"To perfect things, speed is a unifying force," the race-car driver Michael Schumacher has said. "To imperfect things, speed is a destructive force." No company is perfect, nor is any individual.
What happens when we look closely at the rate at which we do things today? John Freeman argues that we need to slow down, not only to save ourselves but to save the beauty of living this short life in this planet by experiencing the details of every single act of our doing. I don’t remember the last time I picked up a pen and wrote more than 10 words at once. I have managed to ignore the naturality of the act of writing. I agree to a great deal with what he writes in his article, we need to slow down.
Read the WSJ article titled “Not So Fast” by John Freeman here.
Value added services, like detailed analytics, for commercial twitter usage seems to be a great incentive to businesses, brands and companies who look into twitter for the ocean of data it provides.
“Twitter will still be free for everybody and we’ll still tell them to go crazy with it,” said Stone in an interview. “But we’ve identified a selection of things that businesses say are helping to make them more profit.” - Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter
A few reasons why I decided to host this blog on Tumblr, not Wordpress.
1. There are a wide range of customizable themes to choose from for free. Not a CSS expert? No problem - plenty of themes that are ready for immediate use without any customization. Wordpress offers a few free ones, but they don’t let you tweak the CSS for free. If you need to go wild with wordpress, you will have to have a hosting service where you then install your wordpress blog, which will give you enough options to design the blog using free templates. On an average, hosting might cost you at least $30 a year.
2. Tumblr has no cost associated to it. All I pay for this blog is $10 a year to Startlogic, for my domain name. I did not have to worry about hosting and other costs associated with it.
3. Easy to explore new tumblrs based on your interest and topic of choice. The reblogging option helps too.
(I did not even consider Blogger. To me, they haven’t evolved.)