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colinwalker
colinwalker
Jeff Cann writing about the Facebookification of blogs details how he unsubscribes if the author strays down this path: "When bloggers begin to Facebook their blog, I unfollow. When they post memes and link songs and write cute little updates like “Have a great Christmas y’... colinwalker.blog
EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle

@colinwalker That’s very interesting. I’ve been so entrenched in the Facebook/Twitter reposting world that I initially found it very strange to be unable to repost something in micro.blog. I however, have actually started to really enjoy that fact. If there’s something I want to say, I should at least have one sentence worth explaining about it and link to what I’m talking about.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@EddieHinkle Spot on! And I hate it when articles have sharing links at the top or even on the page that just shows the headline. You should have to read it before you can share.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle

@colinwalker yeah, definitely. If you haven’t read the end of something, sharing it should be very difficult.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@EddieHinkle But so many do.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@EddieHinkle Let’s Face it, you can like or retweet something without actually knowingly what it is. I’ve always wished that these options weren’t enabled until you’ve at least clicked on the link that’s been shared.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle

@colinwalker that’s very true

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dgold
dgold

@EddieHinkle For me, there's one slight disconnect in Micro.blog that makes this more difficult than it should be. When I 'bookmark' something on my blog, I always give a short precis, or explanation. When it arrives on m.b, that precis vanishes, robbing context.

EddieHinkle
EddieHinkle

@dgold Hmm, that's odd. There should be some way to include the explanation in your m.b version of the post

mjkaul
mjkaul

@colinwalker I like your response to Cann, whose post is quite imperious. Quite a few—myself included—simply blog to record their intersections with culture. Sometimes, that’s posts; other times, it’s links to essays or music that I’ve found engaging.

mjkaul
mjkaul

@colinwalker Of course, it’s his prerogative to follow or unfollow at will. But I’m always going to push back against an indictment of “Facebookification”.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@mjkaul It’s a tough call sometimes. I can see his point for topic specific blogs where things change unannounced but personal blogs are definitely a different matter.