When I was writing regularly two years ago as part of my Blog Post a Day series, a common theme I kept bringing up was the fact that the internet was a double-edged sword. The things that make it great – instant updates and responses, the collective power of online opinion, the ability to create bite-sized ideas that have the potential to invade the mindset of the internet populace – are also the things that make it awful, with terrible consequences. And they can really, really fuck you up.
Facebook used to be a place just to catch up with friends, but suggested posts have muddied the waters quite a bit.
So in case you didn’t realize it today, Twitter went down for a a little bit. Maybe about an hour or so, an hour and a half. Now, I didn’t really notice the downtime, though I have a feeling some of the folks who tend
Way back in the day – and by that, in geek terms, I mean probably a year ago – I used to want to keep up with the news of the day in the world at large. Yes, as much as I enjoyed reading about
Lately I’ve been getting a little more into the swing of the social media thing. This doesn’t seem to be a surprise to many of you, as those of you who know me outside of this blog know me to be a rather social person
I’m not sure if I want to know where they got a movie where a cat was in a bride’s outfit… Anyway, today’s little missive to start the week involves something I was thinking about the other day as people were reacting to some seriously
Today’s post is about not just the meteoric rise of social media and its association applications, but about a curious, and particularly awesome thing that I noticed while reading over my friends’ feeds this morning. There’s so much less toilet tweeting. Now I’m not trying