December 22, 2018

Being An Introvert On Twitter

This year has seen a lot of bad news concerning Facebook and online privacy. The drum beat of anti-social media has grown louder. You’d think scrolling a
newsfeed is like smoking cigarettes. Perish the thoughtcrime!

December 20, 2018

A Tech Hero Quits Facebook

Venerable tech veteran Walt Mossberg announced he’s
quitting Facebook after 12 years of socializing there. But does this news really matter?

The Web Itself Is The Social Network

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about
social media versus the blogosphere. To help distinguish them, the term social network is synonymous with social media, whereas I refer to the blogosphere as ‘online networking’. But today I discovered something that clarifies and simplifies this latter term.

December 18, 2018

Anxious To Read

Before last night, I’m pretty sure I had never heard of bibliotherapy. I discovered this term in
a very interesting article related to anxiety and books at a website I like, goodereader.

December 15, 2018

Online Networking's Future In The Past

Social media was supposed to be awesome. Until it wasn’t. 
In another recent act of backlash against social media, Glenn Reynolds (a.k.a. Instapundit, Blogfather) deleted his Twitter account and published the story online. (I credit Cal Newportfor the link to the USA Today op-ed.)

December 13, 2018

The Blogosphere Can Thrive

One of my favorite blogs is Study Hacks by Cal Newport. After reading his latest post, “On Blogs in the Social Media Age,” I was sparked. He makes an interesting distinction between the blogosphere and social media today.

December 10, 2018

Thoughts On Social Media

Some of my thoughts lately have dwelled on Social Media like Facebook. I often
re-think my personal use of it, and I also ponder general ideas about the pros and cons of social networks in our culture. These kinds of thoughts are also prevalent in the news and other publications, which fuel my thoughts more.

December 5, 2018

Reading Books Is Awesome

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books. It’s sort of becoming a habit. And I think that’s a good thing. I find myself often lying on my bed kicked back with a book in hand, eyes tracing over the words. Even with the kids often grabbing my attention, my brain seems to be on book-lock mode, like a homing missile lasered in on its target. Coffee helps.