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Joseph Kaminski

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August 20, 2017

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Three Years of Blogging

It’s been three years since I’ve started this “journey”. Although I’ve been writing on websites for three years now, the amount of content I post has only just recently exploded. I’d just like to thank some of the people that have been reading my stuff for a while now. Robert Horvat, Sean Munger, Ken Lohatepanont, Elliot Declet, Michael Andoscia, and Blog Liberally have earned these spots!

The Likert Scale

I know this is a little late in terms of technology and updates, but if you’re on Facebook you’ve noticed that the traditional “like” system has replaced itself with an optional range of emoticons. From “like” to “love” to “haha”, “wow”, “sad”, and “angry”; this new system allows interaction between social media aficionados to be more complex than ever before. It’s more than obvious why Facebook turned to this new system: a major flaw that’s plagued simple conversation since the beginning of instant messaging. Users have been forced to “like” messages coming from grieving widows and cancer patients. A bit of an, erm, awkward experience from both sides if you really think about it.

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The History of America: A New World

Anyone who has taken a United States History course knows that sometimes, well, most of the time, we eliminate and “forget” to write down the lows of American History. Not many high school text books discuss the fact that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had made a decision to not to bomb railways used to transport prisoners to Auschwitz during World War 2, a controversial topic you can read more about here. But, there are five themes in United States history that can be seen in any high school or college history course.