As much as I’m a fan of social networks and social media, I think to say that they are a major push for change and reform in society is a bit much. There are some things that people can argue about social media, and I would support their statements: 1) Social media brings awareness to… Continue reading Slacktivism: I’m too lazy to care
Today’s announcement of a modified Groups feature brought out my latent mathiness (the concept of recursion/fractals) with this thought – that Facebook is now opening up…a Facebook. From my understanding of Groups, it will be a closed social network that you can invite subgroups of your friends to, kind of what Facebook was like in… Continue reading A fractal/recursive social network
Two things come out at me from this article, about Google moving towards a hyperlocal ad revenue stream 1) Before, I would have said this was a major invasion of privacy, using the phones GPS unit, or triangulating the location using the cell towers, to send out local ads to Google results. But really, this… Continue reading Hyperlocal ads
Sometimes, I really regret giving up on being a programmer/engineer. I started UCLA as a Computer Science and Engineering major, but dropped out after a semester to transition to Math, then eventualy to a double major in Math and Sociology. Along the way, I ended up taking some basic programming classes – I did fairly… Continue reading I wish I had stuck with being a CSandE major…
So I’m currently trying to get through this book that I found at Barnes and Noble: The Construction of Social Reality. It’s kinda too deep for me, and it makes me feel like I’m back at UCLA studying for my sociology classes, but I like it. It’s been a while since I’ve been challenged on… Continue reading How did we come up with our idea of reality?
One thing that I’ve been meaning to do has been to do stuff. I’m in this rut where I just don’t feel like doing anything cool. I haven’t knitted anything in forever. I haven’t finished any of my art projects. I haven’t been studying Processing. Looks like I’m not only in this rut. According to a new… Continue reading Creator Glut