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A List of 2011 Favorites

December 31, 2011
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A List of 2011 Favorites

Favorite weird tv show: Portlandia Favorite weird tv show I only heard about this year: Look Around You Favorite Pulitzer Prize-winning book that I read this year: A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Favorite book I only heard about this year: On Love by Alain de Botton Favorite music site that...
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The Divine Snooki

September 14, 2010
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The Divine Snooki

People have called her a troll. They've compared her physique to that of a bowling ball. Me? I think she's kind of pretty, in a flabbergasting, getting arrested for being annoying, slipper-posing-as-sneaker kind of way.
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3 Things Not To Do at a Tweetup

August 24, 2009
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1.  Pick a fistfight over which application is better: Tweetdeck or Tweetie. 2.  Insist on prefacing your sentences with “@ .” 3.  Say, “Whoa, you are way cuter in your avatar.” * Thr33s is a column created by slackers inspired by 5ives. Feel free to post...
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Keeping Track (of What’s Yours?) in Web 2.0: Twitter

July 28, 2009
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Last week, there were some major revelations about who owns what in the 2.0 world.  We decided to summarize what we learned in order to help you keep track of your digital footprint. Twitter What they own:  All of your tweets – public or protected What you own:  The ability to protect your tweets...
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Prospective Taunts from Playground Bullies who will Grow Up to be Apple Employees

July 17, 2009
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Prospective Taunts from Playground Bullies who will Grow Up to be Apple Employees

In the style of “first comes love, then comes marriage” First name’s Palm, last name’s Pre, you don’t get to play with me. In the style of… Have fun listening to your Zunes.  Lots of luck without iTunes. In the style of “Bubblegum, Bubblegum, in a dish” Directions: Circle up in group. Each person...
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B-B-B-B-B-B-B Go Bayside!

June 9, 2009
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In case you boycott Jimmy Fallon (on principle), were already in asleep (#eastcoast), or don’t watch television (again, on principle), this clip will fill you in on what your colleagues (ages 14-40) are talking about at the water cooler (twitter):   Zack Morris (and his cell phone) on Jimmy Fallon! Remember, http://nonpretentious.com would love...
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The Importance of Being Followed

March 2, 2009
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In my typical heel dragging fashion I’ve waited a week to jump into a debate that is by now probably completely out of the minds of most who were involved.  Although really, that isn’t quite fair to myself.  The subject of the value of followers and their role in my twitter experience as a...
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Get Rich Quick with Web 2.0 (Part 1): Network & Chat at the Watercooler – A How-To Guide on LinkedIn and Typing (I mean, Twittering)

December 25, 2008
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Get Rich Quick with Web 2.0 (Part 1): Network & Chat at the Watercooler – A How-To Guide on LinkedIn and Typing (I mean, Twittering)

I’m simply boggled by the multitudes of articles out there that are dedicated to teaching people how to use “social media 2.0.”  If people take the time to sign up for the site, enter their name, their e-mail, create a password, verify that they’re human(ness)…don’t you think they should be smart enough to know...
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Talking To Yourself: The Invisible Tweeter

November 12, 2008
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Talking To Yourself: The Invisible Tweeter

When I was just a wee high-schooler I got an internship (through quite a bit of nepotism) at a record label.  This internship lasted only a week or two before I was let go.  Apparently there was actually no work to be done there and they decided having too many interns was annoying.  Anyways,...
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Our Role Model? Twitter-dee, Twitter-dumb

October 10, 2008
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Over here at nonpretentious, we like to write to the people who inspire us. (see: Letters to Inspiring Writers). We received some awesome feedback from the Editor-In-Chief at Evil Beet.  We thought we’d share it with you.   We’re really trying to fix our load-time issues.  It’s taking us awhile.  Think of us like...
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