Technology 

Social media, privacy & being a product

For years I’ve railed against the dangers of consumerism in which every aspect of our life is treated as a consumer experience and that life in all it’s wonder and mystery can be repackaged and sold to you. Consumerism as a means by which humans gain identity, beauty, redemption, purpose, hope, joy and so on is a terrible substitute for the real things but we no longer know how to find or access the real. Anyway what has this to do with social media? Well, for perhaps the first time,…

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The Curiosity Index (08.12.2017)

8 Signs Your Christianity Is Too Comfortable I think every now and then all Christians need to work through this list. Psalm 53 in Aramaic When Jesus and his disciples sang a Psalm together, it might have sounded a bit like this. The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes It’s worth noting that as some societies become increasingly secular they’re still looking for many of the things that faith & belief offered – community, hope, transformation, acceptance etc… How to delete or deactivate a Facebook account permanently I really don’t like Facebook and…

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Bored of Facebook

I think the title just about sums it up really. A while ago I made some changes to how I used Facebook because I was aware I was using Facebook primarily to distract me from the tasks at hand. The net result being that I more or less stopped looking at Facebook. Now I go on maybe about two minutes a day and not every day either. I think the fact that my Mum is on Facebook might have something to do with it. There are tons of ways to…

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Think before you facebook

Facebook has become something of a fixture in life but I was beginning to question it’s privileged position in my life (in a similar way to questioning the place of the TV – which led to its eventual banishment). Then as I was fiddling around with Facebook trying to tweak things, I unintentionally killed my profile. The interesting thing is that most of the people who were my facebook ‘friends’ haven’t noticed yet. But I’ve begun to notice a few things. Firstly, I’m checking it less. A lot less. Really…

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That was drastic

So I was looking into dealing with facebook and inadvertently deleted my profile. What An Idiot. Still let’s look at it positively, that solved the problem. Bit more radical than I intended though. So I now have a page for me. This is under construction having lost all my facebook account details and I can’t quite seem how to get a personal profile back so anyway – don’t take it personally if you’re no longer my facebook friend. Neither is my wife or mother.

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Dealing with Facebook

A few days I began to write about tackling Facebook and I was sent these links to Michael Hyatt’s blog where he articulates his similar frustrations with the blue and white monster. Stop me from deleting my facebook account Followed by Re-thinking my facebook strategy No I hadn’t thought of it terms of a strategy but that’s pretty much what it amounts to. He decided to create a page for himself that people who wanted to ‘follow’ him on could do and then he had a facebook account for friends…

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Simplifying my digital life: dealing with Facebook

Sometime ago I began thinking about simplifying my digital life and have been chipping away at it since then. But there is one big blue monster that stands above them all: Facebook. The World Is Obsessed With Facebook from Alex Trimpe on Vimeo. . Facebook and it’s games generally get more of my time than they should. That’s just my general lack of will power and laziness. But that’s not my biggest issue – friendship and facebook is. Recently my one of my friends wrote this about facebook and community…

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