Blogs are thriving

If there’s one thing that backing the Micro.blog Kickstarter has taught me it’s that blogging is really holding its own.

The enthusiasm for self-hosted, independent blogging (beyond microblogging) is amazing and the range of available platforms, from CMS style set-ups to static site generators all of which I was unaware, is diverse.

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Blogs are thriving

Life without Twitter

For a number of reasons I decided to take a break from Twitter – some of you out there may moan “not again!” as I’ve taken social hiatuses before.

But, with the way 2016 has been, and things going on in my life offline, I decided to step away. So, on December 1st I stopped tweeting1, uninstalled the app from my phone and took the drastic step of deleting all 13K plus of my old tweets.

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Life without Twitter

Social isn’t over, it just grew up

A couple of months ago it was reported that Facebook users were undertaking less “original sharing” – that is: personal updates as opposed to third party content. Facebook sees this as a big problem because it changes the very nature of the service.

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Social isn’t over, it just grew up