Billy Ceskavich


Billy Ceskavich
waceskav@syr.edu
Website
http://www.ceskavich.com/
Profile
Billy is an Engagement Fellow and Masters candidate in the iSchool's Information Management program. He also holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Management & Political Science from Syracuse University, graduated in May 2014. He's an avid fan of the consumer technology and the startup space, having worked in the industry in both Syracuse and Silicon Valley. He's active on Twitter (@ceskavich) or be contacted directly via email (bceskavich@gmail.com).


Posts by Billy


| February 13, 2014

A Week With Facebook’s Paper

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A little over a week ago, Facebook announced its next major mobile foray: Paper. Sporting a full screen, graphic heavy, and seemingly fluid user interface, Paper is a departure from the traditional Facebook mobile experience. As the name subtly implies, the app will focus heavily on pushing news and media content to users. With many → Read More

| June 18, 2013

iOS 7 Beta 1: My Test Run

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Despite the caution voiced by many, I have taken the plunge. For the past five days, I have been running iOS 7 Beta 1 on my personal phone. No safety nets or back-up plan. And although it is a very unfinished product, the entire tech sector has already erupted with comment on Apple’s drastically changed mobile operating → Read More

| April 22, 2013

Facebook Updates: It’s a Love/Hate Relationship

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When it comes to Facebook, the fear of random change has become a norm for many of the social network’s avid users.  Among the many criticisms that have contributed to Facebook’s often infamous reputation, the social network often changes its layout in drastic ways on a fairly regular basis.  While many embrace this change, others → Read More

| March 22, 2013

#SBinSV: The Week that Rocked My World

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Despite the effort I put into applying for the iSchool’s Spring Break in Silicon Valley, I was hesitant to attend this trip the days prior to our departure.  I had mulled over many reservations: my skills at networking with the various professionals we would meet, my lack of experience as a traditional developer, and the → Read More

| February 27, 2013

What Is Mailbox All About?

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What Is Mailbox All About? Earlier this month, fellow InfoSpace blogger Anne Marie Suchanek and myself posted a debate about the newest app to take the mobile world by storm: Mailbox.  The new iOS email client was released to hype and fanfair, promising to revolutionize the way we approach email.  Anne Marie and I took differing → Read More

| January 25, 2013

Why Facebook’s “Graph Search” is the Future

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Last week, Facebook took the tech world by storm.  And for what seems like a first in a very long time, the news does not revolve around some privacy controversy or critical scandal.  On January 15, Facebook revealed its new “Graph Search” feature at its Menlo Park headquarters in Palo Alto.  Zuckerberg touts Graph Search → Read More

| December 19, 2012

Instagram’s Terms of Service Debacle: What It Means for You

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Yesterday, Instagram caught the attention of bloggers and users alike, and not in a favorable way.  The popular photo sharing service’s most recent changes to its terms of service (ToS), due to go into effect on January 16, led to an outcry of criticism.  At its most basic, the new service agreement gives Instagram the → Read More

| November 6, 2012

Boxee and the Future of Television

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On November 1, the set-top box manufacturer Boxee, Inc. released its newest device, Boxee TV.  It represents an attempt to combine the traditional television model with the world of online media.  To this day, the two forms of content delivery have been fiercely separate.  Specifically, the goliath firms that run the television industry have been → Read More

| October 15, 2012

Where Is My Utopia? An Overview of Politics in the Information Age

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Time and again, we find ourselves hailing the Internet as a great equalizer.  The World Wide Web is one of the most horizontal fields of communication ever created.  At its most basic, idealistic core, the Internet allows anyone to talk to anyone.  I can be retweeted by a celebrity.  You can find a new job → Read More

| October 11, 2012

What To Expect From Windows 8

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Mark your calendars.  On October 26, Microsoft will release its latest iteration in its line of operating systems, Windows 8.  While we in the tech world may have come to accept the hype surrounding the release of various Apple products, Windows 8 should not go unnoticed.  The next version of Windows signifies a radical departure → Read More