Is Facebook simply the aspartame to the sugar of reality? How many people around the world had the same collective gasp of concern when they were confronted with this error message? How long before business advertising begins to suffer, friends begin to wonder how they will check up on each other, and bored people at bus stops will have to (gasp!) engage in conversation while they wait? Surely social media connects us, but what does it connect us to? Read More
I don't have a solution to this, but I hope that it is a cautionary tale to all you Star Wars Nerds out there. Don't assume that we are living in a divided and hate-filled world. We might disagree, but that angry fan you are arguing with on Reddit might be nothing but a Russian troll or sock puppet.
When I was growing up (er, a few years ago), being a nerd was a bad thing. In a school, like so many others, that placed greater worth on things like athletic ability, intellectual and creative learning was seen as lessor. Activities like video games, board games, role-playing games, and even reading books had to take place in secret. No more! With the help of icons like Bill Nye and Bill Gates, nerds are finding a new place in society! Join the Nerd Revolution and let your inner nerd out! I created this website for the nerd inside all of us! Read More