Intentional bloggers

Hi Colin, I appreciated your post about the scale of social networks and how Micro.blog fits in the picture. I prefer reading people’s blog posts above all else. I’ve lost interest in learning about all the minutiae of people’s lives that has come to characterize social media use in general, mostly because I’ve lost interest …

Would we talk about this over coffee?

I wrote a piece back in 2010 called Coffee Shop Integrity on the Internet. It’s a thought experiment: imagine sitting together at a coffee shop and the ‘script’ of our conversation is the words we post online. Does our dialogue make sense? Do we actually talk about the pictures we took of our dinner the …

Comment Experiment

I have comments disabled on this site for the same reasons that many other writers have shut them down as well: they tend to become spammy soapboxes, they require time for moderation, they interrupt the textual flow of the site, blah, blah, blah. And yet this leads to something of an ironic contradiction: a common …