My three thoughts heading into the U.S.'s World Cup qualifier at Guatemala on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET, PPV, UStream). Can't see the game? Follow our live blog with Avi Creditor and Co., beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET.
I was geared up to complete my census form. I sat. I put on my headphones. I grabbed a pen, something I rarely use in my digitally mediated life. I took a deep breath. By the time I had exhaled, I had completed the form. I turned the pages over and under, thinking, "That's all!?"
Two weeks ago, Kyrie Irving, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, co-hosted a video chat room via UStream.tv. while visiting a classmate's house. For an hour and a half, the two, sitting side-by-side in front of a MacBook Pro, took questions from viewers, ranging from the college-selection process to whether Irving has a girlfriend. "I like the fans to get to know me," he said. "This might become a trend I do every few days."