Why I just quit Twitter

Why I just quit Twitter

Twitter Bird by 600poundgorilla on DeviantArt About five minutes ago I deactivated my main Twitter account – specifically, the @findo one. I’ve had the account for about 6 years, and had 1000+ followers, and have long had a love-hate relationship with it, but I feel like it’s time to call time on it. Here’s why: 1. I haven’t actually looked at it in about two […]

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A social media fast

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. That I’m only just now making the effort to do it, just shows how much I actually need this. Indeed, I’m already a day and a half late. For the whole month of August I’m going to stay off personal broadcast social media. For about two months now, a verse has been stewing away in […]

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Two posts on online disagreement

This week I read a couple of excellent, challenging posts about disagreement and how it plays out on social networks. Mark Mynell’s: To pund or not to pund: the baits and traps of tweology:  The platform gets used to stoke the fires of controversy in what is actually little more than theological gossiping and ecclesiastical pot-stirring. In other words, did you hear that Pastor X has said […]

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Twitter, Facebook and Me, Myself and I.

What is a tenor’s favourite warm-up? A five note scale of me-me-me-me-me. I spotted this while on my blogging break, and so queued it up: a pith observation from Mike Stuchbery: What we never realised when we took up Twitter, Facebook and other social media streams is that instead of making connections between each other, the technology enabled us to create a bigger and better […]

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Making fun of Airport Security

There’s a bit of a stink about the new, more invasive security approach in American airports at the moment, from the full-body ‘naked’ scanner to literally full-body pat-down searches. If you happen to be flying in the US today, you might wish to take part in National Opt-Out day, which appears to be a means of highlighting the way air travellers are assumed guilty until […]

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