[Quote] On social media

Facebook asks what's on my mind. Twitter asks what I'm doing. Instagram asks what I'm seeing. Foursquare asks where I am. Social media is like an obsessive ex-boyfriend. In this place you have a profile picture and what you do is just sitting around, making friends with strangers, bragging about life you don't have, and …

Really Random Quotes

New research says that social media users tend to believe any statement that starts with "new research says". Five years ago I proposed that "coconut is mammal". After years of further in-depth observation, today I declare that "Coconut is indeed mammal: it is bony, has fur, and produces milk." In 2013, I warned those who …

On Honorary Degree

People with PhDs shouldn't be too upset with those who get doctorates without enduring years of doctoral student' life-with-no-life. Honorary degrees are meant to be encouraging -- which means people who are awarded the degrees are encouraged to do more -- meaning they're not doing enough, yet. For example, Kermit the Frog received a Doctorate …