My First Week Without Facebook

It’s been a week already? Golly. I don’t miss it. I do, however, miss my friends and family. Facebook made it easy to stay in touch. At any rate, I have my self-allotted social media time filled nicely in spite of it. I do spend a lot of time here, on this blog site, and …
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My Gab Experience

Aaaaand this is the third and final post in my Social Media Revisited series. The first and most important thing I want to say about Gab is this: DON’T believe everything you hear! This is especially true when considering Gab. I like to say that Gab is what you make of it. I did touch …
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My Mastodon Experience

As promised, here is the first of my Social Media Revisited posts. I’ve been using Mastodon for a couple of months now, and it has quickly become my very favorite place to go online. There are a number of “how to” posts and articles out there already, some of which I will link at the …
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Mastodon Heartbreak

Here is a sad, sad tale… When I joined Mastodon I linked my account with the instance called theres.life. I followed a few people and had some lovely discussions and really enjoyed the posts there. Of course I was also reading posts from other instances, and interacting with other people, but I was known as …
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Social Media: Its Role In My Life, pt. II, with BONUS – Being A Social Site Newby

This blog is a big part of my answer to my issues with social media, with the goal of posting my content here rather than in a half-dozen or more other places. Everything that anyone is used to communicating with me about will be in one place. That is, so far, resolving my growing resistance …
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Social Media: Its Role In My Life, pt. I

I’ve been involved in social media before it was called that, starting in the 80’s on one of those 300 baud cradle modems to find “evidence of life” as I thought of it, then CompuServe, local BBSes, then the IRC. Social media has become something that nobody could have dreamed of 30+ years ago! And …
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