Category: Technology

All about Facebook

There’s lots of talk these days about Facebook being the next Microsoft.  Is it? The main question for Facebook, as it is with nearly every interesting web idea, is how they will make money.  CNN Money pointed out today that...

/ August 27, 2007

Emoticons: Yes or No?

While some people are certainly worse than I, I have been known to drop a “:)” or a “;)” in my emails. Most of the time, it is unreflective and stems from, I think, an inability to properly use language...

/ July 30, 2007

Top 13 Book Hacks for the Library Crowd

One of my favorite blogs is Lifehacker, where the motto is “Don’t live to geek, geek to live.” Though not quite a geek myself, I enjoy perusing the site’s daily diet of surprisingly helpful tips for making time on the...

/ June 19, 2007

Anonymous Honesty and the Internet

File this under the “suspicious about new uses of technology” category: there is now an “Honesty Box” application for Facebook which allows members to send anonymous messages to each other. But what could someone possibly want to say to someone...

/ June 19, 2007

Google reading our Email?

Alister Cameron, who is guest blogging at Problogger, mined Google’s Blogsearch patent application to determine how Blogsearch ranks posts.  It is somewhat surprising to a novice like me that blogrolls and feed readers actually matter. But the real stunner came...

/ April 17, 2007

Picking up the Threads

During my recent journey into the archives of Mere Orthodoxy I was confronted by the reality of the many conversations in the last year that I let die due to neglect. There were a lot. I was a terrible blogger...

/ January 12, 2007

Disposable Ipods and the Culture of Consumption

This interview with Giles Slade, author of the soon to be released Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescene in America, is a worthwhile read. Slade criticizes a consumer culture that values disposability rather than durability. His arguments are that disposable...

/ October 6, 2006

GodBlogCon 2006 Looks Awesome

The GodBlogCon website is looking fantastic. The event promises to be even better than the historical one of the year last. Matthew Anderson is a stud for putting it together. We miss his insightful posts, but encourage his creativity and...

/ July 7, 2006

A New Set of Toys for Matt

Many of my friends are prone to complain about Microsoft. They are the Great Satan, incapable of the creative ingenuity and cool designs of Apple. But though Apple may be winning the operating systems war (may), they haven’t come close...

/ May 28, 2006

On GodBlogs and Priorities

It’s a crime that we have not linked to John Schroeder of Blogotional more here at Mere O. John has been one of the main supporters of Mere O since our inception and has never hesitated to link to us...

/ May 23, 2006