So...last week I re-friended Facebook. I’ve been back on for a few days now. And - surprise - I have some thoughts. Mostly good. [Like.]
Alright, guess what? Six months after deleting my Facebook, I rejoined. Again. Resist no more; I’m gonna give this relationship another try. And next time I get moody and sour on The Social Network, I’ll deactivate instead of deleting. Because I always return. So why did I cave in once more?
Alright, I’ve got a bit of a confession. After deleting my Facebook account over 5 months ago, I started feeling drawn to rejoin. Perish the thought! I’ve already admitted to the cycle I have, like bouncing back and forth in an unhealthy relationship. So I think I need an intervention. Will the cycle ever end?
Last month, I learned about Bokeh. It’s a cool new photo/social media app that promises to be better than Instagram. Started by a passionate developer, Bokeh has been funded on Kickstarter, reaching its initial financial goal. That means we may soon begin to enjoy what Instagram was or should have been!
A simple little thought popped into my gray matter the other day. Instead of abandoning all social-media because it’s all mania, how about I promote Twitter as the single best alternative to Facebook?
Movin’ right along, footloose and Facebook-free! We can have good times and good news without the Newsfeed. We have good friends we can’t lose even when we delete Facebook.
Bokeh is “An Instagram alternative to share photos with friends and family privately, see them in chronological order, and without creepy ads.”
There's a lot to like out there. Like...pizza! I like sharing my interests with others who are like-minded. You and I like connecting with people. We all like the camaraderie, the feeling of belonging, and being accepted. We like to be liked!
As I sit here typing on my iPad, my thoughts spill over with uncertainty. I feel conflicted - over my Facebook account! This should not be. And you're probably thinking, "Really!?" I'm not being melodramatic. Yet where do I begin? How about we try to keep it simple. Simple is good, don't you think? Cyclical... Continue Reading →
You and I won't need to tolerate Facebook's privacy woes much longer. Recent news about The Social Network trying to change its stripes expresses what's been a long time in coming: the end of the Newsfeed era. Keep in mind, headlines are meant to be catchy or sensational. Something like, "The Death of Facebook" is... Continue Reading →
Facebook is ubiquitous. If you need to find someone, chances are they're on Facebook. And most people are so hooked on it that they'd never delete their account. Would you? If not, can we keep the next generation off it? I think that's a key part of ending Facebook's ubiquity. This Gen OnCurrent generations (Boomers,... Continue Reading →
This year has seen a lot of bad news concerning Facebook and online privacy. The drum beat of anti-social media has grown louder. You'd think scrolling a newsfeed is like smoking cigarettes. Perish the thoughtcrime! On some level I think that's an apt description. Like maybe Brave New World is coming true. Or 1984. Or... Continue Reading →
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about social media versus the blogosphere. To help distinguish them, the term social network is synonymous with social media, whereas I refer to the blogosphere as 'online networking'. But today I discovered something that clarifies and simplifies this latter term. Online networking is simply...the internet! I kind of knew... Continue Reading →