Twitter as kudzu

In the post-Christmas calm, I’m catching up on some reading — some new books I received as gifts, and blogs, naturally! I loved Chris Brogan’s description of Twitter: “Twitter is the stupidest thing anyone could ever imagine inventing. If I...

Found: trait we call quirky

As things wind down for a Christmas break, I thought I’d share with you an interesting quirk that seems to strike people good-hearted enough to post “found” ads. It’s the need almost so many of them have to name the foundling. And in this, the...

Words, lovely words

BuzzCanuck notes the top 30 words and phrases of 2007, of course topped by the gamer term of joy, “w00t.” I was surprised by a few entries, though, that seem to me to have been around for an awfully long time. What are they doing being on a hot list for...

Do you Google yourself?

A study announced yesterday reports that 47% of adult Internet users in the U.S. have Googled themselves. This shouldn’t be a surprise, when experts advise that this is one thing you MUST do, especially if you’re looking for a job. After all, you...

‘Tis the season

What is it with the need some people seem to have to add “season” onto perfectly acceptable solo words? “Tis not only the season to be jolly, but also to be throwing around wishes such as “Happy Holiday Season” (complete with...