Category: Social Media

Digital Emphasis & Weighting

One thing I’ve grown to dislike about social media is the way in which it alters our perception of what makes something important.  When we are offered only a few bits of information, for example on somebody’s online profile, it…

Memory Maker

Earlier this month, at a friend’s house, she read aloud a notification from Facebook informing her that at this time, on this date one year earlier, she had been at Bar X watching Band Q.  It made me think of how…

The Dying Art of Friendship

Earlier this year I stumbled across an article from 2012 entitled “Friends of a Certain Age: Why is it Hard to Make Friends Over 30?“.  As I get older I find that my definition of friendship has been adjusted to…

Just Say Something!

Last year a friend of mine remarked in frustration how everybody “likes” (or “favorites”) something on social media.  She would prefer if people said something once in a while through comments.  I noted down her thoughts in a draft posting for the…

Hiding in Plain Sight

I’ve personally never tried Instagram, but I have a number of friends who use it.  They all love it.  Instagram provides a platform for people to communicate with each other in a visual way through sharing photos.  The uses for…