Archive for the 'Internet' Category

Before Google

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

On a whim today I tried to figure out what the oldest pages are on the internet that mention the names of Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In particular, I wanted to find out what information Google’s founders left on the internet before they had the notion to index it all. This pursuit […]

Elements Of Twitter Style

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Twitter has become hugely popular and is only getting bigger. Some users don’t understand that the formatting and content of their tweets has a huge impact on how well or poorly they are received as individuals, and by extension, how likely they are to be followed. I participate extensively on Twitter with my personal account: […]

The Oldest Trick In The Book

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Brent Simmons reveals one of the biggest secrets for making friends and influencing people. Yes, it’s the oldest trick in the book: be nice. Be gracious. Be thoughtful of other peoples’ interests. Don’t be a whiner. Be generous. Be inclusive. Pay it forward… you get the picture. Have you ever noticed this phenomenon of the […]

Tweet Quality

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

As Twitter becomes more and more popular, the quality of tweets (Twitter updates) seems to be taking a dive. I attribute this to a couple side effects of the relentless population rise: An increase in conversational, challenging, and defensive tweets. The use of tweets to mass-distribute unoriginal ideas and propaganda. Conversational Tweets I wasn’t among […]