Agent Palmer

Of all things Geek. I am…

The Beginner’s Guide to Clammr

Clammr App Tips from Agent Palmer

“The human species has been around for 200,000 years and we’ve been coding our communication in text for less than 3% of that time. I think speaking and listening is a really natural mode of interacting with people.” – Parviz Parvizi

Recently, I was invited to co-host The Diamond Dave Show with David Maier as a special co-host along with Matt from Reasons Are Several to interview Parviz, one of the brilliant minds behind Clammr.

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From Podcast to Friendship in Less Than a Year with the Podcasters of 7 Days A Geek

7 Days A Geek

In the scheme of things, listening to a podcast is a fairly passive thing. You hit play and listen, but there exists a few, like me, active listeners. And while most social media is akin to screaming into a void, sometimes actual connections can occur.

In the case of the two main hosts from 7 Days A Geek; The Angry Ginger and TK1, or as I now call them Ginger and Grant, being an active listener and tweeting with them has, with the help of a “bold experiment,” turned us into friends, and there are others in the group that have become a family of sorts.

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We Haven’t Learned Our Lesson Since 1938’s Mercury Theatre Radio Broadcast of The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast

One of the main themes throughout the Battlestar Galactica remake was that “All this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.”

When it comes to the now infamous October 30, 1938 Mercury Theatre radio broadcast adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, this sentiment is completely relevant in our current social media, news-of-the-moment Internet society.

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Seven Lessons from Obi-Wan Kenobi Quotes to Help You Become a Digital Jedi

Sage Internet Advice from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi was a legendary Jedi Master. He trained Anakin Skywalker, who would betray the Jedi to be come the Sith Lord Darth Vader and was mentor to Luke Skywalker. Having been apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn and having worked along side Yoda and the rest of the the High Jedi Council, Obi-Wan is wise beyond his years.

Of all the Obi-Wan quotes that exist, many can be applied to modern day living, specifically using social media and the internet.

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Meerkat is Not the Next BIG Thing, It is just the Next Thing

Meerkat is Not the Next BIG Thing

Meerkat is trending. This is a fact. Partly it is trending because it’s a new name on the social media scene and partly because of its issues with Twitter’s Open Graph. But Meerkat is not new, nor is it innovative. It’s old and automated.

Meerkat has been described as SnapChat for live video with the added benefit of being tied into Twitter, so that all of your followers get the link to your live stream.

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