Archive for the Social Media Category


About a month ago via my Google+ account which I must admit I’m using less and less frequently (basically Facebook is winning the day!), I linked to a BBC article which indicated that Google is insisting that people use their real names while on Google+. More recently in a CNN article is was explained that Google+ was “built as an identity service, so fundamentally, it depends on people using their real names if they’re going to build future products that leverage that information.” Now as someone who is pretty out there on the Internet, I fully embrace this decision. So […]

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Arab Spring

The Arab Spring which kicked off with demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt is very much a work in progress. But it’s good to see so many people across these Middle Eastern countries rise up, protest and fight for what we in the West take for granted. What’s been really impressive is how the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. which were blamed for aiding the riots in London, have been used so skilfully to organise, communicate, and raise awareness in the struggle to rid their countries of tyrannical rulers. So here’s hoping that these people will eventually […]

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Social Media Explained

There are now so many social media sites that its a bit difficult at times to decide which one you should be on or visiting regularly.   Graphic below should help you decide.

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The Facebook Diet

I have a love/hate relationship with food. It all started around September 1988 when I left the comforts of Boston for college at the University of Michigan. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I had gained the freshmen ten – heck, who am I kidding fifteen pounds. Since then, my weight has been like a roller coaster ride – sometimes up and sometimes down. The frustrating thing is that I don’t really overeat or binge on cookies, chocolate, etc. I just don’t always make smart choices about what I put in my mouth (i.e. given the choice between a baked […]

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