Fugue

Fugue, February 2009 Love is a symphony, Cascading conflicting notes in wanderer’s ears. Combining moments of past and present Silent enough for all to hear. Love and hate is its recurring theme An endless neurotic confusion Emotions fusion, A simple fugue. Doing damage control on the heart, Impatiently waiting for the piano interlude. Love isContinue reading “Fugue”

Yahoo Inc. vs. Facebook= Largest legal fued between social media tech companies

Yahoo, Inc. is involved in one of the largest legal battles of it’s company history with Facebook, who has IPO (initial public offering) plans in the future. The lawsuit was originally filed by Yahoo on Monday, March 12, in which Yahoo, Inc. made claims that Facebook infringed on ten of it’s patents, two of whichContinue reading “Yahoo Inc. vs. Facebook= Largest legal fued between social media tech companies”

Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time

Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time I applaud Arizona lawmakers for taking the parental approach to ending the amount of epic cyber-bullying and cyber-attacking that occurs. Really, I do. The house bill 2549 in the State of Arizona House of Representatives is seeking to amend sections 13-2916 and 13-2923, toContinue reading “Arizona seeks to stop cyber-bullying one ambiguous law at a time”

Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps

Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps The state of Maryland has something to be proud of, after voting in a measure that would make them the first state to prohibit employers from asking potential employees for their Facebook passwords.  The bill is to be reviewed later this year, among hundreds of others.Continue reading “Holy Maryland! Thanks for protecting your peeps from creeps”

SNOPA: The Answer to Snooping

  U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-17) recently proposed legislation that would greatly protect social media users from current and potential employers, etc. from invading their online privacy. The legislation, Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) seeks to prohibit employers, schools, and universities from requesting user names and passwords to current and/or potential employees/students. TheContinue reading “SNOPA: The Answer to Snooping”

Move over Call of Duty, tech companies are reclaiming modern warfare

Modern warfare extends past Call of Duty in the tech world. We are talking patents people, and they are the quickest way to make and lose millions of dollars. With the expansion of tech startups and innovative social media/tech ventures by already established tech giants, the importance of patents is seemingly more relevant than inContinue reading “Move over Call of Duty, tech companies are reclaiming modern warfare”

What Happens In The Valley Doesn’t Stay In The Valley

After weeks of blogging on tech companies and the legal disasters that they are getting themselves into, finally newspapers and magazines are recognizing the large and significant effect that tech giants and startups alike are having on politics, the economy, and overall social structure. There is a reason that patent trolls are stalking tech giantsContinue reading “What Happens In The Valley Doesn’t Stay In The Valley”

Evil Is As Yahoo Does

Twitter, a microblogging site founded in 2006, is taking a new approach to patent protection amongst the inventors for their site. In mid-to-late April, Twitter introduced its Innovator’s Patent Agreement, where Twitter announced that employee-invented patents would only be used defensively, where any offensive litigation is at the discretion of the inventor. “This control flowsContinue reading “Evil Is As Yahoo Does”

The Positivity of Prostitution

The Positivity of Prostitution Women of 19th century Ireland had a saturated image of purity and prominent beauty. These women, however, had another side to their identity, multifaceted in its complexities that extend beyond purity and the ideal woman. The examination of these identities will provide an in-depth and thorough approach to the context of womenContinue reading “The Positivity of Prostitution”

An Analysis of Gender Portrayal and Perpetuation on Social Networking Sites

“You’re my Facebook friend!” An Analysis of Gender Portrayal and Perpetuation on Social Networking Sites In recent years, the development and expansion of social networking sites has reconfigured our world tremendously. Whereas studies of the effects of mass communication were limited to one or two media and seen to be a source of strictly output,Continue reading “An Analysis of Gender Portrayal and Perpetuation on Social Networking Sites”

The Single Files: Me, Myself and Ice Cream

The Single Files: Me, Myself and Ice Cream February 2011 By Kristyn Potter, 3’s a Fiesta Columnist First there was boyfriend shopping. Then, came crush shopping. Now, the final episode of the shopping bug comes just after Christmas- where every store in town is having yet another sale and old flames are back for theContinue reading “The Single Files: Me, Myself and Ice Cream”

The Single Files: Tales of the Fauxmance

The Single Files February 4, 2011 By Kristyn Potter, 3’s a Fiesta Columnist Tales of the Fauxmance Fauxmance (noun): 1)The act of being in or encouraging an emotional, physical, and/or mental interaction with another with a desire to evolve in the future. 2)Fake romance *disclaimer: acknowledging or labeling something as a fauxmance doesn’t negate theContinue reading “The Single Files: Tales of the Fauxmance”

The Single Files: The Fast and the Luxurious

The Single Files: The Fast and the Luxurious February 4, 2011 By Kristyn Potter, 3’s a Fiesta Columnist You sleep with your phone by your bed. You put your phone on ring whilst showering, jumping for joy when you hear your ringtone- Britney Spears “Toxic”. You dropped your phone in the sink full of water,Continue reading “The Single Files: The Fast and the Luxurious”

Boyfriend Shopping During Tax-free Weekend

Editor’s Note By Kristyn Potter I went boyfriend shopping at the end of the summer, to celebrate recent accomplishments while subsequently searching for the replacement of my most recent relationship downfall. Now, before you judge this current venture, I’d like to point out that boyfriend shopping is a very reasonable and respectable thing to do inContinue reading “Boyfriend Shopping During Tax-free Weekend”

“Pepsi … for those who think young?”

By Kristyn Potter The latest news in the Advertising world is Pepsi’s recent detachment from Superbowl ad’s- of which they have been participating since 1987. The reason behind this approach is simple: they wish to spend the marketing moolah on online efforts. To some this may sound like a fairly reasonable approach to advertising and marketingContinue reading ““Pepsi … for those who think young?””

What’s on Your Mind, Sunshine: The Digital TV (DTV) transition

The director of communication at the St. Louis public television station, explained the major change in history during a tour of the station to high school students, “Today is the day that television stations broadcast from analog to digital. This is a day in history.” Their expression: blank faces. The above statement epitomizes how many AmericansContinue reading “What’s on Your Mind, Sunshine: The Digital TV (DTV) transition”