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  1. Mike

    I have the WordPress app on my Android and my Kindle, and I rarely use it on either device. The post editing interface is just awful with hardly any screen space to see the writing, e.g. the Kindle keypad completely obliterates the post editing window when the device is horizontal. Plus, if you start a post on a mobile device, the WordPress app wants to Publish it immediately come hell or high water. I have a dickens of a time trying to save a new post as a Draft and have embarrassingly posted incomplete posts several times. Although, I’m not sure if this last problem still exists, since I barely use the app anymore.

    I do agree the app is absolutely great for working with comments, but, alas, my site hardly gets any of those.

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  2. We’re using wordpress for our new site for our beloved town of Milford Connecticut and loving it.

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  3. Ted Clayton

    We all know you shouldn’t use the cell phone, while driving a car. It is not really possible to ‘split’ your attention between two activities, and still do them as well as you could, one at a time.

    But it works the other way, too. Any activity on a mobile device is also impaired, if you’re splitting your attention with other activities & environments. You can do better computer-work, of any kind, at a regular computer-station. True rumor.

    You can engage in passive consumer behavior with a mobile device while distracted, without penalty, but not so with anything creative … and of course, that’s a ‘feature’, not a bug. Biz-wise; passive-good, assertive-bad.

    Social media and mobile devices involve some hefty dumbing-down. Hopefully, the fad-aspect of it cools and many return to (or discover for the first time) the pleasures of being the digital actor, instead of the audience.

    Certainly, there is plenty of history that supports a fad-basis for currently popular digital products. Many things have been very hot at one point, and then subsequently not at all. Many think a new day will dawn, yet-again … but it probably won’t be a day in 2007, or 1999.

    If the headlines tomorrow are Facebook: RIP, that doesn’t mean we go back to pre-Facebook WordPress. Etc.

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