I Have Altered the Facebook

Lots of people have been posting about the fact that Facebook only shows a small fraction of people who “like” something on Facebook the updates on that particular page. And so it reminded me of this image, which was made in response to a previous time that Facebook changed things, but which seems just as [Read More...]

Happy Religious Freedom Day!

The presidential proclamation would not have been enough. It took Facebook to make me aware of it. [Read more...]

Like

So apparently now you can “like” things not only beyond Facebook, but even on paper. I wonder how many educators will/would use this stamp, and why or why not… UPDATE: Someone asked about a “dislike” stamp. Apparently there is indeed a set of Like and Dislike Stamps and you can buy them from Amazon.com! Here’s a [Read More...]

students and e-mail

Today's New York TImes features an article about students considering e-mail antiquated and not checking it, preferring texting and social media. The articles suggests that perhaps professors ought to adjust and start communicating with students via text instead of e-mail. Hogwash. Texting is simply not a convenient way to receive – or to send, for [Read More...]

I Feel Your Pain Button

A friend of mine recently said to me that there is a need for an “I feel your pain” button on Facebook – something that allows you to express the sympathy that we often want to express by clicking “like” but refrain from doing because “like” sounds as though we are taking pleasure in their [Read More...]

Paranoid Christians Providing Entertainment

Many of you have probably seen the round-up of “The 35 Best Times Someone on Facebook Thought The Onion Was Real.” I am saddened by how many of them involve gullibility on the part of Christians. Here are some examples: There is an entire web site, “Literally Unbelievable,” dedicated to The Onion being taken seriously on Facebook. Once [Read More...]

Interesting Posts Elsewhere: New Location!

I mentioned needing a replacement for TheOldReader. I am going to give Feedly a try – it looks promising. The main thing it lacks is the ability to share select posts to an RSS feed. But I think there is a solution which may be acceptable to those who've enjoyed that sidebar or RSS feature. [Read More...]

RSS Graffiti and TwitterFeed

Those of you who connect to my blog via Facebook (whether on the Exploring Our Matrix page or my own personal profile) or Twitter will have witnessed some of the inadequacies of the NetworkedBlogs app, which has been offering dead links on some occasions and duplicate postings on others. I have deactivated the NetworkedBlogs syndication [Read More...]

New Pages at Exploring Our Matrix

Some of you may have experienced slow load times or error messages on this blog in the past. The cause was apparently my sidebar widget which shared interesting posts elsewhere. If the RSS feed that it was trying to pull failed to respond, the widget would wait for it and the blog page would fail [Read More...]

The Old is New Again

By John Atkinson   [Read more...]

Equality Profile Picture of the Day

Via Lori Baron on Facebook   [Read more...]


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