Resistance is Futile: Facebook Timeline

Picture taken from the Timeline Sucks Facebook group Just in case you didn’t notice all the ruckus in your news feed: all Facebook users have been switched over to the timeline profile display. Laments that I’ve noted have include this heated conversation: And these: The thing is, I’m not sure how Facebook could have updatedContinue reading “Resistance is Futile: Facebook Timeline”

More than a Smile: First Impressions via Facebook

  Photo courtesy of Instagram, all my smiling pictures were much too cheesy. A couple of weeks ago, the reading list for my graduate program was sent out – be still my heart and my 1-click purchasing finger (Amazon, you are a genius) – and to no one’s surprise one of our classmates was inspiredContinue reading “More than a Smile: First Impressions via Facebook”

Research for Breakfast

When I woke up this morning the first thing out of my mouth was, “All I want to do today is watch the Theorizing the Web (TtW) conference and populate my Endnote library.” I’m not sharing this to illustrate my obsession with going back to school (please tell me people still use Endnote – isContinue reading “Research for Breakfast”

How to Create a Useful Twitter Network (Stalking for Success)

(Image courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger) This is just to let you in on a secret: PROFS LOVE TWITTER. Well, not all of ’em, but definitely the ones studying the Internet. When I began my search for potential supervisors at universities across Canada, I realized that looking for professors who study a specific topicContinue reading “How to Create a Useful Twitter Network (Stalking for Success)”

If it tweets like a dog…

(Cartoon by Peter Steiner courtesy of Wikipedia) Ever since I began talking about studying the Internet, I’ve had people quoting that phrase to me: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” They quote it when they complain about spam from India; they quote it when remembering remarkable episodes of “To Catch a Predator“; theyContinue reading “If it tweets like a dog…”

Trending

(Screen shot taken this morning from cbc.ca) I feel this reflects the way that conventional media is failing us these days. With a mother who studied journalism and a longstanding adoration of Peter Mansbridge, I of all people have heard the many arguments as to why we still need regulated press from news corporations. I agree withContinue reading “Trending”

Thoughts from the Bus: Subpar Internet

(Image source and a fun article about QR Codes courtesy of Mashable.com) Sometimes news is better late than never, that’s why I’d like to share this article about OC Transpo agreeing to release their GPS data by March 22nd. Personally, I’ll only believe it when I see it but whether they find a way toContinue reading “Thoughts from the Bus: Subpar Internet”

P is for Pinterest… And Pink

(Image I spliced together from here and here) Inspired by its mention during a social media presentation by Jesse Hirsh, I finally got my butt on to Pinterest. And now in waiting for my invitation, I think I’ve worn out the refresh button on my Gmail and frustrated my Facebook friends with all the contentContinue reading “P is for Pinterest… And Pink”

Clearly biased by my love of Google

So, I received an e-mail today from Google that contained the same information they’ve posted on their websites/services about their new privacy policy. I thought it was pretty good of them to send me a direct e-mail, given that I’d been dodging the notice boxes in Gmail and Reader for a while. However, I already knewContinue reading “Clearly biased by my love of Google”