Even the Pope Speaks Out About Social Networks

In a document entitled, "Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age," Pope Benedict XVI addresses social media. I read the document fully expecting to find an antediluvian response to technology and was quite surprised to find a statement that had me nodding my head in agreement. Let me give you a few quotes that may surprise you. ...more
Very interesting article. I enjoyed reading the Pope's views and am interested to see the ...more

The Ups and Downs of Facebook for One Mom by Jenny Heitz

Ah, Facebook. Everyone uses it. And everyone uses it differently. ...more

Spokeo.com: How Much Information Is Really Being Shared?

My dad called me in a panic last week. "Have you heard of that spoke-o-dot-com website? HAVE YOU HEARD?" The fact that my calm and collected father seemed panicked about something was alarming enough. The fact that he knew something about tech news as he is decidedly un-tech was even more alarming. But, yes, I had heard of Spokeo.com, and I was concerned about the level of information the search-engine-info-aggregator was sharing with the Web. ...more

I just went to spokeo.com that is scary. I am using my GOOGLETV from DISH Network so I am ...more

Has Facebook Lowered Blog Traffic and Comments?

Where I used to get an average of 60-80 comments a post. While I can still pull in 3-digit comments on the important posts, I am often lucky to get 30 or 40 comments now. (Sometimes I am annoying and flat out ask people to comment so my poor mother will stop calling me with worry that my blog is sucking up a storm. She's cute that way.) ...more
Great points!  thanks for giving me something to write to my blog ...more

Facebook Stole My Commenters (And My Blog Is The Better For it)

People came to my blog, and they commented, or didn’t comment, and I went to their blogs, and commented, or didn’t comment, and whatever discussions were taking place about the content on our blogs were taking place, well, on our blogs. That, of course, has all changed. Now, our blogs are more often than not only one of many spaces that we occupy on the Internet, and only one node in the many conversations that we’re having there. So what does that do for our blog traffic, or other traditional markers of blog "success"? ...more

You should be posting all of the photos of your creations on Facebook as well! I know plenty of ...more

Addicted To Social Media

I'm a tweep. I'm a Blog Frogger and a Community Leader. You can find me on Facebook....more

Are Robots Taking Over The World??

No, this is not  a sci-fi story circa 1950....more

New Facebook Privacy Issues... Again

Once again, Facebook changed the security settings, making more of your not-so-private information even less private. However, this time they recognized that people weren't pleased and quite quickly changed the setting back. Despite the change, it lends to the seemingly never-ending conversation of Facebook vs. privacy. ...more

I have not seen the movie yet (I'm so horrible at seeing movies), but I agree with ...more

AMBER Alerts Now Available on Facebook

I tend to think this is a good and logical idea, if not a terribly earth-shattering one. Plenty of folks are Facebook junkies, and the more eyeballs on Amber Alerts, the better. I, personally, don't spend all that much time on Facebook, and to be honest I don't spend all that much time out of the house, either, so I don't know how useful I could be when it comes to a missing child in my area, but that's just me. Having this service available to those who'd like to opt in makes sense to me. ...more

Write On,,, when there seems to be no use in it, when u think what good it;ll do,,,,,, just ...more

Why Facebook is Your New Home Page

Facebook is pretty plain-looking compared to most blogs and other participatory social media sites like Twitter and MySpace.  There aren't many simple ways to customize a page, therefore, everyone's page looks pretty much the same.  But, for some reason, it appears that design doesn't matter much considering recent news and statistics surrounding Facebook.  ...more