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Monday, December 1 2014

Do College Classrooms Really Need to Be More Like Video Games?

Research suggests that RTTP games provide historical education, create a sense of community, foster long-term friendships, aid in memory retention, and help create moral leaders.


Monday, November 3 2014

What Would Jessica Fletcher Tweet?

The preternaturally smart heroine of Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote sets a positive example for how writers have to promote themselves in our Twitter-centric world.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Back to School: Revisiting California’s Golden Age of Public Education

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee compares the progression of his daughter, with his earlier journey through California's public schools. Things have changed.


Tuesday, June 17 2014

In Defense Of ... Ann Hornaday, No Matter What Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen Say

The Washington Post film critic wasn't wrong in wondering aloud about the impact Hollywood can have on the typical young male.


Tuesday, May 20 2014

On Madonna’s Art for Freedom: Why You Can’t Change the World with a Tweet

Madonna's Art for Freedom project proves that social media is not a productive tool for activists who want to impact public policy and alleviate human rights violations.


Wednesday, March 12 2014

Is Laura Wilder’s ‘Little House’ Series Right for Kids These Days?

Should the fact of Laura Wilder's dated prejudices lead us to abandon Little House and its sequels?


Wednesday, January 8 2014

How Live-Streaming Social Media Websites Complicate the Male Gaze

Teenagers use social media to escape the control of authority figures, engage in sexual behavior with peers, and entertain anonymous strangers. Is this a problem?


Tuesday, December 31 2013

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.


Monday, November 4 2013

Does Tinder Transform Dating Culture?

Tinder’s popularity is proof that people are turning to social media technologies to increase their chances of finding a mate... or at least a friend for the night.


Thursday, August 8 2013

The Sound of Silence: On Rolling Stone’s ‘Bomber’ Cover

Joseph Fisher examines the controversy over Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover issue, as well as the lack of response from the indie music publishing world.


Data Self Redux (Marginal Utility) [30.Jan.12]
Stop Tweeting Sh%! and Buy This (Columns) [14.Sep.11]
When Superheroes Die (Features) [25.May.11]
Trouble @Twitter (Moving Citations) [14.Apr.11]
The Twitter Effect on Oscar (News) [25.Feb.10]
Will Facebook Conquer All Or Be Yesterday’s News? (Crazed by the Music) [11.Oct.09]
Whither MySpace? (Columns) [17.May.09]
Congress joins Twitter craze (News) [13.Apr.09]
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