I fall firmly into the thank you note camp, because I was not raised by wolves.
Now Facebook is that annoying guy who overexplains the joke.
Ditch your crap earbuds for a pair of my favorite compact, stylish headphones
Imoji is a slightly time-consuming but thoroughly entertaining app that lets you turn your face into a text "sticker." YAY!

Jul 30, 2014 at 12:30pm | 55 comments

i love cats
I am That Person who, upon spying a cat pretty much anywhere, immediately goes "kitty!" and veers off in search of the cat.
cell phones
No matter how many screeds will be written bemoaning the effect technology has had on our socialization skills, facts are facts: Most of us are not going to be able to leave our phones in our pockets for an entire evening.
The Internet of yore was a weird, beautiful place.
The closest I have come to having a couple photo as my profile picture is a big cartoon duck I met at a street fair once. I will admit, it felt kind of nice.

Jul 2, 2014 at 9:00am | 896 comments

3d printing
In terms of “Is it the future yet?” 3D printers are somewhere between a LaserJet and a Star Trek style replicator.

Jun 30, 2014 at 6:00pm | 49 comments

Just like Facebook, Instagram is too large and pervasive of a world to truly quit.
My parents don't understand that I am not in charge of the “Interweb” nor do I have any means to fix it when it goes down.
Unlike texts, it’s easy to glean emotion from a person's voice and any mistakes or mispronunciations are impossible to erase.
The "selfie generation" -- supposedly vain, narcissistic and driven solely by instant gratification -- is actually very considerate when it comes to other people's insecurities, especially when it comes to posting photos online.
Sure, 3D printed sex toys are nothing new, but this is pretty damn user friendly.
embarrassing secrets
social media abuse
Some people are annoying online. Whether they’re filling your Twitter feed with obvious ploys to get new followers, or over-sharing on Facebook, some people just need to chill out.
Don't you think those #365feministselfie pics deserve better than the grainy output of a 1.3 megapixel sensor? I think they do.

May 8, 2014 at 6:00pm | 12 comments

life on mars
cell phones
When I found out I was paying $200 to look at Buzzfeed quizzes and have no one call me, I canceled our cell phone plan.
I felt precisely the same way I did before I downloaded a bunch of apps that judge your face and rate your physical beauty.
social media
In the wake of the overwhelmed Internet have come a new class of apps—apps to keep us from connecting.
Scientists announced the first direct evidence to support the Big Bang. This is a very big deal. Nobel Prize worthy.