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Lipstick on a fat cat? (A response to a rant)

The fact is that the world is imperfect. People are imperfect. Companies are imperfect. Mistakes are made and what shows quality, value, and excellence more than perfection is how you turn around the mistakes – how you (as a person and as a company) learn and grow from the mistakes and try to do better next time. That's what we can ask of the companies we choose to spend our money with. But, as people who work at companies ourselves, that's also what we can ask of each other - time and space to work to do our best. That's not putting lipstick on a pig. It's empathy, understanding, and long-term relationship building.

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Sourcing, Content Attribution, and LINK with Love

I saw something recently that made the writer and obsessive fact-checker and sourcing pedant in me die a little bit. In a feature on their blog called Pin of the Week, I saw someone credit Pinterest as the source for an image. Which prompted this tweet from me: Reminder to everyone, everywhere, ever: Pinterest is …

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Inner Peace in the Internet World

In observance of a day of peace 2011 No lie, my husband and I have had this exchange before, and contrary to conventional social norms, I was the one sitting on the computer. I don’t know if it’s my yearning to help people become better educated about things they misunderstand or my strong equalist values …

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