The Downside of Social Media

I have noticed something recently as I have been paying attention to the kinds of information shared on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.   One of the greatest strengths of social media is the fact that anyone and everyone can communicate with just about anyone else practically in real time.  I know that … Continue reading The Downside of Social Media

Internet, Identity, and Temporary Popularity

The advent of the internet has completely changed the way we think about identity and fame.  It is now so easy to be instantly famous worldwide, and yet still be completely unknown.  Take, for example, the following: Who are these two guys?  You probably recognize them as the Star Wars Kid and the Numa Numa … Continue reading Internet, Identity, and Temporary Popularity

NaNoWriMo Principles at Work

Last November I participated in NaNoWriMo, and I actually won!  Which means that I wrote 50,000 words in a 30-day period.  That still boggles my mind.  And as I have thought about it I have come to a few conclusions as to how it was possible that I could write so much in so short … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Principles at Work

Copyright, the Internet and an unfortunate mistake by Ms. Judith Griggs

There was a veritable fiasco on the internet yesterday.  A huge social faux-pas was perpetrated by Judith Griggs, editor of Cooks Source magazine. Apparently, she took someone's blog post from their personal website and published it without consent or acknowledgement, although they did graciously leave her name as the author.  The author writes about this … Continue reading Copyright, the Internet and an unfortunate mistake by Ms. Judith Griggs