Tag: IM Posts

Minimizing Distractions


This is the third post in an ongoing business series I’m going to be writing. You can view them all by visiting here. A few years ago I read a book called The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, an interesting book by Tim Ferris. Since that time, I’ve seen Tim talk at least once (maybe twice?), and have read a few other books with similar concepts as the ones presented by Tim. While there are a few things in Tim’s book I don’t entirely agree with, some of his core concepts are fairly important if you’re thinking about branching out on your own. For instance, Tim makes the assertion that most people don’t actually want to run their own business, they simply want to own one instead. To that end, he points out how important it is to remove yourself as a bottleneck […]

Twitter Over IM


One of the things I’ve noticed lately is that I’m spending way more time on Twitter than I’d like. Truthfully, it’s fairly addictive, and I really don’t know why. This afternoon I noticed I noticed myself sitting on the updates page, refreshing occasionally, waiting for a few replies to some messages I had sent out. While doing that, I had the sudden idea that Twitter (at least for me) would be a bit more useful if it were a push system instead of a polling system. That way at least, I wouldn’t have to sit at the site and continue to poll it — I could simply be notified when a new @ message was ready for me. Granted, there are numerous applications that can be used, but all of them (that I’ve used at least) are limited in that they primarily only handle one account at a time. So […]