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2009 – My Year in Review

2009 has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, and a roller coaster of new experiences. For better or for worse, 2009 has been a game changing year for me, between work, social media, and socially, my world is a different place than it was one year ago.

The Value of Villainy

We believe in the power of good over evil, the triumph of the strongest will, and the belief that what is right and just will win out in the end. Without the opposite side of the coin, we would not know what we believed in or be able to strive to overcome it. Our villains give us the necessary adversity we need to bring us to greater heights.

What is Foursquare’s Endgame?

“What if going out was like a game of The Legend of Zelda?” was the question asked by Dennis Crowley from the stage of the New York Tech Meetup last March.  It was this question that he introduced Foursquare to the New York tech community.  As “players” check in to their locations via their cellphones, […]

My Droid Apps

As is common with smartphone users these days, applications drive the usage of the phone in its not talk functions. When I show people my Motorola Droid, I am often asked which applications I use on the phone, so I’ve compiled a list of my current Droid apps.

Retweeting – Another Twitter Misadoption?

Last month, Twitter introduced lists based on the way users utilize third party clients to view their data. They recently followed up the release of lists with retweets, another feature invented by their users on third party applications that Twitter may or may not have misimplemented.

Why Do Droid Apps Need To Continuously Run?

In my initial review of the Motorola Droid phone, I pointed out how I noticed that applications continue to run in the background, even when I am not using them. If I am completely not using an application, why do they need to keep running if they are not in use?

Community vs. Commercialism in Art

I previously wrote about the ownership of media. Once you purchased it, the murky question of ownership leads to other questions, but once something is created and released, who gets usage of the art created and how far can they go? And how can the artist make money when everyone has access to it?

Review: Motorola Droid

My recent venture into a new smartphone with the Blackberry Tour was a less than stellar experience, that temporarily led me back to my old Windows Mobile phone. With fortuitous timing, I was invited to the launch party for the new Motorola smartphones, which gave me ownership of a Motorola Droid phone.

Twitter Lists

In the last week, Twitter rolled out their newest feature on their websites called Twitter lists. Lists allow you to aggregate the people you follow on Twitter into smaller, more manageable groups that users can view the short messages (tweets) that people on those lists post. What started as a good idea is being seen fairly universally as a poor implementation.

Review: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passionis the new book by Gary Vaynerchuck,wine Crush It!seller, host of Wine Library TV, and public speaker. Crush It! is a chronicle of Gary’s ascent to successful businessman and a how-to manual to be successful in the same vein as him based on his experiences.