April 12, 2009

Today I’m going to talk to you about a new social networking app called foursquare. Why is it time for a new social networking app? Because MySpace sucks balls. Because Facebook is cool, but everyone’s on it now. Because Twitter is still a great way to express yourself, but now Barbara Walters is talking about it. I’m not saying we should stop using these tools, I’m just saying, well, it’s time to find the next thing that’s cool, the next thing that’s going to sweep the internets, you know, before everyone else knows about it, and suddenly it’s not cool anymore.

I would like to direct your attention to a new social networking app called foursquare. It’s like Britekite (which don’t worry, is still cool), in that you check-in to wherever you are. Your friends can see where you’re at and what you’re doing. The difference is that you get points for every check-in, every new place you visit, when you hit multiple stops, when you go out multiple nights in a row, and well, you get points for just about everything. It gives achievement points for you living your life, and well, that’s awesome. It’s also got great integration with Twitter, it’s got a great iPhone app, and it’s available RIGHT NOW in select cities (Seattle, New York, Boston, LA, etc).

My favorite part is that when you have more check-ins at a location than anyone else, you become the mayor of that place. For instance, I am the mayor of Nintendo, my 24 hour fitness, and the Target nearest to my house. I’m also in a neck-to-neck struggle with a certain Kristin C over the mayorship of Top Pot Doughnuts, and we seem to switch back and forth each day. Touche, Kristin C, who I’ve never actually met before… touche.

But, alas, like any good social networking doodad, it’s only as good as how many people you know who are using it, and right now? That’s three. Including Kristin C, who as I said, I’ve never actually met. So what I need from you is for you to sign up for foursquare, send me a friend request, and get to checking-in, pronto. HURRY, though, because it’s just a matter of time before someone talks about this thing on The View, and we have to move onto the next cool thing.


The Daily Dorseys

January 27, 2009


Because what Adam Dorsey needs is another website, right?  No.  Think of The Daily Dorseys as a place for me to dump cool things I find on the internet, without polluting this site or my twitter.  Check it out:

The only daily awards site dedicated to the daily experiences of one Adam Dorsey.  Subscribe to the RSS feed if you really care, but for everyone else, the last five stories will appear on the right sidebar there, right below my blogroll.

Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?

October 28, 2008

Or an e-vite, apparently.

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September 12, 2008

The site has been live since July, but I thought I’d mention it here.  If you’re looking for sad animal pictures, look no further, emolol has arrived.  For example:

Or for you dog lovers…

At the time of this writing, there are 76 posts currently up on the site, with two more added everyday.  The tagline is: “Because sometimes you want to feel something besides LOL,” which is pretty accurate.  It aspires to cram as much emotion as possible into a small caption and a sometimes longer rant below the lol.  It’s also lampooning the I Can Has Cheezburger sense of humor, which coincidentally used to pay my bills.


A Letter I Sent to a New Friend on Last.FM

July 21, 2008

SUBJECT: We’re friends now

But I don’t know who you are. It’s strange, you know, because I know you’re cool. Even though–Even though tells me our compatibility is low? I think we have a future. You and me, person I don’t know. You and me forever.

God–sometimes I think about you, late at night–well, not you, I mean, I don’t know who you are, so I don’t think about you. I think about your music listening habits–And wow, I mean, I can’t even get to sleep. “What will he/she listen to next?” I think.

Luckily, now that we’re friends, I don’t have to think. I KNOW.

Take care of yourself, stranger,


My first *fan* site?

June 25, 2008

And it’s a contest for me, about me. I don’t know whether I should be excited, or worried. Check it out:

Win a Date with Adam Dorsey

Fu(cki)n(g) with Wikipedia!

February 20, 2008

P and I, after a rambunctious West 5 happy hour, come home and edit wikipedia with madeup quotes. Example (click to actually read):

Wikipedia doesn’t think it’s a real quote, and so they deleted it. Foiled again! See, this is a prime example of why I can’t support Wikipedia.