Finding your inner social network

A few days ago, I signed up for an Instagram account. I had an account before but had deleted it because I felt I wouldn’t make too much use of it since I don’t take or┬ápost many pictures. I decided to sign up again because I decided that I needed more visibility to promote my business. My first impression was of the application itself in terms of how it looked and felt. I thought it was awesome. It has a beautiful design and the interface is fast. Facebook could definitely take a few lessons from Instagram in how to build …

Facebook ties my hands again!

Facebook

One of the joys of being a programmer is being able to solve problems that cannot be solved any other way or at least would be difficult or impractical to solve. I had one such episode recently. I noticed that my friends count on Facebook had decreased. I had no idea who was missing but out of mere curiosity, I wanted to know. It’s not that losing friends on Facebook weighs heavily on me; I just like knowing things. So the first thing that comes to my mind is, “I’ll just build an app to track friends on Facebook”. So …

What good can we get from fake news?

Fake news is bad. There is nothing nice about deceiving and manipulating people. However, that there are people with bad intentions and motivations is a fact of life. The least we can do is to be aware of it and try to protect ourselves from it. The issue of fake news reveals a critical problem about the way we consume information. We tend to trust information that we receive through certain channels. If we see something in print or on a website that looks like a news site we assume that it’s true, particularly if it’s something that is consistent …

Where are Drake’s OVO Artists?

I am a fan of Drake as an entertainer. I enjoy his music. Ever since he came onto the scene he has been promoting his OVO brand which supposedly is now a record label with various artists signed to it. This is not a new concept. We’re familiar with the story of an artist succeeding in the record industry then forming an imprint on another major label to help other artists they’re affiliated with to develop. Drake himself signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label. Apart from Drake, Young Money had other big Artists like Lil Wayne himself, Nicki Minaj and Tyga for …

Why I enjoy (Latin) dancing

Dancing with Shakera at Flow Latin Nite!

I enjoy dancing because I like music. Dancing is a natural expression of the enjoyment of music. You feel the vibe and you’re compelled to move. Unless of course, you’re self-conscious and worried about looking like an idiot with your less than graceful movements. That’s the issue with me. Dancing does not come naturally. This is where Latin dancing helps. It’s a formal and structured dance. There are specific sequences and steps to perform so all I have to do is learn the system and execute it. It takes away the uncertainty of having to improvise the steps. It helps …