It’s kind of funny how this:
Led me to this:
The more things change, the more they stay the same…
Tuesday, Feb. 20 at F8 Nightclub, 1192 Folsom St., San Francisco
Click on the link for the list of performers:
Monday, February 19
$12 Reserved Seating.
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Turbojugend 17th Anniversary Party
from Vancouver, BC, Canada
rock and roll
punk f’n rock
Dark Post Punk guitar driven garage rock
DJs Hutch (tjla) and Motley Cruz
show @ 9pm.
$20 after Gen. Adm.;
$25 Balcony Seating;
$30 Main Floor Seating.
From Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It. by Cal Newport:
“We’ve been told that it’s important to tend to your so-called social media brand, as this provides you access to opportunities you might otherwise miss and supports the diverse contact network you need to get ahead. Many people in my generation fear that without a social media presence, they would be invisible to the job market.
In a recent New York magazine essay, Andrew Sullivan recalled when he started to feel obligated to update his blog every half-hour or so. It seemed as if everyone with a Facebook account and a smartphone now felt pressured to run their own high-stress, one-person media operation, and “the once-unimaginable pace of the professional blogger was now the default for everyone,” he wrote.
I think this behavior is misguided. In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral article. The idea that if you engage in enough of this low-value activity, it will somehow add up to something of high value in your career is the same dubious alchemy that forms the core of most snake oil and flimflam in business.
Professional success is hard, but it’s not complicated. The foundation to achievement and fulfillment, almost without exception, requires that you hone a useful craft and then apply it to things that people care about. This is a philosophy perhaps best summarized by the advice Steve Martin used to give aspiring entertainers: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” If you do that, the rest will work itself out, regardless of the size of your Instagram following.”
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