April 2024
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Selling Out Friends on Empire Avenue

In order to understand the social media douchebaggery that happens on our interwebs, you need to hold your nose and dive in some times. I try most things, but get bored of them pretty quickly. So I figured I had to try Empire Avenue (EAv), the stock trading game in which the stocks are people, and the bigger the douchebag the higher the value. Fortunately you don’t need to piss off (invite) your friends to get started.

Saving Bob Dylan, or How Not To Do User Research

You’re not going to believe this. I’ve been getting some criticism. “Your posts are too long”, some people cried. “Lose the Twitterfeed”, shouted someone else. “Your Southpark Avatar is so 15 year old” claimed an anonymous coward. Hey man, I made that avatar myself. That hurts. But seeing as I work for an agency that prides itself on its insight and user research, I decided it was time to do some user research of my own.

Follow Forty Twitter CMS Gurus In Three Clicks

If you are into Content Management, here is a list of people you should follow on Twitter. And an easy way to follow them all in a few clicks.

Twigger Happy Self Promotion

Twitter is a good traffic source for clowns like me that have just started a blog. How many times is one meant to announce the arrival of their latest and greatest blog post on Twitter before they look like a knob head?

Goodbye WordPress.com, Hello Freedom

We’ve moved. After a few beers I thought hosted WordPress.com was the way forward. Picked the theme that I disliked least from the 17 or so available, and sprouted my first post. Worst mistake I ever made, and I wasted $45 too.