Thursday, March 19, 2009

Devin DiCristofaro

On Sunday March 16, the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks were playing in Milwaukee in an NBA matchup.  During halftime, with the game tied, Bucks star Charlie Villanueva used his blackberry to post on popular networking site 'Twitter.'  Villanueva's post read 'In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We're playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half.  Coach wants more toughness.  I gotta step up.'  Villanueva responded by scoring 19 points and lead the the Bucks to an eventual 86-77 win against the Celtics.  Since the incident there has beemn much publicity regarding the role networking websites such as twitter, facebook, and myspace play in society today. While this athlete, who is being payed millions of dollars to perform at the highest level of basketball, is resting during halftime he took the time to post on this website, which illustrates how networking websites such as these can become extremely important in people's lives.  These sites are extremely popular on college campus' across the country and the world, it is interesting; however, to walk through a Loyola computer lab during finals week and you see people procrastinating on these networking sites.  This loss of focus and general distracting can negatively affect peoples grades, and while these sites can be powerful tools to keep in touch with friends, people need to remain focused and not succumb to the negative effects of technology.

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