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Facebook’s Flaws

After minimising my Facebook presence and deleting all my Instagram photos I wanted to explain a bit more why I’ve done those things. I’m finding it quite hard to articulate succinctly, but I’ll give it a go anyway. I know… Continue Reading →

While I’ve not quite left the Facebook-owned Instagram, I have downloaded all my photos using the very helpful Instaport service. To Instagram’s credit, they form quite a nice little snapshot of a brief period of life. Most of them are… Continue Reading →

I can’t help but think that, if all the Instagram rage (including my own) was actually, say, poverty rage or climate change rage or… Hmm.

Consolidating the Networks

So it seems like the fuss about Instagram’s Terms and Conditions was over-hyped. It always seemed that way. But it has pushed me over a tipping point anyway. Yesterday and today have seen me starting to process of deleting data… Continue Reading →

Oh, bother, I said that wrong didn’t I? Well, here we are. After being pushed over the edge of dumping some social media services by Instagram’s latest terms and conditions, I’ve decided to focus more on the blog here. So,… Continue Reading →

Sally and I both use social media a lot so you may think that it would be entirely natural for us to keep some detailed online records of the pregnancy, birth (well, not the birth, but the immediate time after), and early days with our boy. BUT…

It now seems that it’s my responsibility to publish the fact that it’s my birthday. This is a new piece of knowledge to me. I’ve always assumed that people put these things in their calendars anyway. What other assumptions that I have about the world might have changed because of social media?

Oops.  I’ve caused a bit of a stir on Twitter in the last 24 hours.  Nothing big, and I thnk it ended amicably, but I certainly feel responsible for some possibly negative comments.  So what happened?  And what did I,… Continue Reading →

From the moment I first heard of Google Latitude I wondered why on Earth I’d want to tell the world where I was.

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