Lynne Guey

Thought and food chewer.Always up for a good meal and conversation.Can be found at socialynne.com


Isolation in a Digital World


It started with a simple suggestion.

When I was teaching in Italy two summers ago, one of my host Dads suggested that I check into a nunnery. Something told me this wasn't a compliment. I didn't think spending all day with 8-year old Italian children had made me that wild, but who knows. Then he clarified,


The Most Influential Things I Read In 2014


This year, instead of sharing some of the personal milestones experienced in 2014, I’ve decided to compile a few of my favorite reads.

We are what we read, and these 12 thought-provoking and compelling essays helped shape my perspective as the events of the year unfolded, shedding new light when I veered astray.


A Note On #Techies

“We should interrogate the code of cyberspace as we interrogate the bills of Congress.”


In 2013

A year dethroned. 


For all its messiness, 2013 was a strangely awe-inspiring year. It was the year I found 3 professions, separately, in 3 very different…

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A Note On #Techies

Cross-Pollination


One of the beauties of the city is its sheer diversity. With more than 3 million foreign-born residents and dozens of vibrant enclaves, New York City’s melting pot is golden…


Hello Again, New York 

Reflections on 2 Years in the City


On Thanksgiving Eve, while most New Yorkers eagerly shuttled out of the city, I befittingly found myself…


Let’s Be Real 


Our daily observations are often riddled with emotion. Even the most scientifically-rooted of us are subject to bias. So it’s important to be aware of the temptation to fit data into existing beliefs that don’t necessarily reflect reality.

I’ve recently begun diving into data from our agency’s website and social media traffic. This exercise has produced…


Intrapreneurship


I used to be averse to 9-5 jobs. Who in their right mind would want to call it a day at 5 or 6 pm, and enjoy the rest of their night? People are weird sometimes.

I gravitated to startup culture for its blatant- if slightly overplayed- cheekiness. Work whenever you want! Don’t you dare wear a suit! Take a specially designed American Apparel tee instead. Even…


Down The Rabbit Hole We Go


I’ve developed a theory that if people can’t sit through a 30-minute meal without touching their phones, they are OSDs (Over-Stimulated Disturbances). Sounds a little like LSD, and appropriately so; our phones are quickly turning us into walking drug addicts.

But who am I to quip? I’m constantly responding to emails on the fly, tweeting…


The Value of Social


I’ve been on a “social media cleanse” since Monday. Not a full-out purge, just a mini-cleanse to rejuvenate. (That person on a juice cleanse…at the bar? That’s me.)

I’ve removed the Facebook and Instagram apps from my phone. It means I’m still able to go on these networks via desktop but also removes the temptation to compulsively, incessantly, maniacally…


5 Reasons To Read This Awesomely In-Depth Post


For one, it’s not about crepes. And it’s actually a pretty obnoxious and superficial post. But I can promise that I’ll get you outta here…