What the Heck is a “Twitter”?

Even after Twitter’s exposure in the news over the last few months — Mumbai terror attacks, the plane landing in the Hudson, etc. — I still get asked this question by people still trying to figure out what Twitter is all about. Then, after rather ineptly explaining that it’s a service whereby you’re constantly answeringContinue reading “What the Heck is a “Twitter”?”

Lose Weight by Eating More Doughnuts

I seem to recall some wise person telling me as a child: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Maybe our “bailouts” and “economic stimulus” ideas don’t sound very good to you… but the whole thing reminds me of an adage that I have come to believe after years of working toContinue reading “Lose Weight by Eating More Doughnuts”

Monty Python reacts… to Social Media!

And now for something completely different in the battle for copyright controls on YouTube… When all else fails, give the content away! While the Python troupe aren’t the first to make this move, they just might be the funniest! In all seriousness, this is truly something that could only occur in the 21st Century. Let’sContinue reading “Monty Python reacts… to Social Media!”

A Laughable Economic Situation

Here’s a remarkably simple analysis of how things got to where they are… from a pair of British comics. (Update: the original video was taken down. The video below may not be precisely the same clip. – David) As this was produced in 2007, it’s become remarkably prophetic! Hat tip: Sara Hand.