Division III Swimming: Volatility, Spite, and...
Swimming has been a part of my whole life. From starting swim lessons when I was five, to joining my high school swim team, to now swimming in college. Needless to say, I have spent a lot of my life in the swimming community, and it’s not as obvious of a community as you would think. There are many subtleties that exist beneath the surface of what would appear to be a simple sport. The website...
How I Met Your Mother
Ben, I really liked how you explained the show. I never have seen “How I met you Mother” but I think that (maybe) I have a sense of what the show is about. Your topic seems like it would be hard to find blogs about, however, you seem to have found some blog posts. Nice job on the presentation and on finding blogs to do your research.
Peace Corps Blogging
I really liked how you found websites for your topic. Although it doesn’t seem like there is one, centralized blog, you were able to find many smaller blogs to try to understand your topic better. You also gave me a better sense of how the Peace Corps community works as a whole. Nice job!
Young Life Leader Blog
Swan, nice work on the presentation. Previously I only had a limited knowledge on your topic; I basically only knew what you had told me before. Now, however, I understand more about what your topic is about. Good job.
Division III Swimming
Havin' Fun Yet?: Homeopathy and Social Media →
morganrenee6: Share What is homoeopathy?Homoeopathy is a natural system of medicine which aims to stimulate the bodies innate ability to relieve existing complaints and reduce s… jenniferbazhomoeopath Share Larrywheeler … Before your presentation I had no idea what Homeopathy was. Now I know what it is and how the community handles the subject.
Jake Meyer: Harry Potter and Social Media
Jake, I really liked how you showed the Harry Potter community. I had no idea such an extensive community existed. I thought your presentation was informative and well researched. Great job.
Odds of surviving a plane crash: 24%. Odds of...
hills13: Did you know you are more likely to survive a plane crash then pancreatic cancer? Startling statistic. You only have a 4% survival chance from pancreatic cancer? That surprises me more than the fact that you have a better chance of surviving a plane crash.
Jeremy Boyer: False reports spread quickly →
ellielevy: I was writing in my twitter reflection about the impact of social media on the way news spreads. I was thinking about implications of this and I came across this article on how social media causes false reports to spread quickly. It’s true that misinformation is spread through social media everyday, and once it is started it spreads just as rapidly as any other news. I think...
Social Media Can Make or Break a Movie →
Social media has had a positive effect on the newest movie release, “The Hunger Games.” After the midnight showing, many key phrases from the movie began trending on Twitter including “Rue,” “Peeta,” and “Jennifer Lawrence.” This led to the movie being the 3rd highest grossing movie in its opening weekend of all times, and the highest grossing...
Ever-changing Social Media →
Facebook is without a doubt the biggest social media site today. Its worth over $100 billion. But why? This article examines how businesses invest in what social media, especially Facebook, will be doing instead of what they are doing.
The bias of Wikipedia.
Noam Cohen explains in his article “Define Gender Gap? Look Up Wikipedia’s Contributor List” the huge gap in who is actually posting information to Wikipedia. Hell tells us only 15% of posts are actually from Women. I believe that this is problematic not because we are missing the “women” perspective on many issues, but rather we’re missing the opinions of approximately 50%...
Miac swim meet was the closest its been in years. →
The 2012 Miac swim meet came down to just 3 points this year. That’s a lot considering the difference between 1st and 2nd place in 1 relay event is six points. The final score was 762 St. Olaf to 765 St. Thomas.
Social Networking: Too Much? →
Kare 11 recently did an interview about social media and how much is too much. Do we share TOO MUCH of our personal lives on sites like Facebook and Twitter? The link above shows the interview.