Social Media Wars and the Heroes They Create

I want to encourage my followers and my fellow bloggers to follow Stephen Dennstedt’s blog. Stephen is an extremely talented photographer which will appeal to those of your that love looking at beautiful photos of nature and architecture. In addition, he has a great point of view to share on many topics. Give his blog a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge


Social media where opinion becomes fact. I don’t know why I let myself get sucked into these meaningless skirmishes. It always starts with a provocative (translated to mean RUDE) comment on someone’s post. This particular situation is photography related, but you can see it everywhere on social media. I was reading a well written equipment review on a new Nikon camera coming to market (I’m a Canon shooter myself), when the author got bludgeoned with the false accusation that he ONLY reviews Nikon or Canon equipment.

First of all the comment was very brash, and completely unfounded in fact. This particular site, NorthrupPhotography, is really good about reviewing all kinds of equipment from many manufacturers. As more and more experienced photographers came to the defense of the reviewer, the provocative commenter got increasingly defensive and belligerent. This younger photographer was pissing and moaning that only Nikon and Canon were…

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2 thoughts on “Social Media Wars and the Heroes They Create

  1. Thank you Don, that was VERY generous indeed. I left Cusco, Peru at 8:30 a.m. this morning and arrived here in Puno (Lake Titicaca) at about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. We hit 14,000 feet crossing the Andes, and have settled back to a mere 12,500 feet here in Puno. Whew!

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