Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? Twitter? Google?
Wanna spend less?
Personally, I enjoy my hours online…but I wouldn’t mind being more efficient about it. If you feel the same, check out this amazing infographic from quintly.com. It’s loaded with keyboard shortcuts — who knew?? — that will help satisfy your social media habit a whole lot faster.
Note: The Egg cannot boast such fanciness. But I’m working on it.
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged efficiency, Facebook, Google, Humor, infographic, Internet, keyboard shortcuts, life, Twitter
I have more than one friend and/or family member who records their beer consumption on Twitter.
Why yes, I am very proud.
The app shows the beer name, where they were when they swigged it, and how long they breathed — if indeed they did — between frosty brews.
Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I find myself looking forward to this digital diary…and wanting to participate even though I don’t like it!
Luckily I found the perfect way:
The Random Beer Name Generator.
Just click the button, and it generates a way cool beer name. For example, it just gave me “Irish Elvis Dubble”…
So let’s pretend that’s what I drank this round.
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life, Technology
Tagged alcohol, app, beer, beer consumption, beer drinker, beer name, buy a round, digital diary, family, Foods, friend, frosty brew, Humor, Internet, life, random beer name generator, swigged beer, technology, Twitter
I got a haircut today. Just a trim –
No need to alert the media.
I walked in the salon not knowing how much I was going to cut. My stylist and I talked about it, adjusted things as we went along — your typical ‘do. But I realized how different my experience was from an A-list celebrity.
Take actress Michelle Williams, for example.
She made a red carpet appearance this week sporting new, longer bangs and short shorts.
Twitter blew up.
Why the new ‘do? Why the edgier style? Was it a personal choice? Was it for a film?
Why, Michelle, why???
After days of questions — media outlets practically panting in their intensity — one proudly announced the answer:
Michelle is growing out her bangs.
Wow. We are ridiculous.
Posted in Beauty, Celebrities, Design, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged A-list, alert the media, bangs, beauty, celebrity, design, edgier style, Fashion, follicle, haircut, Humor, Internet, life, media outlet, Michelle Williams, red carpet, shorts, stylist, Twitter
I read it on Twitter, and Twitter would know:
It’s Throwback Thursday!
That means folks are posting old photos online and celebrating times gone by.
It’s appropriate to mention here because throwback photography of me has found its way on my Facebook page.
Why, you may ask? Well, let’s just say today is a bit of a ‘throwback day’ for The Sticky Egg.
Here’s to getting stickier and stickier!
Posted in Blogs, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged backwards and forwards, blogs, Facebook, Humor, Internet, life, online photos, photography, sticky eggs, throwback day, Throwback Thursday, times gone by, Twitter
Did you know the Internet was international? Seems obvious, right?
Apparently not to some.
Today several UK-based celebs have been wishing their mums Happy Mother’s Day.
Dan Stevens, who played the recently deceased Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey. Chris O’Dowd of Bridesmaid and Girls fame. But they were quickly corrected by pushy, ethnocentric Americans that “Mother’s Day is still a couple of months away.”
I was at once embarrassed and entertained.
Cable television and the Internet may make programming and actors from other countries available to us here in America, but it doesn’t mean we’re necessarily going learn anything.
Well…at least we’re predictable.
Posted in Commentary, Family, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Relationships
Tagged Bridesmaids, cable television, Chris O'Dowd, Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey, England, enthocentric, family, Girls tv show, holidays, Humor, Internet, Matthew Crawley, mother's day, mothering day, mothers, mums, mums the word, Relationships, Twitter, UK
Remember the very first scene of Downton Abbey in Season 1, when the operator learns the Titanic has sunk by reading the telegraph machine’s paper tape?
Is reading Twitter really all that different?
On Sunday evening, I was one of maybe 10 people on the planet who wasn’t watching the Grammys.
(Doing so would only highlight how little I know about music. Plus, Downton Abbey was on. Please.)
Of course, I was checking Twitter while I was watching PBS. And by evening’s end, it felt like I had watched the Grammys…because every news outlets, friend and celebrity I follow had blabbed all the details from the ceremony.
The Twitter version, that is — 140 characters or less. So I had been reading a kind of modern version of the telegraph tape.
Look how far we’ve come in 100 years!
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, History, Humor, Internet, Music, Television, TV
Tagged awards ceremony, commentary, Downton Abbey, entertainment, Grammy Awards, Grammys, history, Internet, Music, telegraph, telegraph machine, telegraph operator, telegraph tape, Television, Titanic, TV, tweet, Twitter
And the word of 2012 is…
This doesn’t surprise me. It feels like hashtag has been around a lot longer — that’s how much a part of our vernacular it has so quickly become.
What does surprise me is who makes the grand proclamation of “Word of the Year” — the American Dialect Society.
I’ve never heard of them.
Founded in 1889, the organization is dedicated to the study of the English language and supports the Dictionary of American Regional English. They also publish American Speech magazine.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Education, Humor, Internet, Life, News, Writing
Tagged #whoknew, American Dialect Society, American Speech magazine, blogs, Dictionary of American Regional English, education, English language, hashtag, Humor, Internet, life, news, Twitter, vernacular, word of 2012, word of the year, writing
So I was checking Twitter and learned that Wrigley gum was the first product to feature a bar code.
But now I’m craving gum…specifically, bubble gum.
I can see it in my mind. I can taste it. But I don’t have gum — shouldn’t buy any, either. Gum is a no-no, according to my dentist.
But I don’t see my dentist anywhere…
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged bar code, bubble gum, candy, chew on this, cravings, dentist, Foods, gum, Humor, Internet, life, no-no, Twitter, Wrigley
It’s Follow Friday!
I’m stealing a Twitter convention to recommend the amazing blog Bookshelf Porn.
The name’s the thing. This blog offers hundreds of photos of bookshelves.
Public. Personal. Retail. Library. Traditional. Modern. Whimsical.
And they all are lined with those much beloved precursors to our ever-present blogs –
They are a thing of beauty. The blog is, too. I can practically smell the leather and the pages and the dust and the mold…
Ahhhhh. Time to camp out at the library for a few hours.
Posted in Blogs, Books, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet
Tagged blogs, book pages, books, bookshelfporn.com, bookshelves, commentary, dust, entertainment, follow friday, Humor, Internet, leather books, library, library stacks, life, mold, Twitter