In the Summer of 2014, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gain popularity among social media users and celebrities. People challenged were given the option to post a video of themselves pouring a bucket of ice over their heads in 24 hours or donating $100 to ALS Association. Some people, such as writer Will Oremus, were unhappy with … More The more you know
In class we discussed the reasons why things spread by looking at an article by Maria Konnikova. She suggests that they spread due to emotions, social currency, arousal, memories, practical value and story quality. This might work for some things but what about YouTube? 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. You … More Luck or a science?
Something Corporate said it best with their song, “21 and Invincible.” I am 21 and I probably won’t die any time soon. It just seems weird to think about what will happen if I’m wrong almost as if it is not normal for me to. I already know how my friends and family would reach in … More 21 and Invincible
The internet — what a great and useful tool! It connects people across the world and stores much of the world’s knowledge. Even while the internet is so amazing it does have a downfall, Humans. They are complex and unpredictable creatures that can take advantage of the good qualities of the internet and turn into a … More Sticks and stones
Women and men have a different way of thinking. Men are fast to act and not mindful of other’s opinions. Women are more cautious and take comments seriously. This can be seen heavily in Naom Cohen’s New York Times article about the gender disparities in contributors to Wikipedia. The article stated that barely 13% of … More Is it confidence or fear?
I know you probably will not read this post fully and in depth. Good! Please really do not because it’s not worth your time to go that far with it. Why do I say this? Pictures! As soon as I attach a picture to this post your eyes will beeline directly to it. Infographics are … More Read All This Text… *Gehron*
Technology is everywhere and most of the time it cannot be avoided. Computers have always been in my life ever since I can remember. My dad used to have this chunky, off white desktop that only used green pixels on a black background. I remember the day when my parents and oldest sister got the … More Gehron Up Addicted