We live in an age where self-publication is almost second nature. We post where we are —often down to the exact geographic coordinates—who we are with, what we are eating, and who/what/when/why/ how we will be doing something/someone later. We create existences by listing musical tastes and posting photographic evidence of social lives. I’m guilty. … Continue reading
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Facebook: Gateway to friends or delusion?
Aside from the recent deluge of statuses lamenting the new Facebook, I’ve noticed a minor trend on the site: People announcing that they will be deleting their internet existence. I always sort of laugh at this –– the announcement of their impending departure on the very site from which they intend to recuse themselves. It has … Continue reading
Who owns your content?
The internet is an infinite portal for expression. While I am somewhat of a social networking rat, I’ve unfortunately never given considerable thought to who owns whatever I make public. Until recently. I naturally assumed that whatever ridiculous thing I posted on Tumblr was mine (unless, of course, it is another reblogged cat-in-a-suit picture, which wasn’t mine in the … Continue reading