Facebook Fires Its Slingshot At The Deadpool

On July 15, 2014, in Social Media, Technology, by Shane Barnhill

Facebook’s Slingshot app was supposed to challenge Snapchat. But instead, it died weeks ago, according to app store data from App Annie that I break down. Read more on The Snap Download

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Mo Standing, Mo Problems?

On June 24, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shane Barnhill

About two months ago, I installed a standing desk in my office, and gave up on sitting down at work. Overall, I feel more energetic, productive and focused. But there have been a few minor issues. Read more on The Snap Download

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My Week With A Standing Desk

On April 18, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shane Barnhill

My, at my standing desk

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Sitting is the new smoking, and it’s killing us all by increasing our risks for multiple health hazards, such as obesity, cancer, physical disablement and more. So I got a standing desk. Read more on The Snap Download

 

Why You Should Pick Up A New Sport In Middle Age

On April 14, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Shane Barnhill

Hockey Player

About six months ago, I started playing hockey. I’m wouldn’t call myself a “good” hockey player just yet, but I’m contributing to my team and having fun. I continue to learn more about hockey with every game, but my most important lessons learned so far are applicable both on and off the ice. Read more on The Snap Download

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Shhhhh! Whisper is a Secret App

On August 4, 2013, in Social Media, Technology, by Shane Barnhill

Bert and Ernie Whisper

Whisper is an app that taps into demand for transient and/or untraceable messaging. In this way, it has an appeal similar to Snapchat. Read more on The Snap Download

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Huma Abedin

“Whether Abedin’s motives are political, monetary, familial or some combination is known only to her, Weiner and a small trusted circle. But the media has no use for such a nuanced arrangement.” Read more on The Snap Download

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A Second Look At 23andMe

On July 22, 2013, in Technology, by Shane Barnhill

23andMe Specimen Bag

Earlier this year, I signed up for 23andMe’s DNA analysis service after receiving a testing kit as a Christmas present. While it wasn’t an easy decision to join 23andMe — after all, the service warns prospective members that they may find out troubling information about their health and genetic risks — I decided to opt for knowledge over an “ignorance is bliss” mentality. In early April, I opened up 23andMe’s testing kit, provided a saliva sample, and sent it in for analysis. Read more on The Snap Download

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Windup Robot

“IFTTT has remained something of a secret among tech nerds. Hell, there are even a lot of nerds who haven’t heard of IFTTT, although they’re clearly IFTTT’s target for early adoption; for those who’ve written code in their lifetimes, IFTTT makes perfect sense.”  But will the new app catch on? Read more on The Snap Download

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Reading on the train

On a recent vacation, I spent a lot of time thinking and rolling over ideas during a four-hour train ride from New York to Boston. What luxury. We all need this type of time for uninterrupted thinking, because it’s when real creative and strategic thinking occurs. Read more on The Snap Download

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Checking Out of Foursquare

On June 6, 2013, in Social Media, Technology, by Shane Barnhill

 

Foursquare Badges

Foursquare has been one of my favorite apps for years. But the app has evolved away from its roots as a mobile social network into more of a Yelp-like mobile recommendations engine. Consequently, I’m checking out of Foursquare — at least as a daily user. Read more on The Snap Download

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