Op-Ed Articles

Bye, Bye Messenger

Switching to a secure and incredibly feature-rich messaging platform – ditching Facebook Messenger. If they cannot handle their data more securely than this week would indicate, they cannot handle ours.

A Poem a Day or, If Bing is My Copilot, We’re All Gonna Die

Microsoft, your AI isn’t ready for prime-time, and renaming Bing Chat to Copilot is making me afraid to fly.

New Year: Shiny, Full of Hope and Promise!

Do you make resolutions for the new year or are you just winging it? There are no wrong answers…

Use Your Words, Not Your Label-Maker

Don’t say “no offense” when you really do mean to give offense. Just own it.
No, that’s not me giving you permission to be a troll.

Alternatives to Antisocial Media

Alternatives to Antisocial Media

Where do you go when social media doesn’t feel very sociable? Here are some suggestions for kicking the addiction to “antisocial media” while staying social on the internet.

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Ordinary

Ordinary

There’s nothing wrong with being the purple cow, standing out from the herd in some way.

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Extinguish the Flaming Social Media Trashpile!

Extinguish the Flaming Social Media Trashpile!

If you can get followers to spend a little more effort – to change the thumbs-up to a heart emoji, for example – you got something like a “reaction” out of them. But the holy grail of engagement – getting a thing to “go viral” or “spread like wildfire” online – requires the equivalent of fuel, a heat source, and oxygen.

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No Glad Tidings Go Unpunished! #Facebook and #Instagram

No Glad Tidings Go Unpunished! #Facebook and #Instagram

Beware – if you’re staying on these platforms to keep in touch with family or friends, or to operate your legitimate business, you could be shut down without notice or recourse, because review of these actions by real humans possessed of common sense is nearly impossible to obtain.

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