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AUGUST 2011 ARCHIVES

Voyurl: A Look Inside Your Browsing Habits

Monday, August 1, 2011 by cyberacoustics

I remember reading a study a few years ago where researchers asked people to report how much alcohol they drank in a week, then compared the self-reported answers with the number of bottles the research subjects actually put outside their house. The amount that people actually drank vs. the amount they initially reported were incredibly different. We’re not a truth-telling people, especially when it comes to habits we may be ashamed of.

So, what about your browsing habits?

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Happy 30th Birthday to MTV

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 by cyberacoustics

I can’t believe it! 30 years ago this week, music videos could be viewed during the day instead of the wee hours of the morning. For years, we turned to MTV for music programming, as it was the bastion of hip culture. I bet you didn’t know that the first video ever played on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

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21st Century Rioting: A Look at the UK

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 by cyberacoustics

By now, you’ve probably heard about the London riots—tonight will mark the fourth evening in a row that those upset by the death of Mark Duggan will take to the streets all over the city. It’s not just London, either—violence has broken out in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, and Bristol. And of course, social media and technology is playing a rather interesting role, on both sides. 

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oBaz: An Online Bazaar

Thursday, August 11, 2011 by cyberacoustics

We’re always looking for a discount or a way to haggle to get the best price. This works best if you’re dealing with your local merchants, of course. But what if you want the new GoPro camera? You can’t walk into Best Buy and ask for a discount, nor can try and barter on Amazon. But what if you could hook up with other people who want the same thing? This is where oBaz comes into play.  

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Google+ Adds Games

Thursday, August 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics

Since Google+ launched in late June, the usage statistics have been a little underwhelming. People seem to want to talk about Google+ more than they actually want to use it. None of my friends seem to know quite what to do with it—it’s almost as if it’s just another version of Facebook.

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A New Kind of Pen

Thursday, August 25, 2011 by cyberacoustics

With Labor Day fast approaching, college campuses are starting to rumble with the stampede of students heading back. With each new freshman class one might think the challenge of making new friends might be the most difficult part of campus life, but a close second is figuring out which gadgets they’ll need to stay competitive.

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Identity, the Internet and Google+

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by cyberacoustics

I need to stop blogging about Google+. I know this, but it’s just so interesting to me to watch a gigantic company like Google roll out a product with so much fanfare and then continue to make gigantic blunders.

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