Idea: if aggregated feeds are here to stay, I say abandon the algorithm. Social media algorithms curate content, so we’re not overwhelmed by disparate and disengaging posts. But we’re better without them. We can curate our own feeds. If there’s too much junk, then unfollow or unfriend. Choose only the most important or relevant accounts to follow. And realize you can’t keep up with everything. … Continue reading Abandon The Algorithm
Who doesn’t like a book that’s unputdownable? I finished reading one (on my kindle paperwhite, of course) last week by Sarah Frier titled, No Filter. It is THE book about…Instagram! #reading #fortheloveofbooks This post is not a proper book review; I’m just sharing some things about the book. Continue reading Bookish Thoughts On No Filter
I just wanna share a few things about blogging and social media. Because it’s a thing I like to do. Like drinking Dunkin’ Donuts I guess. It gets me buzzin’! Continue reading Three Awesome Anti Social Media Things
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!
Deleted the Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp apps from my phone today. Trying it for 30 days. #socialmediadistancing Continue reading Social Media Distancing
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
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 the Post. Continue reading If Twitter Dies