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    Are You Ready For The Future? Think Again Buddy!

      The future of technology is an idea that is forever expanding as time passes by. As of 2018, there are over 4.2 billion active internet users across the world along with about 3.8 billion active internet users using some form of social media. Additionally, new technologies such as virtual reality and robotics are slowly making its way to becoming…

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    Word Clouds – A Reflection

      Using and creating a word cloud allows for one’s idea to be transferred into one little bubble, customized to one’s own liking. In my word cloud, I decided to compose it of words and phrases that I have been using majority of my time during informal conversations. One of the first words you see in my word cloud is…

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    Technology and Writing – Do they go together?

    In a¬†report from Pew Research Center conducted by Kristen Purcell, Judy Buchanan, and Linda Friedrich, it is evident that writing in modern schools has been impacted due to technology. Through the Advanced Placement surveys and National Writing Project teachers, they’ve come to the conclusion that technology serves as an aid to students and their writing capabilities. Specifically, they talk about…

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    E-Books or Textbooks?

    The article, “How technology is changing our reading habits“, by Erhan Kahraman goes into detail on how technology is shifting our traditional reading practices to something else. Although it may be a tough switch to go from flipping pages in a book to using technology to handle all of this for you, there are some benefits that we all may…

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    Online Protection – A Necessity

    Throughout one’s daily life, one may send personal and private information through apps such as Facebook, iMessage, or even through email. While all these platforms provide instant messaging, there is a chance that it can be intercepted and someone you may not even know will have access to all the information sent through these platforms. To dive further in this…

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    How Video Games Can Ruin The Future For Kids

    Over the past decade, video games have become somewhat of a necessity in many lives of growing children. Instead of growing up the traditional route by starting with athletics, playing catch outside, or even taking a bike for a ride, children in this generation find themselves consumed in technology and mainly video games. Additionally, video game technology is continuing to…

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    Is Technology Hurting Us Or Are We Hurting Ourselves?

    Many people may believe that technology is helping people for the better since it makes daily life much easier and easily accessible through the Internet. However, there are some underlying aspects of using technology that continues to affect our brains and body systems. Many scientists have analyzed changes in human body and behavior through excessive use on technology. Now only…

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    The Google Search Of Jared Antoine

    How would I feel if my identity was easily able to be found through a google search? What would be there? These are two questions I came in with when I was asked to google myself. Globally, google is a quick resource to gather information on places, things, and especially people. But why would I be on a google search.…

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    Social Media and College Students – For Better or For Worse?

    Social media can have varying results on the way students in college performs. Huffington Post article by Riley Griffin¬†goes into detail on how the use of social media can impact the way college students deal with mental health issues. In this article, Griffin uses Sydney as an example of how she quickly turned to social media applications such as Instagram…

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