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Weekly #12 – It’s Just a Tool

What have I learned this semester about social media?  Well, I learned a lot because I didn’t use social media much before taking this class.  I didn’t have a Facebook page, none of my friends are on Twitter (Metcalf’s law … Continue reading

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Weekly #11 Where in the world is Wallis and Futuna?

I couldn’t resist the opportunity to check out the blogs on Wallis and Futuna for a few reasons. 1.  When I read Garrett’s post, I thought he said look for a country that starts with the same letter as your … Continue reading

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Weekly #10 – I am Thankful for Google

This week’s blog topic is “What website are you most thankful for?” Although it’s not the coolest site out there, I am most thankful for Google.  Google is my gateway to the Internet. I remember when we first got Internet … Continue reading

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Personal Post #4 – Just for Fun – Cookie Monster for SNL

Found this video today – Cookie Monster wants to host Saturday Night Live.  Check out his audition video below, courtesy of the Sesame Street Channel on YouTube. He’s trying to get the video to go viral and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Response Post #3 – The TSA hysteria and how to effect change

I was motivated to write this response post after seeing a video of a ‘protester’ who stripped down to her underwear and filmed herself going through the checkpoint at Sea-Tac airport on Sunday. This is just the latest in a … Continue reading

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Weekly #9 – Welcome to Second Life – your computer is about to die

I tried.  I really tried.  I downloaded the Second Life viewer, installed it on my computer and eventually saw my avatar Cathy Xootfly standing on the welcome island.  I had a pretty cool bald spot going on for a while, … Continue reading

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Response Post #2 – The Holiday Season

        Zee inspired me to write about the holiday season with her post about remembering Thanksgiving.  She’s got a good point, Christmas seems like it started in August this year, no wait, maybe that was Halloween and … Continue reading

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Weekly #8 – I still trust (but verify) Wikipedia

Our blog topic this week is an extension of last weeks, trust in Wikipedia.  After a discussion in class and several readings about Wikipedia (along with writing our own entries) I have to say that my answer has not changed.  … Continue reading

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Personal Post #3 – I have sunk to a new low

I’ve sunk to a new low…or swelled up to a new high, depending on how you look at it. I am now wearing Crocs in public, outside the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Crocs.  In fact … Continue reading

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Weekly #7: Who do I trust more? Everyone! Or some stuffy squad of so-called ‘editors’?

My family bought an encyclopedia set sometime around 1986 (yes, I realize some of you couldn’t read then, or eat solid foods…).  I was pretty excited to have it sitting on the shelf in the family room, all gleaming blue … Continue reading

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