Our Collective Stories

Have you ever noticed how when you share a story with someone, it becomes their story too? There is something validating when we can say, “Oh yeah, that happened to…” me, my friend, my brother, my dog, whomever… It’s a concrete way of showing that we can relate to what the other person is saying.…

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Your web presence is not about you

“Ugh, I just don’t care about what you had for breakfast!!” Have you ever heard anyone say something like that about Facebook or Twitter? I know a sizable group of people who cannot understand the “me, me, me” aspect of social media. They don’t want to jump on Twitter or Facebook, because they don’t feel…

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Marketing with mud

Photo by: http://mudstencils.com/share-street/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I’ve always thought there is something really beautiful about graffiti and street art, but I can’t condone the defacing of public property. (Chicago’s taxes are already way too high.) This morning, I learned about mud stencils (from Kirk Roberts via the Kernspiracy mailing list) which could be a…

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