While I'm asking questions this week, here's another one.When did our name begin with this symbol: @?My mother did not name me @Carol.My dog is not @Riley.My friends are not @Patrick, @Marilyn, @ Joanne.And they are barely @ home.I do not shop at @Trader Joe's.What a silly affectation.One with which . . .
Facebook is ubiquitous in just about all age groups and I'm fascinated with the different ways people use it. Here are a few of my favorites:First, there are The Lurkers/Peeping Toms. People who completely protect their identity and their posts from public view, but who spend an inordinate amount . . .
My husband isn't the social media type.First, he's only social in person. And second, he isn't all that interested in what other people are doing every second. In fact, he couldn't care less.But he's learned a little something about Facebook.We were talking recently about someone we know who's just . . .
And a sign of the times.A college student I know has political aspirations. I heard he deleted his Facebook account as part of his long-term preparation.He is not even 21 years old. . . .
I'm a big fan of Gawker.com, a sort of high-level media gossip site, and read a story the other day whose last graf caught my eye. It's a feeling of empty loneliness familiar to many of us who are enmeshed in social networks and broadband grids, blogs and microblogs, emails and IMs, sending so . . .
If you participate in any of the social media, especially Facebook or Twitter, you've probably noticed that many people post all day. Every day. Regardless of what they're in the middle of.They post from vacation. They post from family reunions. From nature walks. From weddings. From parties. . . .
Ok, so I'll say it.Twitter is ridiculous. That is not to say that I won't tweet for marketing purposes.And I do pop in from time to time to lurk, a voyeur who finds some of the things celebs and other folks post fascinating. And I almost always like what Guy Kawasaki and his ghost-tweeters post.But . . .
I love Michael K. From dlisted.com. I quote his blog below, and it is worth the 10 minutes to see this clip. It's ...surreally funny ... I mean, you don't know whether to laugh or laugh harder. Trust me. You'll enjoy this. This is serious. The inmates at Cebu Prison in the Philippines became world . . .
I'm hiding out upstairs in my office; the drone of the vacuum cleaner is making me crazy. I'm usually the maid service's first clean of the day, but today I'm second and they didn't get here till 11:15. It's too noisy to read; I've printed out some documents for our trip, and now I'm so desperate . . .