Social Media Slim-Down

“Everyone is annoyed. Because everyone appears annoying.” This was a recent summary of someone who holds a few social media platforms right in the palm of their hands. We all have someone in our life who is oversharing on one social media platform. Maybe that is on more than one. People have become their own […]

Just Say No To Facebook

Facebook recently announced further changes to the way it delivers news to users. According to company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg; “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions.”  More of that content would be generated through stories from “friends” and […]

Letter Writing

It was something that kids today might consider to be out of the dark ages. At my desk I typed out an actual letter to be mailed. It was a moment where I took a step back and refreshed myself on communication. A self-taught course on completeness in correspondence. The scenario was simple. The letter […]

Embracing Escapism

If you read or watch the news, you see the world painted as being in a very poor place.  The positive stories being reported are few and far between. Expert social media users can curate their feed down to something that is more tolerable. This is one of the main reasons I only user Twitter. […]

Minimalism and Social Media

Social Media is meant to be social. Otherwise it would just be thought of as an interactive computer game. It is meant to be a pleasant distraction. It is not meant to be a complete overwhelming distraction. Companies are looking to be the next Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat ad Instagram. They are looking to hit upon […]

Kids Were Jerks

Here’s a coffee shop self-portrait that has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter in this writing. 4th grade picture day in elementary school. Another nightmare of a day when the travelling band of goofy gits would come to the school to take individual and class photographs. All so parents could order prints of […]

Real Writing Reflections

Fairly recently, I attended a comedy show at a local club. Once in a while it is worth going to see someone try to deliver the goods live on stage. The mid-card comedian bombed very badly. So badly that they were booed off the stage. The material wasn’t working and the audience responded swiftly. I […]

Movie Rental Retail Winds Down Further

No one likes to see the end of an era. Especially for something blissfully positive like the retail movie rental business. The pending closure of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s “Video Difference” has brought up talk of the evolution in the business again. Video Difference does not seem bitter about it. Instead of complaining about the state […]

Social Media Saturation?

Lots of businesses are telling people to “Like them on Facebook”. We are witnessing an evolution of sorts where many of these same businesses are posting longer social media promotions within their print and web advertising. They want you to Like us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, see some pics on Snapchat and Instagram. Pretty soon […]