Posted on November 20, 2015 by Paul Gordon Brown
Every wonder what your favorite social networks looked like if they were translated into musicals? Probably not, but they exist anyways. Here are a few fun, funny and catchy musical numbers about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr.. and as a bonus… Google.
Posted on November 12, 2015 by Paul Gordon Brown
One of the important ancillary findings arising out of my research is the need to teach college students about choosing the best to communication method for the contexts they find themselves in and the goals they want to achieve. As the infographic above illustrates, different media have different levels of intimacy. They also allow for different ranges of expression. Talking face-to-face still holds the opportunity for the greatest range of expression– allowing for non-verbals such as body language, enunciation, tone, etc. Electronic text-based media are the most limited and are often subject to misinterpretation. Talking… Read More
Posted on September 12, 2015 by Paul Gordon Brown
The internet is open. This is both the beauty and power of the internet and the ugly side of the internet. Part of its beauty is that it enables peer-to-peer learning, the facilitation of relationships and the organic building of community. Part of its power is that it democratizes conversation without needing to go through an authority or formal distribution channel. If you have an idea, you can share it–find an audience of like-minded individuals and/or engaged dissenters. The ugly side is that it can enable hurtful, negative and trolling behavior. The tension between these… Read More