How the iPhone has changed the way we communicate

Since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone back on Jan. 9, 2007, one billion devices have been sold worldwide, revolutionizing the entire mobile phone industry. It’s not a stretch to say it has fundamentally altered the way we communicate. Continue reading How the iPhone has changed the way we communicate

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10 Essential Tools for the Modern Writer

Laptop. Coffee. Water. All a writer needs for a long day of creative composition, right? Sitting in my favorite Cool Beans today, I thought about the most important things for my productivity as a writer.  I’ve been writing creatively, almost innately, since I was very young, but I realized I needed these “tools” when I began thinking of writing as a craft or a profession. … Continue reading 10 Essential Tools for the Modern Writer

ND Magazine: The Light of Loneliness

Author’s Note: this article was first published in Notre Dame Magazine at magazine.nd.edu *** The Light of Loneliness BY SARA FELSENSTEIN ’12 PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 14, 2012 POSTED IN: ALUMNI BLOGS It’s 2 a.m. and for whatever reason you’re lonely. Maybe family issues have escalated, or the guy you like barely waved at the bar, or you’ve been holed up at work alone for the last three days. But right now you need the … Continue reading ND Magazine: The Light of Loneliness

ND Magazine: The Subscription Dilemma

The approach of another new year begs the question: is it time to give up our print subscriptions? Check out my first blog post for Notre Dame Magazine below! ——————————————————————————— The Subscription Dilemma BY SARA FELSENSTEIN ’12 PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 18, 2012 POSTED IN: ALUMNI BLOGS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY & CULTURE  I remember one morning as a 10-year-old I was up early, reading a book by the living room … Continue reading ND Magazine: The Subscription Dilemma

Irony and the iPhone

What is it about our generation and being ironic? We love to point out irony. We love to create irony. We even accessorize with irony. The phrase “that’s so ironic” is probably misused thousands of times a day, in place of “that’s such a coincidence” or “that’s so cliche,” even “that’s so cool!”  But in a way, it doesn’t matter whether it’s used correctly. No, … Continue reading Irony and the iPhone

Facebook breaks wall between digital, real life

Published in The Observer Take a photo. Photoshop. Upload to Facebook. The steps sound simple, but Notre Dame professors said more thought goes into the process than most people realize. Jessica Collett, assistant professor of sociology, said we are much more “intentional” in our online interactions with others. “It’s not that we want to put up an image of ourselves that is untrue or inaccurate,” Collett said. “[But … Continue reading Facebook breaks wall between digital, real life