Author: Jared

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Bloggers: Focus on Process or Goals?

Do we focus too much on our goals? I read a post by James Clear today on Medium. He argues that we should focus less on long-term goals and more on our system for...

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Manual Retweets on Twitter

Originally posted by Jared at Manual Retweets on Twitter on January 15, 2013. Last night in class everyone was asked to try “automatic” retweeting (using the official retweet link) and “manual” retweeting (using “RT”). Afterwards...

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Haiku to My Coffice

caffeine concentrate interruption network node crash conversation My poetry needs work. This one goes out to Radius in Hamilton though, for being my coffice (coffee office). If you have a favourite work-home away from...

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Is “selling out” even a thing anymore?

“Selling out” means compromising your art or integrity for personal gain. Sometimes that involves paid product placement. (Wikipedia) I’m used to it being considered a bad (or at least controversial) thing. I watched Generation Like on...

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Why do you favourite things on Twitter?

Why do you favourite things on Twitter? I know there’s no enforceable “correct” way to use favourites, but what makes sense? I’ve favourited tweets to: “Bookmark” something to read later. Show support without passing the...

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Listen to The Girl in the Window

Disclosure: Mark Lenover is my brother. Listen to the title track from The Girl in the Window by Mark Lenover. It and a few other of Mark’s songs were used in the movie Banshee Chapter....

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My Pebble Smart Watch: What I like so far.

I got a Pebble smart watch for Christmas this year and I’ve been trying it out. I thought I’d share some of the things I like about it so far. Discreet(er) Notifications Notifications from...

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Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress.com Blog

This post was written for my Building Social Media Relationships class at the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, but feel free to use it if it’s helpful. Some of you have been having trouble embedding...

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Keep Your Warmest Regards Out of the Office

“Warmest Regards…” It’s a little unsettling to see those words at the bottom of a co-worker’s email. It seems sappy and insincere. It even makes me feel a little sick inside. It’s not a...

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Get to Your WordPress Blog’s Dashboard Quick

Students in my BSMRCCE class just started new blogs on WordPress.com. This post shows them how to get to their dashboards without going to the WordPress site first. If you want a quick way...