Is it Wrong to RT Yourself?

Recently, I wrote about “your best image now” based on a WSJ essay on bragging and social media.  The piece raised many good questions for me, including one I’ve been turning over in my mind for a long time: is it wrong for me to RT material about me? So you know, “RT” doesn’t “Remotely [Read More...]

Your Best Image Now

The Wall Street Journal just published a provocative piece, “Are We All Braggarts Now?,” on bragging in the modern era.  The author, Elizabeth Bernstein, began this insightful essay by riffing off of Facebook status updates: Best gift ever from the best husband ever. Swam 30 minutes at a very fast time despite the large amount [Read More...]

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? An Atlantic Essay

The Atlantic has a long and engrossing new essay on the isolary nature of Facebook by Stephen Marche.  I’ve written about this before and thought this article worth considering. Here’s a bit: We are living in an isolation that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors, and yet we have never been more accessible. Over [Read More...]

The “Excessively Grandiose” & Narcissistic World of Facebook

From The Guardian: Researchers at Western Illinois University studied the Facebook habits of 294 students, aged between 18 and 65, and measured two “socially disruptive” elements of narcissism – grandiose exhibitionism (GE) and entitlement/exploitativeness (EE). GE includes ”self-absorption, vanity, superiority, and exhibitionistic tendencies” and people who score high on this aspect of narcissism need to [Read More...]

Should You Pay Your Kids to Tweet? On Social Media Addiction

A couple of days back, Jon Acuff–laugh-out-loud writer and author of Stuff Christians Like–wrote a post on how to manage social media use as a father.  Acuff wrote the post in a whimsical style but ended up recommending that dads “pay for Tweets” in an effort to curb their phone use while at home. Here’s [Read More...]


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