Sunday, October 21, 2012

Reading Internet studies on social networking, and social media.

I am reading these two books this fall.
Rainie, Lee and Wellman, Barry. Networked: The new operating system Kindle ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2012).
Rheingold, Howard. Net Smart: How to thrive online (Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2012).

The Association of Internet Researcher's annual conference is over.

Once again I was unable to attend this conference.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Trying to get to Manchester England this October for an Internet Research conference.

I have been trying to get to the Association for Internet Researcher's annual conference for a few years now. These past four years I have priced plane tickets and two years ago, actually made hostel reservations in Sweden and registered before asking for a refund unable to afford the trip. This year I even tried fund raising with crowd sourcing and raised 25 dollars for the trip. I can't really justify spending our household budget on this trip.

I did spend household money on a SAS programming conference this past spring. This was directly related to my work and career so this was justified as there were threats of layoffs this spring at work. So this was an investment in my job.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tai Chi Kung exercises done in a community group.

I attended a weekly Yoga class and we did some Tai Chi Kung. So I am moving forward with Tai Chi. I also bought a book I had been reading from the public library.

Exploring online games

I have played Eve online for about four years now exploring this game and online virtual world. There are friendships I have made and relationships I have studied.

Sunday, January 08, 2012