Mashable’s Free App Makes Me King of the Office Water Cooler
You know when you have two kids you simply become totally uncool and moderately uncommunicative. It’s not really the lack of sleep thanks to life with an infant, but more like time and pop culture and the Internet are just speeding past while you’re there simply trying to get your stubborn 6-year-old to try salad. Sometimes when I look up from work and family and turn on the television, I’m shocked at what I’ve missed. Is Toby McGuire no longer Spiderman? What? Is Ice Age already on the fourth installment? What happened to 2 and 3?
Nevermind the television shows that everyone’s talking about. Whole Internet memes pass me by. It makes my office conversation a bit dull. Okay, a lot dull.
Hello Mashable app from the Intel AppUp® center. I downloaded the app and now I can check in on the latest tech and culture news and stay up-to-date on memes. The newsreader itself is very simple and the design is clean so it takes me just a few minutes to browse the top stories. I can always click through to see an article that’s particularly interesting.
I spend a few minutes each day getting caught up and then when my coworkers are sharing some particular bit of current culture, instead of staring at them blankly and then nodding my head in agreement at what I don’t know, I can participate in the conversation! I can even start a conversation!
Thank you Mashable app for making me cool again and keeping me in the loop. Somewhat. A little bit cool.