One of the things that has fascinated me most in these polarizing times is the extent to which people (including myself) spend so much of their time and energy trying to persuade others of their viewpoints. Nowhere is this more apparent than social media, a cacophony of people shouting into the void. As Mike Drucker […]
I’ve mentioned previously that the blogosphere is feeling a little quieter lately, but maybe I’m just not looking in the right places. What are some of your favorite still-active writing and publishing blogs? Who’s out there still innovating and keeping the people talking?
We’ve all been there. There are times when social media can feel so infuriating, when it feels like all everyone does is look for an excuse to feel outraged, and sometimes you might even find yourself the target of that outrage. There are times when it feels like other people are so popular, so happy, […]
Social media is a strange medium. You are staring at a computer or a mobile device when you post and tweet. By its very nature you are not engaging with another human. You are sending messages to an unknown number of recipients you can vaguely imagine but can’t really identify. The result of that communication […]
There is life after Google Reader. Thank you, Feedly. I blogged previously about Feedly and its emergence as a top alternative to Google Reader, but truth be told I was a Google Reader dead-ender. I stuck with it all the way until Google shut out the lights, a bit of stubborn denial that probably emanates […]
Social media is built around maintaining your relationships. Facebook Timeline was introduced to help you remember your past. But what happens when relationships fall apart and when there are parts of your past you’d rather not remember? Social media can thrust painful memories on you, often when you least expect it. I was recently interviewed […]