[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds

I see a lot of backlash and hatred for social media and current technology. Frankly, I get sick of it. People¬†want to bemoan this society for “always being on their phone” and “social media taking over their lives”, but the advancement of technology, including and especially mobile apps and social networking sites, can increase productivityContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Social Media: Why I Make Friends and Scroll Through NewsFeeds”

Today’s Re-Plug

This is my son in our homemade obstacle course. It was a blast! I took a break from assignments and article writing to have some good, old-fashioned play time. The day has been a focused and productive one, though I have been hyper-focused on work and school, no endeavors into interesting topics or discoveries today.Continue reading “Today’s Re-Plug”

What I Re-plugged into Today

This is a picture of Khan Academy. It helped me a lot in Biology I and II. Dr. Khan makes really helpful videos about numerous science concepts. This is the math portion. When you sign up for an account, they treat it like a game. You get points for watching videos, and you “unlock” achievements.Continue reading “What I Re-plugged into Today”

How the Unplug Initiative Started

I just got a smartphone a few days ago. It quickly became my arch-nemesis. Now, I’m not one of those anti-technology people. I don’t tout myself as a non-conformist, or some other similar title that I have outgrown along with my teen years, but I felt a little sickened, a little threatened by what layContinue reading “How the Unplug Initiative Started”