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<editorsnote> Hi, I'm Jen Friel, and we here at TNTML examine the lives of nerds outside of the basements and into the social media, and dating world.  We have over 75 peeps that write about their life in real time. (Real nerds, real time, real deal.) Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the stories!! </editorsnote>

 

 

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Monday
Nov162009

Hot Nerd of the Micro Nano: Christy Medlock

The newest SnorgTees.com chick is a totally hot nerd. For real ... Check out Christy Medlock

Thanks to reader and photographer @RMTPhoto for the pic.

Click here to buy some goodies from Snorg, might even see a familiar face or two ...

Monday
Nov162009

#MusicMonday: Jupiter Rising

They're very Black-Eyed Peas without the drama and extra marital affairs.

"I may be your sweet spot, take me to your candy shop ..."

#MusicMonday Jupiter Rising: ElectroPop

Monday
Nov162009

Happy #MusicMonday!

Love this. You will too.

Check ... check ... check it out.

#MusicMonday

Monday
Nov162009

Social Media Sch-media

This is a time unlike any other for both technology and marketing; thus birthing this generation with new "titles" and "labels" attempting to explain the exploration of this new medium - aka. social media.

A lot of bloggers have expressed their disdain for the term "social media." I do agree it is grossly overused, however what a perfect title for this medium and the movement behind it.

Media 1.0 has been dictated to us through news organizations and other corporations with their own agendas. I will never forget when my Israeli friends came to NYC shortly after 911, we were sitting in my apartment in Manhattan and I asked them if they were planning to stay here since life is so chaotic over there. All three guys shot me a look of absolute shock. One of them said, "we live in greater fear being here in NYC." I then said, well what about the suicide bombings, and all that we hear about on the news over here. He said, yes that is true, but your crime is far worse here.

Perception is reality; I learned a very valuable lesson that day. We went back and forth on which was a safer place to be, but there wasn't going to be a "winner" in the discussion. I could not possibly understand how they receive their information on the state of the world, and they could not possibly understand how I receive mine.

Media outlets tout that they are fair, balanced, true, honest ... etc. In psychology I believe that is called reverse psychology; hidden agendas in the news are no big secret. How strange is it that we have come to accept that it is okay for our general source of information to be so tainted? If information were water and our filtration systems were poisoned there would be an absolute uproar. Environmentalists would be screaming, it would be front headlines everywhere. Yet everyday our brains are being poisoned with false information knowingly being spread without regard. What are we doing about it?

Media 2.0 aka. the people's media. People are very often confused by the purpose of Twitter. It is often referred to as a mindless spam generator lacking any true value. These people also thought computers would be the size of entire rooms and only affordable to the extremely wealthy. Twitter is an extremely powerful machine that is entirely user generated. The news happens to us every single day. The news doesn't just happen outside of the CNN building; it is us, it is all around us. We are the witnesses to the stories being told that become history when the sun sets.

Who better to relay the information on what is happening than the people it is actually happening to? These 140 character micro-bloggers are single-handedly giving the power back to the people. We somehow forgot how powerful of a voice each and everyone of us has. Proof is in the pudding, as seen when the news of Michael Jackson having died broke, where did people go? Facebook and Twitter

As far as what the future holds, your guess is as good as mine. However I will say that now more than ever, we stand at a precipice of unforeseen measure. Your move Goliath.

Friday
Nov132009

Pick Up Line O' el Dia

What say you take the red pill and I show you how far your rabbit hole goes?