Category Archives: Social Media

The limits of friendship.

The limits of friendship.

The limits of friendship.

Nowadays, much of our lifestyle experience plays out on the Internet.  People represent themselves on-line, often by a profile, along with their social links.

Many revel in the number of connections they have.  More is always better, or so it seems.  Continue reading The limits of friendship.

Is your crap detector working?

Is your crap detector working?

Is your crap detector working?

Statistics tell us what’s happening in the world around us—from weather forecasts, to crime rates, to baseball rankings.

Yet, with so much fake news sloshing around, we often fail to realize how easily statistics can lead us astray.  Continue reading Is your crap detector working?

Facebook is not your friend.

Facebook is not your friend.

Facebook is not your friend

In 2011, Max Schrems, a 24-year-old Austrian law student, sued Facebook’s Dublin office for a complete record of his personal data.

He received 1,222 pages of information covering three years of Facebook activity.  But that wasn’t the biggest surprise.  Continue reading Facebook is not your friend.

The bare necessities: food, water, and Facebook.

The bare necessities: food, water, and Facebook.

The bare necessities: food, water, and Facebook

Why do we use Facebook?  We use it to find people “like me,” and exchange social and lifestyle experiences.

Fundamentally, Facebook provides us with a sense of belonging.  But it also comes with some worrisome downsides.  Continue reading The bare necessities: food, water, and Facebook.