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Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 31, 2020)
Be patient, the 2020 Election is like none before and the counting will go on for days…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom Government Media News Politics Research Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections


 3 records found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom Internet Media Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

(Connections   August 7, 2020)
Don't destroy your credibility—check the facts and the Good Book!…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Fraud Language, Meaning Media News Relationships Social Issues Social Media Trust Writing

Is Talk Cheap? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 27, 2015)
When I heard that certain people (mostly youth) spend too much time texting rather than talking, I was not surprised…
Topics: Communication Relationships Social Media Technology

Government & Politics

 1 record found

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections


 1 record found

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 18, 2021)
Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021…
Topics: Civility Current Events, News Holidays Hopes & Dreams News Patriotism Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

News & Current Events

 7 records found

Calm Down, People, It's Going to be Okay by Garrison Keillor

(Connections   March 30, 2022)
Our problem isn’t polarization, it’s Twittification …
Topics: Civility Communication Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Humor Jesus News Politics Popular Culture Social Issues Social Media War

Political Clout by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 20, 2021)
The role of Big Tech raises questions about who decides what we think and see…
Topics: Communication Internet Language, Meaning News Social Issues Social Media Technology Trends Values

Does Size Matter? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 13, 2021)
Is Big always Better?…
Topics: Business Government News Social Media Technology

How is Your News Literacy? by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 28, 2021)
Learn how to be a literate news consumer during News Literacy Week…
Topics: History Knowledge Learning Media News Politics Popular Culture Social Media Social Movements

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 13, 2018)
The transgressions of youth follow us…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making News Social Media Trends Values

About Face(book), Mr. Zuckerberg by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 14, 2018)
Facing up to what's gone wrong…
Topics: Business Character, Integrity Ethics & Morality Leadership News Social Issues Social Media Technology

Time's Man, Facebook's Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 19, 2010)
A poetic profile of Mark Zuckerberg…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Computers (and other Digital devices) Current Events, News Science & Technology Social Media Tribute, Testimony


 5 records found

God is on our side! And theirs? by James N. Watkins

(Connections   September 3, 2020)
Finding civility in a polarized society…
Topics: Bible Civility Communication Current Events, News Faith Grace History Love Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media

Loneliness by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 17, 2018)
A problem that often increases with age…
Topics: Communication Compassion Lifestyle, General Loneliness Optimal Aging Relationships Retirement Social Activities Social Issues Social Media

Communication by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 5, 2015)
As a jolly ol' senior, thirteen years shy of a century, there are ways of communicating I don't do…
Topics: Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Science & Technology Social Media

Welcome to the Book of Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2014)
Celebrating Facebook's 10th Anniversary…
Topics: Communication Friends & Neighbnors Internet Social Media

A Book Club Extraordinaire by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 9, 2009)
Celebrating the phenomenon of Facebook…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Social Media

Sports & Recreation

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Lou Gehrig's Ice Bucket Challenge by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 31, 2014)
A viral phenomenon on Facebook…
Topics: Charity Social Media


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Parents of the Social Media Generation are Not OK by Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN Business

(Health & Wellness   December 10, 2021)
Struggling to understand and navigate the potential harms that social media can have on their kids' mental health as they grow up…
Topics: Addictions Communication Family Mental Health Parenting, Parents Social Issues Social Media Technology Trends

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2019)
Mark Zuckerberg's baby is growing up…
Topics: Communication Internet News Popular Culture Relationships Science & Technology Social Media Social Movements Technology

How "Words with Friends" became "Words with Enemies" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 11, 2011)
Alec, do you know how to spell C-O-M-P-L-I-A-N-C-E? …
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Social Media Trouble