Back in the day, Twitter was all about making direct connections with people you had something in common. You had to be on Twitter all the time and most people responded to you when you approached them with a message. Today, Twitter is vastly different. Most people come to Twitter to absorb information about their […]
Social Media, Social Networks and the Social Web
You'll find information and posts about social networking sites, social media, and social apps. I like to explore social networking pros and cons and the current state of what I call The Social Web.
Twitter has had its ups and downs. Many people have called for the death of Twitter. I haven’t been exactly too enthusiastic about it either for the past couple of years. It’s noisy, it’s annoying, it’s dumb. But I see a resurge on Twitter and I see some good things that are going on. But […]
Back in the day when Read it Later came out, I thought it was the greatest thing. After some time and popularity, Readitlater became GetPocket and it is now Pocket. It has evolved quite a bit since its early days, and I recently started using it again. Advertisements Using a combination of tags in Pocket, IFTTT […]
I think that 2018 will be the year of the alternative social network. There’s dissension in the ranks. People are mad at Facebook for censoring news. Twitter is banning people for expressing their opinions, and Youtube is demonetizing channels right and left. Minds recently crowdfunded a million bucks, Gab.ai is fighting Google. Voat wants a […]
We’ve all gotten those random friendship requests on Facebook. They seem to be harmless, you look at the profile and wonder if this might be the beginning of something good, a new friendship, a new partnership, maybe a little bit of both. But how do you know the person behind that profile is real? If […]
Youtube is great; you can watch hundreds of hours of entertaining videos or learn almost anything you want just by doing a few searches and watching the videos that turn up. But Youtube has some flaws, and one of those is the subscription system. If you use Youtube on a regular basis, you know that […]