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Posts tagged social media

Twan van Elk: Everytime I open up my feed reader and read about people’s lives, thoughts, work, observations, what they ate, that beautiful flower they saw, I ask myself: why do I enjoy this so much more than any social media timeline I’ve ever been on? Because blog posts feel more permanent than social media […]

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Me, doing my best Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo credit: Richard Baldovin/Misericordia University. In early April I had the privilege of speaking to the Social Media Gurus class (or COM 485) at Misericordia University. My friend Dan Kimbrough is the Assistant Professor of Communications in the Mass Communication and Design Department at the university and he […]

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Twan van Elk, in response to my recent post: This week I am deactivating several social media accounts and focusing more on my blogging. He followed through too. I loved this bit after only a few days away from social media: That is also something that has changed: I now write for me. Sorry people, […]

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Observations on Mastodon

I’ve been fiddling with Mastodon (to the tune of over 500 toots). I’ve also been reading up on the history of the service a lot over the last few weeks. Here are some general observations that I’ve made along with a few helpful links. Mastodon isn’t a single service. It is an open source app that […]

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Information water torture

Emily Lakdawalla, on taking a writing sabbatical: I feel less and less satisfied doing rushed news-update-style reporting, and am more interested in spending more time to explain science or engineering in depth, in articles that will be useful over time, not just this week. (I am really enjoying writing the book, when I can find […]

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Dan Kimbrough touches on several trends he thinks will continue in 2017 such as this bit on AR/VR: 2017 will see AR & VR make great strides to becoming how we experience and interact with the world around us. I agree we’ll see great strides in this area. I’m especially bullish on AR. But I […]

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