Social Media

Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Google Reader, The Way of the Dodo

Many think RSS (which stands for Rich Site Summary, or more popularly Real Simple Syndication) is outdated in the age of Twitter and Facebook, but it's something that you should consider using if you don't use it.

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Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Why I Customized My Short Link URL

Given the prevalence of spam Bitly links I was thinking about Bitly's viability and the advisability of my continued use of the service -- I surely don't want to be using a tool that is a preferred tool of spammers and phishers. I also want people to be able to trust my links.

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A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Social Media | 2 comments

A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic

... The central beauty of Instagram and Hipstamatic: by using them you are forced to notice the details in life because it's the details wherein lie life's beauty. I think that I engage more closely with the world around me because I use these apps. I consider and appreciate what I see. I do not try to turn everything into an IG/Hipstamatic shot -- sometimes it's nice to live life unencumbered by the need to share pixels -- but I do approach the world differently, see it differently and look for the details.

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Is Privacy Overrated?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on Is Privacy Overrated?

Is Privacy Overrated?

If we do something wrong, or are attached to wrongdoing, we can expect to end up mentioned in a warrant and be given the once over -- government can compel that sort of thing, it's what it does. But to end up as part of a warrant merely because the government wants to "connect dots," is something else altogether... to the vast majority of us who are law abiding citizens this does not feel right.

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RIP Posterous

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Social Media | Comments Off on RIP Posterous

RIP Posterous

April 30, 2013 marked he demise of Posterous, Ted shares a POV.

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