Social Media

Archive | How we discover

Searching and discovery, for searchers

0768-Spotify-sources-with-background

How do you listen to music on Spotify?

Do you listen to albums? Or maybe you like curated playlists. Or sometimes you might just want to hear an artist, not a specific album, but just the list all the songs by an artist. With the advent of streaming music, I thought the album had been severely diminished. Playlists have hundreds of songs, all […]

Continue Reading 1
Screenshot-2017-07-24-11.47.36

Do you still use iTunes for podcasts?

I haven’t used iTunes for podcasts in 18 months. Today I relaunched iTunes and was reminded how glad I am that I no longer use it. Oh, the old days when iTunes would stop downloading a podcast because I haven’t listened to any episodes recently. I found myself having to manually update all 90 podcasts […]

Continue Reading 1
instagram-Sorry, this page isn't available

Rare hashtags

It’s funny to find hashtags on Instagram that are rarely used. When commenting on a photo, I’ll often combine two words together into a hashtag. And then I click on the hashtag to see if there any other photos. Apparently is the first Instagram photo with the hashtag:

Continue Reading 1
Google Ads: topics you like

Control the topics you like for Google ads

Have you adjusted your privacy settings with Google? You get to pick what topics Google shows you in Google ads. Pick exactly what you want to see. Cull down all those boring unrelated topics. Force Google show you super-cool ads! A few weeks ago, I adjusted mine. Since then, Google secretly added “Pest Control” to […]

Continue Reading 2
Evernote from tags

The discovery metadata field

The internet would be a really interesting place if every article that was shared automatically had a “via link.” Ok, so the internet is already interesting. But what makes the internet such a great place is its connectivity. Everything is linked together. We can easily share a link to an article. So many links all […]

Continue Reading 1
1995 Yahoo Directory homepage screenshot archive

Imagine the internet with no search engines

What the internet would look like if there were no search engines? Twitter would have a lot more questions posted. Often times when I’m curious about something, it’s tempting to ask on Twitter. But then I quickly realize we have Google (or DuckDuckGo). For instance, I was about to ask on Twitter, “Does Adobe Creative […]

Continue Reading 1