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“Getting” the Internet: The CDC and the Zombie Apocalypse

Many companies use social media without really “getting it,” so seeing a government agency set such an excellent example, particularly in a way that acknowledges the foibles of internet culture, is really exciting. Curious to know more, I reached out to the CDC, and the lead for the Emergency Web and Social Media Team, Catherine Jamal was generous enough to answer some questions regarding the process of seeing Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse go viral. Continue reading

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“You’re Cut Off!” Party – I Sip Champagne in NYC on VH1’s dime, and enjoy it.

“Do you want to answer our questions?” she asked, shoving an iPad in my face.
“Does it require me allowing an app permission to access my basic data? I retorted. Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For Television Premieres #tv

Yet another television show has been cancelled after just two episodes aired; FOX’s LONE STAR, about a con man leading two separate lives, just got the axe and is one of the first casualties of the season. While I can’t comment on the quality of this particular show (I’ve been travelling for both of the weeks it was on the air), I’m yet again struck by the absurdity of the notion that a show can prove its performance in the space of 90 minutes or so of storytelling time. Continue reading

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Dissecting Facebook’s New Privacy Controls

In their latest privacy policy update, Facebook states that they will give the option to turn off ALL the applications, games and websites’ access to your personal information. I decided to check it out. Continue reading

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The Facebook Detox: Reconsidering What I Need From Facebook

One way to take a step back from computer/internet overuse/addiction is to go back to using websites rather than apps to access your information. It forced me to slow down and reconsider why I want to be using Facebook – which, I’m confident, will ultimately improve my use of the service as and if I continue to use it. Continue reading

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