Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
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.
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?
By now most of you are security conscious. You know what to click, what not to, and have your Facebook profiles locked down—leaving all your personal info visible to just your friends (right?). Status updates, wall posts, photos, who your friends are—all of that info is safe. But when it comes to “liking” something, that’s a whole different story. Likes are public. You’d be surprised to know there’s more info about you out there than you’d care to, well—like.
Looks like the big headline this week comes from Yahoo, where new CEO Marissa Mayer decided that to save the sinking ship she’s now in charge of, she’s putting her foot down on employees working from home. Is this a slap in the face to loyal employees or a shot in the dark at rebooting the once powerful giant? The debate goes on.
Today we learned the fate of Timothy Lau, a 21 year old who was part of the Stanley Cup riot in 2011. He faced four charges, more than anyone else who took part that day. You do the crime, you face the time, right? Well, not unless the media made your crime too public, then you’re off the hook. Lau got a 4 month sentence. Since when does the media exact justice?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, you’ve seen the latest video to go viral, Look Up. Since its debut on April 25, the film aimed at getting people to unplug from social media and actually talk to each other has created quite a buzz online, with over 18 million hits so far. Ironic, don’t you think?