Mark D. Roberts
Technology Archives

Spring Cleaning – Gadgets You Can Get Rid Of – An article in the Times recommends gadgets you can get rid of. Hey, I don’t even have an alarm clock!

Four years ago, at the South by Southwest music, technology, and film extravaganza in Austin, Texas, Twitter exploded into public prominence. Soon, the Library of Congress was saving all of our tweets. Yes, all of them! Before long, everybody, it …Read More

The New York Times recently ran an article called “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.”  Here’s the core of the article: Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. …Read More

Are you getting tired of technology hype? I am. What am I talking about? The tendency for people – especially those in the media, both old and new – to get overly excited about new technologies, losing perspective in the …Read More

An op-ed piece in the New York Times alerted me to a new iPhone/iPad app. In “Forgive Me, Father, for I Have Linked,” Maureen Dowd describes one of the newest and most popular apps. It’s called Confession: A Roman Catholic …Read More

Is digital technology making your life better . . . or worse? Is work invading your personal life, if you have a personal life left? Is your personal life interrupting your work, making you more distracted and less effective? A …Read More

Yesterday, I blogged on a recent article in the New York Times that points to the extraordinary influence of Facebook and YouTube in the protests in Egypt. Is this time to celebrate the power of the Internet to bring political …Read More

The New York Times has run a fascinating story on the impact of Facebook and YouTube on the protests in Egypt: “Movement Began With Outrage and a Facebook Page That Gave It an Outlet.” According to this story, last June, …Read More

Yesterday, I noted a recently released study of Facebook. S. Craig Watkins and H. Erin Lee of the Department of Radio-Television-Film of the University of Texas at Austin have published “Got Facebook? Investigating What’s Social About Social Media.” (You can …Read More

The hit movie, The Social Network, paints an ironic, sad picture of relationships in the age of Facebook. The creators of the most powerful social media website in the world, one that focuses on having lots of friends, are utterly …Read More