Monthly Archives: February 2011

UM School of Communication debuts on Twitter

I am relatively new to Twitter so I’m still working out the “language” and trying to comprehend how writing grammatically incorrect is a “good” thing … but besides that, Twitter seems to be a pretty handy tool and from what … Continue reading

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Anonymity? Just ask Anonymous …

By MARISA HIVNER It’s amazing what can be done on the Internet, in particular with anonymity. Just ask Anonymous. In 2003 on the Internet forum 4chan.org, Anonymous was born. Anonymous is an Internet meme, generated by a large and unknown … Continue reading

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OoVoo raises virtual bar for video chatters everywhere

By JAMIE STEPHENS Friendly video chat competitor to the famed Skype.com, OoVoo serves as a newly popular software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. It is extreme popularity and convenience for video conference calls and … Continue reading

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Have no fear, Google’s Person Finder is here

By SHARON FRAJLICH After the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti, Google, the mega search-engine we all know and love, created the Person Finder with the U.S. Department of State. Now Person Finder is being used to help victims of the … Continue reading

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Is the Net down for everyone … or just me?

By CAMRON GHORBI Access to the Internet — it is one of the most simplistic, yet important tools of everyday life. From the living room at home to the office at work and everywhere in between (bus, subway, car ride), … 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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California court rules free Internet porn legal

By MARISA HIVNER Oh, February, the month of love; it’s the time of the year where girls just want to be romanced and boys are thinking about what’s in their pants. And on that inappropriate note, let’s talk about a … Continue reading

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CyberJournalist.net: Beneficial tool for all media consumers

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS “CyberJournalist.net is the premier news and resource site about how the digital technology is transforming the media,” CyberJournalist.net describes itself. Basically, the site offers advice, news and opinions about the future of media, ranging from social … 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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Refreshing your writing skills online

While in school, either undergraduate or graduate level, we are exposed to an array of opportunities and learning experiences through the classes we take, either required or elective. Unfortunately, students in college are not being taught the basics but rather … Continue reading

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Peak into the past with Critical Past

By SHARON FRAJLICH Want to see those five seconds of your grandfather in a World War II video? Or maybe check out some Great Depression footage for a research paper? Well with Critical Past you can dig up all kinds … Continue reading

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Foodily: The Recipe Search Engine

By JOE CERVONE Tired of searching through books and magazines to find the perfect recipe for a new culinary dish? Thanks to the new recipe search engine Foodily, those days of blindly searching are finally over. Foodily, a name abbreviated … Continue reading

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Zillow: The online Realtor

By JOE CERVONE Searching for a new home? The up and coming online real estate database Zillow allows visitors to search homes from the comfort of their computers. Created by former Microsoft executives Richard Barton and Lloyd Frink, Zillow runs … Continue reading

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Christopher Lee: how not to use Craigslist

By MARISA HIVNER What makes the Internet so awesome? Could it be that almost any and all information is just a click away, or could it be that it keeps people connected in ways that the snail mail of the … Continue reading

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