Category Archives: Social Networking

Adventures in the Twitterverse

I finally took the plunge. I am now on Twitter. It turns out that the reasons I was avoiding Twitter for so long were completely valid. It is a terrible time sink for me! There is a constant stream of … Continue reading

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My Digital Book Shelves

Book lovers have several options for tracking what they’ve read and their reactions to books. Perhaps the best known is Goodreads. But for the past several years, I have been using LibraryThing. LibraryThing goes beyond just talking about and rating … Continue reading

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Pinterest

I received my invitation to join Pinterest this morning and have spent far too much time already exploring this tool. It’s a social bookmarking site based around images. Think of it as the digital, online equivalent of a giant cork … Continue reading

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An investment in our future

We keep hearing how important it is for our children to be prepared to function in the high-tech, digital information age. But in our rush to limit government spending, we keep cutting the very programs that do the most to … Continue reading

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Who Can Access Your Facebook Profile?

Just when you thought you had locked down your Facebook privacy settings, there’s word that, in fact, your profile may be readily accessible to third-parties including advertisers. BBC reported on this story today: Facebook profile access ‘leaked’ claims Symantec What … Continue reading

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Yet Another Digital Commitment!

Back in January, my New Year’s reflection looked back at how much my online activities had grown over the last year. Since then I’ve added a couple of other digital commitments. Most recently, as part of my course in Digital … Continue reading

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Is Privacy and Illusion – Followup

If you’re not yet concerned about what information is available about you online, you probably ought to read this article in the Wall Street Journal, “Scrapers Dig Deep for Data on the Web.” (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703358504575544381288117888.html) Data collection companies are creating accounts … Continue reading

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Point and Click Social Activism – Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about forms of digital activism, like Twitter, using the “like” feature on Facebook and writing blogs that really are limited to the more Internet savvy segments of the American population. The practice that originally prompted … Continue reading

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Point And Click Social Activism – Part I

There’s a bit a lot of discussion lately about the role of social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter in the popular uprisings taking place recently. The threatened governments have reacted by blocking Internet access. I’m not convinced that the … Continue reading

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