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The second Facebook profile experiment

TL;DR: I’ve made a new Facebook profile designed from the ground-up to be an effective tool for me to use as a journalist.

Posted on 29 April 2017 and filed under articles, comments, journalism, main, social media

tweeting to my neighbours

A Twitter feature I’ve wanted to see for a long time is the ability to geo-tag (assign a location) to my tweet and have it only be posted to people’s streams who are in that location.

Posted on 21 April 2016 and filed under links, outbound, small, social media

“Not everything in life is ‘like’able”

“We cannot like refugee kids wading among dead bodies. And we cannot directly tell Facebook’s algorithm that we still care about this, or find it important.”

Posted on 19 August 2015 and filed under links, outbound, social media

Female Voices

“I very much fell into the trap of only being exposed to the voices of men. My blog subscriptions were all to male writers. Those I followed on Twitter were almost all male. I spoke at many conferences, and in every case, the speaker line-up was either almost completely or exclusively male. Those men then amplified other male voices, perpetuating the effect.

“It’s vital, for all our sakes, that we make an effort to change that.”

Posted on 8 April 2015 and filed under links, outbound, small, social media

Beginning

Matt Gemmell: “Even a year ago, I obsessively checked my follower count on Twitter, and my site’s visitor stats. I looked through my referrers daily. That’s a path to unhappiness. You notice when people inevitably unfollow, and you see which articles are of niche rather than widespread interest. It gets you down, particularly because the […]

Posted on 22 December 2014 and filed under blogging, links, main, meta, outbound, social media

Longer than a tweet, shorter than an in-depth, investigative magnum opus

Twitter essays, tweet storms, blog posts, and middling thoughts.

Posted on 2 November 2014 and filed under articles, blogging, main, social media, writing

Stop posting, start blogging

Your writing is valuable and interesting. Stop throwing it away.

Posted on 30 August 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, social media

When there’s new information on a story, do we delete or amend?

When an old story gets new information, is it better to amend the original post, or delete and replace?

Posted on 26 February 2014 and filed under comments, main, social media

Nervous

Yesterday I released an audio trailer for “At Home in the Hood: Stories from Prince George’s VLA Neighbourhood.” It’s a small radio series I’m doing within my regular job at Daybreak North. It’s the first series I’ve ever done, and I’m pretty nervous about it.

Posted on 9 January 2014 and filed under articles, CBC, main, personal, small, social media

Where are musicians going online?

Facebook and YouTube are huge, Twitter is up, MySpace is down, and Last.fm is just sort of there.

Posted on 2 November 2013 and filed under articles, comments, main, music, social media

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