Does the social web need Miranda?

james-andrewsIn today’s world, just about everyone involved in social media knows not to make a fool of yourself online. I say just about everyone because a lot of people still manage to make asses out of themselves anyway. From the Ketchum/FedEx fiasco in Mephis, TN to the minor ruckus involving techno-geek Robert Scoble on his birthday.

It is understandable for so-called social experts to come under fire for making statements that reflect poor judgment. However is it necessary to put up a facade? Do we need to hide behind a fake smile while true expression recedes like the tides? If you have ever been to Memphis you will know exactly what James Andrews was talking about. That place needs more than just a face lift. Continue reading “Does the social web need Miranda?”

For Twits and giggles…

So this morning Robin and I were sitting in Panera, joking around having a cup of joe. It’s a beautiful¬† Sunday, the next thing we know we start rolling off metaphors. Joking around making famous lines,¬† sort of twitterfied. Hmm twitterfy is that a new phrase? We replaced word(s) in some famous lines from movies, songs, speeches or pop-culture sayings. Creating these metaphors was pretty fun. You should try it.

By no means is this a comprehensive list. Just something we had a lot of fun with this morning. Have something to add? We would love to hear your famous twitterfied lines. In 140 characters or less of course. Continue reading “For Twits and giggles…”

Broke Back Michael

Living with constant back pain:

lumbarvertebraeHave you ever felt what its like to have unending deeply rooted pain? Do you know what it feels like to not be able to do the everyday things most people take for granted?  I most certainly do, that is what it is like to be Mike. Everyday for the last 3 months.

Still I have to drive on. To at least try to contribute to our means of being self sufficient. My career has taken a quick 90 degree turn. I cannot drive and do my old job. Sometimes the pain can be unbearable and certainly a distraction from driving. The last thing I need is to make my condition any worse. I try to work on people’s website’s, but it is a very tough market. Continue reading “Broke Back Michael”