Mclain Campbell

  • About Mclain
    Senior at Lehigh, pursuing a degree in Marketing with minors in Business Information Systems and Mass Communication.

Blog Entries:

  • Final Project Video- Mclain Campbell
    Communication Technology and its Implications on Attention Span   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKfeqMZFtCQ  
  • Is the Internet really a blessing for democracy? – Cass Sunstein
    In this article Cass Sunstein, who was Head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under the Obama Administration, and is now a Harvard professor, writes about the dangers of the internet when it comes to democracy. He starts by contending that the internet is both a booster of democracy and a hinderer. While…
  • Race, Gender, and Information Technology Use: The New Digital Divide, Jackson et al.
    This research paper examined race and gender and how these two factors affect the intensity and the nature of information technology use and whether it can predict academic performance. Today, “digital divide”, refers to gap in intensity and nature of internet usage, rather than access to it. The researchers of this study focused on 4…
  • #Likeminded: BBC special series about the impact of social media on mental well-being
    Video: How to Stay Happy and Healthy on Social Media Keep your phone out of your bedroom. Adjust what you see on your feed. Set some self imposed non-screen time. Tell people you are detoxing. Fill the void. Video: Are You a Social Media Addict? If you agree to 4 or more of these sentences,…
  • Navigating a Social World with Robot Partners
    Android robots are entering human social life and the people that are interacting with them are unlikely to be technical experts and more likely to approach these interactions casually and intuitively. Because of this, it is becoming more important to study robot-human interaction. There has been shown dislike towards robots because of their imperfect “humanness”.…
  • Life In A Day Movie/Documentary
    Life In A Day is a crowd sourced movie/ documentary comprised of thousands of clips sent in from people from over 139 countries. The clips follow the daily lives of people around the world on a single day, July 24th 2010. The creater posed three questions and then asked people to film a day in…
  • Black Mirror: Nosedive
    This Black Mirror episode follows the main character, Lacie around in a world where people are completely engrossed in their mobile devices and rate every person they see based on their interaction with them on a 5 point scale. In turn each person has their own average ranking that can be seen by everyone. These…
  • Chapter 1: Engineering Sociality in a Culture of Connectivity. The Culture of Connectivity, Jose Van Dijck
    In this chapter of his book The Culture of Connectivity, Jose Van Dijck explores the technical, social, economic and cultural perspectives surrounding the rise of social media. When Web 2.0 first introduced social media, people saw the potential to “nurture connection, build communities and advance democracy” and many platforms embrace this spirit when they made…