Ok, maybe lame, but an idea…some WordPress themes support the “Aside” and “Status” Post Formats. Like Tweets, these are short. What if people just started using them for short blurbs on WP? They appear in the Reader “feed” and can be Liked, Commented and even Reblogged. Instead of #hashtags, just add Tags and/or Categories in... Continue Reading →

Do you remember Path? It was a nice small social network app and service that had much promise and polish. The potential was there, but the people weren’t. Facebook was already dominant. And since you can’t be in two places at once, Path is lost.

Twitter As Anti-Facebook

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?

The Web Itself Is The Social Network

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 →

A Tech Hero Quits Facebook

Venerable tech veteran Walt Mossberg announced he's quitting Facebook after 12 years of socializing there. But does this news really matter? First, I applaud Mossberg's decision. More power to him. He's doing what he thinks is best. And frankly, my opinion is that we should all probably quit Facebook. More on that later. That said,... Continue Reading →

The Blogosphere Can Thrive

One of my favorite blogs is Study Hacks by Cal Newport. After reading his latest post, "On Blogs in the Social Media Age," I was sparked. He makes an interesting distinction between the blogosphere and social media today. The Blogosphere Survives Newport's blog post title itself is noteworthy. Blogs do still exist in the social... Continue Reading →

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