Texting After A Disaster

Soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the east coast (epicenter at Mineral, Virginia) a few weeks ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asked cell phone users in the earthquake region to use text messaging and email, instead of making voice calls, when contacting love ones to let them know they were OK. As …

Incandescent Bulbs or Long-term Safety?

On July 12, 2011, the US congress had a hearing to repeal “the incandescent light bulb band” officially known as the Energy Independence and Security Act, that was signed into law in 2007. In the bill, lawmakers are phasing out the old incandescent light bulbs we have all grown up with (starting January 1, 2012) …

Do you know your value?

One thing that the internet makes it users realize is that they have value. Their thoughts, their ideas, their opinions, are all worth something and can be used to influence others. The internet has given a voice to the voiceless and a platform to those seeking notoriety for good and for bad. If someone is …

Can Google+ Do To Facebook What Facebook Did To Myspace?

What did Facebook do to MySpace? They crushed them in the social networking wars, and, yes, Google can do the same to Facebook, but they have a lot of work to do. Google has entered the social media “game” extremely late. Facebook is extremely large and still growing. Facebook now has over 600 million users. …

Tech Companies: The New Big Brother

As a high school student I remember reading the novel 1984 by George Orwell. After reading that novel, I recall wondering what it would be like living in an oligarchic society where the government is watching my every move. I think it is fair to say that most people that have read that book may …