Thursday, February 25, 2016

How do creatives deal with the 2016 Primary Circus?

We assign characters to... the characters.

Which candidates not already in the race do you think should hop in?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Giving up

Social media has been encroaching on our lives for nearly a decade now. Woah. And while not all bad — it can be consuming. So... it’s time to turn that off. I'm 24hrs in. And all is well. Already feeling the effects. In a good way. 

While I'm not on FB, I'm hoping the HootSuite is working to share the blog posts on FB. Let me know! And I'll be back on social posting, March 27th. For now, off: FB, Insta, LinkedIn, and 
Pinterest (yes, you read that right). 

This break is to shed something that is stealing time, focus, and energy from an otherwise focused life. And if the thought of giving 'that something' up makes you twitch a little... then, YEP, that’s your sign. Give it up.

• I will be writing on this blog:
• I will be on email, and...
• I will be SO ready to head out for a bite, a walk, a get-together, or hop on the phone. Let’s go! You know... like how we did back in the vintage, early 2000s. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Low battery = one bar closer to humanity?

I'm so intrigued with this insight...
Take a listen. Listen up.

By Richard Williams (Prince Ea)

Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cell phone?
Kind of ironic, ain’t it?
How these touch-screens can make us lose touch

But it’s no wonder in a world filled with iMac’s, iPads and iPhones
So many “i”’s, so many selfies, not enough “us”‘s and “we”’s
See, technology
Has made us more selfish and separate than ever

Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no better
And let me must express first
Mr. Zuckerberg, not to be rude but you should re-classify Facebook to what it is:
An anti-social network
Cause while we may have big friend lists
So many of us are friendless
All alone

Cause friendships and more broken than the screens on our very phones
We sit at home on our computers measuring self-worth by numbers of followers and likes
Ignoring those who actually love us
It seems we’d rather write
An angry post than talk to someone who might actually hug us
Am I bugging? You tell me

Cause I asked a friend the other day, “Let’s meet up face to face.”
And said, “Alright. What time you wanna Skype?”
I responded with omg, srs, and then a bunch of smh’s
And realized what about me?
Do I not have the patience to have conversation without abbreviation?

This is the generation of media over-stimulation
Chats have been reduced to snaps
The news is 140 characters
Videos are 6 seconds at high speed
And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE

But, get a load of this
Studies show the attention span of the average adult today
Is one second lower than that of a gold fish
So if, you’re one of the few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video, congratulations

Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes
But this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct – we must do it ourselves
Take control or be controlled, Make a decision

No longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone
I’m just gonna keep them
I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore – I ‘m just gonna eat them
I don’t want the new app, the new software, or the new update

And If I wanna post an old photo, who says I have to wait until Thursday
I’m so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity
And conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity

Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries

Cause that will mean we’ll be one bar closer – to humanity
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