To mend the rifts in friendship and social media.

A few months ago, I witnessed a rift in friendship. They were once good friends who were close, but then an incident arose. One hurt the other one. In response, the other one hurt the one back. And so, they fell out. I was not there to witness the falling out, but later I heard…

Diversity and infrastructure.

Thanks everyone for the kind words about my post on diversity. @jgmac1106 brings up a great point - it's all well and good to acknowledge M.B's challenges with diversity, but what can we do next, practically? An example, and an exegesis. +++ Example. The owner of Pinboard restructured his service to accommodate the needs of…

Diversity on Micro.blog, from a minority viewpoint.

There's been a bit of hand-wringing in the Micro.blog community about its apparent lack of demographic diversity. This thread was the latest that got me thinking. I'm the minority in just about all of the diversity categories the Micro.blog community has defined for itself, except that English is my first language. (There, I've outed myself.) From…

Contemplating a timeline and the value of online presence.

I've been wondering how to bring humanity back into the act of Following Someone on Social Media, to add (or perhaps, recover?) that sense of "getting to know you" that comes when meeting a person in the flesh. So far, I've been sending "calling card" @'s to people whom I'm following: a greeting, and why…

After lurking about all kinds of social media and blogging spaces and not really finding anything that suits my fancy or desire for quietude, this seems like a good place to land and consolidate. Let's see if I can make a home in this crevice of the Wild Wide Web.