Posts Tagged 'personal'

Oct
17

I Ain’t No Followback Girl (or Boy)

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Just the other day I saw the above tweet in my @replies column on Tweetdeck. I have to admit that right at first I was a little angry, offended and irritated. Not because this person chose to stop following me, but because they thought it was necessary to make a public statement about it. It felt a little bit like an attack on me and all because I had not automatically followed this person back after they followed me. Of course, in a matter of …

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Oct
13

Behind The Avatar #1: Jack Franklin – 17-Year-Old Web Developer and Editor of The Web Squeeze

Behind The Avatar - Jack Franklin

Today I will be starting a new feature here on the blog in which I will introduce you to people and blogs and websites who I have found to be of value to my education and life experience. Whether I follow them on Twitter or subscribe to their blog’s RSS feed or have interacted with them in some other way, these are people that I am getting to know and want to encourage you to do the same. In keeping with the spirit of previous …

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Oct
2

#FollowFriday on Twitter Is Like Flowers at a Funeral

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Okay, I admit that the title is a little morbid and maybe a bit extreme, but if you’ll bear with me I think you will see my point.

Have you ever been to a funeral and noticed that the gathering is comprised of a lot of people who haven’t seen each other in a long time (maybe since the last funeral)? When the service starts there is usually a time where friends of the deceased are allowed to share their thoughts about this person they …

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Sep
22

A Quick Update

I just wanted to write a quick note for those of you who are subscribing to this blog to let you know that I am still alive! Yes, I went down with a severe case of the flu last week and I am still in the mode of healing and catching up, so the blog has taken a bit of a back seat until work gets in a more manageable position and I can find the time to get back into writing regularly.

In the …

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Sep
4

Who Makes The Social Media Rules? You Do!

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As businesses, professionals and individuals frantically scramble to keep from being left behind in the latest technological phenomenon of global virtual communities that have been collectively coined “social media”, the wide-eyed and wondering search everywhere for answers. As with all revolutions past – only multiplied by the miraculously rapid pace at which real-time communication and information disbursement occurs – the common laws of the emerging society appear to be caught up in a free-for-all battle fought between self-proclaimed experts, early-adopting renegades, ground-breaking pioneers, drooling capitalists …

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