Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tazi Recommends: Art of Cyberdribble

Dear Readers:

Welcome to Issue #2 of Tazi Recommends...

As a cat, I really don't give a rat's behind about what humans read so long as it is not the Sunday paper, because that is where I take my nap! In order to get you people away from my/your cat's napping mat, I have started to use my Sunday column to recommend other blogs of interest and note. If figure if the New York Times Magazine can do book reviews, I can do blog reviews. Today's blog is:

Art of Cyberdribble
by the adult learners at Regis University College for Professional Studies in Colorado, USA

Art of Cyberdribble is published regularly during the academic year - which means it is currently on hiatus for the semester break, giving you a chance to catch up with all that you have missed before new articles are posted later this month. The blog follows the various trends in cyber-technology, from the importance of social networking to today's youth markets to the emerging use of electronic medical records. Essentially, it highlights and discusses how the ways in which we communicate have changed over the last decade or so, thanks to that ubiquitous invention we call the Internet! With articles ranging in subject matter from Can Twitter and Facebook Replace the Nightly News? to the politically charged subject of Cyber Voting this blog covers the "intersection of communication, cyberspace, technology, [and] culture".

Art of Cyberdribble is well researched, and provides both the credentials of its writers (paws up!) as well as references for any researched facts. In a world where anyone with a keyboard can claim to be an expert, in a time where it has never been easier to "Wikipedia" something as opposed to research and vet scholarly sources, this practice provides a breath of fresh air here in the blogosphere; and provides a good jumping off point for anyone who seeks to research cyber-communications.

I would recommend Art of Cyberdribble to anyone who wants to learn more about the emergence of electronic communications in society, as well as anyone who seeks a way to explain cyber-communications to someone who does not understand them or their importance. In short, Art of Cyberdribble provides great debate material for teenagers whose parents just don't understand why Facebook and Twitter are so important to them; parents and grandparents who seek to understand why it is so important to the youth in their lives; teachers who wish to integrate social media into their classroom; and Marketing and Communications professionals who seek to understand the teenaged and twentysomething generations to whom they seek to sell.

Now, while you are off to enjoy Art of Cyberdribble I will be off to enjoy my nap!


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