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“Scientists warn of Twitter dangers”

Want to know how I know that this CNN story is utter crap?

This quote: “Damasio cited the example of U.S. President Barack Obama, who says he was inspired by his father, to show how admiration can be key to cultural success.”

If only we all had absent fathers to admire! Then we could ALL become President! *facepalm*

Seriously, though, I have made a lot of personal connections through Twitter. True, there are some people I follow who I don’t know that well, and sometimes I’ll skip over their tweets, but I never skip over things my close friends say. I’ve tried to move toward DMs recently when I have something *important* to say to someone. I think my generation is better able to communicate emotion through words, and as long as “the chiiildren” are getting a good moral foundation at home, they’ll be okay. But the Internet is not a replacement parent, and saying that Twitter and Facebook are ruining the MORALITY OF THE CHILDREN OMG!! is ridiculous.

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DNA Test Outperforms Pap Smears. Sorry girls, we’ll still have to go through that uncomfortable cervical cell sample… er, extraction procedure, but if these tests get adopted, at least we’ll have to endure them less often.

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. I haven’t looked at this extensively yet, but what I have seen looks awesome. (Joe and I finished When We Left Earth this weekend, so I still have space on the brain. ^_^ And yeah, I cried a little. Several times.)

My Cousin-in-Law will compete in “The Next Food Network Star.” The show starts June 7th. Cheer her on! ^_^

When Twitter is Down. Because it has been lately. A lot. (I’ve seen the Fail Whale more in the past two days than I have in the past four months or so.)

No634: Blawg of a University of Minnesota 1L. In spite of the use of footnotes and the horrible layout, this is an excellent blog. It’s well-written, funny, and so familiar to me. It’s reassuring that other 1Ls are dealing with the same issues, annoyances, and nerdy law-related puns that I am. It’s also interesting to see how different his schedule is compared to mine… Wow!

– Last night, some fans in Austin, TX got to see the new Star Trek movie, and, as io9 said, it exploded into a “Giant Trekgasm.” The reviews are all pretty great so far, which makes me even more excited about the film. (As with SW, I grew up watching TNG, DS9, and Voyager with my Dad. I’m not just looking forward to the new film because of the pretty boys. Nyah :P)

– This past weekend, Markos Moulitsas took advantage of the shooting in Pennsylvania to joke about it and blame it on conservatives. And the Internet kind of exploded a little. Seriously, I was offline for most of the weekend and I came back and had a TON of stuff to catch up on. Jimmie has a good rebuttal for people blowing Kos off as a “fringe commentator.” (Summary: He’s not, but Jimmie is eloquent and insightful, so you should see what he has to say.)

Me? I think that what he said was not only grossly inaccurate, it was also disgustingly exploitative of the tragedies that occurred in Pennsylvania and in Binghamton, NY. All of the aforementioned (aforelinked?) bloggers nicely sum it up—no need for me to expound at length and tell you my thoughts on yaoi Kos.

Top 100 Twitter Feeds for Law Students

And I’m #2!

Okay, I admit it—I had a geek spaz when I saw this. Rex7, who tweeted the list, runs Social Media Law Student, a great website about how law students (and lawyers) can use the Internet to network and advance their careers. Through him (and this website), I discovered Justia’s LegalBirds, which comforted me in that not a lot of my fellow students seem to appreciate the resources available to them through the Internet. (Although, I guess I’m glad that I and a small number of my classmates have the Internet to our disposal—at my law school anyways; it’s always about competition here…)

I anticipate that I’ll be checking out the rest of the list today—in spite of the work I have to do. ^_^;;


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