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Patrick Mott

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I'm Taking a Break From University... And I Haven't Even Started

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 10:41 AM

The time I have been dreaming about since kindergarten was finally approaching. University seemed like a distant eternity from the confines of elementary and high school. Suddenly, everything began to happen so quickly -- prom, final exams, graduation. Then, with what seemed like a blink of an eye, I was...

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Supercharge Your LinkedIn Profile

(3) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 9:36 AM

The social network that boasts itself as the network that over 225 million professionals use to exchange information, ideas and opportunities is now open for teens! With a spiffy YouTube video and a cool tweet, LinkedIn officially opened its floodgates to welcome...

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When Seconds Count

(16) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:23 PM

After a crazy-busy Saturday, lying in bed late at night watching Big Brother was a welcomed retreat while browsing Twitter on my iPad. A peaceful, relaxing night until suddenly, a daze fell over me almost leaving me feeling like I couldn't breathe with sharp pains traveling through my chest, clammy...

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Using Social Media Positively

(5) Comments | Posted June 23, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Social media is so prevalent in our society that almost everyone is connected to some form of it; whether it be Twitter, Facebook or even Pinterest. We are a fast-paced, technologically evolving society and we are addicted to social media. In fact, we crave social media.

We post almost every...

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My Problem With School

(8) Comments | Posted June 9, 2013 | 12:52 PM

I have a problem with school and it is not just forcing myself out of bed every morning to go and sit through six hours of boringness. It's not that I have to get ready just to see people whom I'm not too fond of and it's also not fighting...

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It's a Connected World

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 9:10 AM

It's true: Everywhere we turn there's technology, and truth be told, we can't escape it. Think about it -- I bet there isn't one place you can think of where there isn't technology. We're just a connected society. We constantly want to be in touch. Smartphones, Twitter and Facebook don't...

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Freedom of Speech Doesn't Mean a Thing to Twitter -- Or Does It?

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 9:18 AM

I'm warning you -- if you like to tweet, don't criticize NBC. Your Twitter account will be suspended. It happened to Guy Adams and it can happen to you, too.

Guy Adams was recently suspended from Twitter for tweeting his disappointment in NBC delaying the Olympic...

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The Power of Twitter

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 9:14 AM

How many hours per day do you spend on Twitter? Lots? I'm the same way.

According to the Twitter Help Center, "Twitter has become a valuable tool for people to exchange timely bits of information, whether it be a momentous news event, a personal story or a random...

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Seventeen And Photoshop: A Step Forward or Back?

(7) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 1:17 PM

You've probably heard of the petition a 14-year-old girl started, called "Seventeen Magazine: Give Girls Images Of Real Girls!". Did you sign it?

HuffPost Teen writes:

"Facing pressure from teen girls demanding truthful images of young women, Seventeen magazine has vowed to 'celebrate every kind...
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