Monthly Archives: February 2015

#Boston2024

#Boston2024 On January 8, 2015 the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Boston as the United States’ bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. Boston was selected over San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. The Olympic games date back to Ancient Greek times until they were banned as a pagan ritual. Then in 1896, […]

Virtual: Our New Reality

Virtual reality, a term we’re all familiar with and often hear thrown around in conversations regarding technology of the future. From the big screen in beloved blockbuster favorites such as The Matrix and Tron, virtual reality has been regarded as a technology of the future; until now. Popular social networking platform Facebook announced at the […]

Call it MAGIC

“Hey guys, have you heard of this new thing called Magic?” Right after I said this, I knew I would get a few people saying, “Wow Mark, did you really just say that?” But I wasn’t talking about the Abra Kadabra stuff we saw at birthday parties as a kid – with that magic I […]

Powertrips at our Fingertips

Accessibility to information is something we ruthlessly take advantage of. Google provides us with answers to endless questions, Amazon provides us with almost any product we could need, and if there’s a void for information, there’s an app for that. But our entitlement to information can have a more negative influence on our lives than we […]

YouTube Kids

For those of you who didn’t know, YouTube launched an app this past Monday called YouTube Kids. It is a childproofed version of its mobile app, with parental controls, a simpler interface and no comments. It is the first Google product built from the ground up design for kids. The app makes it safer and […]

I’m Gonna Give All My Secrets Away

Yes, I did just quote the popular band OneRepublic in my title and, yes, I know that is incredibly cheesy. However, this particular song lyric is very closely related to my post this week, which is on the admired blog “Post Secret”. Do you understand the title now? Background To give you some background information […]

Implications of Children Using Social Media

I’m going to be honest, the most exciting person I follow on Instagram is my little cousin, Josh.  Each week I get to see pictures of him playing baseball, nicely filtered photos of his new puppy, and of course selfies of him and his very serious, seventh-grade girlfriend.  I mean there’s really no better way to […]