Tag Archives: Society

Don’t Shop at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is generally accepted as an evil company.  Destroying this empire will bring nothing but good things for everyone involved.  Competitors, suppliers, local communities, Wal-Mart employees and taxpayers in general lose out thanks to Wal-Mart’s business practices.  An outright boycott of … Continue reading

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Does reliance on technology make us too vulnerable?

It is no surprise (especially after this week’s readings) that technology and informational processing play a big part in our lives. From the global corporation to the individual, we rely heavily on information in our decision making. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Define “we”

Jordi has mentioned that society is a complex body that cannot easily be defined, spiking my curiosity to investigate this idea further. Furthermore, in order to write from the perspective of society, we must first understand what is meant by … Continue reading

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Our obsession with Fame.

‘Sunset Boulevard’ is a 1950s American drama named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. The plot line stars an unsuccessful screenwriter  and a movie star named Norma Desmond who has fallen out of the spotlight … Continue reading

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The Most Iconic Entrepreneur in World History

First winner of the National Medal of Technology. CEO of the decade in Fortune magazine. Number 17 on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful People. Inductee of the California Hall of Fame. Jefferson Award winner for Public Service. Inventor of 342 United … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth

After watching the “Social Network,” and finding it safe to assume that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a total jerk, I came across this article about a recent program of his and contemplated reconsidering. Last year, Zuckerberg announced his $100 … Continue reading

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An Epic Battle is About to Begin (Facebook v. Google)

Google+ has officially opened up to the public. It has been open only to users by invitation until now. Launched in late June of this year, the Google social network now has over 25 million unique visitors each month and … Continue reading

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