Finding Gems On The Open Web

As one who likes to blog, I try to embrace and promote the “Open Web” or the “Indie Web.” So when I bump into these ideas online, it’s encouraging. In the past week I found two little gems with Open Web vibes. The first is by Brad Frost over at his own blog. I liked this little nugget a lot: Writing on your own website … Continue reading Finding Gems On The Open Web

Deleted My Instagram Account Today

Another day. Another deletion. This time it was Instagram. I had almost deleted my account back in December last year but just removed the app from my iPhone and left the rest alone. Until today. I dropped a nuke from orbit. There wasn’t much to nuke really. I had only just created my account in early August of last year. After about four months and … Continue reading Deleted My Instagram Account Today

Why I Quit Facebook

I quit Facebook. I chose the nuke from orbit option: deletion instead of deactivation. The recent Cambridge Analytica data exploit was the catalyst for my decision. But I had been wary of Facebook before and was already detaching from it. Over my 9 years of friending, liking, and sharing, Facebook has been a mixed bag. I’ve enjoyed the positive things about it, but the negatives … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook