Year: 2015

Nine new podcasts

iTunes’ “New and Noteworthy” section had nine podcasts that piqued my interest. I’m subscribing to these nine podcasts to give them a shot. We’ll see which ones make it onto my podcast playlist on my iPhone. In no particular order, here’s the nine: Imaginary Worlds By Eric Molinsky Science fiction and other fantasy genres — …

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Following notification lists versus living in the moment

As Twitter considers moving away from the straight reverse chronological list, blogger Chris Thilk takes a look at how Twitter might be considering to become more like Snapchat, a service of the moment. His blog post “What Twitter ‘Is’” is worth a read. The timing of this post is interesting for me as it intersects …

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How to translate one word into all the foreign languages

Is there an online resource to translate a word into all foreign languages? You could manually look up a word in Google Translate. But don’t you want an online dictionary that can translate in all languages? Good news. Google Sheets has a function for Google Translate! You can set up a sheet with a function …

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Three reasons why Instagram has more engagement than Twitter

Less Twitter, more Instragram. Pew Research released their Social Media Update 2014. In 2013, 46% of Twitter users checked the site every day. In 2014, only 36% checked it daily. What a drop! 49% of Instagram users said they checked the service daily. Twitter’s engagement is down, while Instagram’s engagement is soaring? Why? Chris Thilk …

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The device for writers who can’t focus

Combine a keyboard with an e-ink screen and you have a new writing tool, the Hemingwrite: The Hemingwrite is a minimalist digital typewriter for distraction free writing composition. It combines the simplicity of a typewriter with modern technology like an electronic paper screen and cloud backups to create the best possible writing experience. It is designed …

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Why have 15 Twitter accounts?

It’s all about giving your readers what they want. Do you enjoy reading a stranger’s tweets about his/her health? I don’t, really. But I do enjoy reading the health tweets by my close friends and family. So strangers don’t have to read my tweets about chocolate cravings, I have separate those tweets into a dedicated …

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