Linebacker blitzed by virtual prank

January 28, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whatever the truth ends up to be, Te’o just had his virtual world rocked by reality. If he crafted this hoax or if he was the target of an evil genius, life for the Notre Dame star just became a lot more real.


September 24, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Divorce attorneys reported that social media has skyrocketed as a leading factor of marital problems over the last few years. In fact, recent studies have shown that one-third of divorces in 2011 were “caused or influenced” by Facebook. But, after doing some Facebook surveys and study on the matter, I attest that Facebook does not […]

Classroom Tech: Facebook

June 4, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes If there were one experience from my time here at UVU, it would be when I took the opportunity to talk about a random quote in a speech class. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke said that, and it has stayed with me for years. I stood at the front […]

Facebook buys Instagram

April 16, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a typical day on Facebook. Someone LOLs and liked the latest meme in their newsfeed, their friends are reading the latest trending, and possibly trashy, story on one of the many social readers, and while they begin to type up yet another passive-aggressive Facebook status about their crazy roommate, an Instagram photo pops […]

Facebook Snaps Instagram for $1 Billion

April 12, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a move that is likely to have widespread repercussions in the world of social media, Facebook, the social network, has purchased Instagram, a free mobile photo-sharing app for $1 billion.   Instagram has been around for just over a year and a half and is already worth more than most companies today. The popular […]

Students’ ‘Lazy Jedi’ short goes viral

February 13, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes UVU student Mike Brown and BYU students Casen and Landon Sperry gain Internet fame with weekly YouTube shorts.   Freshman Mike Brown, a 24-year-old Digital Media major, has been collaborating with business partners Casen and Landon Sperry since he was 12 years old.   “One of the very first things we talked about was that […]

Piracy is bad, censorship is worse

January 18, 2012

Reading Time: 3 minutes Twitter feeds are buzzing with chatter, hashtagged with words like SOPA, PIPA, censorship and blackout. Wikipedia, with estimated daily web traffic numbering in the tens of millions, was dark Wednesday in protest of current legislature working its way through the US House Judiciary Committee. The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act […]

Jack Attack: Fevers and Mirrors

September 21, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am CRIME AND PUNISHMENT – Facebook told me so via me telling myself so. Many of us here in America are infinitely obsessed with technological advancements. Web sites, iPhones, video games, never-ending gadgets etc. This is not Wikipedia-educated rocket science news for anyone. Generally, we like to put the ‘ovation’ in ‘innovation.’ So it […]