…phone it in

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell filed his first patent for what would eventually become the telephone. Yes, the very same device you now check Instagram, Twitter, your email, Snapchat, Facebook, and text on began its journey almost a century and a half ago. Of course, one of the few things many of…

…Be Present

Welcome, my friends, to a Saturday rhyme, I thank you sincerely for taking the time. My next request might seem a bit silly– Please put down your phone. I mean it, really.

…Wise Up

We’re halfway through the week, and it seems like as good a time as any to drop some knowledge. Or if you prefer the hashtag version, it’s time to share some #WednesdayWisdom. “Fake” has been thrown around a lot recently, so to counterbalance that lack of authenticity, here are some genuine facts to help you…

…Bring the World Closer Together

This week, Facebook announced its new mission statement. Before I reveal that, here’s a quick refresher on the old one, which I’m sure you read, along with all the other fine print, before signing over your first-born. It was, of course, “Give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”…

…Read Between the Lines

If you’re a regular news consumer, which I like to think my fellow crusaders are, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “fake news” recently. Facebook and Google are two names that have been tied to this epidemic. Which makes sense, since the social networking site and search engine are where a lot of people get…

…Face the Facts

If you base your self-esteem on your number of Facebook friends, I have some bad (but not surprising) news. According to a new study, most of your “friends” don’t care.