Enjoy the Moment

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I like technology. I like it a lot. Without it, we wouldn’t have the internet, smart phones, or social media. Three things that I have grown greatly accustomed to. There are so many wonderful things that can be said in favor of smart phones and social media. Smart phones can help us navigate to somewhere [...]

The Best News Source

You can find all the TOTALLY ACCURATE information in the world!  Right on The Internets!

I’ve mentioned before I live in a bubble. Part of that living-in-isolation-not-getting-out-much thing is I also don’t watch a whole heckuva lot of television, either. We no longer get a newspaper delivered (which is good, because INK ON MY HANDS! GAH!). I occasionally read online news but unless someone makes a big stink about things [...]

Oooh Baby, Baby It’s a Mad World

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Photo: YankeeJim Where is the forgiveness? I ask you – where is the understanding? It would be so easy to turn the other cheek – to say “Ah, that’s okay” and move on. Some people do. But I’m noticing a lot of people will make you pay for your indignities toward society, however insignificant. And [...]

Bottom 6 Ways You Are Annoying On Social Media

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I’m trying so hard. So hard not to be annoyed by all of the silliness on the many social media platforms I follow. But for the love of sweet Darius Rucker, people keep doing stupid shit, so I’m going to have to point it out. Not that anyone will listen. I wouldn’t. But that’s because [...]

Top 6 Ways You Are Annoying on Social Media

Since I’m a blogger and a media junkie, I’m online more than a lot. I’ve lovingly compiled this list of things you should reconsider sharing on social media, because they are annoying. You’re welcome. 1. Combining your significant other’s name with yours as a facebook name. You aren’t conjoined twins, KatieandMichael Jones. If you are [...]

8 Netiquette Tips to Keep You Charming Online

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An innocent email or Facebook post can end up being read by one person…or a plethora  of persons. As soon as you hit “post” or “send” or “tweet,” you are giving your words up to the universe. Here are a few tips to make sure the words that define you are good ones.  Don’t make [...]

5 Things on Facebook Worse Than Pictures of Babies

Oh, is my laptop camera on? I was just reaching for my Diet Coke when my arm hit the button and fate captured my impossibly soulful stare in a totally unposed moment.

It all started with a status update. There I was, trolling my news feed for ways to avoid doing actual work or taking a shower in the approximately ten minutes per day my one year-old allots for my personal grooming needs while he restlessly tears up a roll of toilet paper, when I stumbled across [...]

How to Maximize Your Social Media

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Social media is more than just Facebook, and social media tools are more than just Hootsuite. Frankly, I always found both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck annoying. Running multiple streams kept me from concentrating on a single stream. Their functionality is amazing, but their dashboards leave a lot to be desired. But as a social media manager [...]

8 Ways To Wish Someone Happy Birthday on Facebook

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Once upon a time, when a family member, close friend, or loved one celebrated a birthday, you were expected to send them a card. In the MAIL. That you wrote a personal message in. And bought a stamp for. Okay, seriously, stop laughing. Then e-cards absolved us of the oh-shit-grandma’s-birthday-is-TODAY guilt. Plus, phone calls were [...]

My Daughter is Funnier than Me

My daughter Thalia Grace, future recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.

Sometimes I like to delude myself into thinking that I am good at writing funny things. That I’m at least one-sixteenth as funny as Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling. But in reality, I am not. It is actually my 3-year-old Thalia who is the wisecracking genius. I guess naming her after the Greek muse of [...]

Social Media: Making Our Kids Feel Too Normal?

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As a kid, I was afraid of everything. Or I had it in reverse: what I should have been afraid of [like plugging appliances in with wet hands] I wasn’t, and what I should have not been afraid of [windows without curtains] I feared.   I was afraid of  bees, wasps, afraid that I couldn’t [...]

How to Use Facebook for Evil

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Allow me to preface this post with the note that I despise people who make rules about things that are supposed to be fun. I always grind my teeth when I see a posts with the title, “The Dos and Don’ts of Twitter” or “3 Ways You’re Chewing Your Bubble Gum the Wrong Way.” I [...]