I have been weaning off of social media. Yesterday, I deleted my Twitter account entirely. I've decided to be far less active on Facebook, except for sharing things with people who might be interested. The Feed is was gets me. It's too much. It's too much all at once. I gave it a shot. I … Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Facebook, or, Weaning off The Feed (and Watching Finches)
I'm very grateful for the opportunity I had to share the message at First Presbyterian Church yesterday at the 8:45 and 10:10 alternative services. Thank you! I used social media to frame part of the message, saying that Pinterest had bucked conventional wisdom because it's a platform where people share inspiring and uplifting things. By … Continue reading Meta Sermons and Social Media
Once Upon has their answer. I love the spirit of their project, but I believe the truth is much simpler, and it's called AOL. Circa 1997. Speaking of which: Beck in 1997 http://youtu.be/c5M3chPv4v0 I literally cannot watch that video for fear of the uncontrollable mourning that might pour forth. Not a longing for my teenage … Continue reading Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)
An excerpt from "Klout Is Breaking Up With Early Adopters" at The Next Web: Klout is going after middle-American novice tweeters who might have mentioned a body spray once or twice. With its service, Axe could reach people like that directly in large bunches and give them samples of new products. How do we … Continue reading Drew Olanoff on Klout and Doing Things
Over the last few weeks I've had quite a few posts up about comics. Over the last two days, I've been hitting the Google+ meme. Now, finally, I shall combine them. Or two other people will. Seriously, Google. Do not bring games and pokes and all of that stuff onto Google+. That's what Facebook is … Continue reading Dear Google: Keep It Simple So We’ll Stay
Yes, I think they did, and those sneaky sneakersons did it with Google+. They also snuck relevance into Picasa while you weren't looking. Within Google+, GoogleBuzz is like a separate feed of whatever you've set to automatically go to Buzz (since no one, ever, uses Buzz on purpose). So if your Twitter is set to … Continue reading Did Google Just Find a Way to Make GoogleBuzz Usable?