Tag Archives: Social Media

“You should be on Facebook”

As I’m preparing to leave Switzerland, a lot of my friends have tried to pressure me to join Facebook so they can keep in touch. This isn’t going to happen due to privacy concerns I’ve mentioned many times before. I’d additionally like to counter a couple arguments people keep making in Facebook’s favour. The most… Read More »

Paranoia and Google Plus

After two weeks on Plus, I’ve decided: * They have the best online photo upload and management system I’ve ever used. * When deciding who to share content with, I usually discover that what I wanted to share wouldn’t be of interest to anybody and keep it to myself. * Stuff that other people share… Read More »

Google Wave Re-evaluated

Several months ago, I posted an evaluation of Google Wave that wasn’t too positive. Since then, the Wave interface has had several minor, but very important improvements that make it much more pleasant to use. If there were more people using it, I would definitely view it as a viable alternative to e-mail and possibly… Read More »

The way things are vs the way they might be

The stereotypical use of Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz and similar services is to share things with everyone. Either everyone in your friends list, or possibly, everyone in the world. The group of people clamoring for better “privacy” are asking to change this to a service in which we share things with exactly those people we… Read More »

The Face of Social Media

Yes, this topic has been done to death in the past couple weeks, but I’m one of the numerous people signed up to quit Facebook at the end of the month, as proposed at http://www.quitfacebookday.com/. I have all the same reasons as other people; privacy and control. My main one is that I don’t like… Read More »