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...]

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...]

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...]

“We’re in the Middle of a Literacy Revolution”: Wired Magazine on the New Literacy

I’ve got more great stuff for you on how social media is affecting our lives.  This is a fascinating piece from Wired magazine called “Clive Thompson on the New Literacy” that covers briefly a study by a Stanford University professor named Andrea Lunsford of 14,000 pieces of writing by college students–academic papers, blogs, texts, chat [Read More...]


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