Internet for One, Internet for All

You there, reading this blog, how long have you been surfing the web today? In the last week? How much do you rely on the Internet to gather information, to distribute information, to connect with people and to entertain yourself? Can you imagine your world without Internet? Approximately two thirds of the world’s population does…

Drunk Dial Congress

Are you a furloughed worker frustrated with the government shutdown? Are you working for free? Are you just totally pissed at Capitol Hill? I’ve got good news for you. These are some difficult times for America, and you may feel powerless, like there is nothing you can do. Politically speaking, there may not be too…

We Want Answers, Snapchat, and make it snappy!

If you’re 20-something or younger…or anyone with a smartphone, you’ve heard of Snapchat. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Snapchat is a photo messaging application created by Stanford University student Evan Spiegel. I’ve had Snapchat for over a year now. When I first downloaded the app, I did it so my friends…

You Are What You Eat

Last weekend, Nicole Queen had an experience at TGI Fridays that she won’t soon forget. Unfortunately for the chain restaurant, other customers might not either. Queen ordered a cobb salad and requested no bacon because of her Muslim religion (Pork is forbidden amongst the Muslim religion). When she received her drink, she realized that the…

Choosing Our News

We can choose our news today more than ever. Ben Huh, founder and CEO of the popular Cheezburger (a humorous website filled with memes, funny clips and more), is now the co-founder of Circa. Circa is an news application for mobile devices that is attempting to change the way in which we get our news. Also,…

Backlash Against Barilla Pasta

Wednesday, Sept. 25, Chairman Guido Barilla of Barilla Pasta, the world’s leading pasta maker, was interviewed over an Italian radio broadcast about his thoughts on the appearance of gay couples in Barilla advertisements. “For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company. I would not do it but…

15 Minutes of Fame, Years of Shame

With the rise in technology, mobility and social media, there has been a shift in not only the way we consume media, but the media that is out there to be consumed. We no longer live in a world where newspapers and television are the only sources of information. Further, citizen journalism has come to…