On the same day that Twitter suspended Trump for 12 hours, I logged on for the first time in months. Feels kind of ironic. I've had a Twitter account forever, but rarely use it. You wouldn't know this if you looked at my Tweet count (1,389), but that's only because I set up automatic blog … Continue reading Coupscrolling on Twitter
I just now realized, this very moment, that when my friend/business associate Erik asked me at lunch the other day if I'd ever held a bitcoin in my hand after I joked about paying for the meal with the cryptocurrency, he was messing with me. Because, digital currency. Duh. It only took me 51 hours … Continue reading Early Adopter?
I was out walking on my lunch hour yesterday, phone in hand, which I was checking periodically. There is nothing unusual about this; I often look at my phone while walking, either to track my workout progress on MyFitnessPal or queue up my camera for potential photo opportunities. There were lots of people out and about, and … Continue reading Oh, Sheila
One of the fundamental traits of humanity is the need to be liked. We crave acceptance from our friends, peers, and loved ones. This isn't egotism talking; it's built into our DNA. For our long-ago ancestors, survival was a group effort - if you were banished from your tribe, you were pretty much issued a … Continue reading The Psychology of Being “Liked”
Instagram just unveiled a new feature: the ability to toggle between multiple accounts. I’ve been wanting this for years! My first order of business? Creating a work account. I have been pushing the idea of a corporate Instagram account to my superiors for some time. I think IG is a natural place to showcase all … Continue reading 23 Mountains
Goodreads, the self-professed "social network for book nerds," sent me an email recently encouraging me to sign up for their 2016 Reading Challenge. This involves setting a goal for yourself to read a certain number of books during the course of the year. Simple enough, I figured. So I followed the link, gave it a … Continue reading One Dozen. No Dozin’.
Four years ago - almost exactly to the day - I lost my job. I hate that phrase, though. It's not like I was walking along one day and suddenly misplaced it. "Hey! Where'd my job go?! It was right here a second ago, I swear!" More like, my position was eliminated. Out from under me. With … Continue reading I Pray There is No Future
Today was just an average, ordinary, run-of-the-mill Thursday. I took a walk before work. Knocked out a few articles. Grabbed lunch with Tara. Started a rumor that the owner of the company's wife was expecting a baby. You know, the typical daily grind. OK, in all fairness, my wife and I hadn't met up for lunch … Continue reading Wildfire on a Windy Day
Monday was my birthday. Well, not really. But on Facebook it was my birthday - all part of a great social experiment, if you will. Three days later, I'm not sure how to feel about the results. On the one hand, I have a lot of well-meaning friends who serenaded me with heartfelt birthday wishes. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Two You
I am so glad it's May 5th. Not because I have a special affinity for Cinco de Mayo (though, hello nacho bar at work!). It's just that, if I see one more lame May the 4th be with you post on social media, I am going to scream. It's not that I'm anti-Star Wars. I like Yoda as much … Continue reading See You in 364 Days, Chewbacca