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The time I watched the bats in Austin with the co-creator of Lollapalooza

February 17th, 2016


South by Southwest. The international music festival and conference that has become a global phenomenon, which now includes Interactive, Gaming, Film and more in its programming. 1991. My first trek to SXSW. I was 18. It was held in only one hotel in Austin, Texas. The Hyatt. All the panels, speakers and exhibitors were housed in this one spot. The music showcases did take place in clubs, mainly on or right off 6th Street, but, for the most part, it was a small affair. And it changed my life. I met Marc Geiger, co-founder of Lollapalooza, which, that very summer, started its own Read on…

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How to Stop Videos from Automatically Playing on Facebook

August 28th, 2015

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After the tragic and disturbing video of the recent news crew incident (I’m being vague here on purpose out of respect for the families, and because the man responsible deserves not one more shred of attention) I have been asked why Facebook has the videos in the news feed play automatically. The answer is because it increases views, shares and “connection.” Unfortunately in circumstances like this, it can make you sick to your stomach before you’ve even had your coffee. The solution, though, is to OPT OUT on Facebook. You can change your settings. It works differently on desktop version Read on…

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Why I finally deleted Foursquare app

July 25th, 2014


You may or may not know this, but I am a social media pack rat. Yes, it’s part of my job to try out the new apps out there and find the ones that are best suited for business, the ones that make your lives better, easier and way more fun. But, I have been hoarding social media profiles for as long as I can remember. I’m fairly certain I still have a Friendster account floating around out there, truth be told. However, I finally had enough with the “new” Foursquare, better known as the SWARM app. One of the Read on…

Tags: check-in, discovery app, foursquare, geolocation app, swarm
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