One in 22,000: The Virtual Life

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Arron Jackson looks on as he plays a popular role-playing game, Fallout 4. (Photo by: Jarvis Royall/TU Student)

Arron Jackson has left his dreams of being a professional baseball player in high school.  He’s found peace with becoming a physical therapist.  But that has not stopped him from finding a way to keep up with his passion for all sports.  Watch below to see how video games have helped him live his dreams virtually.  To read more, click here.

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Towson Professor Reveals New “Design Thinking” Technique

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Professor Pink talks with another professor while Peter Lucas grabs materials to build his solution (Photo by: Jarvis Royall/TU Student)

A different way of problem solving and idea development was presented to Towson University Wednesday.

Sidney Pink, who teaches Creativity and Idea Development at Towson, administered the speech.  He spoke to a crowd of about 10 people in Stephens Hall, Room 206.

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Social media is becoming a false reference for the “voice of the world”

Devon Maloney, writer for The Guardian brings to our attention that we too easily believe that what’s “trending” on Twitter is what the mass population is talking about here in this article.

Maloney challenges journalists to think about who is “everyone” when seeing a hashtag and claiming that everyone is talking about it.  He believes that these hashtags and trends are blown out of proportion and most people still have no clue to many of the most talked about news on Twitter.

While I agree that literally everyone is not aware of a certain topic, I feel the “everyone” is used relatively.  If there is a hashtag about a hockey event and someone says “everyone is talking about this” it is more plausible to believe that many if not the entire hockey fan base was the referenced body of people instead of the worlds population.