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5 Ideas to Simplify Your Life with Gadgets

Frustrated by your user experience with gadgets? We’re always on the lookout for ideas that simplify the not-fun aspects of gadgetry. Most of our gadget frustration comes from managing battery life, but we’ve failed in other ways with gadgets, too. We like and currently use these five easy ideas to improve your relationship with gadgets: [...]

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No Matter What You Do, You Will Piss Some People Off

Much of what passes as sound advice for users in the blog and social media space is predictable, repetitive and contradictory. After five years of blogging, and many more in social media (if you count the predecessors to Facebook, Twitter, et al), I can tell you honestly that it’s the same as offline: if you [...]

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Great Giveaway! The $100 Startup

In honor of my birthday month, and because our personal goal is to beef up numbers of subscribers and social media followers, we’re doing a great giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s best-selling The $100 Startup! It’s the first of June and this giveaway could mean that June will forever [...]

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The Narcissist

Narcissists Find New Ways to Play Online

When Barbara Swafford asked me to do a follow-up guest post on narcissism for her site, Observation Mountain, we marveled that the first one (What is Narcissism and How Can You Spot a Narcissist?) is still a top referrer of visitors to PassingThru.  This tells us more than ever, people are looking for answers on [...]

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My social Network on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter...


Image by luc legay via Flickr I had an intriguing interchange with Derek Rey on his blog, Beyond Banner, here .  Derek paraphrased an interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday with Tim O’Reilly. Tim is known for coining “Web 2.0,” when referring to the second coming of the web after the dot-com [...]

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