social media

Facebook’s problem

The problem with Facebook these days is you don’t know what to expect anymore when you open your newsfeed. Silly memes, serious essays about life events, cute photos of your friends kids, links to random articles, etc. Then people don’t know what to post anymore, so they post less often. That is, people who think […]

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Social media hates your soul?

This Jaron Lanier interview is one of the most fascinating things I've read this year. Thanks to Rod Dreher for pointing it out. The argument is that social media hates your soul. And it suggests that there’s a whole spiritual, religious belief system along with social media like Facebook that I think people don’t like. And […]

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#Charlottesville? We love it.

We just love when stuff like Charlottesville happens. We eat it up. We scroll down day after day waiting for stuff like this to happen. Drooling over events – horrific, but infrequent – that validate the narrative we want so, so bad to be true. The saddest part about this, though, isn’t how much we […]

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The future of social media is…

The future of social media is anti-social media. That is, self-hosted content that only you own and that only you can take down. I had this thought while sitting in on a marketing panel at WordCamp Jacksonville last month. We discussed using social media to market digital services, and it brought to mind a client […]

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