I Want This Technology for My Blog

I was scrolling through my phone this morning and I came across this short story about Twitter and its stock performance yesterday (Thursday): Shares of Twitter Inc. slid 5.56% to $34.48 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index falling 2.44% to 4,477.44 … Continue reading I Want This Technology for My Blog

It’s Nice to Know We Are All in This Together

It's the big night. The finale of Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet. It was the first time we decided to stay up and watch the newest episode as soon as it was released, 10:00 pm on Sunday evening on HBO Max. Well, it seems like a lot of other people had the same idea. … Continue reading It’s Nice to Know We Are All in This Together

People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

This may be a first in five years of blogging every day. I'm sharing articles written by the same reporter, two days in a row. Yesterday, I shared a story written by Brittany Wong at HuffPost that explored the fear that people have of meeting new people, and how to manage such fear. Today, I … Continue reading People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

A Different Kind of Leader

Last month I wrote about the "Wacky Genius of Herb Kelleher", the founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines, and I thought it would be hard to find another CEO who is not your typical chief executive. Well, today's Wall Street Journal had a profile of an individual who just might fit the bill. Jack … Continue reading A Different Kind of Leader

The Fascinating Wayback Machine, aka the Internet Archive

If you’ve never heard of it, here’s a brief description of the Internet Archive, commonly referred to as the Wayback Machine, from its web site: The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to … Continue reading The Fascinating Wayback Machine, aka the Internet Archive

Three Cheers for Twitter

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, tweeted the following message earlier today: We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵 — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) October 30, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Jack then went on to offer several reasons for the … Continue reading Three Cheers for Twitter

How to Lie with Statistics

I'll never forget a presentation I made several years ago during an Open House event at Villanova. The event was geared towards high school seniors and their parents who were visiting the campus for the day to learn more about the school. I had volunteered to give about a 15-minute talk about the advantages of … Continue reading How to Lie with Statistics

Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

I'm guessing that many of you have already seen this video, and if you have, it's worth seeing again. If you haven't seen it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do (it's at the end of the post). The video of 11-month old Thomas A. was recorded by his mom while they … Continue reading Music Monday: This Is What Music Can Do To Us

Some Words of Advice

Earlier this week, Paul Ryan, the former Speaker of the House, took some heat for offering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) some unsolicited advice on how to be a good member of Congress. Ryan said he had advised Ocasio-Cortez to “take it easy, just watch things for a while, don’t ruffle, you know, see how it works first.” He … Continue reading Some Words of Advice

Another Day, Another New Word

Yesterday I wrote about a phrase I had never heard of before, "dead cat bounce". Today I came across another new word/phrase that I was unfamiliar with - "ratioed". According to Merriam Webster, the term refers to the negative response that a tweet gets. In particular, it is used in situations where a tweet gets more replies … Continue reading Another Day, Another New Word