Why I’m Minimizing My Facebook Presence

I initially setup my Facebook account with a ton of information about me: where I went to school, was born, have lived, blah, blah, blah. I also created accounts on other social network services, providing them with a lot of personal information as well. As time has passed, I’ve learned more about what is being done with this information and… Continue reading

DuckDuckGo Search Engine

I hate not making the time to post to my blog every day, because every day I collect so many ideas about which I want to reflect and share. As I haven’t posted in a while, I am bursting with ideas—few of which will have the time to be posted here at tt.us. But here is a must share: the… Continue reading

Backlash Gains Real Traction

Social media? Get real. It’s really all marketing machinery! Facebook and Twitter try to keep it quiet, but a backlash against the heavy marketing (exploitation) of user information is annoying a critical mass of people. Remember, if you’re not paying for an online service, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. Eli Pariser nailed it in his book,… Continue reading

Well-Hidden and Unassuming

I recently finished reading Eli Pariser‘s The Filter Bubble:  What the Internet is Hiding from You.  I highly, highly recommend this as essential reading.  He provides some intense thinking in every chapter about the serious implications of where the internet is currently taking us.  Brilliantly thought out and well written.  (I should probably write a whole post about his book!)… Continue reading