My Internet New Year’s Resolutions
1) Pay far less attention to toxic web discussions and groups. I have wasted too much time reading, and at times, attempting to respond, to Internet discussions that accomplish nothing. I will be ignoring a host of Internet sites and blogs in the new year that contribute nothing, in my opinion, other than incessant squabbling and obsessive-compulsive focus on majoring in minors.
2) Pay far less attention to the incessant and pointless chatter on the Internet about social media. I am dropping a number of social media blog sites that do nothing but blog about blogging, or tweet about twittering. These sites confuse style with substance. Substance always loses. It strikes me that with most of these kinds of activities on the Internet, those who can, do. Those who can’t, blog about how to do it.
3) Focus more on positive outreach with the revolutionary good news, as it is most beautifully articulated by confessional Lutheranism.
Have you considered changing any of your Internet habits and practices? If so, care to share?