Ep 03 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Indie Music, Robots, Search Engine Wars

EPISODE 03: ROBOTS, FERGUSON, INDIE MUSIC & MORE

You’re just in time for another installment of The Digital Burrito. This week’s topics: Search engine mayhem, the role of social media in Ferguson, robots and the state of indie music.

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Throwback Thursday: The First Selfie

It’s time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: The First Selfie

Could this 1839 image really be the first official selfie photograph in history? According to the American Library of Congress, this quarter-plate daguerrotype is regarded as the first photographic portrait.

“Robert Cornelius had to stare motionless for over five minutes when he took his own picture,” according to a piece that appears on The American Enterprise website of the Smithsonian.  We do take the ease of our selfies for granted — the ability to take hundreds at a time to find that perfect one — and that fuels their central place in our social media obsessed culture.

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part V)

#Ferguson

The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

 

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part IV)

ferguson

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big — there is a part II, part III and now a part IV. Below, please find curated snapshots of more scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part III)

#ferguson

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big — there is a part II and now a part III. Below, please find curated snapshots of more scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter (Part II)

Militarized Police in Ferguson

My first post on the ongoing turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri got so big, I had to break it up into parts. This is Part II of scenes from Ferguson, Missouri. The town of Ferguson has been the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Here’s a collection of curated Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

Scenes from #Ferguson as Viewed Through Twitter

From time-to-time, this page will be updated with the latest scenes from Ferguson, Missouri — the site of unrest after the shooting of an unarmed Michael K. Brown Jr., a day before he was to start at his new school. Lest we not forget — here’s a collection of Tweets from people who are in Ferguson and throughout the world, acting as witnesses to what’s going on in that beleaguered town.

Curated Tweets About #Ferguson

 

Just as Timely Today…Robert F. Kennedy “On the Mindless Menace of Violence” — 1968 Speech

Robert F. Kennedy

Given all of the sad events happening in our world, it got me thinking on the nature of violence — both everyday and that which grabs mainstream media (and therefore our) attention. Then I happened to hear this incredible speech by Robert F. Kennedy from 1968 and it really struck a chord with me.

RFK on the Epidemic of Violence

“On the Mindless Menace of Violence” is probably one of Robert F. Kennedy’s better-known speeches. He delivered it the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated — a horrendous fate that both Kennedy and his brother, the 35th President of the United States. met.