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Dec 26, 2016
William Polking replied to Samantha Lynn Cruz's discussion Black Chyna and Rob on Social Media
"Think about this poor kid, growing up as a meme rather than a human being. To quote noted philosopher Donald Trump: "Sad!"

We are amusing ourselves to death."
Dec 20, 2016
William Polking replied to Samantha Lynn Cruz's discussion Breastfeeding v.s. Social Media
"I've never understood the outrage over mothers' breastfeeding in public. And I agree with your claim—we are fine with sexualized depictions of female breasts, but we freak out about the female breast being used in public for what it genetically exis…"
Dec 19, 2016
William Polking replied to Carlie Gladden's discussion End of 2016
"There's a guy called "DJ Earworm" who puts together a mashup of the most popular pop songs each year.

http://djearworm.com/UnitedStateOfPop.php"
Dec 14, 2016
William Polking replied to Carlie Gladden's discussion Happy?
"Good point, Carlie. The more image-based apps are more likely to cause this. Instagram is probably the worst for making us envy others' lives."
Dec 7, 2016
William Polking replied to Devan Spencer's discussion Lack of Social Media
"Your experience is not unusual. Many people who take a social media break, whether by design or by default, report positives about the experience. Yet few of us are willing to not go back."
Dec 7, 2016
William Polking replied to Devan Spencer's discussion Headphones and Homework
"I sometimes do, sometimes to have background noise, sometimes to have music to give me energy to respond to all those Comp drafts. When I put my headphones on while I"m on my treadmill desk responding to student writing, I have a stronger focus than…"
Dec 7, 2016
William Polking replied to Samantha Lynn Cruz's discussion Be Present
"Great message, Sami. I think more people are starting to realize what we've lost by becoming "lost" in our devices. I hope this leads to a change in how we integrate technology into our lives. Tech is great, but talking to people matters."
Dec 7, 2016
William Polking replied to Carlie Gladden's discussion Black Friday
"I buy nearly everything online, and the number of catalogues I receive in the months of November and December is staggering. Not to mention the number of e-mails from companies that I have done business with in the past.

Black Friday, to me, is th…"
Dec 1, 2016
William Polking replied to Samantha Lynn Cruz's discussion Love Story Movies..
"Same.

Okay, no, not really."
Dec 1, 2016
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Nov 27, 2016
William Polking posted a discussion
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Nov 26, 2016
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Nov 23, 2016
William Polking replied to Torie Ziegmann's discussion Distractions
"This is also true for adults. We are a culture of distracted people. I saw a study recently that had similar results for adults' levels of distraction at work."
Nov 17, 2016
William Polking replied to Samantha Lynn Cruz's discussion Brands Matter
"If you are buying a brand solely so you can "show" the brand to others, then I agree with your mother. But if you are buying a particular brand because you know the fit/style/quality, then fair enough. I will happily pay more for quality (especially…"
Nov 17, 2016
William Polking replied to Carlie Gladden's discussion Pyramid of Cool
""Keeping up" is much harder than it used to be, especially with technology. And I agree with Saraya that the speed at which cool cycles now makes it more appealing to just be a laggard and not worry about what's "cool.""
Nov 7, 2016
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