The hardest time to make a change is when you’re pretty happy. I mean, why change if everything is good? The answer to this, of course, can range anywhere from the fact that things can get better to the fact that happiness is not the solution to all of life’s problems. For my part, it’s a little bit of both of those things.
The funny thing about today’s big Facebook news feed change reveal and resulting mass complain-fest is that I already had the title and half of this blog written last week (I swear!). Well, the subtitle and outline at least. The other funny thing is that when I opened Facebook today my reaction was, “Finally! The […]
For the record, the morning I woke up and Google+ appeared in the world, I was livid. What? Another social network? For real? I have to do this too? The hilarious thing about this is that social media is a part of my job. The only thing I love more than whining about and making […]
We had a rare moment this week that will be filed in every American’s brain under “Where I Was When.” We don’t get a lot of these. Sure, I remember where I was when hearing certain election results or about particularly horrendous natural disasters, but that was because I cared about them. Not everyone did care about those particular events, or if they did, they might not have felt the same way about them.
But when the world found out that Osama bin Laden had been killed, every American cared, and we all have (more or less) the same opinion: that dude was bad and we’re glad he’s not still at large. This was evident in our collective and immediate harkening back to the last “where I was when” moment, September 11 itself. Naturally this was in part because the two events are inextricably tied, but also because the moments themselves are that last two of their kind in breadth and gravity.
So naturally, I was thinking about “where I was when” I heard about the World Trade Center: on a soccer field on MSU’s campus. And then I thought about where I was on Sunday when I heard about bin Laden: Twitter. And then I realized what a stunning decade we’ve had.
Some Thoughts on What It Is that I Do, For Those Who are Still Confused. Which Apparently Includes Me. . Admittedly, a month is way too long to go without updating one’s blog (if one wants anyone to read it, that is), but my recent hiatus has been for good reason. Good reasons 2-46 involve such […]