Today I'll briefly give you a preview of three big areas where health and communication intermingle. 1. CMC & Healthcare Health communication is a big sub-discipline of communication and is one of the fastest growing areas of research in our field because of the increased use of CMC in health environments (i.e. hospitals) and because … Continue reading Health Communication
The symbol '&' comes from a combination of the Latin letters 'e' and 't', because in Latin, 'et' means 'and' (according to this Dictionary.com blog). In other words, since the Romans used it, '&' is a really, really old symbol (about 2,000 years). A website about web design corroborates this information and adds: The first ampersands … Continue reading A Brief History of the ‘&’ Symbol
This afternoon I'll share with you one of my few loves. You see, while I like many things, I love very few things. But this love makes me feel all warm on the inside and increases my heart rate (quite literally, actually). It's an essential part of my day, it makes me who I am. … Continue reading Five Reasons I Love Coffee
I read this BBC article about Eritrea. While coverage of the African continent by mainstream European news media is not perfect, it seems better than coverage (and/or lack thereof) offered by most U.S. mainstream news media, which seems biased towards focusing on 'poverty porn', a phrase used in this analysis. I found the BBC article above quite fascinating and … Continue reading Eritrea Tidbits
I love technology way too much, to the point where I (too frequently) read what other people would consider to be obscure technology blogs devoted to specific mobile operating systems. So when Google announced some significant upgrades to its popular Google Translate smart phone application I was excited, and rightly so. The upgraded app now has Star … Continue reading Why Google Translate Won’t Replace Your Brain
I updated my blog and website in April 2017, and many of the initial posts will be reposts from my old blog. I'll include a disclaimer at the end of every post that has been reposted. Thank you for checking out my new website! -Igor R.