Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thrill me with BlogPress

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A while back I switched from using BlogPress to using the WordPress app on my iPhone. I hardly wrote. The experience started with me posting to a blog that I’m guessing was automatically set up for me. That was the beginning. The experience reminds me that just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s better. Maybe it was just me. But I stopped writing from my phone as much.
Recently I was asked to recommend an app for exactly this purpose so I revisited the ones I’ve used before. I had forgotten all about Blogpress and as soon as I reinstalled it, I remembered what made it so easy to blog from my phone in the first place.

Here’s a picture of me using it! See how at ease and happy I look?

If you’re asked for a good blogging app, it’s not expensive ($2.99) and it does what you tell it to without a lot of stuff to wade through.

No affiliation, sponsorship or kickback, I just like the app and I’m glad I bought it.

Progress, is it always good?

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Hindsight is 20/20. There are moments in history we can look back and say “ah ha, that was the fork in the road, the choice that changed the course of history”.

Take this article for instance:

How To Avoid Being Tracked By The Hidden Devices in NYC’s Phone Booths

Essentially, if you have a smart phone and Bluetooth activated, you too can receive tailored ads everywhere you go! While it`s said this data is not used to track you, I ask you this – how can it NOT be used to track you? Are you willing to give away your PII┬áin return for advertising aimed at you specifically? I often ask my kids to think of the consequences in 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days of any action. Laws change. Social norms change. Change is inevitable. Information about you that is stored now could potentially be used against you in a future of change.