Recently, a friend of mine posted a status on Facebook, which on the surface seemed non-adjacent to her usual upbeat, forward thinking ones. My friend is a wonderful mother, Mastered in Education, a lovely person, a fierce political debater and always brings light to every table. I say that with all impunity. In hers and […]
I know that by getting away from the small screen where communication is not physical and to the big screen, the real screen, where you can watch a face react, shake a hand, rest a hand on a person’s shoulder to say hello, I will be more apt to be kind in my approach to opinion.
Has Social Media Screwed Up Intimate Relationships?
People are tweeting and Facebooking about first kisses, relationship statuses, fights, and so much more. Should we be using social media to talk about our intimate relationships?
The Zen of Blog Commenting
“What I have witnessed online is that commenting on blog posts brings out the best and worst in us,” writes Nathan Thompson, who explores the social graces and gremlins of commenting online.
Being Socially Awkward in the New Brave World
Jeff Randhawa faces a problem affecting many users of social media: what the heck do you say once you’re plugged in?
After Your Final Status Update
Many of us have a social media personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow, editor in chief at Mashable, asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you’ve died? Could it … live on?
Too Many Blogs? Get Over It
With 156 million blogs, there are at least that many opinions about whether blogging is good, bad or ugly. Lorne Daniel explores the blog phenomenon, the criticisms, the narcissism and the sexism against mommy bloggers.
Barbarians: The Character Meme of 2011
With the pirates and ninjas of the world becoming a tiresome meme, Mike Vardy is bringing barbarians back — and he needs your help.
“Pixelated Peasants”: An Interview with Jonathan Salem Baskin
If you think social media is a 21st century phenomenon, think again. Jonathan Salem Baskin says today’s social media “is only a blip in a long continuum of social activity.”
A Kevin by Any Other Name
For our writer, a name is more than a collection of letters. It’s what you stand for — and what you’ll stand up for.