Just do it!
Last year, I took a fall from my bike riding into work. There was a gash in the sidewalk and then a gash in my knee! Given I hit the pavement full on, it could have been a lot worse. I waited out the momentary shock –you perspire, you shake- and got back on my horse.
A copywriter by trade, you’d think I could come up with a better opening to a story about biking to work, especially given this is bike-to-work week in Chicago. But I won’t lie to you. Safeness is not a bicycle’s preeminent calling card, and if one elects to take surface streets in lieu of bike paths, it can get even harrier. Don’t forget to wear a helmet. Leer más “In the crude wake of BP fiasco, biking to work takes on new meaning.”
Originally published in MediaPost
If, decades from now, I lie on my deathbed having flashbacks of some of the more humiliating moments of my life, then last week’s encounter at a 7-Eleven will be one of them. It was at such an establishment on East 23rd Street in Manhattan where a young, amiable staff member saw me working the Slurpee machine and asked, “Do you need help with that?”
The fact was, I did. I didn’t know how to get the Coke Slurpee to come out, nor did I know how to order an Oscar Mayer hot dog. I was juggling a handful of store-brand products as well, while surreptitiously reaching for my iPhone to document it all (see photos and screenshots on Flickr).
You might ask why I was playing the part of a convenience store anthropologist. No, I wasn’t trying to be the Jane Goodall of the Slurpee kingdom. Instead, I was there, still in my sport jacket following an Internet Week event, to arm my mafia. This mafia consists of nearly 300 friends and virtual associates in Mafia Wars, one of three of Zynga‘s social games (along with FarmVille and YoVille) participating in a cross-promotional deal with 7-Eleven. Leer más “Arming My Mafia At 7-Eleven”
Según cálculos de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) este año cerrará con más de 1.000 millones de usuarios de banda ancha para acceder a Internet.
El mismo estudio estima que en cinco años el acceso a Internet a través de móviles y de computadoras portátiles superará al actual dominante acceso a través de computadoras de escritoio.
El segundo anuario sobre el análisis de la competitividad en la banda ancha móvil, elaborado por la IDC, ha probado la velocidad de carga y descarga en las cuatro redes de banda ancha en la telefonía móvil en el país, a través de 2.000 pruebas independientes durante nueve meses, especialmente en áreas metropolitanas. Leer más “Mil millones de usuarios de banda ancha”