Facebook and Me

I have a Facebook life that I live differently – I think – than my day-to-day, face-to-face life. I check my Facebook account several times a day, looking first at “Notifications” to see who has been talking to me, and/or what those who I have identified, somehow, as important to me have been posting, and whether I should respond. I almost always “Like” those who have commented on my posts, and I notice how many people have liked or reacted to them, sometimes checking the names.

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Facebook Forces and Google Allows

I was browsing my Facebook and saw an article I was interested in reading because I’ve been splitting my allegiance between Apple and Android.

my interest is engaged and I’m taken –

I’m unsure about connecting with the new Timeline, and the idea of being that public about what I’m doing concerns me so I click on Learn More about Timeline. I watch the video, and am sure I don’t want to start a Timeline.

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Chronicle, Context, and Narrative

Humans think in narrative. We love stories. Give us two or three incidents, and we grab a plot to tie the incidents together and make them meaningful to us. The web is made up of what Weinberger called Small Pieces Loosely Joined. There is a fire-hose of facts, concepts, speculation, and minutiae in text, images, and videos  inundating us all the time on the web, coming at us in ways not so much meaningless as unorganized.

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My Social Media Life

I’ve been playing on the web, in the cloud, for years, and this is a description of the last couple of days. I started reading articles about Google+ (Google Plus) a couple of days ago, and added links on Twitter. Then I got an email notification with an invitation to join from someone I’ve never met, but have corresponded with for years on Facebook and Twitter.

He was one of the co-founders of the first truly social blogging site I was ever on,

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More on My Samsung Galaxy Tab

My Samsung Galaxy Tab Home Screen

Does it make me disloyal to my love for Apple? I love my MacBook Air, but I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy Tab. My friends say I’m betraying Mac, but here’s what I said to them:

Well I do feel a little disloyal, but I’ve always been deeply fond of Google, and the Tab has an Android OS which is Open Source and I try to be open-minded …

I love the size,

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PR and Social Media

Antonia Zerbisias, one of the most perceptive of columnists, has an article in the Toronto Star describing the impact of social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, on even small business’s Public Relations. She quotes Jackson Wightman, “a social media-savvy PR consultant”: “Twitter has changed the nature of PR and it’s changed the skill set for the PR professional to succeed”.

Her entire article can be found here – http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/930405–the-customer-is-always-writing

Her Twitter name is @AntoniaZ

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