What To Do About Facebook?

By , April 23, 2018

Like everyone else who has any involvement with the social media platform, we’re wrestling with what to do about Facebook.

Back in 2013 I turned to Facebook to expand the outreach of this blog. I did so reluctantly, as indicated by the title of the post: Facing Up to Facebook. If you read the comments, you’ll see concern over the move from the outset. I felt that concern was justified at the time; far more so now that we’ve learned about Cambridge Analytica, not to mention all the abuse of our collected data we don’t know about.

Personally, I’ve analyzed my participation on Facebook since before the news broke. For a couple of years now, I’ve joked that “Facebook is like Listerine, I hate it, but I use it twice a day.” I don’t enjoy the site; it’s too full of bad information, unpleasant opinions, and, to put it bluntly, willful ignorance.

Yet, how better to connect with friends and family members, who I honestly would never hear from (as they would seldom hear from me) without casual, non-committal contact through Facebook? It does serve some purpose. The questions yet to be answered are, is it enough? And, is it worth the cost?

Zeiger Family Homestead Facebook page

The Zeiger Family Homestead Facebook “Masthead”.

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It Starts . . . .

By , April 20, 2018

This morning, Michelle left the homestead at 5:30 a.m. to get to her office before 7:00 a.m. to help her crew greet the season’s first cruise ships.

Two “small” boats from the UnCruise line started the cruise ship facet of our tourist season today. The Alaska tour industry is off and running for another summer.

Two UnCruise ships in front of Haines (Photo: Barbara Blood).

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