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Twitter turns seven video

Happy seventh birthday, Twitter

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Verizon Wireless tireless and not always above board in trying to lengthen contracts

Anyone reading my rants knows I've been railing against Verizon Wireless (VzW) phone contracts, and why not? The carrier just keeps giving me more ammunition. Here's two more little

Text replaces voice with twenty somethings

We all know twenty somethings text like mad, but I thought this Verizon Wireless phone bill really drove home the point. Circled in red are my 23-year-old

Three way video interview over the Internet, thanks Oovoo

This is very cool. A three-way interview with one person in Brussels, another in Toronto and yours truly in West Newbury, Mass. I was using a MacBook

Government would nuke Manhattan

We saw The Avengers and although it's not typically my kind of movie, I enjoyed it. Good bid of humor, lots of action and a great

Verizon Wireless bandwidth, call minutes limits: there has to be a better way

I have been on a work vacation in Florida this week and have used my iPhone hotspot for Internet access. Since that costs $20 a month and it

BostonGlobe.com versus Boston.com

For the past few days, I've been exploring Bostonglobe.com, the new paid web site for the Boston Globe. It's longstanding Boston.com will remain free and become

Twitter, the consumer complaint center

The best way to test if companies are using social media is to complain about them. I had occasion to do so twice this week on Twitter. One

WiFi can make you famous

"Of, so you're John Dodge," the person next to me at lunch said as if he knew me. Well, he did a little even though I had never met

cable hairball

Cable clutter reflects a tethered world (wireless not so much)

In this `not as wireless a world as we like to think,' I am being strangled by cables. I trip over ones around my desk and just organized

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