Boston Marathon 2013 -> Boston Marathon 2014
I finally wrote up some of my thoughts from the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was really cathartic to get this out of my head, especially as I’m going to run it again on Monday.  You can read my post here:
https://medium.com/editors-picks/b98574b7212d
(I’m also raising money for Camp Interactive — which helps inner city kids learn learn tech & leadership skills).  If you can swing it, please donate as I’d love your help in reaching my fundraising goal!)
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If you want to follow me on Monday, I’ll be running with #34001.  You can sign up for text message updates or just follow my checkins/tweets.

Boston Marathon 2013 -> Boston Marathon 2014

I finally wrote up some of my thoughts from the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was really cathartic to get this out of my head, especially as I’m going to run it again on Monday.  You can read my post here:

https://medium.com/editors-picks/b98574b7212d

(I’m also raising money for Camp Interactive — which helps inner city kids learn learn tech & leadership skills).  If you can swing it, please donate as I’d love your help in reaching my fundraising goal!)

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If you want to follow me on Monday, I’ll be running with #34001.  You can sign up for text message updates or just follow my checkins/tweets.

thisistheverge
Facebook is still far and away the best site for sharing photos with friends, but pretending that the acquaintances we’ve accumulated during life are our friends is an outdated way of thinking about social networking.

Facebook’s friend problem | The Verge (via thisistheverge)

This is a smart quote.  And one of the reasons Facebook’s Foursquare-esque product launches (Facebook Checkins, Facebook Places, Facebook Nearby, Facebook Friend Finder, etc, etc) don’t concern me.

foursquare

On this 4sqDay, we’re celebrating our amazing global community of superusers. Happy 4sqDay!

foursquare:

Five years ago on 4/16, some of Foursquare’s biggest fans in Tampa started what would become the tradition of 4sqDay (the day was chosen because it’s 4/4²… four squared!)

It quickly became a day to gather as a community and celebrate all over the world. From Paris to Istanbul, New York to Jakarta, Moscow to Berlin, and beyond, we’re humbled year after year by our incredible community of over 45 million people on Foursquare and over 40,000 superusers around the world.

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Celebrating 4sqDay in Istanbul, 2013.

This year we’d again like to give special thanks to the backbone of that global community: our amazing superusers. For those of you who don’t know, our superusers are responsible for making Foursquare awesome. They fill in missing location info, update place categories, review tips, and provide important product feedback. They’re a huge part of the Foursquare family and we can’t thank them enough.

Have a great day, and be sure to tweet your meetup pics with #4sqDay to see how others are celebrating around the world.

Happy 4sqDay 2014!

Happy 4SQ Day everyone!

Unfortunately, anything associated with Google has come to represent gentrification in the city, from the buses that take young software engineers to their corporate campuses in Silicon Valley to Google Glass. This is especially true in areas where gentrification and income inequality have become points of conflict in the community.

This quote really struck me. I don’t have this perception of Google, but then again I don’t live in SF (and the gentrification issues in NYC are usually tied to NYU and finance)

I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass - Business Insider

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Boston Strong Women

The spirit of the marathon is strong with Boston spirit. Loving the power of these images

10 days till this race.  I am surprised how emotional I am about the chance I’ve been given to run it again and the idea of crossing the finish line this time.

I’m hoping finishing will give me some closure / relief from whatever is left over from last year.  I think I just tried to “get over it” a year ago and it’s clear to me (especially now that we’re 10 days out) that I was never really able to do so.  I think I’m still feeling a little messed up from whatever unresolved shock / grief I didn’t deal with from a year ago.

Anyway, this race means a lot to me. I’m fired up for it.

ps:  I’m running (this year & last year) to raise money for Camp Interactive (dedicated to teaching inner city kids tech skills).  If you’d like to donate to my race fund, click here (and thx!)

Note:  The original “Dear World: Boston Survivors” post can be found here:  http://projects.dearworld.me/boston-marathon