## ODonnellWeb – Tag Facebook

Bye Bye Baseball Cards

Posted on 03/31/2019 in misc • Tagged with Facebook, Life

Fred Lynn baseball card

A couple of years ago I occupied myself while Michelle was recovering from cancer treatment by finally organizing the 5000 odd baseball cards I had in boxes in the closet. At the time I thought I was just making use of the downtime to downsize a bit since we were …


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Facebook is Finally Dead To Me

Posted on 03/25/2019 in misc • Tagged with Facebook

Sometime in the last week or so Facebook has killed the one feature I rely on to use it. As I've documented here previously, I unfollowed everybody on Facebook a couple of years ago. It renders my Facebook wall useless. Many days the only updates on my wall are a …


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Bring Back the Blogs

Posted on 12/20/2018 in misc • Tagged with Facebook, Blogs

We Should Replace Facebook with Personal Websites

I've been saying this for a while now.

2012 - Own Your Words
2012 - Social Media Blues
2013 - Blogs Are Not Dead
2014 - Blogs Are Back
2016 - There Are No Christmas Card Friends on facebook
2018 - Social Media Still Sucks

So welcome to the …


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Fake Instagram Influencers

Posted on 12/19/2018 in misc • Tagged with Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Way back in the day when blogs ruled the Internet getting admitted to the BlogAds network was kind of a big deal. It meant that you could start to make some cash from ads on your blog, and it meant your blog mattered at some level since advertisers were willing …


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50 Friends Sounds About Right

Posted on 12/07/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook

Facebook icon

As I've discussed previously, I found a happy medium with Facebook by reducing my friend count from about 500 to 225, and then unfollowing every one of them except my wife and kids. (They might post 5 times a month total). The real value I get from Facebook isn't in …


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Trace A Stream

Posted on 12/06/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Facebook, Twitter

Screenshot of Trace A Stream Website

Today is Throwback Thursday, so I'm going old school and sharing a link the way we used to do it back in the olden days before Facebook and Twitter. Going viral back then meant hundreds or thousands of people independently deciding to write about your blog post on the same …


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