Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms: don’t believe the anti-hype

Everyone’s hella snarking about the FB Horizons Workrooms project (collaborative work in virtual reality) but mark (ha!) my words… 99% of them haven’t tried it. 95% of them didn’t bother actually RTFA (“Who is gonna pay thousands of dollars per person for this??!?” [it costs $299]) Nearly everyone will be “WOW! This is revolutionary!” when… Continue reading Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms: don’t believe the anti-hype

Is it wise spending our time writing for *other* sites?

I’ve been contributing to the Q&A site Quora a lot lately, and it’s pretty neat. I’ve posed questions, answered questions, edited stuff, voted on a lot of answers, and so on.  And in a broader sense, like many of us, I’ve also spent probably hundreds of hours in the aggregate answering questions on Aardvark, posting often… Continue reading Is it wise spending our time writing for *other* sites?

ExpressionEngine to Blogger — My blog reborn

Well, that was a pain in the gluteus maximus! I’ve spent a total of over 20 hours (!) setting up a Blogger blog and moving all of my blog entries and comments over from my old blog home powered by ExpressionEngine.  I think I have pretty much everything transferred successfully now, but I’m counting on you, fine readers,… Continue reading ExpressionEngine to Blogger — My blog reborn

Dear FB, Twitter – We want narrowcasting, not just broadcasting!

Earlier this week, I wanted to send a Facebook message to my dancer friends in the Bay Area  to invite them to a local event.  I ended up manually sifting through my entire friends list, since there’s no way to invite or message an intersection of friends.  Similarly, I wanted to post a twitter note to… Continue reading Dear FB, Twitter – We want narrowcasting, not just broadcasting!

Thoughts on social media

I thought I’d take a moment to share a bit about my personal views and take on Social Media. Twitter I am ThatAdamGuy on Twitter. Some notes… I don’t subscribe to that many people (proportional to the number of people who subscribe to me). I find Tweetdeck to be incredibly awesome.  Indispensible. Before I discovered this program, I… Continue reading Thoughts on social media

Time spent on social networks and the like – I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours

After having fallen hugely behind on browsing my Facebook newsfeed, Friendfeed, etc., I decided to see just how much time I had been spending during those “on top of it” days… and, by extension, how much time it’d take me to keep up each day. Around 10pm last night, I “cleared out” my Reader, and… Continue reading Time spent on social networks and the like – I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours