Thin Skinned: My Guidelines for Blocking, Muting and Unfollowing on Social Media

Social media has this really strange thing going where it can be incredibly useful and painfully unbearable all at the same time. I value social media, especially Twitter, as I place where I can:

  • Take in necessary information for my job.
  • Network and develop relationships with people in the industry.
  • Point to where my work can be seen, heard or read.
  • Interact with baseball fans.
  • Make lame jokes.

That’s the good. The bad unfortunately is the reaction and comments you sometimes get from folks on social media. Somewhere along the way social media became a place where people felt they can just vent at you, curse at you and tell you how horrible or how dumb your opinions are. Continue reading “Thin Skinned: My Guidelines for Blocking, Muting and Unfollowing on Social Media”

ESPN’s Keith Law’s Attempt to Defame Me Highlights Dangers of Social Media Overreactions

I was watching the White Sox game on Monday night when something on the replay of a Jimmy Rollins double caught my attention. What I assumed was a young fan, glued to their phone, head down, while Rollins ripped the pitch into right field. I took a screen shot and made an average at best joke…

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It seemed pretty harmless to me. My intentions were simple, we look at our phones too much, myself included, and miss a lot of life that is happening right in front of us. I meant nothing more, nothing less. That was 11PM ET. Continue reading “ESPN’s Keith Law’s Attempt to Defame Me Highlights Dangers of Social Media Overreactions”