This episode was recorded a while ago and it is in some way dated. Though this had to do with the Facebook debacle back in April (2018), the principles and concerns are still relevant. I reflect on the responsibility of Facebook as a company and on the platform. In short: Facebook knew that a company had “stolen” users’ information and they didn’t take action to protect users. I also think aloud about our activity online.Continue reading “Thoughts On The ‘Facebook Situation’ [Vlog Episode 05]”
I’ve said it before: “Opinion Shortage” is one headline you’ll never come across. This is because we all have them. In this post, I wrote about what to do with other people’s opinions when it comes to who we are and our endeavours. I haven’t written about sharing opinions on social media, as a standalone topic or post. After witnessing many bungles recently, I think it is (perhaps) always worth talking about sharing opinions on social media.
In our social media age, it’s easy to forget that a movement does not rise and fall on the basis of a hashtag alone – @saiidat (in Nigeria Won’t Bring Back The Missing Girls) I couldn’t agree more. The hashtag is overrated. The success of your / a hashtag doesn’t necessarily mean success of your … Continue reading Overrating The Hashtag
Google+ is now introducing ads. Also, unless you tell them not to they are going to use your face to endorse some stuff. That sound familiar? And, in the other corner, all content on Facebook is now searchable. Oh, did I mention Instagram serving ads. Awesome. Yes, awesome, for them that is. Once I was … Continue reading Stop Complaining About Ads & Privacy Changes On Social Networks
I mean, seriously?! I have lamented about how stupid “poke” is in Facebook. What I find more absurd is that it still lives on. One day someone poked me and I was shocked that the “poke” feature still existed. But why? Did I mention, after expressing my shock that “poke” still existed I start getting … Continue reading Ditch The Superfluous