The barriers we place on ourselves can be the hardest, but those too can be...
12 Great Tales of De-Friending →
“What follows is a collection of stories about de-friending. In summary, what I discovered is that everyone approaches their social network differently and it’s impossible to communicate all those nuances when you choose to de-friend.” Also, there are different approaches to different social networks. Some sites are for professional connections, others are for friendships. On top of...
Trust, Performance and the Sharing of Time →
Trust is one of the most difficult things to earn from another human. Perhaps THE most difficult thing. Trust is made or lost purely in one’s actions. What brings trust from another? Consistency in…
My Facebook →
Not only do I use my Facebook iPhone app more than the web site, but Facebook is becoming one of my more used iPhone apps in general. I don’t have that many Facebook friends, but I like all the ones I have. There may be others that I wish were there, but I have none on my Friends list that I dislike in the least. It makes my iPhone more like my DS than ever my Blackberry was....
Nice job there, diggity-doo! Thanks for blowing... →
Just reading the latest Cringely piece on the Yahoo CEO who co-founded the company, left, came back just in time to f@ck up everybody’s equity event on the Microsoft deal, and now he’s blowing out to go fishing again or something. Were I a Yahoo investor, he’d be at the top of my sh1t list right now. Sadly, or perhaps thankfully, I missed that boat.
X-Ray of the new Macbook →
When your words do not agree with your actions, there is no basis for trust.
PC Magazine going all digital →
Journalism is in flux in the 21st century.
"Drinking the kool aid" →
If you’re historically challenged, you might find it interesting that the origin of the phrase “drinking the kool aid” comes from a cult-leader inspired mass suicide that occurred 30 years ago in Jonestown, Guyana.
"Synergy-related headcount restructuring" →
Another one for my collection of code-words for “You’re Fired!”. [From NetworkWorld] “Reengineering plans”, “cost improvement plans” and “Layoffs” being other code phrases to describe mass firings.
Three Weeks with the iPhone →
I’ve been a Blackberry user for five years, across three different devices, including the old two-way pager. I’ve been interested in the iPhone since its release, but without real Exchange support,…
We Feel Fine →
“Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”. When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the “feeling” expressed...
OVPC: One Velociraptor Per Child →
“The velociraptor has an interaction method that embraces the spirit of the social network. It is all about community and collaboration—working and playing together to hunt, learn and communicate.” [Thanks to Chris Collins, via Twitter, for the link to the link.]
Depression Diary →
First in a series of installments from a diary of Benjamin Roth, an attorney who lived through the Great Depression [The one in the early 20th century].
Um, don’t blog, or something →
“Wired, which ceased to be relevant in 1999, says you shouldn’t write a blog because, um, Calacanis and Scoble.” […] “Well maybe the reason you’re not supposed to blog is that you won’t get rich blogging, because Calacanis did, so I guess he used up all the rich.” Platforms like Twitter and Flickr are great, but having your own blog gives you a central place to tie...
Minute Clinic: Health Care for the 21st Century →
Woke up with a nasty head cold today. The Minute Clinic was a quick, no-hassle way to get the care I needed.