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Archive for October, 2010

Check-in Service Fatigue

I was recently talking with Leslie and she asked me if I was using Philo, a service which allows you to check-in with their website and earn virtual rewards when watching television. I informed her that I did not, nor did I have any interest in using it or any other similar service because I felt that served no useful purpose.

Dude, I Found My Car

First, the car was lost, then the car consumed my week, and just as I was ready to accept the loss and move on, I received a phone call changing everything. As of noon today, my car was in a New York City tow lot, and as of five pm, back in my possession.

Dude, I Still Can’t Find My Car

I normally write in this blog twice a week, but unfortunately, my entire week has been consumed with finding out where my car is, to no avail. ┬áSince I put out the previous post earlier this week, everyone who has seen me has asked if there were any updates, so I figured the best thing […]

Dude, Where’s My Car?

This past weekend, I made some allusions to having bad days, spending time in the back of a police car and being in a New York City police precinct without telling people what happened or why I was there. I didn’t want to tell the entire story while it was happening, just in case anything happened, but I feel it’s time to tell the tale and let everyone in on the story.

Social Media Apps for the Droid

I previously went over the major Twitter clients for the Droid, Droid X and Droid 2. Of course there are other major social media outlets available, so it only makes sense that it should be accessible. The following are some of the major social media apps.

Social Media in the Convention Space

This past weekend, I attended the New York Comic Con, where assorted movie, television, comic book, video game and other pop culture companies showed their wares and promoted upcoming products. Some of these companies used social media channels to get the word out about their products. The following is a look at how some of the larger promotions utilized the attendee’s online personas to get word out about their products.

Bringing the Virtual to Reality with Pee-wee Herman

During the course of the day today, Pee-wee Herman was traversing New York City, apprising people of his current location with Twitter and Foursquare and encouraging them to join him at various locations around the city. Pee-wee was promoting his upcoming show at the Stephen Sondheim Theater, but showed how startups could leverage the virtual space into reality.

The Social Network – Old Media Looks at New

This past weekend, I saw The Social Network, a movie based on the rise of Facebook, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, which is written by Ben Mezrich from the perspective of disgruntled individuals involved at the time of its creation. Regardless of how fast and loose they played with the actual facts of Facebook’s creation, even more interesting is how they falsely portray the people behind internet startups and their motivations.

Tux The Lego Penguin

In preparation for the World Maker Faire, I attended a mixer for the different makers who would be displaying their different creations at the faire. When I met Alicia there, she became excited that my polo shirt happened to have a penguin on it due to the penguin mascot for Linux (of which my shirt was not). When Maker Faire approached, I wanted to have at least one new piece to display and Tux became it.