New Facebook app gives users the dementia experience

A new Facebook app created by Alzheimer's Research UK lets users experience what it's like to have dementia. It's called "FaceDementia" ( and essentially makes a sort of overlay of your info then slowly starts taking it away to simulate how memories disappear. The creators said they wanted to illustrate "how those thoughts and memories can become confused or fogotten" as they do with dementia....more

What I love & hate about social media

What I Love & Hate About Social Media ...more

Think Before You Post that Platitude Online

There's been something weighing on my mind that's been sitting there for a while. It has to do with people spouting well-meaning platitudes that unfortunately come across as being condescending, hurtful, ignorant or even just cruel. ...more
I have a child with cystic fibrosis. While not 'disabled', it is a fatal and incurable ...more

The 5 (new) Worst People on Facebook

Who Are the Buzzkills on Facebook?There have been plenty of posts about the “worst” people on Facebook.. the over-sharer, the vague-booker, the stalker… we’ve all seen them – we all know them. Some of us are them....more

Why Instagram Won't Be the Next Facebook

Complaints about Facebook are definitely constant these days. From the complexity of privacy settings to the constant manipulating of the news feed, Facebook does not seem to be making many friends in the social media world. In fact, Facebook seems to be losing their corner of the market with young users and its growth in all demographics has slowed. Instagram, however, is on the rise. With Instagram being owned by Facebook, I had initial fears that the newer photo-based social platform would follow in the direction that the Facebook monster has moved. Would Instagram just become another Facebook, with an algorithm-based news feed control and sometimes excessive ad placement? ...more
KathyBoutin  I hope you love it! I love the visual appeal of it, and it is much easier and ...more

What's the Ideal Length of a Tweet? Shorter Than You Thought.

Buffer posted a roundup of the ideal length of anything you may write online: from headlines to blog posts.  Ideal length of a tweet? 100 characters. I know -- they want you to waste the other 40?  You can take those words over to Facebook where the ideal length is only 40 characters.  Luckily, the ideal blog post can take up to 7 minutes to read.  Wheeeeew, at least I can be wordy over in my personal space. ...more
Let just write what we need to write, and read as much as we are compelled. I'm pretty sure ...more

Writings In Social Media: Gender Stereotypes All Women Hate

I love Facebook. Yes, I really love it.I know what Twitter is. And I even have a Google+ profile, as I need it for my work. I can't call myself a very passionate social media fan, who spends hours online, posting and liking everything, or sharing photos and links with other users. I am a kind of “passive” users, who like observing everything that happens online and sharing the most interesting content from time to time. And I am a woman....more

How to Choose the Facebook Posts You Want to See

Every day I read Facebook posts complaining that they are not seeing posts from the pages they follow and that their own reach is about 1%. There is definately a way to see more of the posts from your favorite bloggers and if we spread the word, your readers will be seeing more of your posts too!  Here is how you can make this happen!

Social Media Savvy

I know everyone is up on their Twitter and Facebook accounts and the like.I actually came across something on Facebook that spoke volumes to me and even tied in to a post I wrote this past week, about making peace with my past.The Facebook post said” When the past calls, let it go to voicemail.It has nothing new to tell you.”I read it and digested it and thought about how spot on that post was.There is a reason why the past IS the past. You can’t relive it.Learn from your mistakes and remember good times fondly.You have to go through to the future....more

4 Ways I Tamed the Facebook Monster

Recently, my friend Annaliese wrote a blog post about breaking up with Facebook. When I read it, I felt a little twinge of jealousy. Ah, to be free of the social media demon. I longed for her new found time for reading and simply soaking up life. I fantasized for a moment about deleting my Facebook account and never looking back. Then I remembered, there are a few things I still like about Facebook. ...more
frufrugal  I completely relate to that feeling of envy! And completely agree - the fact that ...more