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Social Media and Social Responsibility: The Conflict Between Israel and Hamas on Twitter

During Operation Pillar of Defense— the label the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) gave to its operations in Gaza during the recent conflict—public outcry and support for either side of the conflict was prevalent.  Facebook feeds were filled with photos and images of the conflict, fact sheets and data accumulated over a number of conflicts. Years ago in 1991 CNN brought...

Where Does The Music Industry Stand?

UNITED STATES—Rewind time to nearly 15 years ago.  The music CD was one of the hottest commodities out there.  When a new record hit stores avid fans would be the first in line to get their hands on the popular record, those were the good ole days.  In the current era, the CD is slowly diminishing to becoming non-existent. ...

The Black Friday Experience

UNITED STATES—The Black Friday experience is a tradition in our family. We’ve been doing it every year since the early 90s, but this year I wasn’t so sure. After a long day of work, I was beat. The last thing I wanted to do was spend money after I had worked so hard to earn it. After stuffing my...

Watching Election Results

UNITED STATES—I’m pretty sure I was not the only person who was glued to the television screen on Election Day to watch the results of the presidential election.   As much as I wanted to divert my attention to another program, my psyche would not allow me.  I kept flicking the channel back from FOX, to MSNBC, to CNN and...

My Day At The Polls

UNITED STATES—So many people thought 2008 was the biggest election of all-time, it was indeed the first time our nation had an African-American aiming to become President.  History was made as Barack Obama was named the first African-American president in our nation.    Fast-forward to 2012, another monumental election is taking place.  Barack Obama in one corner, Mitt Romney in...
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