Twitter, can you hear me?

SXSW always has fun things in store, and this year, the most selfishly beneficial thing that hit my feed from the conference was the deal between Twitter and American Express

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that allows Twitter users to sync their American Express cards with their Twitter accounts for special deals and savings at several business, small and large.

I love it, and have already saved $10 from Seamless.

That said, Twitter has room to improve. One feature that I’d love to see, and am surprised I have yet to see, is a tool that allows you to view your Twitter interactions, long-term, between users. The feature would mimic Facebook’s “view friendship” capabilities. While I appreciate that Twitter allows you to follow specific threads, I’m more curious about long-term interactions between myself and other users. And I’m getting antsy.

What features do you want to see Twitter roll out throughout 2012?


To the Internet with Love

With the new year fast approaching, I feel like it’s time that I thank someone (or really, something) that has been a long-standing fixture in my life. It’s not that I haven’t had the opportunity, or that I’m ungrateful, but it’s that I’m so heavily immersed in it, that sometimes I forget to come up for air. So, thank you, Internet, for being there for me when I needed you most.

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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [review]

It’s not a secret that I absolutely adore the creative minds of the Sedaris family. While Amy has a different brand of humor than David, she’s funny (kitschy) nonetheless. While perusing Twitter and checking out the awesome publishers with a strong Twitter presence, I noticed that Grand Central Publishing had review copies available of Amy Sedaris’ newest book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. My first thought? “I need, I need. I want, I want.”

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Spirit Airlines takes the spirit of travel away from its customers

Contrary to my criticism of Spirit Airlines (which has been at an all-time high for the year of 2010 due to personal, anecdotal experiences), I’m a fairly simple, standard traveler. In fact, I am a member of the Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club, where I pay $39.95/year to enjoy barely discounted rates, especially after taxes, luggage, seat, and now potentially “interaction,” charges.

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