Technology Review: Dropbox

Happy Sunday.  Hope everyone is safe after the crazy storms we had in the Chicagoland area earlier today.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a technology that has saved me on so many occasions. That technology is Dropbox. Continue reading

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Project Reflection

Happy Thursday, everyone.

One part of my blog assignment for my NMS class at DePaul is to review a class or workplace project. Well, the DePaul women’s soccer team has captured the city’s attention with an improbable run to the NCAA Tournament and I had a chance to capture the moment they were selected to the tournament a couple of days ago.

Perfect timing for me. Continue reading

The Evolution of Technology in the Workplace

I’m writing this post-Bears triumph in Green Bay so I need to come back down to Earth quickly.

First of all, the blog looks much better, in my opinion. It is a lot more aesthetically pleasing.

Secondly, I had a chance to read the first six chapters of Nardi and O’Day’s Information Ecologies this past week. To summarize, an information ecology is a system of people, practices, technologies, and values in a local environment. The two authors try to explain to their audience that people and technology are very related and often times dependent on each other.  It was a bit of a tricky read, but I wanted to focus this post on the impact of technology in the workplace.  Continue reading

Changes, and a Guest Speaker

You won’t see the changes to the blog as of post time, but they are coming. I’m going to re-arrange the background and text color to make it a little easier on the eyes!  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I had a chance to attend a guest lecture last night at DePaul University. Jeff Rice, a professor at the University of Kentucky, gave a talk called “Craft Identity” and how he uses social media and other online strategies to review craft beer.

He spoke very quickly, but I was able to pull a few thoughts away from it. Continue reading