First World Problems: Part Deux

A couple of months ago I posted a blog about lamenting our "first world problems" and was reminded of it when I found myself in the midst of a bitch-fest at a dear friend's company's happy hour to welcome his new French intern. We both looked up mid-complaint at one point, simultaneously realizing our ridiculousness. … Continue reading First World Problems: Part Deux

Great Millennial POV on their value to the workforce by virtue of the fact that their tech-savvy upbringing has made them experts at dealing with change…

Life on a Branch

When I was younger, I helped my older brother make mixed tapes by recording songs off the radio. In elementary school, I learned how to find library books by using a card catalog and the Dewey Decimal system. In 6th grade, I watched a corny educational video about floppy discs (Don’t copy that floppy!).

Think about the massive evolution technology has gone through in the last 20 years. Card catalogs? Floppy discs? Please.

Millennials are the first generation that grew up with the rapidly evolving technology of computers and the Internet. Things in this realm are more intuitive to us than they are to our parents. Hello?! We’ve been using computers since we were young enough to not care if a deadly virus was downloaded.

Being tech savvy is one thing our generation is applauded for. Employers are excited to work with us for this reason. But growing up with computers and…

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Is Instagram The Photographer’s Friend or Its Faux?

I love this perspective (see re-blog / link below)  from a photographer about Instagram and it's role as an anthropological and sociological exercise.  He doesn't label Instagrammers as "posers" like some more "serious" hipster photographers might.  Rather, he (or she?) points to the value it has in allowing us to share and bond over our … Continue reading Is Instagram The Photographer’s Friend or Its Faux?

The Cell Phone as a Window Into Personal Context

What kind of context can you presume about someone's life, attitudes and values based on the kind of cell phone they carry? A good deal, actually. In the spirit of personal branding via consumer choice / behavior, i bring you yet another perspective from the Sociology of style...so put your crackberry aside for a few … Continue reading The Cell Phone as a Window Into Personal Context

Holiday Party Context From Sociology Of Style

  I love it when the holiday tips come with a little bit of context.  Thanks to Sociology of style for elaborating on the social significance of partying and helping us with some tools for surviving the merriment. Holiday Bacchanalia & Collective Effervescence: The Social Significance of Partying No holiday is complete without its accompanying … Continue reading Holiday Party Context From Sociology Of Style

Siri As An Anthropomorphic Catalyst For Human Cultural (d)Evolution…And My New Mistress

The narcissist in me absolutely must have the latest new tech toys.  So, naturally I was among the first to get my grimy little hands on Apple's new opus:  the iPhone 5.  And it was my first opportunity (since i missed the last upgrade window) to interact with Siri - who is now my new … Continue reading Siri As An Anthropomorphic Catalyst For Human Cultural (d)Evolution…And My New Mistress