Tag: relationships

  • Letting Perfect Get in the Way

    I’ve been contemplating a phrase for a few days now. It applies to writing code, as I do for a living, as well as a whole host of other things… from relationships, to home life, life goals and endeavors… the list goes on. Don’t let perfection stand in the way of progress. I know what […]

  • The Vicious Cycle of Assumptions and Stereotypes

    Let me step away from technology and business for a few moments. I’ve got something to discuss as it is still elusive to people. As humans, we tend to put people into boxes. On the egregious end, it results in things like racism and sexism. On the more mild end, it causes things like disappointment […]

  • Online Media: Relationships and Finding Signal In the Noise

    When I first started using Twitter in the fall of 2006, I was one of only a few thousand people using this weird new service. It was fun because my friends were there. I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology so it’s not all that uncommon to find me on some new online […]

  • The Rise and Fall of Friends

    We have been transformed. We have been transformed from a culture of Leave it to Beaver, where friends were next door neighbors or maybe work or church associates, into a culture where “friend” is a status symbol peddled by the gazillion social networks. It’s not uncommon to hear someone at a tech conferenct like Blog […]

  • Friends vs. Fans

    I think that maybe we’ve done some serious harm to the concept of friends with all this social media stuff. Seriously. On Facebook, how many of your friends are really friends? I have over 2000 followers on Twitter. How many of them know my real name without looking? How many events do people with significant […]

  • La Intersección de los Círculos Sociales

    ¿Quiénes están incluidos en tus networks sociales? ¿Que criterio utilizas para incluirlos? El tema se puede poner de lo mas controversial. Hay personas cuya meta es tener la mayor cantidad de “amigos” en Facebook, por ejemplo. Otros hacen un esfuerzo por limitar su exposición en estos networks. Si la utilidad de un network social depende […]

  • Grokking What Makes People Tick via Skype

    Total fun for a Friday. I’ve just realized that I have to laugh at people (including myself) when it comes to Mood Messages in IM. So in the spirit of good natured fun, let’s see what people are about via my Skype contact list (people online right now): Arieanna Schweber is ummm… loving punctuation. Chris […]