Starting tomorrow, NPR’s dropping comments from its site. NPR made the announcement last week, stating that while they want interaction with their users, very few people visiting their sites bothered to comment. They also noted spam and trolling, plus that most conversations about stories are taking place via social media.
After some indifference all this time, I’ve finally decided to sign up for Instagram, the popular photo sharing service. In the past, I’ve had some doubts about the need for Instagram, between my lack of interest in most filters, the limited photo size options, and storing my photos on Google Photos. I also usually display photos … Read more
Earlier this week came surprising news that Microsoft’s bought LinkedIn, the social network aimed at professional networking and job hunters. The social network is apparently worth $26.2 billion, with Microsoft paying $196 a share in an all-cash deal. (Disclosure: I’m currently working for a contractor that does some work with Microsoft.) This comes as good news for LinkedIn, … Read more