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hello world. my name is Ryan Alexander Boyles. often, it's pronounced the RAB. i'm into declarative living. i am a connector. this is my life-stream / tumblr / blog. call it what you will. find my sxsw posts. any questions, ask me anything! btw, here is a standard disclaimer.

 

Hashtags are important

since when did Tumblr stop including hashtags in the subject line of email photo submissions as tags on resulting post?

I’m going to start ending all email conversations with “May the odds be ever in your favor.” It has an appropriate office gravitas.

futuristgerd:

The NSA can track real-time events such as email logins or the sending of email, and the logging in or out of a user to a chat service according to the Washington Post. (via New PRISM leaks detail ‘live notification’ of email logins, sent messages, and chat service usage - The Next Web)

The NSA was just notified of this reblog? Cool. Hi guys! Happy Friday. Keep up the good fight. Find those terrorists.

futuristgerd:

The NSA can track real-time events such as email logins or the sending of email, and the logging in or out of a user to a chat service according to the Washington Post. (via New PRISM leaks detail ‘live notification’ of email logins, sent messages, and chat service usage - The Next Web)

The NSA was just notified of this reblog? Cool. Hi guys! Happy Friday. Keep up the good fight. Find those terrorists.

I’ve said before that blogging is a way of sending emails that go “cc:world”. My point has always been about blogging’s ease of use. When people tell me they don’t have time to blog, I ask them if they have time to email. When they say yes, I point out that there’s little difference between the two, at least in terms of time commitments.

Doc Searls explaining back in 2006 that “Blogging is Email CC: World.” I recast this definition for Twitter in 2008 saying, “Twitter is texting CC: World.” 

via Mashing Up a Commons

Password-based security mechanisms — which can be cracked, reset, and socially engineered — no longer suffice in the era of cloud computing.

1994 Today Show discusses: “What is Internet, Anyway?” 

And you thought you had a hard time explaining Twitter’s value to people. NBC news didn’t know what an email address was in 1994.

(Source: youtube.com)

For Suarez, it’s not just more efficient. It’s a nicer way to communicate. There’s a “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” kind of passive-aggressiveness to the way many people use corporate e-mail, with the strategic bcc and the cover-your-ass e-mail message. “If you have been using e-mail in a corporate environment, you know that plenty of people use e-mail as a weapon against their own colleagues,” he says. “This was also creating a new way of working where you wouldn’t need to justify the work you did. You earned trust from your colleagues by being a lot more public, a lot more open and a lot more transparent in what you do.”

Pejman Yousefzadeh: I Used to Think This Kind of Story Was Crazy. Not Anymore.

pejmanyousefzadeh:

Robert McMillan:

When Luis Suarez decided to live in a world without e-mail, some of his colleagues thought he was making a mistake. After all, he works for IBM, one of the world’s top vendors of e-mail software.

But Suarez was ready to cut the cord. Like any other 21st century…

I know Luis and while he visited Durham NC 2 years ago we discussed this movement towards a more social workplace with less email. Many of us IBMers are moving this direction.