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Becoming Socially Connected

I’m making the leap into the world of social media.  I’ve been blogging for a really long time now (I’ve got 8 years worth of posts in the archives) but I never really latched onto the social media push that has happened in the last year or so. A lot of that probably is due to the fact most of my friends aren’t into it either.

Facebook, Twitter and Identi.ca

Facebook, Twitter and Identi.ca

So, here’s my stab at becoming more social!  You can follow me on Twitter or you can follow me on Identi.ca.  If you are on Facebook, you should be able to track me down there too (well, assuming you are someone I know in real life otherwise I’m probably not going to add you to my friends list.  Sorry.).

I can’t guarantee you’re going to see anything super interesting if you follow me.  At the moment I’ve really only tied all three of the above apps into this blog.  You should see updates when ever I make a new post here. If you follow me, I’ll probably follow you.  Then we can twitter or dent with each other and be like all the cool kids! :)

The Canadian DMCA: Proposed Canadian Copyright Law Updates for 2008

Time to get educated everyone. If you don’t know what the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) is, you need to start Googling. The Canadian Government wants to bring in something even more draconian than the DMCA that our American friends are stuck dealing with. If you like your PVRs with time shifting, ripping your CDs to MP3 for your iPods or any number of other digital media tools, it’s time to raise your concerns and send mail to your MPs. All of those activities (and many more) will become illegal according to the proposed copyright law updates.

Check out Michael Geist‘s blog for a lot more information. You can also find information on Facebook in the Fair Copyright for Canada group that Michael Geist created.

Facebook is addictive

Dammit! Facebook is addictive. The Boss got introduced to Facebook by one of her friends and then I had to check it out due to curiosity (yeah, curiosity killed the cat). I had heard of Facebook ages ago but never really saw the point. Then again, I never saw the point of LinkedIn either but both are now rather addictive.

It’s been very interesting seeing all sorts of people I went to school with on Facebook. I’m starting to think that my entire high school graduating class is going to show up on there within the next couple weeks. It’s really wild because I’m seeing all these people who I haven’t seen in over a decade. Some still look like I remember them in high school (which is amazing that they can still look so young), others have changed completely (and all for the better!).

By far, the most interesting part is the memories that are coming back to me after all of these years. Stupid things you remember about people from high school, even elementary school in some cases!