Archive for January, 2011

On Blogging, Tweeting, and Denting

2011/01/21

This blog is not dead.

I enjoy writing here, and I intend to continue writing here.

However, I find that I have little time to produce the full-length examinations of news and issues that I would like. I will do so from time to time, but for the foreseeable future it will be infrequent.

I have discovered this new form of online communication: microblogging. Okay, I understand it’s been around for a while, but it’s new to me, okay? Who knew that so many people wanted to communicate their thoughts but not spend much time composing articulate and complete essays around each thought?

Hmm … am I descending into lowest-common-denomitor communication? Or simply expanding my pool of communicative strategies? No time to worry about that now – this post is already wearisomely long. ;)

So, if you really want to keep track of what I’m thinking of, feel free to follow me on Twitter (friendlyhumanis) or Identi.ca (timothymills). I try to put the same posts on each, but have not yet worked out all the kinks. [Edit 2014 August 5: I don’t use Identi.ca any more – not remotely worth the time. And Twitter is mainly a way of notifying people of my blog posts these days.]

Anyone with advice about etiquette or other aspects of microblogging activity, please let me know in the comments. Did I mention I’m new to this?

Also, let me know if you’re on either network yourself. I can friend you. Or is it “follow”? Stalk? Accompany? Join? Associate? Link? Whatever the term is, I’m happy to connect.

See you around the Internet.


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