from some sites. I tend to save interesting images from the internet and sorting them can be a real pain. If you’re like me and you collect as such, you will loooove Pinterest. Their goal is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.”
Pinterest is a Virtual pin-board where you find what you like or find interesting on the web and “pin” it to a board. When you join, you create boards and name them what you like. I started with creating a board of fashionable finds I get on the internet. I also created a board for books on my Amazon wishlist and places I would love to visit. Pinterest is really great for individuals…

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15 Apr

I like this because nowadays, everyone says print is dying and that everyone’s in the digital age with their Kindles & IPads, but what about the people who can’t afford that stuff? Yes, it is a lot harder to access print books and stuff now because of how the demand as decreased, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it dead just yet.

politics from the eyes of an ebony mom

NEW YORK, NY –April 12, 2012 – DoSomething.org wants to save the written word and bring it into the lives of underprivileged kids, one book at a time. With help from Grammy nominated Keri Hilson, DoSomething.org is motivating teens and young people across the country to join in the second nationwide book drive from now until May to bring books to local people in need. This is going to be EPIC; the Epic Book Drive to be exact. Access to books continues to be a barrier in education equality. In fact, 61 percent of low-income families have no age-appropriate books at all in their homes for their children. “This may be a shocking statistic to some kids who have nightmares of endless summer reading lists,” said April Wright, campaign manager of Epic Book Drive. “DoSomething.org’s Epic Book Drive is an extraordinary opportunity to motivate teens to take action around education…

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A few words on Flashmobs

14 Apr

I’ve read a lot of post about how flash mobs are really growing and “taking the media by storm,” but to be honest, i don’t see it. I mean I’ve participated in one be for and it was fun and when my friends saw it on tv or online, they told me they saw me, but i know for a fact they had no idea what the flashmob was actually about. Yes, flashmobs are memorable and something really cool to witness, but when it comes to effectiveness, more people are gonna remember the dancing in stuff more than they’ll actually remember what the flashmob was for. It jsut simply doesn’t have that ‘sticky’ factor.

14 Apr

I agree. The way media has framed this case makes it just seem like a racial thing and that’s all people are focused on. The main thing people need to be focused on is whether or not Zimmerman was acting in self defense or not. THAT IS THE MAIN ISSUE they need to figure first, then people can make assumptions. I stopped watching he news for reasons like this. It’s never just straight news anymore, it’s just purely entertainment. Like a low speed car chase really consumes 20 minutes of the news now.. Really? I don’t think WE’RE missing the point, I think THE NEWS is missing the point in why they’re called THE NEWS.. not ENTERTAINMENT television.

Adventures of an Autistic Social Worker

This is going to be a little short, but I wanted to point out something I have been noticing in the Trayvon Martin debate lately. Yes, it’s a debate now. However, I think even though it’s a debate, we’re debating about the wrong things.

First of all, ever since NBC (or at least a small part of NBC) edited a George Zimmerman 911 tape to (allegedly) make him appear more racist, the accusations of bias have been flying around like crazy. Again, conservative folks have hijacked the debate toward bias when the real culprit is a bent toward sensationalism and hysteria. The fact that I’m a moderate liberal and hate the medians general, not just Fox, should tell you something. I hate how it is only focused on entertaining people and does not report anything. The only news source I trust nowadays is NPR, because its not sensational and helps…

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14 Apr

I agree and Disagree with what Mr. Bartnik is saying. I do believe that American Idol has fallen off since previous seasons, especially after losing judge Simon Cowel. I used to love the show, but after a while, it just became the same thing over and over. I think the main reason it is still airing and doing better than most reality shows is because of the relationship it builds with it’s viewers. People, like me, watch the auditions mainly just to see the William Hungs of each season, but during the auditions, we get hooked to one or more contestants that we end up rooting for throughout the show. That’s how I believe they keep fans. There are many other shows that gave developed similar to American Idol, but I don’t think any will last or have the success that Idol has had.

14 Apr

My answer to this question: No. Why? Because I’m a cheap college student and can easily find many different websites with the same story that will give me the stories for free.. or I could just go on Twitter.

14 Apr

Obviously here it’s more of textbook vs. opinion. The trusted professions are all based off of fact/research, while the untrusted ones all are not going to be on the same page. Like every teacher will teach that 2+2=4, but not every politician is going to be pro-choice and journalist are gonna frame stories in different ways making it hard for the public to decide which to believe and which not to believe. It’s all ethos.

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Released by IPSOS MORI in June 2011, this poll of trust was so interesting. Finally I  remember to write about the pool. Here are the top 5 trusted profession

88% public across UK say they trust doctors tell the truth.
Sir Robert Worcester

“Ever since 1983, when we first started asking the public’s view of who they trust, more people have said they trust doctors than any other profession or occupation, and they remain so today. It just goes to show how much faith the public place in doctors. It will be interesting to see if the public’s trust in doctors is maintained following the proposed changes to their role in the reforms of the NHS.”

More interesting, if we see academic hierarchic, we can see that teachers beat professors in public trust 😀

The top 5 trusted profession are doctors, teachers, professors, judges and scientist. 

 

 

What about priest?

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