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My Cell Phone is Old, Get Over It

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“The app for my phone I want is phone.” Rodney Ruxin, The League

iphone 4s info sheet with photosMore than three years ago, I bought an iPhone. And it’s still the phone I use today. Because it’s not broken and still functions as a talking, app, and data-using device. Obviously.

It’s not like it was a conscious decision to keep ancient technology around. Especially as it began dying without reason and became incredibly unresponsive to button pushing. It all just happened so gradually that I didn’t notice. Like when you yourself get old. One day everything is super laggy and in need of a constant re-charge. Sure you wonder, “When did this even happen?” but then you just keep living life and dealing with the pressures of aging. By joining a local gerontology club. Or going to bed earlier.

At multiple points ...

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We Don’t Need to Know About Typing, Snapchat

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snapchat-push2Like all Snapchat users, I get a lot of notifications. Because of social media. And for whatever reason, half of those notifications are people typing. Not the actual message, Snapchat just wants me to know that my friends are almost (or accidentally) sending me a message. Because obviously that’s super important. In reality, however, it’s just twice and many pop-ups for half as much action. I don’t need to know someone is typing until they’ve actually sent something. Maybe they’re “typing” with the seat of their pants, or maybe they take forever to send a message – whatever the scenario here, I really don’t care unless there’s something to look at.

So what’s the deal, Snap? Why are you letting us know so many people are typing throughout the day? Is there some type of ...

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Halloween Candy Stats — The Sweet and the Sour (infographic)

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Infographic courtesy of LabDoor.com.

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Like it or Leave it: A Commentary on Facebook Etiquette

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Facebook-Like-Button-ClickFacebook can be an incredible platform that individuals use to express themselves. It can also be a smattering of half-formed opinions and food pictures. I’m not saying the two are mutually exclusive. I’m also not saying I’m very selective when it comes to Facebook friends. Whatever your attitude, this social media behemoth is likely a fixture in your daily routine.

Some use Facebook to stay caught up on the developing lives of their friends, some use it to espouse political views, some just aggregate articles about events, the conclusions of which you are unlikely to believe. In all cases, Facebook allows us to put ourselves out there. Unlike a diary entry, we know that the world will see our writings to Facebook. This is our chance to be vindicated. It’s not private; it’s personal...

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New World Experiences: Wearing a Vest

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Note: One of Danny’s responsibilities at TSR is writing blogs — like the one below, or this one that already posted. When we discussed potential topics, I wanted to give him creative freedom, and told him he could write about anything, so long as it related to social media or the Internet in some form. And in true intern fashion, he ignored me and turned in this ∇ instead.

Who knows, maybe I am bad at explaining words. Maybe he’s playing like he can’t understand me. Maybe he just feels strongly about vests and needed to get the word out as quickly as possible. Either way, you get to read a blog about vests. (Which is totally true, BTW. He wore it to our important business meeting and zipped it up when the vent got too cold). Enjoy. — Bethaney

danny in a vestSomeone left a black fleece vest at...

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