We bloggers need a rallying cry. My fellow WordPressers, we can promote blogging as an alternative to social media. The personal blog is a fine place to share with others. We can network together well this way, on the open web. Empty the silos. Share your photos to your blog. Your status updates. Press those words. Blog on! Continue reading Blog On!
If Social Media persists, there must be radical new ways to do it. Continue reading Transform Social Media – Part 3
I first joined Facebook in 2009 and have been using Social Media ever since. Years of privacy scandals, election tampering, misinformation, and fake news hurt society. Mixing that with funny memes, dad jokes, cat videos, baby pictures, and travel photos is jarring. Doesn’t your mind feel assaulted when scrolling the feed? Continue reading Transform Social Media – Part 2
Let’s talk about Social Media. It’s an established part of our culture and daily life, for better or worse. Even if you or I choose not to have a Facebook or Twitter account, we still tolerate their effects on society. The problem is the worst parts seem to outweigh the best parts. So wouldn’t we be better off without Social Media? Continue reading Transform Social Media – Part 1
Do you wish for a better version of Instagram, not owned and operated by Facebook? Your wish may come true. A year ago, the Kickstarter project for Bokeh was fully funded. Development started, and though it’s taken longer than planned, there’s solid progress. Continue reading Bokeh To Challenge Instagram
In late February, we were treated to a new piece of nonfiction about a phenomenon in social media, Facebook: The Inside Story, by Steven Levy. Other books have been written about the infamous social network, but this one is the latest and, I think, greatest. Rather than a review, I just want to share some of my thoughts about it. Continue reading Facebook The Inside Story
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.] Continue reading First Days Of Facebook
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? Continue reading Refriending Facebook