Thinking Allowed

A blog to detail my work at QU.

It’s all a Game

admin | September 28, 2009

I am a gamer. It has taken me a while to be comfortable with admitting that, but after years of playing the online game Puzzle Pirates, I now can embrace this label.
As I mentioned before in this blog, Puzzle Pirates is great because it is very social. I have friends that I hang [...]

Social Media and Reporting

admin | September 25, 2009

While reading my email I came across a teaser on an article in PRWeek. The article (which requires a password to access) features some early data from a study conducted by Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research (a Google search gave me access to the complete article, but asks for a [...]

Is Television Dying?

admin | September 21, 2009

Anyone watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night might have sensed a change in the climate of the television industry. From the beginning to the end, host Neil Patrick Harris and others made references to the decline of network television in this internet age. That makes one wonder, is broadcast television on the [...]

Not Immediately Delicious

admin | September 19, 2009

So, I poked around Delicious a little bit tonight and will admit I wasn’t really taken with the site. I know that one coworker uses it to promote his stuff, but I hadn’t really looked at it until tonight. Partly because I don’t like the name – Delicious. Seriously. Could someone have [...]

The Veil of the Internet

admin | September 15, 2009

In reading my classmate’s blog post “Facebook, a Tool for Mass Communication” I started to think about the things that I have learned since I have been working and playing on the internet.
1) People cannot spell- It amazes me some misspellings that I have seen on the internet from reputable sites or even my friends [...]

A Random Blog Response

admin | September 12, 2009

As part of the coursework for this next module in 501a we have to post a comment on a blog outside of the class blogs.  My guess is it is to make us comfortable using our “voice” out in the blogosphere, but I could be wrong.  I am sure my professor will explain this exercise [...]

My New Toy

admin | September 11, 2009

There really isn’t anything more fun — technologically speaking — than a new gadget.  Today I received my new MacBook Pro.  I really can’t wait to be able to play with it.
I was able to get it set up during a break at work to access the internet and sync the iPod Touch that came [...]

Expanding My Network Over Time

admin | September 7, 2009

I started my undergraduate degree in 1988, well before computers were common household items and a few years before the internet was accessible to the public. If wanted to share a document with another person, I had to type out a hard copy or perhaps save it to a floppy disk at the university’s computer [...]

I am a Pirate… and Other Aggregator News

admin | September 5, 2009

Yes, I am a pirate. Back in 2006 I met someone who played Puzzle Pirates and they recommended the game highly. I have never been one for online games – or even video games in general – but I decided to give it a go anyway. Years later I am still playing. [...]

Starting a Journey

admin | September 3, 2009

It has been many years since I graduated from college the first time.  I won’t say how many here, but I have never been one to shy away from answering the “age” question.  I am starting to get why some people are sensitive about it, and have joked that going back to school subtracts 10-years [...]