Tag Archives: twitter
When Social Media Isn’t Very Social
Social media drives me nuts. Those who know me might argue that it’s a very short trip to that particular destination. Still, the wild and woolly web is a place that brings out the worst in people. And social media magnifies it to Hubble telescope proportions. Occasionally, I’ll post about an Old Guy’s Guide to […]
Social Media For Old Guys – #3
The universe of social media is a vast, strange veneer of tweets, likes, pins and hearts over a current of swift weirdness. Likes I like you and you may or may not like me. Simple as that. It doesn’t have to get strange. If you’ve spent more than five minutes scrolling through your feed, you’ve probably […]
The Social Media Sweet Spot
How I long for the days when the National Enquirer was the only questionable media out there. Current events and how they turn up on my social media timeline is an interesting lesson in human behavior. We–as a species–are so gullible that we willingly grab onto the first snippet of information that matches our narrative, […]
The Social Media Wasteland
The social media landscape has shown the first evidence of the phenomenon called Digital Global Meltdown. *cue tumbleweeds* This meltdown, is all manmade and there is no questionable science for deniers to hide behind. We are responsible for this mess and the toxic waste left behind in cyberspace. Social media has become a vast wasteland of […]
You Want Me To Pin What?
Old Guys and Social Media are like sauerkraut and vanilla wafers. An unholy pairing at best and the thought of the two, together, is enough to give you the willies. Let me back up a moment. People of a certain age (there now, that’s a bit softer than slapping the geezer label on my forehead) […]
Forgive Me Twitter, For I Have Sinned
Bless me Twitter for I have sinned. *Pulls curtain closed* It has been years since my last confession… I have used the bluebird’s name in vein, I have unfollowed people, coveted another’s tweet and retweeted a post from my timeline without reading it. There, I said it. I am a social media sinner. Let me back […]
Who’s Living Under Your Bridge?
Bridges and those who dwell under them. Bridges are strange little things, when you stop and take a moment to consider them. Bridges force you to take a narrow path, over some (usually man-made) inconvienence to get to that special place you need to go. The route is direct, quick and utterly devoid of character […]
Is Your Bucket Full?
Memory loss, fatigue, headache? Have you had a sensation, deep inside your brain and you’re not sure if it is a impending migraine or a minor league epiphany? It is that split second when you get a flash, and instead of the pain, you are left with this little infertile kernel of an idea. The thought, by […]
Want To See Your Novel In A Bookstore? The Five Things Every Author Must Do.
Every author, from Stephen King to, all the way to the writers in the shallow end of the pool (me), get a rush seeing their book on the shelves of an honest to God bookstore. (Please note that this is likely the only time that Stephen King and I will be mentioned in the same place – ever.) […]
How To Identify A Conspiracy
There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. Hunter S. Thompson Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? Conspiracies have existed since the dawn of time, probably back to the day our hunter-gatherer forefathers led tribal rivals into the tar pits. What is it about a juicy […]