While I might not have been actually filming my blog, I've been in a Tumblr/Facebook-induced blogging stupor. Playing with the pretty pictures and reblogging other people's memes and profundities got the best of me this year. But I've actually missed stringing words together and making cogent arguments on real (or imagined) issues of import. So, … Continue reading Did You Miss Me?
Renee, who writes the Bendiful blog has done a lot for blogging in CNY--in addition to her blog on fitness, parenting and other issues, she has helped organize the CNY Bloggers Group helping folks who toil in the virtual fields to come out of the shadows of their monitors and meet up in real life. … Continue reading Social Media Is Stronger Than Any Bully
In the past, I've posted about the decline in the number of bloggers in Syracuse writing about our community (as opposed to national politics, Justin Bieber or "10 ways to get rich quick.") The Japanese refer to abandoned blogs as ishikoro--pebbles. Since 2010 and the near-death experience of losing NYCO's Blog, the acknowledged hub of … Continue reading Blogging In Syracuse 2013: The Gems Among The Ishikoro
I've written before about ishikoro. The Japanese word for pebbles is also their term for abandoned blogs. Even good blogs run out of steam ( e. g.: good luck to the authors behind my favorite music blog, Auto Tunes!) So it's a great day to note the beginning of a new blog on my blogroll, … Continue reading Josh Shear Has A New Blog!
Check it out: The Pope urging priests to blog! Priests stand at the threshold of a new era: as new technologies create deeper forms of relationship across greater distances, they are called to respond pastorally by putting the media ever more effectively at the service of the Word . . . May the Lord make … Continue reading Pope To Priests: Blog On!
An Interesting little discussion has begun over at Sean Kirst's blog entitled Is Facebook Killing Blogging? It developed out of a phone conversation that I had with Sean about a totally different topic, but morphed into whether or not folks are more likely to post onto Facebook or Twitter than craft a blog post these … Continue reading Is There Anyone Alive Out There?
The Post-Standard is working with Syracuse University to create a web-based experiment in civic participation, entitled CNY Speaks. While it is an interesting experiment, I wonder just what it is attempting to accomplish. Now I've been scribbling on these interwebs for several years, but I don't have any illusion that I'm having an impact on … Continue reading CNY Speaks, But Is Anyone Listening?
"Who in the hell d'you think you are A super star? Well, right you are Well, we all shine on Like the moon and the stars and the sun Well, we all shine on Evryone come on" --Instant Karma--John Lennon Things that tripped me up on the blogosphere this week: What do you need to … Continue reading Link Karma
Things that made me laugh and/or think this week while I was out and about on the internet: 1) I learned everything I need to know about union activism while watching the Season Three box set of "The Office" 2) Cassette tapes are dead. Except in prisons, where they are thriving and in our memories, … Continue reading Link Karma
Mayhill Fowler broke two big stories during the Democratic political campaign: Obama's description of marginalized working-class voters as "bitter" and Bill Clinton's wild tirade against a Vanity Fair journalist in which he described the reporter as a "scumbag" among other derogatory terms. What's interesting about Ms. Fowler is her employer. She's an unpaid volunteer in … Continue reading Amateur Blogger Broke Both “Bittergate” and Bill’s “Scumbag” Meltdown