In college I read a few things about culture, collaboration and communication, including Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, as well as work by and work critiquing sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. These works helped influence a lot of scholarship as they shine a light on human interaction and communication among groups. Lately, I’ve been thumbing through a book by Rachel […]
Whoops. Forgot what I was doing…oh yeah. Today there are a number of theories, speculations and Oh My Gosh the Sky is Falling arguments, articles and books that propose various effects resulting from our love of the Internet and tech gadgetry. If you, too, spend a fair amount of your week (say 80 hrs) working online […]
Erik Qualman is the Global Vice President of Online Marketing for EF Education. He recently published, Socialnomics: how social media transforms the way we live and do business. I haven’t gotten too deep into Qualman’s book, but I can share some of my reflections from what I’ve read thus far of the book. And I’ll […]
So a few weeks ago I told you I was reading Mr. Buerlien’s The Dumbest Generation. That activity has continued and I’m continuing to enjoy the arguments laid out by the professor. Poking around on PBS’s website recently I stumbled upon a video of him as well. I’m in the middle of the book now and we’ve […]
I’m reading a book by Mark Bauerlein, professor at Emory University, it’s called The Dumbest Generation. The subtitle is, “How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future”. So far I’ve found it to be pretty intriguing.