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[24 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Teens Standing up to Cyber Bullies on Facebook

It’s Back to School & Cyberbulling
It’s back to school time. Many schools will be starting this week or the next. It’s the time to think about new classes, new teachers, perhaps new friends, but also a time to think about the many issues in present youth culture.

One of the biggest is cyberbullying. According to a new study, 1 in 4 kids claim to be targets of cyberbullying, nearly 2 of 3 teens have witnessed cruel behavior online, but only 10% of parents are aware that their own teens are one of the recipients. Most of these attacks happen on Facebook where a whopping 92.6% of teens say cruel behavior takes place.

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video’s Social Commentary

I found this iPhone 5 Promo video, hilarious, but in the same time a bit sad as it pokes fun at our media-centric culture. Although some of the lines were meant to be hyperbole, the social commentary can be poignant…

Watch & share what you think!

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[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Colorado Theater Massacre – Who to Blame?

The Colorado Theater Massacre is such a tragic story. I am incredibly saddened by what happened and much prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved.

The alleged shooter is 24 year old James Holmes, who faces 142 criminal counts for shooting at a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises. For whatever reason, motive still uncertain, he proceeded to open fire into the crowds leaving 12 dead and 58 injured.

In most circumstances as people try to make sense of this kind of senseless killing, our first instinct is to want to blame something or someone…

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[21 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Can We Live Without Smartphones? Statistics Says You Will Panic

QUESTION:
How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
How many of you have an iPhone but really don’t need it? Honestly.

Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
The last thing you look at before you go to bed?

54% of people say they do all of the above. You?

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[15 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
South Korea Undisputed King of Internet Speed. Again.

Last year we learned that South Korea was the King of Internet Speeds. Korea owned 6 of the top 10 fastest cities in Asia and the country AVERAGED 14.6 Mbps. Meanwhile only 4.4% of users in the United States were above 10 Mbps.

So what has changed since then? Have other countries caught up? Did someone steal the throne of the internet?

Nope.

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[12 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
How Much Data does Your Child Use Per Month?

DID YOU KNOW:
Teens ages 13 to 17 use on average 320MB of data per month?
Adults ages 25-34 use on average 578MB of data per month?

During Q3 of 2011, female teens had reached 3,952 texts per month. Male teens were at a “paltry” 2,815 per month. Some people argue that social networks and easy communication access is lowering children’s ability to socially connect with others. Well…

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[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

Internet, Social Media »

[2 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Twitter to Censor Tweets by Country – You be Quiet!

Twitter has announced through it’s blog that it could “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country”. Basically, Twitter is saying it has the right to remove content if it is against the laws of a particular country or if needed by special request…

So the question is…
Is upholding Freedom of Speech important enough to break local laws?

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[15 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Top 10 Fastest Rising Google Searches in 2011

Google Releases Zeitgeist 2011 Search Statistics

Google has released it’s Zeitgeist 2011 statistics. Google Zeitgeist highlights the top search trends of the year. I also see it as a snapshot into our culture because it really highlights recent fads, what sparks our interest and what grabbed the most attention…

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[3 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
Did You Know Your Children Can Buy M Rated Video Games?

Should Video Games Stores be allowed to Sell M Rated Games to Kids?

US Supreme Court ruled that, YES, game merchants should be allowed to sell M rated games to kids. The US Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA) deciding that the 2005 California law that prohibited sale of violent games to minors as unconstitutional. The SCOTUS ruled in a 7-2 vote…

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Teen Choice Awards Chooses R-Rated Movies?

What are your thoughts on the fact that three R Rated, raunchy comedies earned multiple nominations at the TEEN choice awards?

The three R rated movie in question are “The Hangover Part II”, “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher”. The Hangover Part II earned a six nominations, while Bridesmaid and Bad teacher were nominated for best comedy. Remember this is the TEEN choice awards for 13-19 year-olds voting for what they consider the best movies, shows, and music of the year.

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Kohler Numi Bidet Toilet for $6400

Kohler Numi Bidet Toilet: It’s a $6,400 toilet called “Numi”. It’s a “Smart Toilet” by Kohler that pretty much does everything and anything you never thought you wanted your toilet to do. I can do with a warm toilet seat, but different seat positions, water pressures, ambient lighting, foot warmer, air dryer, touch screen remote control, mp3 player? I ain’t touching that mp3 player.