Category Archives: Chapter 10

Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What’s wrong with a Bloomingdale’s ad that suggests you secretly spike your date’s drink? ‘Cause date rape is always in style, Bloomies… (To be fair, after they got ripped on social media, the store apologized. How do you make money … Continue reading

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Who was behind the brilliant @IsPaulSpeaker Twitter account?

I can’t believe that everyone interested in national politics wasn’t following the @IsPaulSpeaker Twitter account for the last couple of weeks.  The account, run by Topeka, Kansas attorney Angel Romero Jr (also a proud Washburn University grad), presented a series … Continue reading

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When is a meme inappropriate?

Long time readers here will know that I’m more than a little obsessed with the Star Wars movies. So the release of Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens directed by the ever brilliant J. J. Abrams on Dec. 18, … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

What’s going to happen now that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox now owns National Geographic magazine? National Geographic magazine, long known for its serious presentation of complex scientific issues, is now owned by a climate change skeptic.  What could possibly … Continue reading

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Sex and the News

Over the last several weeks sex has been finding its way into the news in a variety of ways.  Here’s a quick summary of a couple of these stories: Duke students object to having Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel  Fun Home on … Continue reading

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Reporting a cable/internet outage via cable

I’m at home tonight trying to get work done to get ready for the semester that starts Monday, and the internet is not working well.  As I’m being frustrated, I see tweets flow slowly in, including one from my local … Continue reading

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How we pay for mobile service is changing

Up until recently, if you live in the United States the purchase of a mobile phone was tightly linked to your purchase of a multi-year wireless provider contract.  If you got a simple flip phone or basic internet enabled phone, you … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

After a couple of weeks of motorcycle travel posts, we’re back to your regularly scheduled media content. Why were so many people upset by Gawker outing a top Conde Nast executive? The gossipy blogging site Gawker has a long history … Continue reading

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And We’re Back – Questions Worth Asking

You still here? Yes! I realize it’s been a scant spring of living in a media world this spring, but I’m hoping to get back on a more regular schedule of posting. I have been busy over on Twitter, however.  You … Continue reading

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Apple’s big announcement – oh yeah, and the Apple Watch

Everyone in the tech press is spending enormous numbers of electrons on the new Apple watch announced today.  Except it was really announced several months ago.  It will talk to your iPhone, it will track your activity, it will help … Continue reading

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