By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| “We are a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people,” said Gary Turk in his YouTube video Look Up. Turk goes further to say that we have become slaves to technology. It won’t be difficult to go out in public and find a person walking and looking down at their phones, or sitting at home watching a computer screen for hours of the day. Places like concerts, dinner tables, and school libraries all seem to be popular places for people to be on these devices. But are they so necessary that we forget what it is like to interact with others? It seems that people now find it more important to record a concert to later show friends on … [Read more...] about Get your head out of your phone and LOOK UP!
By Linda Tran |Staff Writer| The makers of Apple have been saving user’s location data directly from iPhones and iPads and are being stored in a hidden database file, according to The Enterprise Newsweekly. The news came April 20, and questions began to rise immediately from many including Apple users and government officials. A day after, Rep. Edward Markey (D) and Sen. Al Franken (D) directly sent letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking why the location data is being saved. Apple did reveal a week later why they were keeping the data. They discovered a “bug” that was saving too much data and promised it will be soon fixed. They also announced that a new software update was … [Read more...] about Apple becomes Big Brother
By Nic Gibbs |Staff Writer| Professors, professionals and academics ready to write off social media as a waste of time - I urge you to reconsider. For now I feel alone on the social networking frontier. Not once in my time here, and I am graduating in June, have I taken a class that has shown me how to harness the power of social networks. Much as the invention of the telegraph, printing press and television, the advent of social media is changing the way we talk and the way we think. I know social media is powerful, but still no one has taught me why it’s powerful or more importantly how to effectively use it. True, few have been able to answer these two questions , but maybe … [Read more...] about The Social Revolution