Entries Tagged 'Facebook'

Episode 42: That's a Big Thing You Should've Said

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jun 13, 2024 at 11:17 PM

Tim and Jason talk more baseball, why everyone who uses social media should care about “the Fediverse” (especially in light of X’s move toward X-rated content), Taylor Swift’s latest album and the Rich Young Ruler from Luke 18:18-25.

Twitter -- oops, X -- Wins So Far

By Dennis E. Powell | Dec 27, 2023 at 8:08 PM

A year ago last week, having taken steps to preserve my privacy, I started an account on the ubiquitous website that at the time was called Twitter. Much has happened since then, as you may have heard.

A Threads I Can Follow

By Timothy R. Butler | Jul 05, 2023 at 11:08 PM

Meta has launched another social network, “Threads.” I signed up but already knew when I did that I wouldn’t be an active user. I hope many others will join me in not using it. I also hope it succeeds for the good of the Internet.

Can We Rewind the Clock to a Better Social Media?

By Timothy R. Butler | Feb 08, 2023 at 10:47 PM

I’ve been on Facebook since 2006 and Twitter since 2009. I decidedly don’t quit social networks because I decide this or that moderation policy isn’t leaning in my political direction. But, as of a week ago, I joined the push for a relatively new alternative social network, Mastodon, and I hope you will too.

The Ending Platform Monopolies Act is Dangerously Misinformed

How Politicos' Low Tech Understanding Threatens High Tech Harm

By Timothy R. Butler | Jun 23, 2021 at 11:43 PM

Probably all of us have some frustration with one or more of the Tech Giants who are being targeted by Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s “Ending Platform Monopolies Act.” It is tempting to cheer on efforts to offer a cure to common Big Tech disease, checking their power over us. But, like a layperson coming up with the wrong treatment for a serious illness, this and other similar proposals, dangerously operate on oversimplification that threatens to make our technology much worse while ignoring the genuine Big Tech problems staring us down.

Episode 4: The Spirit Throughout

By Zippy the Wonder Snail | Jun 11, 2021 at 11:22 AM

Tim and Jason discuss the promies of the Holy Spirit in John 14, Dr. Russell Moore’s departure from the Southern Baptist Convention’s ERLC, dealing with abuse in the church, Facebook vesus Twitter, Praying through social media and how we look toward the end of time.

Freedom in the Deplatforming Era

By Timothy R. Butler | Jul 28, 2020 at 5:43 PM

The pandemic has been a test tube for a rapidly developing process by which social media platforms – particularly the overwhelmingly dominant Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – plow ahead with the purging of false information. There is good reason for their efforts: they created platforms that make the spread of even the craziest ideas incredibly easy. Those who oppose these fringe ideas celebrate as the platforms shred ideas deemed dangerous, but have we genuinely considered the cost?