Web/Tech

Man vs. Machine on Jeopardy

February 15, 2011 0 Comments
Man vs. Machine on Jeopardy

Things were a little hectic yesterday so I didn’t get a chance to turn up the volume in the newsroom. Instead I watched some of the Jeopardy IBM Challenge online. The of the greatest Jeopardy champions to date are taking on an IBM computer named Watson. At stake is $1 million. If Watson wins, IBM […]

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3G, 4G and beyond

February 11, 2011 0 Comments

It’s been all about wireless speeds lately. Late last week, Schnack told me there had been an AT&T 3G sighting in the Cedar Valley. For those of you not on AT&T – you have no idea how exciting this is because you’ve probably had 3G for quite a while. But all of us iPhone users […]

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Super Bowl sets Twitter records

February 9, 2011 0 Comments
Super Bowl sets Twitter records

Three days later and everyone is still picking apart the Super Bowl. And Twitter is no exception. While the Super Bowl may have been the most watched television event ever, it was not the most tweeted. That honor is held by the Japanese New Year. But it did break records for the most tweets per […]

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Special Foursquare badge for Black History Month

February 8, 2011 0 Comments
Special Foursquare badge for Black History Month

NBC News and TheGrio.com are teaming up with Foursquare to offer a special Black History Month badge. If you check into any of the 100 locations around the country with ties to African-American history, you’ll get the badge during the month of February. The only Iowa location is the Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer […]

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Happy Birthday Mac!

January 24, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Birthday Mac!

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I’m a Mac fan at heart. I recently was forced to trade in my iBook, bought in 2003, when the hard drive finally gave out. It was an emotional experience. But I’m loving my new MacBook Pro! It’s amazing how different they are… Check out the picture of the two […]

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New Year’s Resolution – Status Report

January 17, 2011 0 Comments

Well, we’re a little more than two weeks into the new year, and I think it’s time to evaluate and refocus. I normally make very vague New Year’s resolutions, and maybe that’s part of my problem. My goal is always to improve, whether it is mentally, physically or financially. When I reflect on New Year’s Eve, I want […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2010 0 Comments

Here’s something I thought my fellow social media nerds might enjoy! I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday season!

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Black Friday – it’s all in the preparation!

November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Most years, I work on Thanksgiving and the day after, so I’ve never faced the Black Friday decision. Last year I contemplated joining in before work, but decided against it. This year, I’ll be spending the holiday weekend with my sister, and we find ourselves torn – to shop or not to shop? While I haven’t […]

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The Social Network

October 13, 2010 0 Comments

I’m breaking my blogging silence. I saw The Social Network tonight. And the social media nerd inside of me could have easily moved from the movie theater to a round table discussion on Facebook – the business, the concept, the technology…the thing that in 7 years has become an essential part of our cultural fabric. […]

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Saying goodbye to Mac

July 19, 2010 4 Comments
Saying goodbye to Mac

It’s not uncommon for people to get really attached to their cars. People name them, decorate them, argue with them, give them encouragement and in the process, make memories with them. It’s like a relationship. Well, that’s what it’s been like for me and my iBook G4. I call him Mac, and we’ve been together for 7 […]

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