Posts tagged "Social Media"

Do you lie on Facebook?

“My dad died last night.” “Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss.” “What did you say about him?” “When?” “When you prayed for him.” “Well…I guess…” “Did you pray for him?” “I don’t really pray much at all. Nothing against your dad.” “But you said you’d pray. When I posted on Facebook that dad was... Read more »

Social media makes me feel like a mother again

Social media makes me feel like a mother again
Today I am proud to share a guest post by my mom, Jaloo Zelonis. I graduated from high school, went to college, got a job, got married and raised a family long before the Internet became available or social media became popular. For most of my adult life, I was geographically separated from my mother,... Read more »

Vacation or Dead?

“So what do you think: vacation or dead?” “This is messed up.” “Come on. Her last post was 6 days ago. Normally she posts every few hours. At least. So do you think she is on vacation or she died?” “If you find out she did actually die you’ll feel bad for joking about it.”... Read more »
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10 very short stories about technology

10 very short stories about technology
When I started Fiction Friday I was looking for a way to reinvigorate my imagination in quick bursts of flash fiction. Some weeks I know well ahead of time what will write. Some weeks an idea didn’t come until Thursday. However, a theme that that has emerged is short stories about technology. I guess it... Read more »

Antisocial Media: short fiction based on a true story

“Come on. Absolutely everyone does it.” “If absolutely everyone jumped off a bridge does that mean I should too?” “Maybe. If everyone came back from jumping off the bridge alive and uninjured and continued to jump off bridges, sometimes for hours, and they told you that jumping off bridges was a super fun way to... Read more »

Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons

Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons
You can now log in with Google+ on several websites including USA Today, The Guardian, The Fancy and Fitbit. Google+ will increasing become an option on sites that tie to social media accounts by allowing you to log in with Facebook or Twitter. Although logging into another site with an existing social media account is... Read more »
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Social media poll: which sites do you use?

Social media poll: which sites do you use?
Which social media site or sites do you use daily? Facebook? Google+? Twitter? LinkedIn? I tend to bounce around among all of them. Twitter is still my primary love, but I am becoming increasing fond of Google+. (You did know there are people there now, didn’t you?) I still do drop by Facebook since a... Read more »

Raytheon Riot predicts your location using social media data

Raytheon Riot is software that can predict your location using social media data. As revealed by The Guardian newspaper, Raytheon Riot (Rapid Information Overlay Technology) gathers data from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare and analyzes it to among other things predict where you will be at a given time. The software doesn’t just use... Read more »

If social networks were lovers...

A graphic summary of a recent Facebook comment:   Join me on any and all of these orgiastic social networks: Listing Toward Forty on Facebook, @Observacious on Twitter or even Kim Z. Dale on Google+.
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Hey, Guthrie, keep your "tweet seats" out of my theatre

Hey, Guthrie, keep your "tweet seats" out of my theatre
The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is offering “Tweet Seats” where audience members are allowed to use social media during the shows. They are probably trying to control and put a positive spin on behavior they perceive as inevitable, but it makes me sad. As someone who does use social media while watching TV I can... Read more »