Social media is constantly changing, and so are the segments of society that use it. I found this article interesting because my daughter introduced me to Facebook about a decade ago, but now she doesn’t use it. She even disabled her account!
“Facebook Is Dead To Us”: What Teens Think About 11 Of The Biggest Social Networks – Digital Music News
from digitaltrends.com via appy-geek
WordPress vs Tumblr vs Blogger
From BBC News
Getty makes 35m photos free to use
From the whatsapp blog
Why we don’t sell ads
Although I have used FreeMind as recently as last year, I wanted to survey what software is available that is both open source and free, as in freedom.
Some of the review articles may include applications that are not open source or not free, but I wanted to see what is out there.
In searching, I found this article that discusses the difference between outlining and mind mapping:
Emacs Org-Mode Exporter for FreeMind
x# -*- mode: org2blog/wp -*-
I didn’t realize they could write like this anymore.
Being constantly inundated by sound bites and terse sensationalistic headlines, I found this letter touching and profound.
Your Facebook Like Is Worth $174.17 – http://pulse.me/s/l3iSp
WordPress Themes – Free
At this stage in my blogging journey, I am using only the free themes. These are some links for some of the themes I have tried.
- WordPress Tutorial Home Page
- Step by step tutorial with excellent pictures. I wish I had found site this when I started blogging with WordPress. (Yes, it is on the front page, but who reads manuals these days…)
- Links to steps in the tutorial
Step Learn About get-started create your account get-acquainted the dashboard get-focused topics, types of blogs get-customized themes, widgets, gravitars get-published posts, pages, hyperlinks
I have been using wordpress for a couple of months as of 2012-11-25 and am only beginning to be comfortable using it. I made my first blog post in 2008-05-01 and later said “So What?”. I really didn’t have anything to say, and I didn’t understand the blogging concept so I didn’t post until agin this year (2012).
I now know what I want to use a blog for, but I still can’t do what I want.
The org2blog package in emacs has been very helpful to me. It puts the whole blogging experience into the comfortable lisp-based emacs environment where I do most of my work. I’ve been using org-mode for years and even wrote extentions to outline mode before org-mode came out.
I’m still learning how to use org2blog effectively, but already I plan to use org-mode files as the foundation for my blogging and page posts in wordpress.
I have an account on wordpress.com because it is free, and I’m still learning. If I find limitations in wordpress.com I can’t work around, I will investigate self hosting.
Followup on Using org2blog and org-mode:
After using org2blog for almost a month, I can’t imagine maintaing a blog any other way.