Think about how one connects with others through all the wires that fill our lives. This is not about why people connect, whether they should connect, or that connecting is good or bad for society. I am not against wiring. Wiring is necessary to a life well lived, especially in the digital age. For some, […]
July 31, 2012Comments Off on Wired But DisconnectedRead More
Instead of bringing us together, social media through computers, smart phones, tablets, and all mobile devices is creating a great divide among people. Anyone who wants to communicate in person is fast becoming a minority. More people love their machines than they do other people. These devices are a convenient moat separating people from human […]
Without warning, Microsoft, long considered the prince of evil for all things on the Internet, recently decided to be the good guy when it comes to protecting individual privacy on the Web. Microsoft added a Do Not Track embed to version 10 of its Internet Explorer browser. When someone uses it, it tells advertisers not […]
June 12, 2012Comments Off on Wake Up People: Your Life is an Open BookRead More
By Ron Steinman For some time I have been thinking about apps and what they do for us and to us. Apps may be great, but they are also a huge problem. To back me up, comes a story called “Selling You on Facebook” in The Wall Street Journal, yes, the Wall Street Journal, the […]
April 27, 2012Comments Off on Want to Lose All Privacy and Personal Security? There’s Apps For ThatRead More
This is the final guide that will be published as a part of the Progressives Guide To Social Media series. Up to this point, we have covered initial tactics, in depth specifics on the six main social media sites, and overviews of many more sites. By this stage in your training, you should have registered your account all over the social media spectrum, have clicked thousands of buttons, made some new friends, and have an idea where you want to focus your efforts more intensively. Now it’s time to put it all together.