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Digital Ethics and Kids

June 14, 2011
As digital communication continues to evolve as a way of life, it is nearly impossible to avoid the digital era from our homes, schools and workplaces. As such, individuals in society need to realize the increasing significance of digital ethics and the role it plays in our daily lives.  People of all ages will be exposed to modern day technology at some point.

Comments & Censorship

June 3, 2011
Heard any good racist jokes lately? My wife told me these the other morning: “How did they improve transportation in Harlem? They moved the trees closer together.” “Have you ever seen a black person on The Jetsons? No. Looks like a good future doesn't it?”

Advocating Ethical Design

May 20, 2011
Visual lies are deadly, according to David Berman, a Canadian graphic designer and author of Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change The World. “A naked woman draped over a car -- that’s a visual lie,” says Berman. “I’ve created a sentence that says ‘buy my car, and you’ll have more sex.’ You can’t say that (in an ad), but you can present it as a visual sentence, and the law doesn’t mind that very much.”

The Rise of Snark

May 2, 2011
Outside a barn along a flat-country highway in southern Delaware, hamburgers grilled over charcoal flames. A pile of watermelons – the prized crop of a local farm – sat nearby, for sale. Inside, men and women gathered on the concrete floor ready to bid on NRA belt buckles, pictures of Ronald Reagan and homemade pies.

BUSINESS Communications AND TRANSPARENCY

April 20, 2011
Openness and sharing may be the hallmarks of social media and online communities, but transparency and disclosure can be a tricky area for companies to navigate when building their online profiles and presenting information to clients and customers in the digital world.

Web2.0 Suicide: The Luxury of the 21st Century

April 15, 2011
“Great, I’ll just friend you on Facebook,” a girl said to me. Probably seeing the blank expression on my face, she added: “You do have Facebook, right?”