Posts Tagged: social media

My Bad App Breakup

My Bad App Breakup bluefeet blog post by Lilli Cloud

Dear MapMyRun,

We’re done.

I love you, but you are a parasite.

I love the way you talk to me every mile, and tell me how I’m doing. I love the way you track my calories, miles, steps and altitude. I love that you give me a report I can send to my trainer.

But just once I let you off the leash and you invaded my Facebook account. Read the Rest

I Take It Personally

I Take It Personally bluefeet blog post by Lilli Cloud

I suppose I should be flattered that you want to be LinkedIn to me, but could you spare a minute to say hello?

Picture yourself at an in-person networking event.

  • If I hadn’t seen you in years, would you approach me and start talking? No, you would greet me first: “Hey! Great to see you! How’ve you been?”
  • If I met you yesterday and then ran into you the next day, would you pass me by? No. You’d say: “Hey! Nice to see you again. It was great talking with you yesterday…”
  • If I didn’t know you at all, would you engage me in conversation without introducing yourself? No. At least not for more than a couple of minutes.

Yet all these things happen regularly on LinkedIn. And I take it personally. Read the Rest

Your Story in 10 Images or Less


Newsweek-Obama-at-50Is a saying a cliché if it’s true? In this case, that a picture really is worth a thousands words. Since we’re not willing to read a thousands words so often these days, it’s more apt than ever.

Infographics have always been popular. There’s even a site dedicated to them: But lately they’ve popped up as a regular feature in Newsweek, one of the most mainstream of media.

One of the most consistent relationships in my adult life has been with Newsweek. I’ve been a subscriber since college, when a journalism professor went down the long list of all the things I had to read regularly. I picked Newsweek because then at least I’d have a summary of the news when I didn’t get through the rest of his list. Read the Rest