Sometimes I wonder what my students are thinking. Even though I’ve been a student myself, for the past 5 years, I am a different kind of student. An entirely different animal, if you will. A returning, adult student definitely has dissimilar priorities.
I was amused to hear that the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight now has conspiracy theories that the “fix” was in. It was touted as "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History". Imagine my distress at hearing this disturbing news (insert lots of sarcasm here). Really?
The basis of “learning to succeed” is to FIRST have a plan. What I mean by this—is that our leaders, particularly politicians, tend to tell us that “they have a plan.” But do they…really?
Often I wonder where my students travel on Spring Break or if they don’t travel, what do they actually do. I remember when I was in college my ultimate goal was to party in Ft.
Let’s explore this “madness” by addressing what is happening in our political environment, shall we?
How does one deal with the constant barrage of social media? I ask this because, surprisingly my youngest son announced that he wished he had grown up in the 1970s. Huh? No Internet, no Netflix, no Cell phones! What was he babbling about?
Yes, I’m already tired of the political elections too! It seems like these politicians have been running for the past 100 years rather than just the last year or so.
These are the top 10 most-viewed Super Bowl ads on YouTube, according to Google:
1. Hyundai - The Chase
2. Pokémon - #Pokemon20
3. Mini - #DefyLabels
4. Hyundai - First Date
5. Mountain Dew - Mtn Dew Kickstart (Puppymonkeybaby)
An email that was sent by Bruce Foote, one of my University of St. Francis colleagues, reported some daunting statistics about what happened 74 years ago today in Hawaii.
Recently, I have been saddened and outraged by the attacks in Paris upon innocent citizens. But as I write this blog, I am struck by the fact that we differentiate “innocent” from what? Guilty? Non-innocent citizens? Who are they?
I cannot remember a time where I was more excited about baseball then in the last three weeks (except maybe when I was playing softball myself as a beneficiary of Title IX).
Is writing really relevant anymore? Why does it seem that everything being read is about celebrities or some other equally unimportant part of actual living? I would like to talk about a blog published discussing how we produce and consume journalistic information in our world.
I’d like to talk about websites in my entry to you this month. Websites… hmmmm, websites… urrh. What about them?
I don’t Facebook. Yes, you read that right; I don’t FB. You might ask, why not Professor Rosner, all my friends and relatives do? The answer is not easily explained. For instance, I would FB if there was a modicum of privacy but there simply isn’t.
This was my cheesy way of getting you to read this blog. In any case, Valentine’s Day has just past and the big hype in media was that “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.
Do we live on the web? Are we addicted to social media? Recently I was reading an article in Wired Magazine about “addictive” marketing. We all know about old school addictive marketing—cigarettes, beer, weed (Yes, pot was legal at one time in the entire U.S.
I went to the movies for two weekends in a row and saw Brad Pitt’s Fury and the next Saturday, Nicholas Spark’s The Best of Me. I was depressed by the former and completely disappointed in the latter.
So this semester, I asked my students in our Web course to find new and interesting technology / communication “trends” and present them every week during our class time.