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The things that bug me. I’m not big on complaining, but being frustrated is a signal that I want these things to change, and collecting them together is a step towards figuring out what they share, and what I can do about it.

Patterns

  • the promise vs. the intent/goal
  • artifice/pretense
  • sincerity (realness) vs. irony (phoniness)
  • the digital person
  • conflating personal and professional

The list

  • adult Halloween costume
  • artifice
  • analytics
  • announcement
  • autoplay
  • blank stare
  • bullshit
  • cancelled plans
  • caption-contesting
  • cat
  • climactic battle scene
  • co-founder
  • comment
  • condescension
  • conspiracy theory
  • content
  • content marketing
  • convenience fee
  • crazy story
  • cynicism
  • delightful microinteraction
  • design awards
  • difficult conversation text/email
  • elevator pitch
  • email signature
  • entrepreneurship
  • exclusive content
  • feedback survey
  • feet on movie theater seats
  • flip-flops
  • “formerly of” jobs list
  • generic interview question
  • GIF
  • good taste
  • hot take
  • interview obstacle course
  • irony
  • insincerity
  • judginess
  • Likes
  • likes on comments
  • log in to continue
  • loyalty program
  • marketing
  • meme
  • Midwestern values
  • minimum effort
  • missed deadline
  • networking
  • NIMBY
  • notifications
  • nostalgia
  • offensive driving
  • online backlash
  • personal brand
  • piece of the pie
  • product
  • salesmanship
  • Seattle Freeze
  • secret work project
  • shitty coffee shop Wi-Fi
  • showy vocabulary
  • Slack/Discord
  • snarky tweet
  • software update
  • startup
  • storytelling
  • sunglasses indoors
  • swag
  • tardiness
  • tech industry perks
  • tweet
  • screen distraction
  • third-person bio
  • thumbs down
  • too cool for school attitude
  • tribalism
  • unsolicited advice
  • wedding photos
  • video call
  • virtue-signaling
  • young professional backpack

Updated May 16, 2019. Inspired by FUAY Laptop.