Joseph Palmer | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Two more 2016 surprises: The end of Oracle Productions, and the end of the Hypocrites as we know them

I agree, if we can provide generous tax write-offs and all sorts of money to large corporate entities off of OUR tax dollars then we can give everyone a basic income and encourage them to pursue goals that better all of society.

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Posted by Joseph Palmer on 12/29/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “I don't miss Hot Doug's

Gene & Judes all the way for an authentic Chicago (area) hot dog experience ;) In a sense though we need some hype, otherwise life is boring for most.

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Posted by Joseph Palmer on 04/07/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Why I quit social media cold turkey in 2015

Discipline, you either have it, or you do not.

I keep 56 people on my personal Facebook account, these are people I physically have met or are very good friends of people I have met. The ones that get flighty online, i.e. post meme after meme after stupid ass meme -- I simply unfollow them, without removing the friendship status.

I have removed the Facebook app from my phone and instead look at Facebook only through the browser. Trust me this makes a huge difference especially where the notifications are concerned

I post mostly through twitter and using ifttt.com those tweets make it to my fb automatically. Those are public. I keep it that way. Anything I only want those 56 people to know about I post directly to Facebook with a friend security status.

I manage a busy brunch restaurant and I handle all of the social media. Quite simply, it is too invaluable to ignore. Photos of food, people having a good time, etc these things promote the restaurant, and until something changes this will be our relatively free advertisement. So I use Instagram heavily, but I also try to be efficient and realize folks don't always have this, that, or the other platform so once again I use ifttt.com to automate the posts to all services we use.

I have never been one to be on my phone during dinner or at a gathering unless it was determined through observation that well, everyone else is doing it and it is not detracting from the activities at hand so why not? But most of the cases have been where I am with like minded folks from either camp.

So can the posts of all those folks become demoralizing and at times tedious? YES. But man now that's where cutting back maybe on having hundreds or thousands of friends to just a few, or okay a couple hundred. I say, take the time to objectively go through each profile and figure out; who are you, why are you here, and what good are you doing for me? Is the feeling mutual? You will know these things. You will then unfollow or delete and be happy for it.

Make social media or any of these communications tools part of your communication skills and tooks and yes, stand up, don't slouch and go meet people; but don't just give up on social media, tailor it to fit what you need.

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Posted by Joseph Palmer on 01/02/2016 at 6:24 PM

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