Why I’m Leaving Facebook, or, Weaning off The Feed (and Watching Finches)

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)

Meta Sermons and Social Media

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

Divergent Visions of the Past: What Would Google+, YouTube, and Facebook Have Looked Like in 1997? (And Some Guest Apperances)

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)

Did Google Just Find a Way to Make GoogleBuzz Usable?

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?