Information Overload [image]

What is better than an infograph? An infograph about the internet :)

This nifty infograph called “A day in the Internet” is a little mind blowing. We all know that there is TONS of information being shared online through email, l media sites, and mobile technology, but when it is compared to something as regular as a photo album, one can’t help but be a little humbled.

Here are the statistics:

A Day in the Internet

An average day online is basically information overload

An average day online is basically information overload

Created by Online Education. Click on Image to Enlarge.

Is User-Generated Content Dumbing Down Media?

With this information overload, I can’t help but have a little debate in my head on whether or not this plethora of user-generated content is making the world a better or worse place. Of course, I personally think it’s making the world a better place,  but I am a digital utopian, which makes my opinion rather biased.

It reminds me of Andrew Keen’s book “The Cult of the Amateur” where he argues that “what the Web 2.0 revolution is really delivering its superficial observations of the world around us rather than deep analysis, shrill opinion rather than considered judgment.” This is what happens, he says, “when ignorance meets egoism meets bad taste meets mob rule.”

What do you think? Is media for better or for worse, with the increasing importance of user-generated content?

Top 10 Ways to Take Revenge Using Social Media!

Last night I had a revelation, somehow I have to make you pay

It’s all about manipulation, and what it takes to get my way

I don’t believe in soft solutions, no one makes a fool of me

Without receiving retribution, no one hurts me and goes free…
~ Red Delicious

Allow me to begin this post by stating one simple fact: None of us are saints! I am sure that the idea of revenge have crossed and even more, played around in your minds at one point or another and for different reasons such being lied to, being back-stabbed, being stolen from, being humiliated and so on.

Revenge is Sweet!

Revenge is Sweet!

After writing my post on how social media makes cheating easier, and on the day I realized that I have been a victim of an ongoing lie for two years, a friend suggested that I write a post listing the ways social media can help someone take revenge through social media, as a part of my healing process!

Therefore, and in efforts to draw a smile on your face, and share with you some of my evil yet never executed ideas, I present you with the Top 10 Ways to Take Revenge Using Social Media:

1. Publicize Images through Flickr:

As wicked as this may sound, sometimes the pain you feel when betrayed is overpowering and it sucks you into a sick cycle where you feel trapped and you search for any way to feel better. Posting images on Flickr of someone who stole from you or who betrayed your work partnership, with a caption or brief describing what happened, not only has the power to help you heal, but also allows other people to watch out from falling into the same trap!

Revenge on Flickr: Eat This! By raktfram

Revenge on Flickr: Eat This! By raktfram

The 10 Commandments of Being a Good Netizen

Everyone aspires to be a good netizen, but it’s not an easy goal to achieve. To be beatified by the gods of the net, you will need to surf graciously and illuminate every spot on the web where you are present. To achieve such lustrous status you need to follow the ten commandments of being a good netizen.

10 Tips on Reinventing Yourself through Social Media!

Not only does social media provide a place for sharing valuable content, it also has the power to heal you and help you reinvent yourself…

There Are People Who Tweet By Fax! The Perfect Granny Xmas Gift :D

While we said half-jokingly that there is a twitter by snail mail service we never imagined that there is an actual market for it! Apparently 87 year old Dorothy Miller uses a service called Celery to update her Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay in touch with her family. She is also a fan of short messages since she complains...

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6 Facebook Christmas Apps To Brighten Up Your Holidays!

6 Facebook Christmas Apps To Brighten Up Your Holidays!

The Holiday season is upon us and it is great to bask in the holiday spirit and be jolly. So what better way to express the festivities than to add some great Facebook application that really put everyone in the mood of Christmas.... or at least would give everyone a good laugh.

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Facebook Apologizes for their Privacy screw-up… kind of!

Facebook Apologizes for their Privacy screw-up… kind of!

Facebook's "better" privacy means less privacy!

It's clear that Facebook's understanding of privacy is whatever serves their agenda the best. This time it was opening a many profiles as possible to the public - including search engines.

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Why is my sister attached to an Alien Green Cow?!

Why is my sister attached to an Alien Green Cow?!

The beauty of pixel starwberries on FarmVille

"If I don't harvest my farm right now," my 13-year-old cousin told me last month, explaining why exactly she needed to use my computer RIGHT AWAY. "My strawberry crops would die."

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How To: Utilize Social Media for Voicing Worries & Sharing Concerns!

How To: Utilize Social Media for Voicing Worries & Sharing Concerns!

Blog to vent...

Could social media really help people in distress? Does it have the ability to reduce stress, anxiety and confusion through its different venues? Is being open and sharing personal feelings and experiences through social media positive?

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Bitten by His Own Creation: 596 Pictures Revealed!

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Gets Bitten by His Own Creation: 596 Pictures Revealed!

The day of retribution has arrived! Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg had a taste of his own medicine. After having only 1 picture for public viewing the privacy changes allowed Facebook users access to 596 pictures of him.

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