Tag Archives | Social Media

Social media still isn’t a good idea…

This is just a quick follow-up to my post from 10 days ago about frustration with what social media is doing to me, and to many of the people I follow. TIME magazine just had a good article touching on many similar points that I was trying to make. In his work, Van Bavel has […]

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Social Media isn’t a good idea anymore

Social media sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? You can chat with friends more easily than ever, get updates from family members, share baby and cat photos or root together for your favorite teams. Mark Zuckerberg has talked for years about “connecting the world” and “bringing the world closer together”, and it all sounds […]

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Second thoughts on social media

Two weeks away from Twitter? Yep, I did that recently. It was two of the most enjoyable weeks of my life. Part of the hiatus was because I was out of the country on vacation with my wife, and even though we had plenty of internet access, family policy is that we don’t advertise when […]

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Oh Tweetbot, Sometimes You Make Twitter So Difficult

I really do love Tweetbot. I love it enough to spend $20 on a Twitter client, even when so many other Twitter clients — including the official one — are free. But it’s missing a couple key features that I loved in Tweetdeck, my previously preferred Twitter client. Tuesday’s events reminded me of one of […]

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Pheed Sharing Settings: How Not to Set Defaults

An odd tweet showed up on my account tonight. It was a message saying that I had posted something on Pheed, a similar sharing/social network. And that did happen — I setup a new account on Pheed and did a test post to see what it looks like. But the automatic cross-post on Twitter was […]

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Google+: A Ghost Town in Our Mid-Sized Town

I’ll believe that Google+ is catching on when I can look at the “Nearby” circle and see content that’s newer than a day old. I took the screenshot below a couple nights ago. It’s not like the Tri-Cities is the middle of nowhere. We have 253,000 people in the metropolitan area (2010 census). We have […]

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