Category: COMMUNICATIONES – Communications

The Changing Landscape of Social Networks

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


Mind Mapping Software


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

WordPress Blogging Links

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.

Theme Home Page Demo
Blaskan Link live
Clean Home Link live
Depo Masthead Link live
Pilcrow Link live
Runo Lite Link live
Sundance Link live
Twenty Ten Link live
Twenty Twelve Link live
Manifest Link live
Kubrick Link live
Oxygen Link live
Structure Link live
Misty Look Link
Misty Lake Link live
Fjords04 Link live
Chalkboard Link live


  • THEME – chaoticsoul
  • THEME – Hum
  • THEME – Vostok
  • THEME – Oxygen

WordPress Tutorial

Using WordPress – Do I use .COM or .ORG ?


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 because it is free, and I’m still learning. If I find limitations in I can’t work around, I will investigate self hosting.