I’ve been somewhat at a loss for topics to write about. We are currently in the middle of general election season — with all the silliness that goes along with that. As a result, it’s not like I’m lacking for fodder in that area from which to base blog posts. And yet I feel like I’m in the middle of the desert. Continue reading
On April 2, 1997, I was issued the cjcs.com domain. It was in the neighborhood of the millionth domain, depending on how you choose to reckon these things; more than likely it was a smidge over that. In the fifteen years that have followed, this little domain has seen a lot of data get posted and read. It seems a good time to reminisce about it a little. Continue reading
Various social networking schemes have come and gone over the years. One thing remains constant: letting people feel they are members of a community and not simply free-content producers. Continue reading
After much searching, I long ago settled on TweetDeck as my primary Twitter app. Though useful, it’s not perfect. Here are some suggestions for features that would enhance the experience. Continue reading
I love this. Instead of some study where adults bring their own biases and preconceptions, one blogger just asks and–more importantly–listens. What Teenagers Think About Facebook, Twitter and MySpace « Media and Tech.
If ever there was a slam-dunk copyright lawsuit, by all appearances, this is it. Magazine Copies Entire Story From Web, Tells Writer She Should Pay Them For Publishing It – The Consumerist. via @CelluloidBlonde
Who you follow and who follows you will define your Twitter experience. The question is: if you send text onto Twitter and no one is following you, does it make a tweet? Continue reading
The big talking point around the interwebs lately has surrounded the Google/Verizon (GooVer) net neutrality proposal–or, at least their version of net neutrality. While it’s good to talk and to vent, that doesn’t actually accomplish much unless you are talking and venting to the right people. Continue reading
This is potentially the game-changing issue of the information age. It can seem like tech esoterica, but in this inter-connected world, it’s resolution will touch just about everyone. Electronic Frontier Foundation weighs in on th Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal – … Continue reading
When I tried out paper.li, I wasn’t expecting that it would be anything more than another Twitter app that had marginal utility. It surprised me. Paper.li has helped streamline some of that flood of info in a way that I find efficient and accessible Continue reading
If a blog/vlog/podcast/tweet/update is posted on the Internet, and no one is around to read/see/hear/re-tweet/like it, does it make an impact? Well…no. Clearly not. Continue reading
It’s sad when empires fall. via Broadband access in the United States is even worse than you think. – By Sascha Meinrath and James Losey – Slate Magazine.
Barracuda Networks says that only 21% of Twitter account holders were “true users”. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Continue reading
When it comes to computing with “the cloud”, I’m of mixed opinion. Conceptually it’s brilliant. In terms of how it’s being implemented, not so much. Continue reading
The Watcher: Sex, secrets and ‘Dollhouse’: Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show. …but it’s not just about Dollhouse. There is much more.