Everyday, I publicly share vast amounts of information about myself. Updates to my Facebook Timeline, quick thoughts on Twitter, a photo here and there on Instagram, and my favorite hotspots on Foursquare. Many of you are joining me in adding to this abundant sea of public information, and it’s no secret that companies to whom we entrust our data monetize it for their own growth metrics and next Wall Street earnings call. What’s striking to me is that while these companies make no qualms about using our data to target us and begin conversations, we as people aren’t allowed to do the same.
If you’re reading this post, you’re viewing my long-awaited and long-delayed website redesign. Yes, it’s taken the web equivalent of the universe’s age to complete, but I’ve learned a tremendous amount about web design and development since my last site overhaul, and I’m excited to share it with you.