Facebook-free at 4 months

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s been four months since I pulled the plug on the Facebook account I opened years ago. Honestly, I do miss it … sometimes. I miss the posts from out-of-town friends and relatives. I miss updates from […]

Why we need to unplug

Friends call to chastise each other for being slow to return text messages or e-mail — as though the ability to communicate in half a dozen new-fangled ways makes constant attention to every one of them morally imperative.” — Martha Beck I didn’t realize the damned thing was missing until my husband caught me off […]

Facebook: Why I’m back

When we change the way we communicate, we change society.” — Clay Shirky My husband was the first to deliver the happy news: Two of our son’s best friends from high school had announced their wedding engagements on Facebook last week — within a few short days of each other. As the family reporter, I’m […]

More Facebook?

Facebook’s initial public offering of stock is likely to make a lot of developers and designers of the site very wealthy. But for many users, frequent Facebooking may not be so beneficial.” — Stephanie Pappas The Facebook debates are heating up this week, thanks, in part, to the announcement that Mark Zuckerberg filed an IPO […]