Tag Archives: mobile media

What is the Internet?

Last week I asked my Global Media Literacy students what television was.  And the discussion was so much fun, I thought I would try it again this week. So what is the Internet? In some ways, I think my students … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

USB ports replace cigarette lighters in Hyundai cars As if we needed any more proof that mobile media devices are addictive! iPhones are more important than cigarettes! FAA backs letting people use mobile media during take-off and landing And they … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

And we’re back after a pause for getting fun things like taxes done. Is Nike getting what they want from the Tiger Woods “Winning” ad? (Ad Rants) How does the the 2013 movie box office compare to 2012′s at this … Continue reading

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Amazing Media Quotes

A round up of unexpected things I’ve read recently.  None of these are from The Onion! NPR Station Urges Listeners to Have Sex and Make More Listeners “Chicago’s NPR station, WBEZ, is making a more intimate appeal than usual during … Continue reading

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Watching the Inauguration

In my book, Mass Communication: Living in a Media World, I present “The seven truths ‘they’ don’t want you to know about the media.” These are essentially the seven thesis statements of the book, but that sounds so boring, so … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Neda Agha-Soltan as a Symbol of Iranian Protesters

NOTE: This is a re-post of the 2009 blog entry. All of the videos linked to here contain disturbing, violent imagery.The news out of Iran about the violent suppression of people protesting the results of the recent Iranian election has been … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 10 – Mobile Internet Access

The Pew Internet & American Life project has looked extensively at how Americans are using mobile devices to access the Internet.  Here are links to a couple of their studies that are particularly interesting: Digital Differences Who is going online, … Continue reading

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The Future is Now – Laser Keyboard For Your Tablet!

Last summer I posted a link to a cool concept video for a virtual laser keyboard that would work with your iPhone or iPad.  The concept video was just an animation, though.  The product didn’t exist…. UNTIL NOW! LASER VIRTUAL … Continue reading

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iPhone announced 5 years ago

Here’s what I had to say five years ago this week when Apple announced the iPhone.  How’s it hold up?  (For the record, it took me almost 5 years for me to actually get an iPhone.  But this was more … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 1 – Media on Everest

7 Truths: Media are essential components of our lives: Mobile WiFi hits Mount Everest You no longer need a satellite connection to go surfing at Everest base camp.  There’s almost nowhere to escape our media. Scroll through the Google Books … Continue reading

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