Screen Rage is the New Temper-Tantrum

At five years-old, it's no fun getting interrupted while you're focused on something. As a parent, I compensate for that by employing a series of intricately planned measures to guide my son from whatever he happens to be doing towards whatever it is that I want him to do instead. » 3/30/12 8:00pm 3/30/12 8:00pm

They Know You’re Reading This

I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that the another bank down the street had given my 3 year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly asked her what gifts my own bank would be willing to offer to compete for the affections of my daughter. Then I said,… » 2/09/12 1:40pm 2/09/12 1:40pm

The Day Privacy Died

The other day, while sitting in our car with the windows down, my wife and I had a heated argument. Bad words. Yelling. A fist or two slammed into our Volvo's center console. Though we both received nominations, we never reached consensus on which one of us was wrong, and the whole thing blew over by time we pulled… » 11/11/11 11:00am 11/11/11 11:00am

The Epidemic of Digital Distraction

…I'm twelve stories up and being chased by two guys with four guns and I'm running out of roof which leaves me with two choices: I duck and cry, or I take a flying leap for the adjacent building's rooftop. » 8/02/11 10:00pm 8/02/11 10:00pm

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The First Rule of Tweet Club

A lot of writers like to see readers react to their work—it's gratifying. But as Tweetage Wasteland's Dave Pell explains, sometimes what happens on the Internet needs to stay on the Internet. » 6/09/11 11:30am 6/09/11 11:30am

I Don’t Care If You Read This Article

When it comes to Internet publishing, there's traffic figures and everything else. But does that mean we must become slaves to Comscore? Tweetage Wasteland's David Pell believes it may just be a matter of perspective. » 5/27/11 1:30pm 5/27/11 1:30pm

Is the Internet God?

How could god let this happen? I am the Jewish child of Holocaust survivors, so that is a question that I have heard asked throughout my life. Everyone from the most revered religious leaders to George Burns playing the title character in Oh God, Book 2, has tackled that enquiry. » 2/11/11 3:40pm 2/11/11 3:40pm

Discovering the Maximum Velocity of Twitter

As a kid at my local county fair, I used to ride a roller coaster that rumbled around a circular track as songs like Foreigner's Urgent blasted through a set of giant speakers. » 1/13/11 12:40pm 1/13/11 12:40pm

Offline Shopping is Alive and Trampling

Sixteen years since Amazon launched. Well into an era when we can buy anything with a click. Why are there still Black Friday headlines about shoppers trampled in a mad effort to get their mitts on the latest offline deal? » 12/04/10 3:00pm 12/04/10 3:00pm

I Can’t Keep It In My Pants

On the day of the San Francisco Giants World Series parade, I headed to the corner of California and Montgomery where I was sure I had a good vantage to watch the players roll by in their rubber-wheeled cable cars. » 11/19/10 10:00am 11/19/10 10:00am

I Just Retweeted a Kidney

The last place I imagined being was in an operating room following the minute-by-minute highlights of the significant kidney surgery being performed on Brian's dad. » 10/05/10 12:00pm 10/05/10 12:00pm