The Future of the Music Industry, and How Record Companies Should Respond

March 3, 2011

The State of the Music Industry Due to today’s rapidly evolving online distribution channels and interactive marketing techniques, record companies are in a position to leverage these changes by staying ahead of, and not merely following the latest marketing trends. In light of this, the marketing initiatives of record companies should be based on extrapolations […]

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Should Wikipedia be a Valid Academic Source?

March 3, 2011

Are We Questioning the Academic Validity of Wikipedia? Like many of my fellow students, when I’m working on an assignment that requires some research, Wikipedia is often the first place I’ll go for an overview of a topic. More often than not, I do so under the pretense of a disclaimer that Wikipedia can not […]

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Don’t Use Surveys to Get Feedback

April 21, 2010

Today was Faculty Evaluation Day at school. I took time out of each of my classes to rate and comment on the performance of my instructors. All my instructors assured me that they do carefully consider our feedback, and stressed the importance of it. My question for the school and instructors: Do we really need […]

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Normal People Don’t Know What a 404 Error Is

April 18, 2010

I recently realized how out of touch with normal people I am. At a recent party at Carnegie Mellon’s College of Fine Arts, I wore the shirt pictured below. Believe it or now, I thought it made me cool. I was bringing it up in conversation, and time after time discovering that arts students (aka […]

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You have 0 friends

April 9, 2010

South Park has recently taken another stab at the Internet in their latest episode entitled ‘You Have 0 Friends’. If you haven’t watched it yet, do so. For now, you can check out the clip below: This isn’t the first time the show has joked about the transformative effects of the internet. In ‘The Snuke’, […]

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