Tag: #SocialMedia

  • Lonely Soul

    Lonely Soul

    At time of writing, that tweet’s been interacted with over 35,000 times. Of the seven people who responded (that’s a woeful ratio) over half of them turned up to be ignorant, stupid twats. I know there will people who’ll look at my sample size with disdain, but I’d say that’s a pretty good barometer for […]

  • Material Girl

    Material Girl

    This PC is many MANY years old and finally I have realised it needs replacing. As my ethical standpoint has issue with buying such things new, I’ve got a reconditioned, older machine waiting for the weekend so that things can be swapped over with the minimum of fuss. It means watching videos on my machine […]

  • Wannabe


    Good morning, have a wonderful weekend, …and remember 'Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most'. pic.twitter.com/MKcc508OBZ — FitnessHacks101 (@FitnessHacks101) February 23, 2019 I love this random Twitter account. They found me, and now I will happily admit the mix of articles and outlooks to weight training and exercise has […]

  • There Goes the Fear

    There Goes the Fear

    The first thing I did this morning (ignoring the 20 minutes it took me to get my underwear on) was find out how much information Google has stored on me. The fact this will take ‘some time’ is not filling me with joy, I’ll admit. However, Google is the single biggest hoarder of online information that […]

  • We Used To Be Friends

    We Used To Be Friends

    Yesterday, half a conversation arrived on my Timeline. It happens a lot less than was once the case, but with the overlap that (inevitably) occurs in a large group of like-minded individuals, there is an inevitability that eventually, someone who’s blocked me appears. I know the reason for most of them and continue to be impressed at […]

  • Even in the Quietest Moments

    Even in the Quietest Moments

    I can now Tweet up to 280 characters. I don’t intend to do that with the majority of my output, and here’s why. Watching the annoyance and frustration last night as the feature rolled out in parts of my social sphere and not others, it was almost funny to think that this change was, for […]

  • Moving On Up

    Moving On Up

    People like to tell me stuff. I don’t belong in a particular group online, and have pretty much ploughed my own furrow ever since arriving in Internetland. This means that my feet straddle a lot of overlapping groups… and inevitably I’m nearly always standing at the fringes, looking in. This is absolutely not a problem, […]

  • Walkaway


    It's not that people are necessarily any more reprehensible than before. It's just that it's all online now and so are we. — Just Faith (@faithinthehouse) March 5, 2017 It is important, as we mentioned last week, to be able to step back and be objective when living in any space whose rules are defined […]

  • Gett Off

    Gett Off

    This is not the post I was going to write today. I made a conscious decision early in the week to reduce the number of people I’m following. It appears that between 800-900 follows is the limit of what I can cope with, if everybody is polite and I’m capable of assimilating what I’m reading […]

  • Fight the Power

    Fight the Power

    When I grow up, I’d like to be a Professional Troll-Slayer. No, not THAT kind (though I do have the beard for this) but the type that has enough brains, clout and sheer bravado to take the Internet Troll to task: news feeds are now littered with examples of how J.K Rowling slays all who […]