Remaining Unknown in a Viral World: Popularity, ASMR and Celebrity Status

Earlier today, I was examining the statistics on my website and realized that I have about 1.5 million hits on my site since I started it. That appears to be a lot, but then I started to think to myself that not a lot of people comment on it or send me messages based off of my web site (or … Read More

duaneRemaining Unknown in a Viral World: Popularity, ASMR and Celebrity Status

Why the Idea of Celebrities on Twitter Drives Me Nuts (and why it should do it to you, too)

For those who don’t know it, I have a Twitter presence (@duanegundrum). It’s not extremely popular, and I’m lucky if I get a “like” here or there. Mostly, it’s me ranting or making jokes, and no one in the world knowing the difference. As a writer, I have about 5,000 followers. I follow about 500 people. Not great, but not … Read More

duaneWhy the Idea of Celebrities on Twitter Drives Me Nuts (and why it should do it to you, too)

Is Taylor Swift Finally Achieving Her “Hip to Be Square Moment” of Her Career?

The other day, I was listening to a song on the radio, and it took me a second to realize it was one of the later Taylor Swift songs (from her 2012 album, Red), called I Knew You Were Trouble. As the song played, it started to dawn on me that I recognized it as a Taylor Swift song not … Read More

duaneIs Taylor Swift Finally Achieving Her “Hip to Be Square Moment” of Her Career?

Martha Stewart loses it on Twitter and CNBC thinks it’s a big enough story to do an entire story on it

The other day, Martha Stewart lost it on Twitter. The upside (or downside) of it is that she dropped her Ipad and then threw a fit because she doesn’t understand how technical support works (in that they usually don’t send someone to your house to fix something you broke, especially when it was given to you for free, even if … Read More

duaneMartha Stewart loses it on Twitter and CNBC thinks it’s a big enough story to do an entire story on it

Problem #77 with Adopting Google+

I’ve been experimenting with Google+ since it emerged, and as much hype as I read from the major news sites, I just haven’t bought into the propaganda they keep spewing out. I keep reading how Google+ is going to replace Facebook, but no matter how much I look into the service, it fails on almost every level. Let me explain: … Read More

duaneProblem #77 with Adopting Google+

Why is the News Obsessed with Unimportant, Marginalized People?

ABC News ran a story today warning informing us that Sarah Palin may in fact be running for president. As a news junkie, my immediate thought wasn’t (to the shock of many) “wow” or “isn’t that interesting” but “who cares?” I mean, honestly, this is such a non-story that the level of ridiculousness borders of a word that would have … Read More

duaneWhy is the News Obsessed with Unimportant, Marginalized People?

The Fascination With Celebrities

I was reading a “top 50 reasons why you should be proud of living in New York City” and one of them had something to do with rubbing shoulders with famous people. First, I don’t live in New York City, and second, I’ve never understood the fascination with celebrities people have. I can understand liking someone because that person is … Read More

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Writing is SO Easy that ANYBODY can do it…apparently

Turns out that reality (not so much of a) star Heidi Montag has announced that she is “writing a movie”. Really? It’s that easy? Does she even know how to read? This is one of those things that really bugs me about people who don’t write. They seem to believe it’s SO easy. For those of us who are actually … Read More

duaneWriting is SO Easy that ANYBODY can do it…apparently