Category Archives: technology

Crossing the Social Media Bridge


The following is also published in The Vermilion Standard I have never personally seen Confederation Bridge but I hear it is something to behold. Spanning thirteen-kilometers, the bridge drapes the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait, connecting Prince Edward Island with the mainland (New Brunswick). It is an amazing feat […]

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The Unnecessary Upgrade


The following is also publish in the Vermilion Standard. As we enter the New Year, there is a good chance you have braved and, hopefully, survived the Boxing Day shopping madness. Boxing Day – the day we buy things we don’t need to replace stuff that still works. We live […]

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Before You Give Up On Social Media…


Social media is often accused of making society more narcissistic and self-centered.   Although there is truth embedded in the diagnosis, I argue against the treatment that is often prescribed.  The disease does exist but the underlying problem is not the technology – it is us. In many ways, social […]

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The Future of Privacy in a Digital Age


Google recently unveiled Google Glasses for beta testing (see the news story here), bringing up a number of questions regarding the future of privacy. In the pre-digital age (before the Internet, social media and mobiquity (ubiquitous use of mobile technology)), a sign of one’s wealth and power was demonstrated as […]

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Another Facebook Prediction


As Facebook forges ahead into the undiscovered social media landscape, it has and will continue to push boundaries on many levels affecting and shifting culture as a result.  Consider the cultural change to online pictures and privacy in the last couple of years.  It was only a couple of years […]

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