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Why I quit facebook

In January of 2012, after much research and several influential conversations with friends, I decided to quit facebook. I did this for many reasons, not the least of which has to do with facebook’s corrupt privacy policies, invasive advertisements, the “like” farming industry, and constant changes to appease the ad industry. Recent examples of the […]

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Ethnomediology Social Media

Televised Big Read Roundtable Dialogue

I had the opportunity to contribute to the Troy Big Read Roundtable panel discussing technology and censorship in the digital age. We discussed ownership and sharing by way of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The event was pretty cool; not to mention it was a discussion about topics I am very interested in, so yeah. We were […]

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Social Media Web Development

Claiming Virtual Identity in Digital Space

Much of the information that changes hands in the major social networks of the Internet is rapidly becoming (or in many cases already has become) overtly controlled by the company who owns and maintains the social media sites. Groups like facebook, twitter, instagram, and the like, each have different policies with regard to how they preserve […]

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Ethnomediology Social Media

Net Neutrality and the Collective Imagination

I’m in the process of writing a piece on the municipalization of Internet service, and the research continues to reveal the depravity of how four major corporations control the infrastructure of telecommunications. The sheer amount of money that these corporations spend lobbying in order to maintain control over what is essentially their “territory” is absurd. […]

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Social Media Web Development

WordPress vs. Blogspot FIGHT!

So, I developed this website for myself a short time ago as a central location for blogging and personal info/projects since I hadn’t been posting here. One of the main reasons I got that blogspot blog way back when was in the hopes that I could get more feedback from people on what I wrote. […]