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If There Were “Links” in Real Conversations

Tom’s Coffee Shop, near Columbia University. This morning. I am sitting with my two old college buddies, Barry and Rob. Just like we used to do in the past. Neil: It’s so great to sit down with you both in … Continue reading

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Internet Thoughts #1 — How to Respond to Stupidity

We all are apt to say stupid or contentious things at some part of our internet lives. What should be the best policy for dealing with it? What makes the internet a better place? Let’s come up an example. I … Continue reading

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20 Minutes on IM #4: With Jana

Tonight, on Facebook messenger, with Jana of Jana’s Thinking Place. Neil Ok, you ready? Jana Ready ::clears throat:: Neil Ok, preamble… this will all go on record…. unless you politely tell me to strike something…. Jana OK. Neil We will … Continue reading

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Will Meryl Streep Ever Follow Me On Twitter?

Tonight is Oscar night, which brings up the same question I have asked myself again and again over the last seven years — “Will Meryl Streep ever follow me back on Twitter?” Or let me ask this in another way … Continue reading

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Offline – February 15 – February 22

As a Valentine’s Day gift to myself, I am going to show some self-love and challenge myself (thank you, Karen Rivers for the idea) for a full week offline from blogging and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, etc.)  Zero … Continue reading

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One Friend

Jay was sick of the superficiality of his online life – the five thousand friends on Facebook, the ten thousand on Twitter, the seven thousand on Instagram. Others were envious of all these numbers, much in the same way that … Continue reading

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The Thomas Edison of Twitter Mute Filters

I’ll admit it. The torrent of information online wrecks havoc on my anxiety level. While most writers worry about getting more “hits,” I am consumed with filtering you out. I say this with love because I care about you. And … Continue reading

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The Accidental Viewing of the Gay Porn

This was my Facebook status update this morning — “I will participate in the “Shop-In” on Sunday, February 12 and stand up to the idiotic, homophobic One Million Moms by going to my nearest lesbian bar and… oh, wait, I … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Friendship on Social Media

Dick:  Hey, Jane, what’s up?  I had a tuna sandwich for lunch.  What did you have? Jane:  I had a yogurt. ++++ Dick:  Hey, Jane, what’s up?  Did you see what Tom is doing?  All he does is put up … Continue reading

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One Day Off Twitter (Or “Getting Off” — Ha Ha)

Sophia and I had an unlikely laugh today, thanks to… of all things, Twitter. I wanted to stay off of Twitter for a week, but I just didn’t have the self-control to do it. That’s when a friendly voice on … Continue reading

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