Screen time for kids during a pandemic

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Back when we were in a “normal” routine, our kids’ screen time was pretty limited during the week. We only permitted them to use their phones and computers for school-related tasks during the week. On weekends, they could play (there’s a limit on the Nintendo Switch, mostly as an experiment) for as long as their…… Continue reading Screen time for kids during a pandemic

Thoughts about being off Facebook

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I just read Cheri Baker’s post titled “Eight months without Facebook” that touches on my unformed thoughts about being on Facebook. When I spent a lot of time on sites like FB and Insta, I developed the habit of stereotyping people based on what they shared. I’d unconsciously tell myself that so-and-so is all about…… Continue reading Thoughts about being off Facebook

The key to a better quality Facebook News Feed

I much prefer this approach to friending people on Facebook to the more cynical friends-as-followers-to-pitch-to approach. A more select group of Facebook friends is far more meaningful than thousands of “friends” who are just people you connect to because connecting is less meaningful than it could be. Yes, Facebook uses our data to target ads…… Continue reading The key to a better quality Facebook News Feed

Path is the better personal network you've been waiting for

Path – Share Life from Path on Vimeo. Path doesn’t have Facebook’s users or nearly as much public awareness and yet it is, by far, a superior personal network. For many people, Path is the social network they were hoping Facebook would be and isn’t. I know a few friends and family who are apprehensive…… Continue reading Path is the better personal network you've been waiting for

I use Facebook for more than birthdays and stalking

I come across a lot of people who tend to use Facebook more to stalk people they meet or to check who is having a birthday today. I do that stuff but I have been using Facebook as my primary online social space for a while now and it is a terrific tool for me.…… Continue reading I use Facebook for more than birthdays and stalking