Shh… I need silence
Katie Hinderer | 11 March 2012
The world needs more silence. Not silence in the face of wrong or injustice – there is too much of that. But silence in order to think – in order to think deeply!
The need to disconnect
Katie Hinderer | 08 March 2012
Social media is all well and good, but what is happening to us as we remain constantly connected?
Blackberry, Volkswagen and a proper work-life balance
Katie Hinderer | 29 December 2011
This week, Volkswagen made all the major news outlets when it made a decision to improve the work-life balance of its employees. Now, union workers in Germany will not receive emails from the company during their off hours.
Siri cannot locate abortion clinics
Katie Hinderer | 07 December 2011
But now it has people up in arms because Siri won’t locate the nearest abortion clinic. And in fact, the application sometimes, does exactly the opposite, finding pro-life resource centers instead.
We need more Steve Jobs in the world
Katie Hinderer | 09 October 2011
The world needs more people like Steve Jobs. We need people who have vision and foresight; who have determination and the will to pursue a dream.
Opt out of Facebook’s facial recognition
Katie Hinderer | 23 June 2011
The latest Facebook news is the software the site has that claims the ability to identify your face in pictures and videos. Its facial recognition software is revolutionary and creepy!
Google maps to show building interiors
Katie Hinderer | 20 May 2011
Google has plans to release Business Photos for Google Maps, which will allow the person to see interiors of the buildings they are entering.
I’m voting to ignore Gaga
Katie Hinderer | 18 May 2011
Despite my best efforts to ignore her existence she follows me; stalks me. It becomes more difficult every day to not click on the Lady Gaga articles that beg to be read, the video clips that practically scream at me for attention.
Authors forget traditional publishing for independence
Katie Hinderer | 15 May 2011
Independent authors around the world have found success by publishing eBooks on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. The process is surprisingly simple and it’s free. You upload your book, create a cover design, set the sale price and then publish.
Dating 2011: The Facebook relationship
Tamara Rajakariar | 18 April 2011
Once upon a time, word of mouth was enough to let your close friends know that there was a special man in your life. Nowadays, your relationship is only official once announced on Facebook...
Social media in the classroom
Katie Hinderer | 06 April 2011
how to bring social media into the high school classroom, a few ideas.
Facebook to give out your phone number, address
Katie Hinderer | 07 March 2011
Facebook has decided it will give third party companies access to your phone number and home address.
Balancing life for the young professional
Katie Hinderer | 16 February 2011
But that disconnecting, in a world that is ever more pressuring us to be connected, is a hard-fought battle day after day; especially when you feel your job depends on it.
Have you thought about your digital afterlife?
Katie Hinderer | 01 February 2011
The digital afterlife, as it is being called, is now the subject matter of one book and countless websites and blogs. All of these mediums attempt to answer the same questions – what happens to your online identity after you die? How can you preserve this identity? Who should you appoint as an online executor of your digital life?
Professional sports in the age of Twitter
Katie Hinderer | 30 January 2011
But the random Twitter and Facebook comments of fans who were doing their best to rile up Packers fans until the moment we knew lost was inevitable aren’t as interesting as the tweets teammates, fellow football players and commentators were posting to the web. Suddenly Cutler’s injury was a thing of disgrace.
When did maybe become enough?
Katie Hinderer | 09 November 2010
Thanks to Facebook, Evite and other such online invitation services we no longer need to check yes or no. We don’t have to give our word that we will be at an event. We can simply click ‘maybe’ and go on our merry way.
Talking is no longer a vocal act
Katie Hinderer | 07 August 2010
I realized that her definition of ‘talk’ had morphed from its classic meaning.
What I’m reading this week…
Katie Hinderer | 27 July 2010
More interesting articles I’ve stumbled upon in the last week or so.
What happened to mystery?
Katie Hinderer | 26 July 2010
celebrities aren’t allowed to live private lives thanks to professional and amateur paparazzi as well as their need to promote themselves as a brand. How true! And unfortunately it’s not only celebrities that lack mystery. It’s everyone these days.
As Facebook users die, memories take shape
Katie Hinderer | 21 July 2010
There was an interesting article in the New York Times a couple days ago about Facebook and death. Entitled, 'As Facebook Users Die, Ghosts Reach Out,' the article talks about how it can be chilling and awkward when Facebook suggests you reconnect or write on the wall of someone who has passed away. While the piece focuses mostly on the older crowd and how sad it can be to see their face pop up, I tend to see it from another aspect.
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