This quote echoes my inner musings about my blog lately (as much as I love having my own space on the Web): Seriously, who cares when anything on my site got posted. For the vast majority of things I'm writing it makes absolutely no difference what-so-ever. My blog is a digital garden, not a blog… Continue reading It makes no difference

Knowing when NOT to share something online

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It’s really easy to share stuff online (that’s the point of social media, isn’t it?). At the same time, just because we can share something online, doesn’t mean we should share it. With all this talk about the term “fake news” that a certain president made popular, there is plenty of material that is misleading,…… Continue reading Knowing when NOT to share something online

“Are our present social media posts going to mortify our kids in the future?”

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One of the challenges of being a parent in a time where we can share so much of our lives on social media is deciding how much to share about our kids. I decided to stop sharing much more than tidbits about our kids online a year or two ago. One of the reasons I…… Continue reading “Are our present social media posts going to mortify our kids in the future?”

Why we should return to personal websites (Reason 1220)

I enjoyed "We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites". It speaks to what I'm partially aiming for with this blog. My original sin wasn’t making a Facebook account, it was abandoning my own website that I controlled (the original site was hosted on Tripod, but if I had to do it all over again, I'd… Continue reading Why we should return to personal websites (Reason 1220)

Facebook messages aren’t so private after all

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From the New York Times article, “As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants – The New York Times” – Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records show, and gave Netflix and Spotify the ability to read…… Continue reading Facebook messages aren’t so private after all