Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

An astrobiologist professor I follow on twitter named David Grinspoon has written a book that, has made it to my must read list. The book is titled  “Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet “.  David Grinspoon has made a living by, studying biology all over space. He can tell you all about the life on Mars and this is very cool to listen to I encourage to search for David Grinspoons work online after reading this post. David has turned his results of studying astrobiology to the earth and the problems Humans are having with the climate change and our affect on the Earths environment.

Davids new book “Earth in Human Hands”, seems like an optimistic and realistic take on what humans have done to make the Earth more hospitable for life and what humans can and will do in the future.

The book says humans next evolutionary step will be one from Homo Sapiens to Terra Sapiens and as Terra sapiens we as a species will realize and treasure how we are connected to the Earth and all the other life forms on it. When I read the reviews on the book and heard David speak about it I immediately knew I had to read this book. I love this concept of embracing the interconnected nature of everything living and cannot help but think of the Native Americans customs and traditions.

I have to agree with David, if we want a better life for our generation and generations to come we must evolve beyond Homo Sapiens and aspire to me Terra Sapiens.





So I am in the middle of binge watching the newest reboot of a wonderful science fiction series called “Battlestar Galactica”. The series is about the war between human and robots. The robots however look human and the series gives you point of view from both the humans and the robots. It is a really good show! I am in the beginning of season 3.  It seems that a robot and a human fell in love and had a baby! It is wild.

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I just read an article yesterday.  The article mentioned that Facebook has been full of #icebucketchallenges. #Icebucketchallenge is simple and powerful. The concept is simple you make a donation to ALS challenge your friends to do the same and then dump a bucket of ice water on yourself. Great right! The article also mentioned that Twitter was full of Ferguson MO stories and updates.  Ferguson MO is a small town in MO just outside of St. Louis MO. In Ferguson an unarmed black male was shot and killed by a white police officer. Shortly after protests were held and looting as well as riots ensued.

So I read the article, which was full of analytics figures that supported the claims, then I looked and found that my twitter feed was full of Ferguson stories and Facebook Ice Bucket. Immediately I thought about the way I update twitter and facebook.  I update my Facebook page with my Twitter account. I like this because I like the Twitter format of only 140 characters and I like both of my accounts to match. So when people see either feed from me they see it all. However other groups and users do not do this. That is obvious.  I know it can seem very tempting to keep our lives separated.  We build boxes. We have a work box, a family box, a friends box, a church box, but the older I get, the less I try and define and use these boxes, it is all just life. I really think that the idea that everything is connected has some serious truth to it

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” – Chief Seattle – See more at:




Don’t quit

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
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In 2009 Brian Acton tweeted twice, well many more tweets than two that year, but, two tweets were memorable, because they remarked on his failure to get jobs at two great tech companies.



Ok confession time, I copy and pasted these images from a fellow bloggers post. Find that post here. Ok, I am so glad I got that off of my chest. On with the story. Brian and Jan Koum left their jobs and job hunts and started WhatsAPP. A social media company that allows users to exchange text like messages on their mobile phones without paying the cell phone text messaging fees.

The company is a brillant idea and (more importantly for our narrative) was just sold to Facebook for 19 billion dollars!

So I am not sure what you are doing or who has closed the door on you, you know like maybe twitter and Facebook said no to a job for you, but who knows in five years the same doors may be opened and behind them there could be a billion dollar payout!

Never give up!



If you read todays post title and knew what it was you probably also know what I am going to write about today. Todays post title “just setting up my twttr” was the first tweet ever posted on Twitter. On March 21st, 2006 Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter made history. Today Twitter has over 200 million active monthly users. Twitter is used and envisioned by Dorsey as a town square. You can read and Tweet about what you are eating or drinking or as in the case of the “Arab Spring” you can update the world about your city, country and cultures climb to democracy and freedom.

I remember first siging up for Twitter. Some mocked me. “Why sign up and use that when you have Facebook and can post your status there”? I let them know that I loved the 140 character limit. If you have read any of my blogs you know that I have a tendency to ramble on and a limit on text likes that keep my posts succint and pointed. If I want to have deeper conversations my followers will have to click the link and the simple message of “hey this is what is up”, becomes a more intimate affair. Almost like, stopping someone who just shouted out a headline in a towns square and asking him or her for more information.  


Jack Dorsey,  founder of Twitter, was a dispatch programmer who co-founded Obvious which then spun off Twitter, created a social network which made it easy for individuals to share ideas, pictures, new stories. While Facebook was adding interfaces, Twitter was taking away the interfaces embracing the “less is more” approach and succeeding. I like to think that the reason Twitter is so popular is that it is merely a facet for interactions, unlike other social medias, Twitter enables and then gets out-of-the-way of its users. I am not sure if you can tell but I am a huge fan of Twitter! Do you use Twitter? If not you should.


Happy birthday Twitter