UNPLUG for 1 hour a day


We are constantly connected to technology at all points during the day, especially the younger generation. Of course there are many benefits and drawbacks to this new dependency on technology. I am admittedly a very devoted technology lover and use it in all aspects of my life, from school work to social life. In this age of information overload, we must accept that there is no turning back from technology and we are more than excited to embrace cool new ideas, apps, websites, and other innovations. However, this age of excessive information can also be overwhelming. Technology has helped people communicate more easily and served as many different types of entertainment, from social media sites to reality tv series. We have all heard the now somewhat dated term “crack-berry” for people attached to their blackberries (is there a new one for iPhones?). There is even a diagnosed phobia of being without your cellphone, called nomophobia.

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Daisy vs Jobs


@RealMikeDaisy: Happy Halloween everyone! Last time I saw this many zombies walking around? #foxconn

@RealMikeDaisy: I would like to apologize for that last tweet. Did not mean to offend anyone.

@SteveJobsGhost:  @RealMikeDaisy I’m watching you.

@RealMikeDaisy: Finally got my iphone 5 in the mail, then realized its the same thing as iphone 4s. Threw it in the trash and powered up my old android.

@SteveJobsGhost: @RealMikeDaisy Boo!

@FosterAKAforest: yo @RealMikeDaisy I have an android they’re excellent. I don’t own an apple product. Please retweet me- trying to increase my followers:following ratio.

 

 

Michael Moore v. Phil Knight- The Showdown

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This fictional twitter exchange between Michael Moore and Phil Knight is something that could have occurred following Phil Knight and Nike’s first viewing of the rough cut of Moore’s film, “The Big One.” Clearly this is not how the two would really handle the situation- but let’s just pretend their publicists, lawyers, families, etc. didn’t advise them otherwise and just let them have at it.

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Phil Knight Vs. Michael Moore


Below is a conversation between Phil Knight and Michael Moore after they initially met at the home of Nike:

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt- Packing for our trip to Indonesia! #singaporeairlinesgetready #firstclass

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike I’m not going. #backoffbigman #sorrynotsorry

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt then why don’t you open up a factory in the states? #flintneedsjobs #americansneedjobs #closerthanindonesia

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike say what you will, but Americans won’t make shoes. #indonesiaItIs #5dollarsaday

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt you just wait #provingyouwrong

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike no you just wait #imincharge #boss #endofstory

Milton Back From the Grave Debates Chile, BP With Ed


Ed Bushy Beard @Milton  Congratz on your Nobel prize.  Guess you will argue stronger against any social responsibility beyond profit now.  Say Hi to Pinochet if you visit again. #nobelecon #freechile #neoliberal

Milton @Ed Bushy Beard Thank you.  No reason or evidence to change my core thesis.  Visiting Pinochet is not endorsing policies.  Whatever, Allende ruined the economy with his soft-headed, big-hearted socialism. #keynessucks #smartisconservative

Ed Bushy Bear @Milton  Not sure you can have market freedom and political oppression.  What do you think of BP’s use of cap and trade internally to price pollution?  http://tinyurl.com/284x4eg #greenenergy #stakeholderrocks

Milton @Ed Bushy Bear.  You can put lipstick on a pig…soft-headed CEOS still trying to do what government should do.  Carbon tax simpler, more-market based.  #marketsrule

Ed Bushy Bear @Milton  If the end of financial regulation is the victory for neo-liberal economics, then its demon-spawn, the Great Recession, is the tocsin for a new Keynes to emerge.  #marketsruletoomuch #keynesnow

FYI-

Edward Freeman is a Big Thinker with a Big Beard.

Walmart vs Inglewood


Below is a Twitter interaction between the CEO of Walmart, Tom Coughlin, and the city council of Inglewood in 2004. Coughlin (Walmart_King) tries to convince the Inglewood council (Inglewood_Council) to let Walmart build a superstore in the city.

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