How to Create a Useful Twitter Network (Stalking for Success)

(Image courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger) This is just to let you in on a secret: PROFS LOVE TWITTER. Well, not all of ’em, but definitely the ones studying the Internet. When I began my search for potential supervisors at universities across Canada, I realized that looking for professors who study a specific topicContinue reading “How to Create a Useful Twitter Network (Stalking for Success)”

If it tweets like a dog…

(Cartoon by Peter Steiner courtesy of Wikipedia) Ever since I began talking about studying the Internet, I’ve had people quoting that phrase to me: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” They quote it when they complain about spam from India; they quote it when remembering remarkable episodes of “To Catch a Predator“; theyContinue reading “If it tweets like a dog…”

Trending

(Screen shot taken this morning from cbc.ca) I feel this reflects the way that conventional media is failing us these days. With a mother who studied journalism and a longstanding adoration of Peter Mansbridge, I of all people have heard the many arguments as to why we still need regulated press from news corporations. I agree withContinue reading “Trending”

P is for Pinterest… And Pink

(Image I spliced together from here and here) Inspired by its mention during a social media presentation by Jesse Hirsh, I finally got my butt on to Pinterest. And now in waiting for my invitation, I think I’ve worn out the refresh button on my Gmail and frustrated my Facebook friends with all the contentContinue reading “P is for Pinterest… And Pink”

Clearly biased by my love of Google

So, I received an e-mail today from Google that contained the same information they’ve posted on their websites/services about their new privacy policy. I thought it was pretty good of them to send me a direct e-mail, given that I’d been dodging the notice boxes in Gmail and Reader for a while. However, I already knewContinue reading “Clearly biased by my love of Google”

Thoughts from the Bus: Apps that Make me Sweat

As the biting cold of January settles in, it’s become apparent that I’ll be continuing to take the bus on what seems like my ever-lengthening commute to and from work. This is in part due to my inability (read: shyness) to coordinate a carpool, the guilt for which I’ve repressed into bitterness toward our highlyContinue reading “Thoughts from the Bus: Apps that Make me Sweat”

Why study the internet?

Disclaimer: This is simply brainstorming for an application and so you can expect that the ideas presented will not necessarily be fully formed or logical (read: be patient if I don’t make sense). Why study the internet? Why not? Done. … Nope, I don’t think that one will fly. (Image from here) Have a lookContinue reading “Why study the internet?”