When a friend posts something on Facebook and you find it annoying or—for the lack of better wor—stupid, do you unlike it or do you dislike it? Both words are used interchangeably by most people on the Internet, but not by grammarians who are in the know. Do you know the difference between the two?
Call Me Maybe
Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between? Today, almost everyone has a phone, even kids below ten years old. We seldom meet people who does not own a phone, whether or not it is a smartphone. Everyone carries one around for certain purposes—personal, business, work,... Continue Reading →
#hashtag101: The Misuse and Abuse of Hashtags in Social Media
If you regularly update your Facebook page, you might have noticed #posts #like #these. These are called hashtags. Yes, they do serve a great purpose to certain websites, but they have been overused—let alone abused—by social media enthusiast. What I see every day is the use of unnecessary and irrelevant hashtags, like #hahaha, #this #is... Continue Reading →
The New GMail Interface: Making My Life Easier
My E-mail’s inbox can be very overwhelming at times, especially when—whether I like it or not—I am subscribed to newsletters; updates from promos, blogs, and company notifications; updates and notifications from my social media accounts, bills and payments notifications and many more. With all these subscriptions, my inbox can get so loaded on a daily... Continue Reading →