Diving the Deep Web: An In-depth Look

With this article, I intend to provide information about the Deep Web; however, it is not really possible to describe what qualifies as the Deep Web without first discussing how the Internet works on a technical level. It is also important to understand how the Internet came to be because its current structure and way…

Tapping the Hive Mind: The Simplest Form of Feedback (Part I)

Regardless of one’s political orientation, it is hard to deny that Barack Obama has dramatically changed what people think of political campaigns as well as the potential of virtual communities. Approximately 2 million core volunteers worked behind the scenes gathering data on potential voters, which influenced the topics and placement of advertisements, debates, fundraisers, and…

How to Write an Article in 10 Steps

1. Focus Your Topic. Presumably, you already have an idea for your article in mind; however, it may not be specific enough to give your piece purpose and focus. For instance, my initial idea for this article was the nebulous concept of “giving advice on writing.” This idea is too open-ended to be either interesting…

Meaning, Morality, and Video Games: the enduring value of RPGs

Moral decision-making, ethical dilemmas, and choices regarding civil and political rights do not seem like winning topics for video games. However, many of the most beloved Role-Playing Games (RPGs) tackle these very concepts through adventures that require players to make difficult moral decisions and be responsible for their outcomes. For many of these games, it…

Announcing A Brief Hiatus

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am taking a month-long hiatus from publishing articles. This month is promising to be pretty hectic with work and the various school-related things. I will still be commenting on posts and visiting blogs, but, unfortunately, my own writing has to take a backseat for a bit.…