Gerard McLean Book Cover

Gerard McLean: A Walk in the Park

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Today on the adroyt blog, we interview Gerard McLean, whose book Monkey with a loaded typewriter: Mostly true essays was recently released. These essays were culled from a blog he kept for nearly a decade, DogWalkBlog, for which he drew a strong following thanks to his offbeat point of view. When it came time to […]

An exploration of Tumblr's demise on the adroyt blog.

Tumblr Topples Over and Cripples New Civilization

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A recent lapse in service from Tumblr resulted in a user infrastructure meltdown, leaving dozens crippled in the wake of what settlers of this social media colony would have called “radio silence.” Due to reasons that have not been released to protect national security, Tumblr was unavailable to its online community for an excruciating 35-minute […]

Emily Post in 1960

Emily Post for #ThoughtThursday

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The relationships that are created through social media are a digital derivative of our more traditional social structures. Acquaintances, friends, business partners, strangers: they all have their counterparts online. Virtual does not connote inconsequential. As a matter of fact, the ruthlessly persistent nature of digitized record can make the niceties of relationship maintenance paramount. In the […]