I’ve never been much of a gamer, but Wil Wheaton’s enthusiasm is…um…enthusing. Wil, you see, *is* a gamer. Together with his wife, Anne, they fight the never ending battle for truth, justice, and a 19 or 20. 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
After a few false starts over the years, I’ve finally committed to self-hosting any pictures I share on the socnets. This doesn’t mean that there will be no photos of mine out in the interwebverse–some need to be out there for marketing purposes–but most won’t be. Why? One simple phrase: “Terms of Service” (ToS) 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.
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
This has been a very strange season for the Western Conference in the WNBA. Most years, you’d be saying that this team was definitely going to the lottery. But this isn’t most years. Los Angeles still has time to make the playoffs. The question is: do they have it in them? 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
It’s been an odd and unlikely journey. With my TNG tapes having long since been boxed and stored, I honestly hadn’t devoted any time with thoughts of Wil Wheaton. And now, he’s one of my favored celebrities. …And I’m still not sure why. Continue reading
It’s an amazing phenomenon that happens on Twitter: one celebrity announces that another celebrity is now on Twitter and multitudes quickly flock to follow them. I’m not disparaging or mocking this, as I do it myself with the celebs I’m interested in, but I can’t help but wonder how perceptions form based on this. Continue reading
Barracuda Networks says that only 21% of Twitter account holders were “true users”. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Continue reading
wordpress, tweetdeck and UTF-8 code substitutions :: the dustbin. WordPress is great, but it’s generating feed titles that mess up Tweetdeck. Here’s help.
I haven’t written a journal entry in a while. This time, it’s not going to be any one thing because there isn’t just any one thing going on big enough for an entry all its own. Continue reading
ESPN finally issued their Guidelines for Social Networking for, “All ESPN Talent, anchors, play by play, hosts, analysts, commentators, reporters and writers who participate in any form of personal social networking that contain sports related content.” Frankly, I’m agog at what they came up with. Continue reading
Twitter is an interesting place. At first glance it seems just to be little more than in-public text messaging…which it is. What makes it special is that in the course of following, being followed, clicking Continue reading