PsychCentral: The Anxiety of Facebook.
Social can be good; it can also have negative effects.
Tumblr is wanting to sell me Oil of Olay.
I didn’t think ad targeting in timelines could ever be worse than Facebook. I was wrong.
CJR: Risks of personal-brand journalism.
“Now personal branding is a venerated skill of “Journalism 2.0,” but most outlets, which are brands in their own right, have yet to reconcile what that means. For employers, journalists with their own brands bring an interesting set of pros and cons. On one hand, news outlets can bump up their traffic significantly with a single hire. On the other, the journalist can always take that traffic with her if she jumps ship. ” I was just talking about this here the other day. Via George Kelly on G+.
Bitly blog: Account Credentials have been compromised. Change API & Passwords.
Seems competition for IFTTT. Commercial, costs $. Anyone here use it? Opinions?
Evernote Blog: Evernote and LinkedIn Perfect the Business Card.
“Current Evernote users can connect their accounts with LinkedIn to get a complimentary year of business card scanning, normally a Premium feature, starting today.” Yeah, yeah, yeah … you still can’t make us enjoy LinkedIn. Another situation where a killer app is needed. IMHO.
App.net State of the Union.
“App.net will continue to operate normally on an indefinite basis.” Ashamedly, I didn’t renew. I just don’t use it. Much as I prefer it (the character limit particularly), there’s just not enough interaction to make it worth my time. Glad others get benefit out of it. I still maintain it needs a killer app.
MeFi: A Eulogy for Twitter.
FPP’s bound to be a conversation starter. How many eulogies, for how many services, have we had now? “Blogs are dead?” Even MySpace is still hanging on by its fingernails.
Another day of excellence.
Klout has just suggested I post an article about the weather over Luzon in the Phillipines. I’m trying to find something positive to say about that circumstance.
NY Times: What Does Buddhism Require?
“The first is that life is fundamentally unsatisfactory, permeated by suffering of various types, including pain, aging and death and the inability to control one’s own destiny. The second is that this suffering is caused by attraction and aversion — attraction to things one can’t have, and aversion to things one can’t avoid, and that this attraction and aversion is in turn caused by primal confusion about the fundamental nature of reality and a consequent egocentric orientation to the world.” Facebook has much to teach, then.
LiveScience: Why Twitter Selfies Matter: They May Reveal Our Moods.
“By analyzing 1 million photos tweeted over a period of one year, researchers are planning to measure the “moods” of some American cities.” You know what I think about involuntary psychoanalysis. We can be forecast as a ‘wad’ of people, but don’t make assumptions about individuals based on those forecasts.
SER: Google Says Google+ Ain’t Going Anywhere.
Of note. You’ll have to dig a little. A lot of bluster, on both sides. As with most such events, wait and see.
ABC News: Dead People Get Life-Like Poses at Their Funerals.
Related to the previous link and the ‘downfall of weblogging’. Klout.
I added a content filter, and Klout popped up this post. What content filter, you ask?
I’m serious. And they have the gall to pillory me with morning emails, “Want to have more impact online?”
Technorati was *never* this bad. Anyone using Klout to judge others, have not only left the path of wisdom … they’ve gone to warp doing so. In the couple of months I’ve been a member, I’ve found two (count ‘em, TWO) links worthy of reposting. And even those I only linked in order to see if their recommended articles brought greater score results (they didn’t; not unless you use the internal Klout linker - cold day in hell before you ever see a link of mine saying “shared from Klout”).
Buffer: Evergreen Content Ideas - The Complete List For Your Blog.
Two things on my blog are truly ‘evergreen’ … and they don’t fit into this article’s oeuvre. One, my linking of Apollo 1 spacesuit-remnant photos eleven years ago. Every day, it remains a percentage of my site’s traffic. Two, my joke post about ‘hot sexy trees’ from a few years ago. Just using ‘sex’ in association with *anything* generates continued linkage far beyond any actual value. I’ve considered erasing both, except for my old-school philosophy of ‘never erase anything once posted.’ And now, this post will be evergreen, too.
DesignYouTrust: Cloak, The Anti Social Network.
“I vant to be alone.” Perhaps not friending as many locals … ?
I see I was retweeted by The Mother of Dragons [@Queen_Daenerys_] yesterday. I can stop blogging now.
Mashable: How Brands Are Using Twitter’s Redesigned Profile Pages.
Speaking for myself, I couldn’t tell you the last time I opened a profile page on Twitter.
NY Times: Taking on Art Looters on Twitter.
“Last summer at Dahshur, a site near the Giza pyramids, where armed tomb raiders were burrowing for treasure, Dr. Hanna’s tweets about the pillage drew archaeologists and local residents to the site in protest. Those social media efforts, amplified by global news coverage, prompted the government to put soldiers in place for security.” A positive use of social media.
PacificStandard: Study - Enjoy Life More ... Use Facebook Less.
TopRankBlog: Social Marketing, The Hashtag Test - When Is It Too Much?
CNet: Too much Twitter leads to infidelity and divorce, study shows.
“I found it interesting that active Twitter users experienced Twitter-related conflict and negative relationship outcomes regardless of length of romantic relationship.” Probably boundaries and time-suck.
Disqus: Heads Up - We’re Testing a New Form of Advertising.
“If your site has ads turned off, this ad will not appear.” Noted. For how long, one wonders.
My pet rock, taking a bath.
Today’s avalanche of cat photos across all social media [no less than 30 today, to waste my time aggregating articles] thrust me over the edge of sanity. I had to take action.