Codeswitching and the Language of Social Media

Recently, I spent a weekend seeing friends and family in San Diego. I have a very diverse group of loved ones down there from multiple cultures and age groups. Without thinking, I was automatically switching from English to Spanish to Mandarin and back. In linguistics, they call this code-switching. Code-switching how those of us connect … Continue reading Codeswitching and the Language of Social Media

How to Get a Free Lunch

  Earlier today, I received a notice that a certain restaurant chain was interested in providing me with some free meals in exchange for reviews and tweets about them. When I shared the news with a friend, they asked "how can I get a free lunch too?" Here's the secret: there's no such thing as a … Continue reading How to Get a Free Lunch