I’m sure you’ve heard attacks by now that social media is destroying the fabric of our communities, isolating us from our neighbors and friend. However new research telling us something different. A Pew study on neighbors and online useage found people who go online daily are more likely to know their neighbors. A recent New York Times article looked at various studies projects that found that in fact technology was not driving us apart at all. One researcher featured, Keith Hampton, studied a “neighborhood of the future” created with high speed internet, tools for video conferencing between houses, etc. What …read more
This summer, I took a friend on a drive through beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine. After devouring a lobster roll, we hopped on some large rocks and sat down, staring into the beautiful, crackling waves. I have always harbored a healthy love and fear of the deep ocean. I want to learn its secrets.
I shared this thought with my friend. “I wish I had a science-brain,” I sighed. “But I don’t.”
My friend, who is both a mathematician and science enthusiast, laughed. “I think everyone already has science-brain. We all want to discover things. Scientists are just the people who …read more
Editor’s Note: We’re continuing our 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter Admins series helping you avoid cringe worthy Twitter faux pas. Read our first part on lust and the terrible things our desire for more followers drives us to do. This week’s post comes from guest writer, Sean Lunsford.
Twitter can be a daunting endeavor to start, and it’s equally challenging to continue. The constant stream of tweets generated by a world full of Twitter users makes for a frenetic pace, and social media workers may well find it hard to keep up. Thankfully, we’re usually not the …read more
Our writers at All Things E live, breathe, and if we could we would eat social media (I bet Twitter tastes like chicken). Yet Danielle’s post last week reminded me how hard it can be disconnect. Yet I actually enjoy taking sometime away being plugged into the mainframe of the internet. I reflect on the peace I found during my four months in India where letter writing was my main form of communication and I hand wrote every piece of work. It allowed me to engage with the world in a very different way.
Oh don’t get me wrong I …read more
Dropping your brand new, highly sought after, three-week old cell phone in a body of water is a horrible, horrible thing. I know firsthand because that is exactly what I did one week ago today. The standard advice from the tech blogs, friends and co-works was to dry it off, cover the phone in rice, and wait patiently for 36 – 48 hours. But does that actually work? After accidentally dropping my iPhone into a fully submerged body of water… OK… a toilet to be exact… I had the unfortunate opportunity to test out the iPhone-in-a-rice-bag hypothesis, and I am …read more