Posts made in February, 2011

The Sequel Map – Which Sequels Were Better or Worse Than the Original? — BoxOfficeQuant

Posted by on 24 Feb, 2011 in My Stream | 0 comments


My friend Shane sent me a link to this, it quite compellingly demonstrates that sequels make money but are rarely better than the originals.

What a shame that next year will see more sequels made than ever before.

Read More

Two months later: Still addicted

Posted by on 18 Feb, 2011 in Lifenotes | 0 comments




Well, it’s been a couple of months since I returned to Facebook & Twitter after my one-month hiatus (plan here, results here). Time to reflect on  where I’m at now with my social network usage. As you may have guessed from the title & image, it’s not going too well.
I am completely, hopelessly addicted to Facebook. I check it several times a day, eagerly checking for new notifications or comments in response to my contributions. The “twitchiness” of checking email, Twitter & Facebook several times a day is back. One of my conclusions was that Facebook has a value and that I miss it when I’m not there, and I fear that now I’ve given myself “permission” to go on Facebook, I’ve let myself get sucked in. I realize now that Facebook is designed to be addictive. Seeing the “Likes” on your posts is like popping pills that give you an amphetamine rush. The stream of new “notifications” is an intravenous drip delivering compliments and ego strokes directly into your psyche.
Read More