Tag Archives: social media

Oh Facebook

18 Oct

Social media is great for a lot of things, but there are always people who ruin it for everyone while embarrassing themselves in the process. Thankfully the Oatmeal has created an all-encompassing guide to the annoying-as-hell Facebook friends you have but are too guilty to unfriend.

I am positive that each description fits at least a couple of people I know in an eerily accurate way. Continue reading

Mood: Apathetic

17 Sep

On a recent television assignment for j-school, an article surfaced which said that social media and technology are to blame for a lack of empathy among their users resulting in more self indulgence and less attention to others. Here’s a more recent version of the article.

Though the study has some merits, there are dangers with putting all of your eggs (blame) in one basket. It’s so easy to blame technology for a person’s behaviour. Not to say it’s not a factor. Go to any mall food court and you’ll see a group of teenage boys sitting in silence poking away at their smartphones. There’s no doubt they’re incapable if communicating with each other, and there’s a larger doubt that they’ll be able to communicate with partners, friends, co-workers, educators etc… in the future, but can we really blame Xbox and Twitter entirely for the disconnect? Continue reading

Tumblr

11 May

I don’t really get it why I need another social media device, but I have it.

Why not, it’s free!

Follow me!

Let’s see how long I last on this one.

I Can Has Social Media?

26 Mar

Check out the vid I made for My City Lives covering last week’s Toronto Blog Stars event (and last week’s blog post on the event if you’ve missed it).

And Fiddler on The Roof in Japanese…because why not?!?!

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