War Stories

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Every Medal has a brave and heroic story behind it.

You may remember when Grandpa was making up other historical “facts” over here
I just felt like maybe he had a bit more ‘Educating’ to do…

Perhaps at some point in the future, this comic will become a reality.
As the line between our online & offline lives are blurred,  Badges and Medals may well be awarded for things that we presently ignore.
– Checking into a location could earn you a physical badge from Foursquare.
– Your level ranking in WOW may mean you get priority seating at the movies.
– Saving Princess peach (again) may earn you a medal of valour and free plumbing vouchers.
– Finding a Golden Egg in Angry Birds could result in a REAL golden egg being delivered to you.
– Becoming the Mayor of the local Coffee Shop may give you proper mayoral powers and privilege over that establishment.

The future is an unknown entity,which I am always happy to speculate on. It holds the promise of so many technological advancements and changes in our everyday lives.
And I, for one, cannot wait until we all get to wear the unitards with the glowing track-lighting, like they show in that documentary of the future – TRON.

On a related note : My twitter pal @rhysmcdonald recently did some cool Tron art, which you can see over on his site

The Interview

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The world of computing and social media gives us so many more opportunities to lie about our job experience.

The average person has so many tools of communication and creation at their disposal these days, that it can help wily job seekers to beef up their work histories like never before.
Suddenly, we can all have experience in networking, direct marketing, community management and website design without ever having gained a single proper qualification in it.

Many employers are possibly still on the backfoot regarding knowing what questions to ask applicants, and how to spot the pretenders.

But there is also a grey area to consider, as some activities that we simply could not easily do 5 or 10 years ago, have been made extremely simple and affordable. This does mean that more people are getting skills far beyond what they should be able to, for their age.

I don’t see this as a bad thing, but it certainly is something to be wary of.
After all, I bet all of you know at least one person that is a “Social Media Marketing Guru”