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Three Weeks With the Fire HD 8 (7th Generation)

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As I’ve resolved to write more frequently, so have I resolved to read more frequently. And I’ve done something that only a few years ago, I would have sworn I’d never do: I bought a Kindle. That’s it, right there in the picture. I’ve owned it for nearly three weeks now. Specifically, it’s the Fire HD 8, which I understand is not technically a “Kindle”, but bear with me. I have my reasons.

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Twitter Changed… I Just Don’t Know Exactly When

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I quit Twitter in 2013. Right around the same time that I stopped podcasting and blogging, I ditched the social network. I’d been using it almost religiously since May 2007. I had racked up more than 14,500 tweets. A couple of months ago, guilted into it by The Bossman, I started using it again. Only… something was different. Twitter changed when I wasn’t looking.

Official Google Blog: Taking rogue pharmacies to court

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So this morning we filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against advertisers we believe have deliberately broken our rules. ~Official Google Blog: Taking rogue pharmacies to court. It’s hard to imagine that Google doesn’t realize what douchebags this makes them sound like. I’m all for getting these kinds of pharma companies (as mentioned in the article) out of the …

You have followers, but do you have listeners?

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Social media is supposed to be about communication, but do people listen to you when you use the medium? Followers, friends, connections, buddies, whatever-they’re-called-on-LinkedIn (sorry, I just can’t bother with it)… whatever they’re called on whatever services you use, they’re not what you think they are. Chances are, they’re not listeners – and you need them to be. Let’s use …

I’m Buying an iPad. No, I’m Not. Yes, I am. No, I’m Not.

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When the iPad was first released—has it really only been 3.5 months?—I railed against it for being nothing more than an oversized iPod Touch. I didn’t see the value of it, I didn’t see where it could fit between a smartphone and a laptop (especially if the smartphone was an iPhone and the laptop was a Macbook Pro). The screen …

Good Writing vs. Poor Writing

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A good writer posts updates like this to Twitter: Some people behave boorishly on our forums and then mention they’re subscribers, as if that makes their behavior acceptable. It doesn’t.Sat Jul 03 20:31:36 via TwitterrificJason Snell jsnell A poor writer would have phrased it: Some people act like jackasses on our forums and then they’re like, I’m a subscriber! like …