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The Illuminated Series: Why Should One Man Have All That Power?

September 6, 2010 Jose
Kanye West, Illuminated

This past weekend, Kanye West went off on Twitter, reigniting the conversation about the events of last year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the aftermath that saw a music nation divided over whether the hip-hop superstar had merit in interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. Some of the conversation was very simple: either Kanye was a […]

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The Tumblr vs. WordPress Argument (and Why I Have Both Now)

August 23, 2010 Jose
Rakim

At this point, there’s so many arguments over which blogging platform’s best, I decided I wouldn’t rehash those arguments as a whole. I still haven’t tried Drupal, and I don’t think Blogspot’s robust enough for me. I had four main sites in which I share my madness: Here (where I share my lengthier posts) Facebook […]

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Validating Blogs #4080: Indirect People Are Shadyyyy

March 18, 2010 Jose
C'Mon Son: Star Wars Edition

Last week, after attending the awesome TEDxNYED, I found myself yearning for more of that collaborative energy. Everytime I thought I was done reflecting on some of the ideas presented, I find another opportunity to immediately use the knowledge acquired to something I’d already thought. For instance, I invited a group of educators and concerned […]

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Why I Livetweeted the World Series [Or The Greatest Yankees Livetweeter Alive]

November 5, 2009 Jose
Me at the Old Yankee Stadium

Imagine having to sit through an entire baseball game with announcers whose unseemly hate for your favorite team is too obvious after every inning, after every close play, or after  some “managerial” mistake. Imagine hearing the announcer just say the most random and irrelevant things at a ration that’s far too frequent for anyone to […]

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Why I Almost Quit Twitter

October 11, 2009 Jose
Yoda says, "That is why you fail!"

Confession: I almost quit Twitter. It’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things since the Internet is teeming with social media networks, including my prohibitive favorite, Facebook. I joined MySpace in 2003, Facebook in 2004, LinkedIn in 2007,  and Twitter in 2008. Needless to say, I’m an early adapter, and a big […]

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Pomp in Circumstance

August 28, 2008 Jose
iphone-confused

A few notes: – A few days ago, I mentioned how one of my favorite teachers / mentors / friends left my present school of employ. Today, I found out that another teacher, who was an icon in the building, passed away. It hurt my soul to see him go, because he was a staple […]

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