80% Won’t Post This

…and that’s a GOOD thing. Take a look at this popular Facebook status update… Every person has 1000 wishes. A cancer patient only has one wish, to get better. I know that 97% of Facebookers won’t post this as their status, but my friends will be the 3% that do. In honor of someone who … Continue reading 80% Won’t Post This

Hidden Columbia

Tuesday I had to make one of my occasional trips down to Columbia for a meeting. The meeting was being held in an unusual location, and there were traffic detours all around the school. That meant that I saw more of Columbia neighborhoods than I normally see on one of these visits. Seeing the abandoned … Continue reading Hidden Columbia

Teachers and Facebook

Yesterday there was an article in the Greenville News about development of a policy for teacher use of Facebook. The article stated that the board was holding off on approval of the policy because some members had raised “ethical, legal and technical questions.”    The new policy would put into place a procedure for dismissing teachers … Continue reading Teachers and Facebook

Hamlet as a Facebook Feed

I was doing some research on literary characters as Facebook profiles when I came across this gem on Timothy McSween’s blog… HAMLET (FACEBOOK NEWS FEED EDITION). BY SARAH SCHMELLING – – – – Horatio thinks he saw a ghost. Hamlet thinks it’s annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies. The … Continue reading Hamlet as a Facebook Feed

Targeting to the Extreme

I am not naive.  I am aware of the level of targeting and profiling that advertisers use to get their message across, especially on the Internet.  However, every now and then it really catches me off-guard.  Facebook is notorious for this, sending ads my way that read “Sing in Italy this summer” because I’ve listed … Continue reading Targeting to the Extreme

Blurring the Lines of Webdom

I’ve been tweaking my online presence over the past several weeks. As I’ve gotten more involved with Facebook, I’ve started pulling in RSS feeds from Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, and most recently RandomConnections so that all of these automatically update on my Facebook profile. For me it’s a simple matter of laziness. I’d prefer to type … Continue reading Blurring the Lines of Webdom

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