Category: Social and Privacy

SXSWistful

I’m sitting in a darkened theater watching a comedy show. The room seats 90 people. It’s a late show, and I only stayed out because there’s a writer from The Daily Show performing. Then the host comes out and says, “We have a very special guest with us tonight…Mr. Judd Apatow.” That’s right, the director...

Interactive Reflections

During the week leading up to SXSW Interactive, I started to panic. How was I supposed to handle something most people described as overwhelming? I had never really liked crowds, I was unsure of my abilities to cover an event like Interactive, and with so many options, I had no idea how I was going to choose what to...

We’re All ADHD: Social Media & Attention Disorders

We are losing a battle with our attention spans. ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in children, adolescents and college students. With the ever-presence of the Internet and social media to distract us, are we responsible for creating our own diagnosis? Husband-and-wife panelists Michael and Lizz Pietrus discussed ADHD in America,...

#nofilter – Krystine Batcho on Constant Connection and Students

We are connected to the Internet and social media 24/7. Technology has transformed our lives in ways no one thought possible 25 years ago. So how are these digital experiences influencing the younger generation? Krystine Batcho, psychology professor at Le Moyne College, said that being constantly connected has both positive benefits and negative consequences for Generations Y...