National (and individual) conversations about racism, homophobia and bigotry have amped up this week, starting with the Paula Deen deposition and on to the invalidation of a key part of the Voting Rights Act and, of course, the happy news that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage . . .
"Are you on Facebook?" someone recently asked my husband. He said that he was not. "I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in the minutiae of my daily life, and I sure as shi t am not interested in theirs," he said. Although I'm an inveterate Facebook user, I must admit that I found . . .
Oh, I know some of you are not going to like this. But I think there's a group of people who agree with me. They are hiding in the closet, and this post is for them. I am on social media overload. I am saturated with it, and I don't even do as much as a lot of people, who seem to live on . . .
Painting, Sonoma, CA Enjoying a lunch with my wife at Happy Lunch Spot. -Facebook post. Here's what I say. Remove your smart phone from the lunch table and REALLY enjoy a lunch with your wife. Be there with her. In the moment. Because posting on social media is not the . . .
Some folks are just born with the ability to encapsulate an idea in a pointed, satirical way, and such is the case with these laughter-inducing Tweets, which is how I'd like to close the year. We NEED a few belly laughs.Now, I am not a Twitter fan. I can't even imagine that people have time to sit . . .
Pinterest. Instagram. Google+. Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. YouTube. Blog commentary. And... Just about every interactive site on earth wants to engage with us. Communicate with us. Wants comment and postings. Wants us to read the messages of hundreds, if not thousands of people we . . .
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Congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg, the Valley's latest gazillionaire, at least on paper.And at least until the stock really crashes because Facebook's valuation is so out of whack. The decline may be in progress: yesterday's FB close: down 11%. Not a very good sign, is it?But back to Mark. He's . . .
Photo credit Put off that you didn't get a piece of the Facebook IPO today? Don't be. It's not a great investment for the individual investor.First, the personal reasons. When Facebook first became popular, it was an easy, voyeuristic way to have a view into our friends' lives. Many of us kept . . .
Facebook can be a time suck, there's no doubt about it. But the good news is that all the recent changes that force users to manage their experience down to the last detail are making it less interesting. Soon, many of us will have significantly reduced our FB time.Let's take the new Friend . . .