Tool #8: YouTube

If it weren’t for YouTube, Blockbuster wouldn’t have shut it’s doors a few weeks ago. Can I empirically back up this statement? Absolutely not. But, hey, this is a blog; not an academic paper. I get to pontificate without citing

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Tool #7: Audacity

My former roommate, Derek, who works on the film side at Fort Worth’s Red Productions, recently told me that audio is the last step in film-making. That syncing the audio and determining how long and which parts of songs to

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Tool #6: Google Maps

Google Maps is more than an application for driving directions on your smartphone or finding a place to eat dinner. The additional features – all of which sync to a users other applications in the Google suite – separate Google

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Tool #5: Words With Friends

For some, it might be a bit difficult to see Words With Friends (WWF) as an educational application. At the same time, it’s extremely easy to see. It’s an interactive exercise at using the English language. Like many other smartphone

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Tool #4: Facebook

Facebook fundamentally changed the way people use the internet. I think this nearly-irrefutable, bold statement is often forgotten by media consumers who also use Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and dozens of other sites to express themselves and learn from others

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Tool #3: #Twitter

Twitter seems so simple on the surface. This knee-jerk reaction is certainly reflected by media consumers who fall under “late adapters” or “laggards” in the Diffusion of Innovation theory. My dad, for instance, makes Twitter jokes anytime I’m using my

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Jon Stewart criticizes Rand Paul: Wikipedia — Tool #2

In this clip from Jon Stewart’s show (I wouldn’t want to fail to mention the source), U.S. Senator Rand Paul is criticized for his plot summary of a movie that is quite similar to that found on the movie’s Wikipedia

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