By Popular Demand

I received a request to add a Facebook like button to the posts. I decided that if I was adding in a plugin, I might as well add one that… I received a request to add a Facebook like button to the posts. I decided that if I was adding in a plugin, I might […]

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Why Twitter is Becoming a Drag

Here’s an example of why Twitter is becoming such a complete drag every time I use it. At 7:48 PM, I made an ordinary, standard type of tweet. It’s the… Here’s an example of why Twitter is becoming such a complete drag every time I use it. At 7:48 PM, I made an ordinary, standard […]

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A Life Without Twitter (Mostly)

I’m still readjusting to the new baseline of being a non-constant user of Twitter. It feels a lot like when I gave up drinking sodas earlier this summer. At first… I’m still readjusting to the new baseline of being a non-constant user of Twitter. It feels a lot like when I gave up drinking sodas […]

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Twitter’s Last Straw

I’ve never liked Twitter as a company. At points I’ve had some regard for the communication stream enabled by the company, but them as an entity at best I’ve tolerated… I’ve never liked Twitter as a company. At points I’ve had some regard for the communication stream enabled by the company, but them as an […]

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Social Media Vacation Wrapping Up

Theoretically, if I hold to my original setup today would be the last day of my social media vacation. This is the 28th day since I queued up a bunch… Theoretically, if I hold to my original setup today would be the last day of my social media vacation. This is the 28th day since […]

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Social Media Vacation, Week 3

I’m well into my social media vacation. I’m so far in I’m starting to approach the far end of it. My original “30 days away” plan would put me at… I’m well into my social media vacation. I’m so far in I’m starting to approach the far end of it. My original “30 days away” […]

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Notes from the Social Media Vacation Week 1

Here are some random thoughts from the first week of my social media timeout: In the lead up to this, it was suggested that I would have a hard time… Here are some random thoughts from the first week of my social media timeout: In the lead up to this, it was suggested that I […]

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My Social Media Vacation Begins Today

Last night when I went to bed, I shut down Twitter (HootSuite, really) and Facebook and FriendFeed. I’m not going to look at or log in to any of those… Last night when I went to bed, I shut down Twitter (HootSuite, really) and Facebook and FriendFeed. I’m not going to look at or log […]

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My Favorite Tweet

My disinterest in Twitter has been pretty documented on this blog. I stopped using it some time ago. I still see people’s tweets via FriendFeed but I couldn’t care less… My disinterest in Twitter has been pretty documented on this blog. I stopped using it some time ago. I still see people’s tweets via FriendFeed […]

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Social Media on a Timeout

I’m an impulsive guy and unlike a lot of people, I do better at cold turkey than tapering things. One day last spring I just decided to stop drinking diet… I’m an impulsive guy and unlike a lot of people, I do better at cold turkey than tapering things. One day last spring I just […]

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How I Would Have Merged Twitter and I Want Sandy

I’m not a brilliant internet entrepreneur or much of any kind of entrepreneur, really. I’m not a strategist or business expert or pundit or guru. All I have is guesswork… I’m not a brilliant internet entrepreneur or much of any kind of entrepreneur, really. I’m not a strategist or business expert or pundit or guru. […]

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for November 27, 2008 – “Thankful For You”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for November 27, 2008. I play a song from Camper Van Beethoven; I discuss what I’m thankful for; I talk… Here is the direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for November 27, 2008. I play a song from Camper Van Beethoven; I discuss what […]

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I Hate Twitter

I went for a long time resisting Twitter, then I joined and liked it for a good while. Eventually I grew weary about Twitter’s downtime and disingenuity and their rolling… I went for a long time resisting Twitter, then I joined and liked it for a good while. Eventually I grew weary about Twitter’s downtime […]

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Microblogs Need GUIDs

I’m listening to the 8/2/2008 episode of the Gillmor Gang where Steve is talking with Dustin Sailings of Twitterspy. As they are talking about Twitter and Identi.ca and such, a… I’m listening to the 8/2/2008 episode of the Gillmor Gang where Steve is talking with Dustin Sailings of Twitterspy. As they are talking about Twitter […]

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The Continuing Death of Twitter

So I haven’t a created an original tweet over on Twitter – one that wasn’t either housekeeping or a reply to someone else – in a month. That mode of… So I haven’t a created an original tweet over on Twitter – one that wasn’t either housekeeping or a reply to someone else – in […]

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Epic Fail Whale

I hope this to be my last post about Twitter and FriendFeed for some time. My migration has finished and now I am completely on FriendFeed and completely off of… I hope this to be my last post about Twitter and FriendFeed for some time. My migration has finished and now I am completely on […]

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Twitter Migration Tweak

I updated my original post on how to leave Twitter to include this information, but I thought I’d make a new post as well so people see it. If you… I updated my original post on how to leave Twitter to include this information, but I thought I’d make a new post as well so […]

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There Must Be 50 Ways to Leave Your Twitter

Here are details on how you too can get the hell away from Twitter, increase the functionality available to you and still not lose your whole social network. I hope… Here are details on how you too can get the hell away from Twitter, increase the functionality available to you and still not lose your […]

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FriendFeed Waxes as Twitter Wanes For Me

I’ve hit the point where I’m really just totally sick and tired of Twitter. Long ago, I thought it was too frivolous to care about and last fall I gave… I’ve hit the point where I’m really just totally sick and tired of Twitter. Long ago, I thought it was too frivolous to care about […]

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Twitter Zeitgeist

My Twitter fast continues. I’ve looked at it for less than 15 minutes each for the last two days. As I tweeted yesterday: I thought that I would miss Twitter… My Twitter fast continues. I’ve looked at it for less than 15 minutes each for the last two days. As I tweeted yesterday: I thought […]

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