Category Archives: Personal Reflections

Fun with Four Square: A Review

Over the weekend, I took a trip to Minneapolis, MN. It was a very beautiful place, and somewhere I will definitely return. While I was out there, I was doing a little experiment with a social networking platform called Four … Continue reading

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Brendan Shanahan uses Social Media for Player Safety in the NHL

Growing up, one of my favorite hockey players was Brendan Shanahan. He was a great NHL player who won 3 Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After retiring from playing in 2009, … Continue reading

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The Pink Floyd Social Media Experience

Today I found a really neat musical experience that is occurring on social media. Pink Floyd next week will be re-releasing much of their discography on a large box-set. To celebrate and hype the release, the 1974 Wembeley performance in … Continue reading

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NodeXL and SNA with Marc A. Smith at Purdue

Yesterday, Xin Chen and I attended a talk put on by the Brian Lamb Communications Department at Purdue about Social Network Analysis. The speaker was Marc A. Smith, a UCLA PhD in Sociology. THE TALK He worked with Microsoft for a … Continue reading

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The Google Overlords Let Us Hangout

The other night in preparation for the Tech 621 class presentation on Internet Culture tomorrow night, we decided to have a Google Hangout. As someone who has been on Google+ since the first week it was around, I had never … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Find Interesting Blogs and Twitter Users

Nearly 3 years ago, my close friend Phil and I went to a bar to watch Sarah Palin deliver an address to the Republican Convention upon her nomination as the Vice Presidential candidate for John McCain. I was not very … Continue reading

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Is there a Need for Clear Definitions of Social Media for Interdisciplinary Research?

In the first class of TECH621, we attempted to define what a social networking site (SNS) entails. After taking a look at the readings, I feel like no one really has a concrete definition. The definition that Boyd and Ellison … Continue reading

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