Suppose you’re Mike setting up a 1:1 meeting with Julie. What should you name the calendar meeting request? Julie / Mike Mike / Julie Julie If you’re like me, you probably choose the first option. You’re meeting with Julie, so her name goes first. It would feel egotistical to put your own name first, right?… Continue reading Naming a 1:1 meeting
I’m feeling a little stupid right now. Maybe a little history is in order. We’ve known since 2014, back when Five Labs used our Facebook posts to analyze personality, that when we shared our data with an app on Facebook, the app’s publisher gets our friends’ data, too. It should have been obvious more than… Continue reading What did we learn new about Facebook?
fire and furylike the world’s never -a bluff until .–Brent Logan (2017)
More than two years ago, I started an experiment with Facebook: I hide the sources I don’t want to see anymore. I started with the Buzzfeed quizzes, then moved on to the radio stations and their silly news stories. I hid the parody sites, the viral meme sites, the sports teams’ sites. But I kept… Continue reading My Facebook experiment, an update
I’m studying these suggestions for surviving Thanksgiving from Sally Kohn so I can respond appropriately tomorrow. May you have a blessed, maybe apolitical, Thanksgiving! Update. It’s good to have a buddy system. Friends don’t let friends feel attacked. Have an exit strategy. Forgive everyone you possibly can.
It’s election day eve—most will vote tomorrow. Many of you have already voted. That’s great! I voted a few weeks ago. If you have already know who you’re voting for, you can stop reading right now. I don’t have anything for you other than encouraging you to go vote. If you’re still undecided after months… Continue reading It’s time to vote!
The straw that breaks a camel’s back is significant only to the camel.
Nearly a year ago, I started using a Mac for the first time. People ask how I like the Mac. I think it’s summed up in this: Windows On Windows, to switch between windows using the keyboard, press Alt-Tab. Repeat until you’re at the window you want. Mac On Mac, to switch between windows using… Continue reading My experience switching to Mac
Orlando. Baghdad. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Dallas. Nice. The list is long. It’s overwhelming. I want to help, but what can I do? I believe I can choose. Let me explain. I can choose to greet everyone with a smile. I can choose to say hello. I can choose to listen. I can choose to… Continue reading What I can do
“Telling it like it is”doesn’t describe the world.It reveals you.