Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
That didn’t take long. It was great to wake up to an email this morning from Adobe Customer Care, the subject line “Important Customer Security Alert.” Looks like Adobe got hacked, and I’m not alone—there are 2.9 million others in the same boat.
The media was set on fire last week when Beyoncé Knowles rang in Barack Obama’s inauguration with a beautiful rendition of the star spangled glory—that she lip-synced to. While the track that played was her singing, the world cried ‘controversy’ because Bey didn’t actually perform live. My thoughts, who cares?!
We’ve all heard this before. We’re all unique and special. If we’re good enough, smart enough, well then gosh darnit people will like us! Ah the good ‘ol days… Now thanks to modern technology, that way of thinking is getting amplified—and the results aren’t pretty. You might feel the effects in your life now, but imagine growing up engulfed in it?
You’ve probably seen this joke make the rounds on Facebook a few times now. Take something like your mom’s maiden name, the street you grew up on, maybe the name of your first pet—put them together and what do you get? Your porn name! Hilarious, right? Wrong. Those same questions are the same ones many websites use for security to verify who you are. Oops?
Got a question? Got a problem? What do you do? Google it (sorry Bing). If your company has the answers people need, you have to rank first—or at least on the first page. Page 2 won’t cut it—out of sight, out of mind. Money can buy you happiness (if ranking at the top of a search makes you happy), but there is something you can do that won’t cost an arm and a leg It’ll give you an advantage when it comes to search rankings. Blog. Do it now, and do it often.
If a bomb explodes, kills people, and no one is around to report it—would we all still feel “terrorized”?
Think about it for a second. If we weren’t constantly bombarded by over the top, sensationalized news reports, or heat of the moment posts on social media, would the world be such a terror-able place?