Avoiding The Social Media Echo Chamber

When it comes to spreading information or ideas, social media has a potential problem. Your social networks can be an echo chamber. Consider this. Aside from friends in real life, who do you follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.? People with common interests, right? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t go out of […]

Let’s Not Be Friends

When I first joined Facebook, I sent and accepted friend requests from most people that I actually knew. Like most people, my friends go as far back as kindergarten and include people I know from almost every area of my life. My criteria was mainly that I had to actually know the person in real […]

Why Wishy Washy Doesn’t Cut It

Be honest with me. Are you wishy washy? Indecisive? A fence rider? Not sure? Let me help you. You are. Being wishy washy is a real problem online. Whether you use the phrase “personal brand” or you prefer the less-inflated “reputation”, people want to know YOU. Who are you? What do you like and dislike? […]

Tint WordPress Plugin Review – Social Media Aggregator

The Tint Social Media Aggregator plugin for WordPress is really handy. I have a client who was asking for exactly this type of functionality and I didn’t think it existed in a plugin. Not only does it exist, but Tint makes it easy to use and displays nicely. We generally think of our website as […]

How To Make Online Ranting Matter

I love my town. But I can’t say that I’ve had my proudest moments over the past few weeks when we elected a First Selectman (like a Mayor) who we soon found out was being charged by a former employer with felony embezzlement and petit larceny. Nor can I┬ásay my proudest moment was when a […]