Monthly Archives: March 2014

U.S. Navy Firefighters Turning into (Actual) Robots?

Potential recruits to the U.S. Navy might soon look a bit different. The Navy wants to use robots as firefighters. These robots would take the place of sailors fighting fires on carriers and other ships. The bots are essentially human … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Eroding Our Speech Rights?

From a young age, we have been taught to think before we speak. It’s the moral of a story written in Aesop’s Fables, a collection of tales parents tell their children. The lesson seems simple: if you don’t think before … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Helping St. Patrick’s Event Organizers Find Their Pot-O-Gold?

Once again it’s time for the wearing of the green. Last year, 133 million Americans celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by spending 4.7 billion dollars on everything green from cabbage to derby hats. While this number pales in comparison to what … Continue reading

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Stop Sharing So Much Already

Social media has been around for a while now and new platforms like Instagram and so on are growing steadily. And, of course, Facebook now claims to have some 1.2 billion active users. So you would think by now that … Continue reading

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Sochi: Social Media at Its Best — or Its Worst?

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have garnered a lot of social media attention, but not all of it positive. The official Twitter handle of the 2014 Olympic games (@Sochi2014) has about 271,000 followers; however, because of the state of … Continue reading

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