Category Archives: Sandy Florez

Fighting homelessness 140 characters at a time

By SANDY FLOREZ The appeal of Twitter is simple: It connects people. In fact, that is exactly what  about 190 million worldwide Tweeters are doing  with Hollywood A-listers, organizations, local and national news journalists, authors, and even Charlie Sheen. But … Continue reading

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How ‘worldly’ are you? App uses social network to show you

By SANDY FLOREZ Throughout my travels, I’ve witnessed first hand the importance of social networking. Me: “We need to keep in touch!” New friend in Barcelona: “Si! Do you have Facebook?” But after accumulating under 700 friends in my Facebook … Continue reading

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Socioclean: Social damage control

By SANDY FLOREZ You thought high school was brutal? Well, in 2011, it seems your reputation follows you even outside of the hallways of your old high school and into the “real” world of social networking. Upon reading statistics in … Continue reading

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Really smart phone helps find UM contacts

By SANDY FLOREZ As I walked through campus the other day, I reached for my iPhone to make a phone call to a classmate. Naturally, I went straight to my contacts list to search her name. However, I must have … Continue reading

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The Bing Sting

By SANDY FLOREZ Ever wonder how search engines compile their results? Well, apparently Bing has too. According to Google, Bing has engaged in some major copycatting — except it’s less playground and more geek. Search Engine Land writer Danny Sullivan … Continue reading

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State of the art

By SANDY FLOREZ In 2011, being an art lover doesn’t require a passport and an airplane ticket — just Internet access. Thanks to Google’s newly launched Google Art Project, you will be able to wander through the corridors of the … Continue reading

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Cortex: This looks cool

By SANDY FLOREZ Back in 1997, I remember thinking that by the time 2010 rolled around, I’d have a plastic card that magically paid for things, five-inch heels like mom’s,  and a flying car that would jet me down the … Continue reading

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