All posts by Liza Patriana

I Want My 6 Minutes Back

Written by: Liza Patriana
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I was going through my various newsletter headlines this morning and while reading that PepsiCo is teaming up with Cagefighting (yeah, the story was not as exciting as the title that hooked me) I came upon an article about Dairy Queen’s New Online Game.

I will admit I recently was having a conversation with someone about Dairy Queen since I rarely see them around Los Angeles. (Random factoid: a friend of mine just inherited a Dairy Queen store from his grandparents in CO. I know.) Back to the DQ Game, the article talks about how this economy is definitely forcing people to count their pennies and attempt to get more for their buck(s). This game, “What’s Your Deal”, allows customers to “mix and match nine menu items” creating various value combinations. Looking at the screenshot included in the article I already should’ve started running. It looks so elementary and basic. But I had to give it a go and see if this was compelling enough to make me want to find the nearest DQ.

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Twitter Guilt?

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While at lunch one recent afternoon, I scan my TwitterBerry feed while I wait for my food to arrive. I notice a friend, @justintaines, has tweeted “The Burden of Twitter http://tinyurl.com/ax67dk

I’m automatically hooked because I’ve been feeling somewhat of a burden, guilt, “need some time apart” with my faithful partner in crime of the past 6+ months, Twitter!  I just got to reading the link that Justin shared and it talks about the guilt and burden of having to share information on your various social networks but then feeling like you aren’t contributing enough.  Why is it that some of our friends can share every photo from this weekend while others update their status every 2 months?  This guy talks about feeling like a parasite…a skeezy voyeuristic parasite!

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Big Love For Twitter

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In one of my recent tweets I made mention of the HBO show ‘Big Love’ — something about wishing someone with HBO would adopt me so that I could watch the season premiere.

In true Twitter fashion an account found me and started to follow me.

I clicked on it to see who they were, and although I saw a little bit of ‘Big Love’ branding, it wasn’t very prevalent. I was a bit confused about the profile since their bio said very little at the time. They have since spruced up the bio and the affiliation is now obvious.

Anyway, the profile is pretty neat and has become my version of getting my horrible gossip fix since I gave up all those celebrity blogs.

That Twitter account is associated with the HBO microsite Web Of Secrets which I’ve come to love!

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