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4 Reasons You’re Losing Twitter Followers

One thing that’s nice about Twitter is that the connections are not as solid as Facebook. On Twitter you have followers, not friends. That means its not a big insult to unfollow someone. But...

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Playground Nazis

In the fifth and sixth grade, I went to school in East Carondelet, Illinois, a little town sandwiched between the Mississippi Levee and the MoPac Railroad. I loved my teachers and friends there, but...

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Online Check-In Etiquette

Social media sites like Facebook have been around for a decade or so, but one of the more recent developments has been the “check-in”. Check-ins make it easy to tell people where you are...

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The Pontiff: Older Than Jesus

Everyone knows the Pope is old, but so is the office. The Papacy traces its roots back to St. Peter himself, but it turns out the institute is even older than that. In fact,...

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Super Mario iPhone Platform

The home screen on the iPhone is made up of little blocks, as are the bricks and boxes in the “Super Mario” series. So one day, I put two and two together and made...

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Nerdimus Maximus: Latin Wikipedia

There are a lot of nerds on the Internet (including me), but if I had to pick one of the nerdiest websites of all, it would have to be the Latin Wikipedia. Even though...

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A New Perspective

A couple of years ago, I sold most of my worldly belongings at an auction. I kept a couple of things, like some cherished childhood toys, but for the most part, I let everything...

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Death to Caps Lock

I’m not the first person to complain about this, and I certainly won’t be the last, but Caps Lock really needs to go. Since the advent of the Internet, typing in all caps has...

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How Wikipedia Works

Wikipedia is a marvel of the modern world. The basic idea is so insane, it’s a wonder that it works. An encyclopedia that anyone can edit? It’s an idea as ridiculous as “Abraham Lincoln:...