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the universe as a metaphor

 We have used the universe as a metaphor for the internet. If I were to take that to as much an extreme as a non scientist can, I would say that you could relate the stars, planets, satellites, black holes, even galaxies to the many groupings of people, information, and blogs. But the structure, the internet as a thing, the wires, circuits, and waves, the hardware and software, must exist in that metaphor to fully capture the concept. To be fair, we have no way of counting the stars in our entire universe. So to be able to represent it visually, and to bring it to a level that we can better grasp, let us focus first at or galaxy, and than look to our visible sky. 

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Gender construction and the internet

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 Simone De Beauvoir was adamant in her conviction that people and gender are constructed by our experiences and the influences of the society in which we live. As our world becomes more digital and interconnected, how we experience the world is changing. For some, like the character Zaboo in the web series The Guild, they have experienced life primarily through technology.

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My Latin Mind

 In my struggle to learn the Latin Language, I tried various study materials but found myself spending too much time adjusting them to my own understandings and connections. 

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