Almost everyone at AJU uses social media almost every day. But rarely do we stop to think about this powerful mode of communication. This month, The Casiano Chronicle presents a special report on social media designed to make you reflect, talk, and hopefully comment. First, Jacob Shapiro informs us on the history of social media—which goes back further than you may think. Then, Jared Newman considers its many positive effects. Finally, Alice Campbell warns us of its potential dangers. Please read them all, and let us know what you think.
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You may have noticed a new requirement for students at AJU, the Career Development and Study Skills Workshops hosted by Communications Professor Lee Broekman. The Casiano Chronicle fills you in on who has to take them and why.
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This semester, Shana Weitzen, the “Gadget Girl,” investigates consumer technology.
The Nook from Barnes and Noble. Photo: Orb9220
E-books have become a sensation and the competition is fierce. Whether it’s a Kindle, Nook (pictured left), or iPad, we can be sure of two things: first, that e-books are changing the way we read, consume, and promote books. And second, with all the tablets hitting the market, consumers can expect price wars. Below is an overview of these devices.
The Nook from Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble created its own e-book, The Nook. The Barnes and Noble website describes The Nook “about the same size and weight as a paperback book.” The black and white version starts at $149 with Wi-Fi. The color costs $249 with Wi-Fi. Both Nooks share the exclusive Lend Me™ Technology that allows users to share his or her books with friends for up to two weeks on either a Nook, a computer, or a smartphone.
Money Magazine called The Nook the “#1 Pick for e-Readers.”
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