PCWorld Farewell, Blogs! Your Days Are Numbered

Somebody controls Facebook, and makes decisions about what Facebook will be like, and how Facebook will make money. Same goes for Twitter. Blogs are different, because no single company decides what blogs will be. Now that people who want to express themselves online have many different choices, and blogs are just the more writerly of the choices, that changes what we expect of blogs. But Facebook and Twitter offer far…

Think Before You Tweet or Blog or Update a Status

Even if you think it’s “not fair” that someone in power can (and will) judge you based on your behavior in a social space, it’s a fact. Be liberal and tolerant when it comes to interpreting and responding to the behavior of others online, but be conservative and restrained about what you do. I write nothing that I wouldn’t say aloud to anyone.  I am also very aware that my…