The Social Media Evolution

The Make Me Smart Podcast episode 96: Do it for the ‘gram had an interesting quip that Instagram was what the Facebook News Feed was before it got corrupted by ads and political arguments: the trivialities of our daily lives. All social networks became popular because of trivialities. “What’s on your mind?” THAT is what… Continue reading The Social Media Evolution

18th Anniversary of Blogging

Here is my first blog post from 18 years ago, which makes it as old as a legal adult. Wow… Two Footballs I got started at a place called Diaryland. A friend, Lacey, had started using it. Back in those days, I was up for trying pretty much anything geeky friends were doing. Blogging was… Continue reading 18th Anniversary of Blogging

Social Ghost Archetypes

I met Allie for the second time at a birthday party. The birthday girl is a Social Tech Ghost. Allie is a Pseudonym Surfer and former Dunbarian. Another person at the party is an Infrequent Checker. I decided these remain┬álegitimate strategies to keep from getting drawn into spending too much time online. Since I like… Continue reading Social Ghost Archetypes

Friendster Blogs

I learned about Friendster’s new blogs through an article at The Social Software Weblog. It gave me a reason to look at Friendster again. I have not gotten any friend requests or other messages so it kind of fell off my radar.