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The Meaning of Community in a Modern World

Nowadays, it seems as though the entire world is online. If you haven’t already noticed, with all of the new devices emerging at rapid pace, it’s easy to get lost in all of the exciting tech at our disposal. As time passes and we continue to indulge ourselves in communications with social media apps such as Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram, a growing dichotomy seems to be taking effect. There are some out there that view this increase in virtual communities, as a direct contributor to the breakdown of society and traditional values. On the other hand, there is the position that these modern modes of communication, are simply another outcome of globalization; an increasingly interconnected world through the evolution of technology.

Personally, I have got to admit that being able to open Google Hangout’s, or Snapchat and talk to someone on the other side of the world in real time, has become a luxury that I am hooked on. I think that being able to use social media apps and the …
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The Issues with Online Purchasing

When it comes to purchasing things online, there are is a sense of empowerment and convenience that is difficult to contest. I love having the ability to sit at home on my computer, or browse the net while eating at a restaurant, and pretty much buy anything I want with the click of a button. However, there are some things that I could never purchase online. Despite the ease of online shopping, there are some things that require a more personal touch. For example, if I were to buy a business suit, there is no way that I could do so via the internet. Some things simply necessitate a more intimate approach.
The experience of walking into a “brick-and-mortar” establishment, and having a tailor give you a customized fitting is not something that can be replaced or replicated by online retailers. A business suit has to look and feel right; which can only truly be accomplished by skilled hands. The best way I can put it is like the comparison of watching a film at home versus g…

Creating my first HTML page

MY FIRST HTML PAGEHello World, if you can see this, then I don't totally suck at this.
Creating my first HTML page was something that I thought would be pretty easy. It turns out that making a page using HTML code, rather than a program that seamlessly does the work for you, is a bit more complex than I had anticipated. After fidgeting around with the instructions that were provided and coming to a conclusion that I needed to stop reading so much, I finally tried my hand at making it happen. I started out somewhat overwhelmed at all of the wording in the instruction material. But after spending a few minutes plugging in the proper code and testing out my work, things started coming together.
For starters, I didn’t want to be the student that did the bare minimum and end up feeling like I cheated myself. So, I went for adding as many bells and whistles to my page that I possibly could. For those who are intermediates or pro’s at this kind of thing, I’m sure that my page isn’…

Scavenger Hunt

So far I have found 1-7. The computer that I am using is pretty finiky. Don't get a surface pro, stick to Mac's. Using Google browser is the easiest way to search things for us.

From 🐌 mail to Email

Email is one of the most commonly used modes of communication in our modern day and age. Used by professionals in all sectors, students in academia, and even good ol' Grandma on holidays, email is underrated in its efficacy to bring people together and relay messages that used to take way longer than what we've become accustomed to in the digital era. Indeed, the convenience of communicating and sharing information via email was a revolutionary jump from prior modes of transferring mail.  However, it is also worth noting that there are multiple similarities that can be drawn between email and traditional mail.

Traditionally, when postal mail was sent out, the sender would drop off their mail at a mailbox or directly with the postal service.From there, the mail correspondence would transition through various routes of transport in the postal network; such as sorting, central hub processing, and to various delivery trucks with assigned routes.Modern email works similarly, be…