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Ubi sunt

This evening, I had the pleasure of attending a discussion between Brian Stelter, host of the CNN show Reliable Sources, and Carol Costello, former host of CNN Newsroom. Their conversation floated effortlessly over, through, and between topics such as misinformation, the impact of mainstream media outlets like CNN and FoxNews, the Trump presidency, the intersection […]

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Right speech and speaking rightly

I don’t think I need to read yet another “Buddhist approach to [insert tech]” article. The argument is well-worn and essentially a known entity. Nonetheless, I can’t resist the urge to throw them into my to-read queue. Social media has the ability to connect us with many people, so we do have a responsibility to […]

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Don’t rain on my parade

A sudden desire to delete all my social media accounts manifests itself in me about every two or three days. To be honest, it’s always there. Gnawing away at me. Part of my particular problem is that I’ve so thoroughly mixed my professional and personal persona that in order to disengage from “work” I have to […]

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We’re eating ourselves alive

“Our current version of the internet lives and breathes off a currency of human attention. With the success and failure of many internet companies predicated on how much of a person’s time they can capture.” Jesse Weaver, Instagram and the cult of the attention web. After stepping away from Facebook and Twitter for a month […]

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March 30-day challenge: Twitter and Facebook

During the past 30 days, I decided to take a break from Twitter and Facebook. Here’s what I discovered: Facebook I didn’t miss it much and, to my surprise, there wasn’t much in terms of news and announcements that I wasn’t able to get from other sources. There is one professional group that provides me […]

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All social media sites want to lock you in

From jwz. Instagram Hates the Internet: “All of the “social media” services want to lock you in. That’s been the case for a while. They love their “walled gardens” and they think that so long as they tightly control their users and make it hard for them to escape, they will rule the world forever.“

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We’re redefining our perspective

I’m not sure which is worse: the cruelty that public shaming often brings out in us or the companies piggy-backing on it.