topic: social media

Everything I’ve written on the subject, from the beginning of this version of the site.

I may also have written on this on earlier versions of my website:

  1. 2006 – 2011 (link coming soon!)
  2. did not have a blog!
  3. 2012 – 2013 (link coming soon!)
  4. 2014 – 2019
  • 2019

  • 2020

    • Jan

    • Jul

    • Aug

      • 06

        • 08:13 — NOTES

          GitHub desperately needs better tools for conversations on issues, pull requests, etc. The new Discussions are a good start — but not enough. Give us threading, for goodness’ sake!

      • 16

      • 29

        • 12:50 — NOTES

          On the defense (mounted too often) of someone’s ill behavior online that I know this person in real life and he’s not like this”: the internet is part of real life and what you do online is inescapably a part of your character.

    • Oct

      • 22

      • 25

        • 21:30 — NOTES

          Just finished reading Zeynep Tüfeçki’s utterly masterful Twitter and Tear Gas. The book is astonishing. It gave me better frames for thinking about a great many things I’ve been thinking about for a long time now, and it is a masterful work of academic scholarship presented in a way that just about anyone could read.

      • 27

        • 22:13 — NOTES

          Did my civic duty and voted this evening. One takeaway: there is an enormous gap in information about local politics. (Good luck finding out anything about a county judge’s record without just reading the court records yourself.) The internet effectively killed the previous version of local newspapers, and their replacement has yet to appear.

    • Dec

      • 05

        • Reluctantly Returning to Social Media — JOURNAL

          I have to be on social media professionally… but I don’t have to live there.

        • 16:32 — NOTES

          Cleaning up my Twitter follows list (cutting it from ~500 to ~50 tops) is a kind of hilarious way of seeing my own personal history reflected in the timeline of who I followed when. 😂

      • 06

        • 13:28 — NOTES

          I built a tiny tool to delete all my old tweets, since previous passes via online apps weren’t doing the trick (something something Twitter API limitations). Was a fun little exercise!

  • 2021

    • Jan

      • 06

        • 20:20 — NOTES

          Word to the wise: put your phone away. As awful as today’s events were, your doomscrolling isn’t going to change a thing. God is still sovereign. So pray a bit and then go to sleep.

      • 19

        • 13:47↩︎ —  — NOTES

          This piece by Michael Sacasas on last week’s failed insurrection takes a somewhat grimmer outlook than I do in the end, but his analysis is nonetheless illuminating. Worth your time to read the whole thing.

    • Jul

    • Aug

      • 23

        • 10:57 — NOTES

          Glass — 

          • is genuinely beautiful
          • (so far!) commits one of Instagram’s sins: no iPad app
          • has a good business model
          • isn’t really amenable to POSSE, alas

          Net: I’ll probably be using it, and enjoying it, but my own site will remain home” for all my work.