I absolutely loved this. Here are the first three:
- Mind your manners. Social media is still social. Even though we are interacting in a virtual space, the same traditional social rules, laws, and faux pas still apply. If you act like a jerk, don’t expect many friends.
- Tuck in your shirt. How you present yourself is just as important in the virtual world as it is in the real world. Make sure you are always aware of how you appear to others.
- Send a thank you card. People still appreciate being appreciated. It really doesn’t take much to convert an acquaintance to a friend, which will offer exponentially more value. A simple thank you, or any genuinely human interaction of gratitude goes a long way towards this goal.
AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.
At the agency’s Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.
From Arabic to Mandarin Chinese, from an angry tweet to a thoughtful blog, the analysts gather the information, often in native tongue. They cross-reference it with the local newspaper or a clandestinely intercepted phone conversation. From there, they build a picture sought by the highest levels at the White House, giving a real-time peek, for example, at the mood of a region after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden or perhaps a prediction of which Mideast nation seems ripe for revolt.
Yes, they saw the uprising in Egypt coming; they just didn’t know exactly when revolution might hit, said the center’s director, Doug Naquin.
The center already had “predicted that social media in places like Egypt could be a game-changer and a threat to the regime,” he said in a recent interview with The Associated Press at the center. CIA officials said it was the first such visit by a reporter the agency has ever granted.
read the rest of the article at Yahoo! News
Big Brother loves the tweets.
A new internet company called Cloud Girlfriend is offering those lonely single men a chance to be in a relationship without actually uh…being in a relationship.
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Amazing what technology can do! If people can get plastic surgery to boost their confidence why can’t people have fake girlfriends for the same purpose? I say go for it! No judgement over here ^_^.
Some of my most favorite counterparts are guys. Amazing creatures that never cease to entertain me at any given point in the day. If you think this post is an attack on guys, then I’m sorry you feel that way. I’ll be sure to post something relative to my disgust with the female gender later.
I’m not bitter and I’m not swearing off the male gender, however, I vehemently despise it when they do this one thing. Perhaps its one of those things where its ok until it happens to you. But it grinds my gears, tears up my rotors, and causes serious mechanical failure when a guy asks me to send me a picture via cell. I find it disrespectful, annoying on so many levels, and outright distasteful! Just thinking about it makes me want to fill the rest of this post with colorful words in hopes that guys will not repeat this major failure. Being the person of reasonable and level headed person I am, I have my reasons.
#1: Pictures once sent become viral: Thanks to my lovely guy friends I know exactly what happens to those pictures once they arrive on a guys phone. Now, I’m not saying this is the case with all guys but the phrase “for your eyes only,” is almost non-existent. I’m pretty sure it died somewhere back in middle school. Guys like to share believe and they tend to do so with these pics. What seemed so petty and simple can turn into an embarrassing sequel of events where the chick is the guest of honor. And as a witness to this, I’d rather not partake, even if its a picture of me covered up like a nun. Some guys have a thing for nuns (O_o).
#2: If you don’t remember, say you don’t remember!: If you’re drunk and you wake up not remembering half the night asking for a picture is the easiest way to recollect your memory. But just say that you don’t remember! Hell, we’ve all had those nights where some things are a little fuzzy and lets face it, shit happens. This method seems so conniving and rude that it gets zero response from me. I’d rather you say, “hey what’s your Facebook?” than come at me with a picture request.
#3: What’s the point?: I met you less than 24hrs ago? We don’t know each other, wtf do I look like sending you a picture of me when you can’t remember the details of the past 24hrs? You have obviously lost your damn mind. Even if I’ve known you for half a year, lets be real, you’re not about to stare at a picture on your phone and reminisce (unless its sexually derived and in that case, ew?) about some lofty memories/dreams. I think that’s weak sentimental bullshit. I wouldn’t even send a best guy friend who lives on the east coast a picture because that’s what Facebook is for!
Of course there are exceptions to the rule like if you’re actually in a relationship with someone but if not, shoot, I’ll see you on the flipside. I don’t know many chicks that this do unless they’re trying to see something and for that I say, do what you have to do. But guys, let’s get it together! Ya’ll go into the negative with that madness so quit losing!
The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity - where does all the time go?
I drew this one day after two unrelated friends complained about how they get sucked into certain websites instead of doing work, which is exactly what I do. I think….this maybe, possibly, maybe happens to some other people as well.
A4 prints (or, some might say, maps to help you find your way out) of this are now available in my shop!