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on the flaws of search engine optimization and generating infographic driven social engagement media and influence building in the digital age of the information superhighway blogosphere…

Make no mistake, we live in the future. A lot of times I like living in the future. I have a giant flat TV with 3D projection software hanging on my wall that can pull up a million different movies at my instant command and I can control it with my watch. I own several computers…

Illiterate in Multiple Languages

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m taking a class on the meaning of literacy, writing and publishing in a digital world (conveniently called “Digital Writing” because why not?). We were discussing a few articles in class this week that basically ask the question, why don’t writers (and for the sake of this conversation, we’ll define writers as…

on Wørds and Wisdom… redux

So I’ve been taking this class called Digital Media for my English PhD. It’s about… well, digital media… because you know, we’re like the masters of the English language and that’s what we came up with. Anyway, we’ve been talking a bunch about collaborative projects and such and we’re discussing Wikipedia this week. While reading…

For the kids!

So my house has a home security system installed. We also have infrared security cameras that point at our yard. I was outside a moment ago having a cigarette on my porch and a little boy, maybe seven, who lives in the neighborhood asked me about them. Boy: Hey mister, what is that camera for?…

Why digital humanities are sexy…

Ok, let’s say you’re a guy who’s spent most of your adult life carving out a career for yourself as a user experience designer and information specialist. You build a nice little life designing enterprise software solutions and websites for Fortune 500 companies. You’re not rich, but you’re comfortably entrenched in the middle class with a respectable disposable…