12 Best Articles on Pop Culture and Technology this Week

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Amy ChuaI’ve scoured the Internet to find articles that will either update you on what happened in the world of pop culture and technology this week or will interest or entertain you.

1.  America’s Top Parent (The New Yorker) – What’s behind the “Tiger Mother” craze?

2.  The Onion’s New fake News Show (Time Tuned In blog) – From website to cable TV

3.  Best ‘Friends’ Episodes of All Time (TV Squad) – Do you agree?

4.  How Hulu Lost Its Place in a Netflix World (Wired Epicenter blog) – Will Hulu have to completely change its business model?

5.  A Tale of Two GeekMom Gadgets (GeekMom) – If stranded on a family vacation with only two tools, which two would this Geek Mom choose?

6. Why Will Ferrell on The Office Worries Me Immensely? (Cultural Learnings) – While you might wonder why that would worry anyone, the writer makes a good point.

7.  For Better (and Worse), the Academy Went Beyond the Obvious (The Wrap) – How did the Academy do with the nominations for Oscars this year?

8.  Be a Gamer, Save the World (Wall Street Journal) – Videogames make players feel like their best selves. Why not give them real problems to solve?

9. Angry Birds Go Hollywood (Media Decoder) – Cellphone game to become a movie?

10. The Case for Smartphones in the Classroom (The Online Mom) – Part of the debate about the role digital media should have in our nation’s schools.

11.  Reading E-Books VS. Studying E-Textbooks (Cyberpop!) – Gen Y has not embraced the e-book, especially for studying.

12.  Does Facebook Make Us Depressed? (All Facebook) – Could comparing ourselves to others’ profiles make us depressed?

 See also: 42 Movies for Teens 2011

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