Tag Archives: Twitter

Google+ and The Entropy of Social Media

First there was order, then chaos. The universe was born in near-perfect order: small, organized and perhaps even serene. Over time, the universe expanded and became messy, diverse and beyond comprehension. Chaos reigned. This effect is called entropy, the process … Continue reading

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Being Connected Isn’t the Same as Being Social

I’m connected to my extended family – cousins, an uncle and assorted other relatives beyond my immediate biological circle. I know some of them. Others I couldn’t pick out of a crowd. Nevertheless, we are connected. But we are not … Continue reading

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Blogging and the Memory Preservation Society

The key to popularity in our digital world is being in the know. Whoever has information first is revered and re-tweeted; they are the thought leaders turned newsmakers and armchair analysts. Being in the know is better than being in … Continue reading

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Social Media, Milkshakes, and Life After Death

Once in a while, less often now than before, someone asks about my dad, and I tell them I never knew my father. He died when when I very young, I say, and therefore I never knew him other than … Continue reading

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Blogging is Stupid, Twitter is Lame and Facebook is Dumb

My daughter doesn’t think I’m cool. She thinks I’m a geek — not in the good Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs way, but rather in the “who gives a crap whether Picard or Kirk was the better Star Trek captain … Continue reading

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A Social Media Sanity Check: Six Ways to Slow Down

I’ve had to take things a little slower lately, which for me means going from working about 70 hours a week to only 60 hours. Nevertheless, there’s great value in slow. Going slower makes you think faster. Slowing down can … Continue reading

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A Social Media Prayer

Our user profiles, who art online, hallowed be our names. Thy check-ins done, thy badges won, on Earth as they are on FourSquare. Give us this day our Facebook updates. And forgive us our overuse of emoticons and exclamation points, … Continue reading

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