There’s no doubt about it, social media has drastically changed the way we, as humans, interact with each other. The question is, though, is it changing the way, or destroying the way? This infographic, curiously made by the folks at Assisted Living Today, suggests that social networking is shortening our attention spans and rewiring our […]Read more "How Social Media Is Ruining Our Minds [Infographic] | Geekosystem"
I’ve lived a somewhat nomadic existence in my adult life, moving from Richmond to Miami to New Orleans to New York to Raleigh to St. Petersburg. Six years ago my wife and I reluctantly moved to St. Louis but very quickly found it to be a great place to live, work, and raise small people. […]Read more "St. Louis Doesn’t Suck-Forbes"
I’m learning some hard lessons in the job search. I’ve already written about the challenges companies put in the way of job seekers by using online application and evaluation systems and how hard it is to speak with a hiring manager because they hide behind these bots. Today, I applied for a job and had […]Read more "Are There Any HONEST Job Search Websites?"
By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DEVRIES, JULIA ANGWIN and STEVE STECKLOW Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal open a rare window into a new global market for the off-the-shelf surveillance technology that has arisen in the decade since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Surveillance Catalog The techniques described in the trove of 200-plus […]Read more "Document Trove Exposes Surveillance Methods-Wall Street Journal"
I’m in the midst of looking for a job right now, and most of the things I see are straight commission sales “opportunities” or something that I take an hour to fill out an online application and get an automated rejection letter in two days. THAT is another blog post. I came across this listing, […]Read more "Great Radio Job That I’m Not Qualifed For, But Maybe You Or Someone You Know Is"
STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET By Cory Doctorow at 8:51 am Friday, Nov 11 Tiffiny from Fight for the Future sez, Google knows it. Viacom knows it. The Chamber of Commerce knows it. Internet democracy groups know it. BoingBoing knows it. But, the Internet hasn’t been told yet — we’re going to get blown away […]Read more "Government Approved Censorship Could Be Coming To The Internet. STOP SOPA, SAVE THE INTERNET – Boing Boing"
Image: 911memorial.org Perhaps the strangest thing about the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday is how it hasn’t managed to suck all the air out of the news cycle. To be sure there are plenty of retrospective specials, most of the cable networks will be airing wall-to-wall coverage on Sunday, and the big newsweeklies […]Read more "10 Years Later It’s Clear America Overreacted To 9/11"