Of course, I did not have social media when I was born (in the 70's, a number which is ancient to some, and is causing others to collectively roll their eyes), and therefore could not document the occasion, but I can imagine the type of thing I might’ve posted.
. . . Well, my writing teachers in college warned against the "overuse" of "quotation marks," and that little bit of wisdom was obviously "wrong," . . .
I realize that many blogging purists probably don't use Facebook. However, I more or less appreciate it for what it is, and as I'm trying to build a readership while at the same time developing a voice, etc, I need to use whatever media I can. So, I'm in the middle of a push to … Continue reading 95 before 41
Note: I've been a keen observer of social media trends. Below is a post you can use as your own Facebook status, one which will definitely win (virtual) friends and influence (no actual) people. You. Are. Welcome. "If you ask me, we need to stop trying to be like everyone else, trying to mimic or … Continue reading A gift for my friends on Facebook
If you're on LinkedIn, you'll likely know that you can endorse people for certain skills. You can attest to a person's abilities, experience, and qualities, characteristics which they themselves have highlighted as their core competencies, and which they, apparently, feel might make them marketable: For example: Does Carl know about quality control? Yes, he does. Is … Continue reading The Missing LinkedIn Feature
In which we consider together what types of things we might have posted had we been blessed with social media as young people (despite Uncle Skippy's chagrin).
If you spend any amount of time reading blogs or perusing social media, it’s difficult to avoid posts with bait-sticky titles like “He Wrapped His Head in Aluminum Foil. The Result Just Might Change Science Forever,” or “This Cat Crawls Inside the Mouth of a 900 Pound Alligator. What Happens Next Had Us in Tears.” … Continue reading This Guy Wrote a Short, Semi-Humorous Post About Shakespeare – What Happened Next Just Might Change Life as We Know It