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A Teenager’s View on Social Media
Written by an actual teen
Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade. Oops!
The list below is from over two decades of observations in first, second and third person. Before publishing I asked over 50 Fortune 1000 CIOs and CTOs to review and comment; their feedback is included.
At the core of everything below is going against the grain and the herd, and embracing counter intuition. Whether you embrace counter intuition systematically, or selectively, most of the items below are suggesting in their cognitive DNA counter-intuitive thinking.
Creative use of Gmail addresses can help you tame your inbox | TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004
Gmail supports a nifty email feature that you can use to take control your inbox. The trick takes less than a minute to implement and can save you hours in organization.
As noted by Gizmodo, you can add a modifier, such as a period or a “+” sign, to the first half gmail address and gmail will process the mail just like your regular email address. For example, email messages sent to email@example.com will handled just like messages sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can put the modifier at any point before the @ sign.
The power in this technique comes from Gmail’s filtering options that allow you to sort emails based on the email address that is being used for the message. For example, you can use email@example.com for all of your newsletters. When an email is sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org address, you can configure a filter to forward it to specific folder, delete it or more
A few days ago Sony announced it has now sold a total of 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles. Microsoft’s next-gen equivalent, the Xbox One, has likely racked up sales of around 4 million so far. Both flagship consoles were released around the same time in late November last year, in time for the 2013 holiday season. And both companies have been shouting loudly about who’s beating whom for cumulative console and games sales globally and in key markets like the U.S.
Anyone that sells anything wants an email address from me. There was a time when I could pretend to be a luddite and say I didn’t have one. But that’s getting harder to pull off and it doesn’t solve the issues presented by online stores that require an email address to do any transaction.
My primary concern is always that the email address will be abused, sold and ultimately create a lot more work for me.