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The Strength of Weak Ties and Social Networking Sites The ever increasing popularity of social media and its aggressive integration into everyday life has changed the way people view their circle of friends, acquaintances, and even their enemies.  This article addresses the differences in the interconnecting structures that form the basis of the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.  It also discusses how these […]

RadioFlag’s Search Engine for Radio Courts College Stations RadioFlag, purports to be “the first live radio content search engine and listening social network,” according to its founder Tony Roman.  RadioFlag’s website and apps allow users to search and flag radio content. On the surface, the RadioFlag website feels like a Twitter feed about radio stations. Through these posts and conversations, one is […]

Fundraising Strategy in the Republican Presidential Primary

The current field of Republican Presidential Primary candidates is a fairly large field comprised of nine individuals.  While every one of these candidates is not believed to have a viable chance of winning the nomination, a clear front runner has yet to be identified.  As in any political race, the ability to consistently raise significant […]

LightSquared Faces Congress, Amends Plan LightSquared is a company designed to “unleash the boundless opportunity of wireless broadband connectivity for all.” They intend to do so with a hybrid 4G-LTE (Long Term Evolution) and satellite broadband system that would provide high speed wireless to the United States. The fundamentals of this company’s business are based in networks as they […]

Football and the Fourth-Down Dilemma: Go For It?

If you are an avid football fan like me, Sunday means only one thing: Football. You sit down to watch your favorite team play and cheer as the offense drives down the field deep into the red zone. Now they are near the goal line, moments away from scoring. The running back runs into a […] and the “Web of Trust” was created in 1999 as an online review site aimed towards providing its users with useful information about a wide variety of products. Like most websites that depend on algorithms to stay competitive, does not disclose its formula used to rank and order product suggestions to the public. Based on our knowledge of […]

The Spreading of Computer Viruses

On September 23, 2011, CNET, a tech news source, posted an article about one of the most recent Trojans designed to target Mac users running OS X.  This virus came in two parts: the first, known as Trojan-Dropper:OSX/Revir.A, distracted the user and installed the second, known as BackDoor:OSX/Imuler.A, which carried out the malicious tasks.  Or, […]

The Healthcare Prisoner’s Dilemma

Article: The issue of healthcare in recent years has no doubt been divisive. Since the passing of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, there has been much concern over the future of healthcare and whether we as a nation are headed towards universal coverage. One of the major provisions […]

Peace Now, or Never The tension between Palestine and Israel is heightening as Palestine is trying to get recognized as a nation-state in front of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Many scholars including Mr. Olmert, 12th Prime Minister of Israel, advocates a two-state solution. Under the two-states solution, “the territorial dispute would be solved by establishing a […]

A Preventable Outcome of the Great East Japan Earthquake: Electricity Shortage

The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 caused dramatic and widespread consequences: an uncountable death toll, misery and sadness, radiation fears due to the damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and the electricity shortage in the Greater Tokyo area caused by the plant’s breakdown. When more than seventy percent of the nuclear power […]

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