Category: internety

the danger of #selfies

#SELFIE, by The Chainsmokers. It’s currently #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Have you heard this song? If you haven’t, we’ll get to it in a minute. It makes sense that a song with that title would be popular, right? Selfies are all the rage. (They’re also the bane of my existence, but that’s neither […]

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The scoop on the Instagram Direct feature

A few days ago, Instagram released an update with something called “Instagram Direct”, a way for users to send pictures privately to one person. Or a group of people. Either way, the “direct” feature gives you the option of sending photos only to specified recipients . You choose your option at the top of the […]

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The Positives of Social Media: Spread of Information

Show of hands for those of us ever jolted awake at midnight by the Amber alert feature you didn’t know you had on your iPhone. Do you remember how missing children used to be advertised? Milk cartons. Printouts at a police station or local businesses. Now it comes directly to our smartphones as a push […]

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The Positives of Social Media: Niche Groups

It’s destroying communication. It’s a kidnapper’s playground. It’s ruining our eyes and thumbs. Touche, salesman. But social media is not always terrible. It’s not always ruining lives. Sometimes it can be good. So, over the next several weeks, let’s cover a few things we should be excited about, compliments of social media. We’ll start with […]

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A Word to my Friends about Ask.fm

{For my junior high and high school peeps. Do people still say peeps? I’m pretty sure they don’t. My apologies.} Hey, friends. I know you aren’t big blog readers, but I’ve been wanting to chat with you about something for a while now. If you’ll indulge me, let’s chat real quick about: You know…the thing […]

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Parents: A Follow up Word on Instagram

This is an update to my previous post, Parents: A Word about Instagram. I originally shared this post with my friends over yonder at Patheos. They have a pretty cool site that you should check out. But, now that you’re here, feel free to stick around and see what parents and teens had to say […]

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