A big ooops…
It seems that there was some sort of cache file corruption on AppliedKarate.com that was showing visitors to the site that the most recent post was in mid-May 2013. In fact, there had been a number of posts since then that do not seem to have shown on the site.
If, however, you were logged in you would have seen these updates. Similarly, if you received the web feed (RSS) you would have received the updates.
I am of course embarrassed that this happened, and hopefully visitors will now enjoy the several articles showing below that had been published since that time frame.
Social Media is an important way to interact with friends and colleagues, and in many cases, with colleagues, customers and suppliers. It can be a powerful tool, but it can also be an incredible productivity sinkhole.
It is also a fact that many of the major social media services have progressively and slowly evolved (eroded) their terms of service to decrease privacy.
Today’s DogHouseDiaries comic beautifully expresses this.
Personally I minimise my time on social networks, sticking mainly to Twitter and LinkedIn. I use Google+ and Facebook selectively, and then only in dedicated (read: sandboxed) apps, or in a browser that I only use for these sites. I don’t access Google or Facebook from my main browser.