internet

New to Twitter? 22 accounts to follow in Charlotte to help get you up to speed

Although a foundation built on dead simple 140-character snippets of text might sound straight forward enough, Twitter can feel like a black hole for new...

15 Charlotte menu items that basically don’t exist unless you Instagram them

Culture now puts a premium on serving deliciously photogenic menu items. It’s amazing to think that menu planners now must consider the impact of...

What my mom’s SouthPark hotel search taught me about the Airbnb opportunity in Myers Park

My mom and my dad are staying in Charlotte on an upcoming Wednesday night. We don’t have a guest bedroom at our home. So I told my mom to book at the...

How much money did local technologist Adam Howell make off of his iOS app, Phoneys?

Adam Howell’s iMessage app spent 9 straight days as the #1 paid app in the iMessage App Store before Apple decided to kill it. You can read the...

Adam Howell, local technologist, hit #1 on the App Store with $.99 Phoneys – but not for long…

Adam Howell, a designer and developer in Charlotte, created Phoneys which hit #1 Top Paid and #1 Top Grossing in the iMessage app store a few days ago. Adam...

You may have a lot of Instagram likes, but how many people actually like you?

My grandfather passed away last week at the age of 98. My wife and I traveled to Memphis for the funeral. I sat in the fourth row on the wooden funeral home...

5 spots on Tryon with the best free WiFi

Ever since my dad put our family on a limited data plan (aka it cuts off once we’ve used it all), I’ve become a bit of a WiFi addict. I feel...

The illusion of online success and what it really feels like to build stuff on the internet

Last month I had a text exchange with an old friend I’d lost touch with who expressed her concern and disappointment that I’d “made it” and forgotten...

How Amazon will manage same-day shipping in Charlotte

Say you’re at work and you’re headed out of town the following morning, and you need something for your trip. Instead of fighting the crowds on your way...

This is my town and I had to defend her on this Facebook thread

Yo mama’s so ugly they filmed “Gorillas in the Mist” in her shower. Back when I was a kid, the “Yo mama” insults were an invitation to scrap....

9 of the best Missed Connections in Charlotte

Ah, Craigslist: the only place you can rent a life-size, living, breathing Elf on the Shelf, consider becoming someone’s nemesis, sign up to be a...

Translating Charlotte Internet behavior 101

Welcome to the wild frontier of the Internet. Let’s explore together. Here are some things people do here and what they mean. Facebook Behavior: Replying...