The Digital Footprint You Leave Behind

The Digital Footprint You Leave Behind

When I was a child, I became obsessed with the idea of leaving behind a piece of my life after my death. I thought seriously about time capsules, taking ample amounts of photographs, and recording the major events of life while I was alive from my own perspective. Too many trips to the library and a newfound love of [...]

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The Legacy of A Life Online

The Legacy of A Life Online

Facebook has recently been gathering old posts from our early years on Facebook to share with us each day, and has given us the option to share these memories with our Facebook friends to look back on as well. Each day Facebook shows you all of your stories from the same date on different years. [...]

The Brunch And The Broken Bet With Jesus

The cool breeze that subtly rustled through the tall palm trees on that Sunday morning greeted us as we made our way to the small restaurant. We had gotten up at a decent time to eat brunch and then spend the rest day together, but there was still a line waiting outside of the door [...]

Be Quiet, It’s Christmas

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. -Elie Wiesel “It has gotten to a point where I am genuinely annoyed at everyone else's annoyance - be it social, [...]

Connecting Over the Internet

As published on Examiner.com People often hear about individuals losing all of their time to the Internet. The screen captivates their attention for hours at a time with social media, gaming, and online television. However, there are some benefits to spending some of your time on the Internet. Recently, Katheryn Deprill, 27, used the Internet in [...]

Connect To Stalk Your Friends: How Will We Define Privacy In The Future?

Connect To Stalk Your Friends:  How Will We Define Privacy In The Future?

As posted on Examiner. Last week a new app, which would make it easier to stalk your friends and random people without them knowing, was released to the public. Connect is an iOS and web application that was introduced at the 2014 Launch Festival in San Francisco. The app uses geographic data, social networks and [...]

Year of Action and Fair Wages in SOTU

Year of Action and Fair Wages in SOTU

According to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address which took place Tuesday, this is the “year of action.” The president reiterated some of his past legislative priorities by promising to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and to reform unemployment insurance, but he also spoke about developing regulations to limit carbon emissions [...]

Google Glass and Privacy

Google Glass and Privacy

As published on Examiner. I remember when cellphones first started coming out with cameras built in them. People were excited to snap photos with their flip phones and look and transfer their low quality images to other devices with removable storage cards. Talk about lack of privacy became apparent when stories about unwanted locker room [...]

“B” is for Blogging

“B” is for Blogging

Writers of Kern Blogging Challenge (A-Z) When I was in architecture school, there was a class that focused on teaching us how to use this interesting new blogging platform called Tumblr. I had never blogged before, so when they told me that having a blog would help showcase your designs for potential employers and possibly [...]