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
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
Good afternoon, friends. I'm hoping to record and post two new video blogs later today or tomorrow. One is going to be about social media in the hands of people watching the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt from afar. I've talked about it already here, but I what I think I'll end up saying in … Continue reading Forthcoming: Social Media is Sincerely Awesome (Sorry, Aldous Huxley)
Super Bowl. Check. Curation? Yep. Beard nonsense? Just a little. Also: social media, Egypt, and changing the world for the better.
Over the past few weeks, I've been approached with advertising opportunities here on The Daily Cocca. All the offers were for legitimate operations; no link farms and nothing MLM or sleazy. Sponsored links and content, and the content has been things I think my readers would actually enjoy. But for now, I won't be going … Continue reading An Ethical (as opposed to shameless) Plug
I've had a few discussions recently about the utility and value of services like Facebook, WordPress, twitter, and Flickr. The reasons people use various social media platforms or begin sharing content online in the first place keep changing, but doesn't 2011 already feel like the Year of Curation? That word is everywhere. I've used it … Continue reading Curating Beauty