Well, apparently I’m still on FB but this latest false alarm has me hitting the reset button on how I use social media

Screen grab of official-looking false alarm I received, Dec. 9, 2022 This is embarrassing: After getting repeated warnings, like the one shown above, that if I didn't turn on "Facebook Protect" I would be locked out of my Facebook account Tuesday, Dec. 20, I made copies of the files I wanted to save, said my … Continue reading Well, apparently I’m still on FB but this latest false alarm has me hitting the reset button on how I use social media

One final upthrust middle-digit salute from Facebook’s (nonexistent) customer service operation

Readers who have followed Ordinary Time and/or seen it linked to my Facebook account are no doubt aware of my ongoing struggle with two-factor authentication. To recap briefly: FB will lock me out of my account unless I activate something called "Facebook Protect," but to do that I have to supply an updated password. And … Continue reading One final upthrust middle-digit salute from Facebook’s (nonexistent) customer service operation

An old workshop poem brings back cherished memories of my father and a writers’ workshop in the Quad-Cities

Here's something I found when I was going through my Facebook photos prior to being locked out of my account (long story, you can read about it HERE if you're so inclined. Or not). It's a JPEG copy of a draft poem I wrote during a creative writing workshop at the Mississippi Valley Writers' Conference … Continue reading An old workshop poem brings back cherished memories of my father and a writers’ workshop in the Quad-Cities

‘Same song, second verse …’: Why I’ve finally had it up to the keister with billionaires, whiz kids and social media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmSoREiG23M 'Morning Joe' show, MSNBC, Dec. 16, 2022 When the dust settles over Elon Musk's attempt to run a social media company singlehanded, as surely it will, I want Katty Kay of BBC and MSNBC's Morning Joe show to write the obituary. Her comments in the middle of a brilliant segment on the subject (beginning … Continue reading ‘Same song, second verse …’: Why I’ve finally had it up to the keister with billionaires, whiz kids and social media