Get Off Facebook!

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A few years ago I ditched Facebook for the seductive promises of Twitter. I took the distinction between the two to be fundamental, that we were plagued by the ignorance of our friends on Facebook, but benefited from the wit of strangers on Twitter instead. However, in time this distinction turned out to be merely skin-deep. It took me a while to admit that both forms of social media were already compromised by the very nature of digital communication. Continue reading Get Off Facebook!

Open Letter to Steve Ballmer

Hello Mr. Ballmer,

This is an open letter, obviously, addressed to you in the hopes of helping guide some aspect of Microsoft that I believe will allow it to regain the luster that it recently lost in the past few years. I do want to acknowledge that under your reign, Microsoft has turned in an insane amount of profit, quarter after quarter. From a business/profit driven standpoint, you guys have it made, and the momentum created on your Windows/Office apps will continue to push your company forward for another decade easily.

The topic of discussion here is what I would call a suggestion, rather than a list of demands that needs to be met in order to gain some semblance of mind-share with the general public. Continue reading Open Letter to Steve Ballmer