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Checking Intention: How We Can Promote Constructive Online Dialogue

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Lauren E. Galvan

This morning, I realized that I live in an era in which silencing others' opinions online means psychologically shutting people up, or making people f...

LinkedIn and the Polar Vortex

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.15.2014 | Chicago
JD Gershbein

Winter in Chicago means attaching a label of "weather permitting" to everything you do. So when the polar vortex forced me to cancel several important appointments over a two-day span, I rerouted my focus to LinkedIn.

On LinkedIn, It's Your Message That Matters

JD Gershbein | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
JD Gershbein

Nowadays, this page is your first point of access in the business world. Take a look at yours and ask yourself: am I making a favorable impression? Would I want to engage with me?

Social Media Does Not Make Anyone Socialized

Erin Havel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Erin Havel

When we remove the context we receive simply by sitting in front of another person, we also remove our filter.

The Facebook Status Everyone Should Read

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

We forget. We forget that there is something greater that dwells amidst the accolades, the trips and the fancy meals -- the every day of life. This understanding has become lost as social networking sites become our primary source of communication. We deliberately try to set ourselves apart, to be seen, to be happier than the update before us.

Educational Integrity in Post-Truth America

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

When we don't even share the same facts anymore, because the truth is being manufactured and remanufactured, we lose any ability to reach consensus or to compromise, and problems go begging for solutions we can never agree upon.

Internet Incivility: Possibilities for Engaging Students?

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 12.20.2011 | College
Robert M. Eisinger

I am not advocating banning or taxing uncivil speech, but I do question its value. As we encourage newspaper readership and civic engagement, we should also converse with our students about free speech, hate speech, and civility in general.

Bumming Favors Off Big Brother

Maxwell Searcy | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Maxwell Searcy

With Americans spending as much time surfing the web (usually for YouTube videos of cats flushing toilets) as watching TV, we have to ask ourselves how this shift is affecting our real lives.

What Is Your Opinion ... And Why Do We Care?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Maybe ordinary conversation is all we've ever had or ever will have. Maybe blogging is just the latest way for connecting and conversing about life and what we're learning.

Your Inbox, Your Self

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Sometimes, a plain old e-mail -- not a text, not a tweet, not Facebook update, not a Wave -- is the safest, most personal, most liberating way to go.

Google Wave RELEASED For Wider Testing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See update and demonstration video below** Google Wave, a highly-anticipated new communication and collaboration tool, is being released to 100,0...