Tag: trends

On Bulls**t

  One of my favorite books to read during election season—or any other time—is a little book by Professor Emeritus of Moral Philosophy at Princeton, Harry Frankfurt. On Bullshit is a little book, about 4 inches square and 80 pages.…

The Social Media Election: hope or hype?

  When President Barack Obama raised roughly half of his nearly $780 million in campaign funds over the internet 4 years ago, the 2008 election was dubbed by some as the “Social Media Election” [1].  However, political consultants, media gurus,…

Now Following: Everything

When the Internet was first being popularized in the 1990s, no one was really sure just how much it would come to rule our lives. When social networking took over in the early 2000’s, people were again unsure about the…

Beware the Dark Side

In his book, Understanding Interpersonal Communication, Dr. Richard West and his colleague, Dr. Lynn Turner, discuss a common myth that communication is always good. In reality, there is a dark side to interpersonal communication, too. “The dark side of interpersonal…