It's a lazy Saturday, and I'm catching up on long-form articles I've saved to Pocket from my never-ending Twitter feed over the past few weeks. The articles have been undoubtedly engaging and well-written. I read Amanda Mull's grappling with the limits of minimalism in the era of a pandemic. I took a deep dive into … Continue reading I Miss Blogs
There was a time not so long ago when we all engaged in a social media arms race. We indiscriminately added friends on Facebook and followed accounts on Twitter with reckless abandon. But we, the early adopters of these new technologies, were young, and we didn’t know better. Now we’ve matured and settled into these … Continue reading Why It’s Time to Purge Your Facebook Friends
Two articles this week give perspectives on consuming news—how and if it should be done. In The New York Times, Farhad Manjoo recounts his two-month, print-only cleanse: Basically, I was trying to slow-jam the news — I still wanted to be informed, but was looking to formats that prized depth and accuracy over speed. It … Continue reading The Proper Media Diet
Somehow this tweet from food porn content mill INSIDER food showed up on my timeline: Doughnuts that get a crown of 23K gold are the level of goals we strive to be at. 🍩 pic.twitter.com/5FAGisYyFQ — INSIDER food (@InsiderFood) September 8, 2017 My immediate reaction was to tell INSIDER food to fire their social media … Continue reading Better Copy Can’t Save This Tweet
Joe Flint and Deepa Seetharaman in The Wall Street Journal today reported that Facebook plans to begin producing original, "TV-quality shows" by as soon as late summer 2017. In meetings with major talent agencies including Creative Artists Agency, United Talent Agency, William Morris Endeavor and ICM Partners, Facebook has indicated it is willing to commit to production … Continue reading Facebook To Join the Film Foray
Amid accusations of Facebook suppressing conservative content in its "Trending" section, The New York Times examined social media's evolving role as news source and curator. For the companies, adding additional curated or original editorial content has an obvious appeal, helping them extract more value from people already using the platform, as well as potentially attracting new ones. … Continue reading Is Facebook a news organization?
Yesterday, I downloaded and signed up for the Chinese social media app Weibo. But now that I'm here, I really don't know what to do next.