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PUT DOWN THE SOCIAL MEDIA…

July 16th, 2014

30 days ago, I made the decision to give up social media for a month. Well, here I am, reporting that I’m still alive and that the past month has been life changing – the most successful month of my existence. [snip…] The benefits were immediately apparent. With a mind free to wander and explore, […]

IS IT REAL OR IS IT THE NSA…?

April 5th, 2014

Glenn Greenwald writes: This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create “a Twitter-like Cuban communications network” run through “secret shell companies” in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Unbeknownst to the service’s Cuban users was the fact that […]

SOCIAL MEDIA, SOCIAL DISEASE, SOCIAL SCOURGE…

December 27th, 2013

DON’T WANT FILTERING THROUGH PRISM…?

June 9th, 2013

Perhaps when enough people begin to avoid those internet companies that kowtow to the draconian Bush-Obama privacy regime, free markets will assert themselves, but until then Salon has a few tips. I’ve been toying with different search engines of late and I glommed onto this bit. Obviously, Google, Yahoo, and Bing are out of the […]

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER: GONE, GONE, GONE…

March 17th, 2013

This morning I decided that Facebook and Twitter are distractions in my life. I’ve deleted both. I invited all of my Facebook friends to an event as a way of announcing my departure and I’ve uploaded this post to Twitter to let my followers there know as well. I’m undecided about Have Coffee Will Write […]

JUNK FOOD IS KILLING ME (US)…

December 9th, 2012

When asked how I managed to shed 80 pounds in nine months my first response is always: I stop eating junk food. Watching Emily Bazelon’s presentation on girls with Autism lead me to this quote from Clifford Nass: Our research shows a link between face-to-face contact and good relationships because that’s the best way to […]

MEET THE NEW MEDIA, SAME AS THE OLD MEDIA…

August 10th, 2012

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

MY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PROBLEM…

August 8th, 2012

Today is a particularly bad (good?) day for me, Twitter and Facebook because my very limited list of friends have linked to/featured the following stories that are just interesting enough to suck me down the rabbit hole. Here’s the list: Boy Scout Moms for Equality 1024-1039 (This will show up later todaty in an omnibus […]

I’M DONE (SORT OF) WITH FACEBOOK…

June 3rd, 2012

Fr: Jeff Hess To: All my Facebook friends Re: My Facebook evolution As I indicated above, I’m done (mostly, sort of) with Facebook. I’ve yet to meet anyone who won’t admit that Facebook is a huge time suck and that if they had the discipline they wish they had, they’d be focused elsewhere during the […]

HAVE YOU SOLD YOUR TRASH ON EBAY…?

March 27th, 2012

In my quest to Get Myself Up From Egypt — four years and running — I’ve toyed with the idea of hitting up people on eBay who, insanely enough, would actually pay money for my accumulated salvage, but never done much more than glance at the site and read Adam Baker’s post on A Minimalist’s […]

MONEY OFF THE TABLE AND HELLO FBI PERSON…

March 8th, 2012

I’ve fallen in love with RSAnimate’s white-board talks — think of them as TED Talks with cooler graphics — partly because they strive for helpful smacks upside your head that make clearer those facts you think you know that just aren’t so which are the ultimate danger in life. Dan Pink makes the case that […]

CAVANA FAITHWALKER ASKS…

November 10th, 2011

Men and women communicate quite differently; we use language differently;True? by Cavana Faithwalker on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:07am “For example, women use language as primarily a way of establishing connections, interdependence, and negotiating relationship. Conflict is a real threat to connection and therefore to be avoided at all costs. Women typically shun confrontations. […]

WAY COOLER (LITERALLY) THAN A PARKING LOT…

July 29th, 2011

YOU WANT MY PASSWORD BECAUSE WHY…?

February 26th, 2011

Why do we assume that evil people are stupid? From The Baltimore Sun: “The department’s efforts to explore an applicant’s behavior on social media networks stems not from a desire to invade personal privacy, but rather from a legitimate and serious concern with the infiltration of gangs into our prisons,” Maynard wrote in his letter […]

ARE PROTESTERS TWEETING THEIR INTENTIONS…?

February 23rd, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — The phrase telegraphing his punches originally refereed to boxers whose body language alerted opponents to where the next blow was intended and, like the WikiLeaks cables, it is an anachronism. In the 21st century we don’t use telegraphs or cables but we do tweet. Too much political transparency, when dictatorial regimes are involved, […]

CAVANA NEEDS HELP FINDING ALLEYAH DAVIS…

January 20th, 2011

From Cavana Faithwalker: Pls HELP & ACT. needs all my FB fam 2take 1sec & go2 Finding Alleyah L. Davis. She is 1of “my kids” & got caught up w/a grown A man, &is now missing. I have to say this, she is HIV positive & 16yrs old. I must disclose that, bcuz it is […]

LIKE AND COMMENT, WHAT A GREAT IDEA…

December 11th, 2010

From Jobs With Justice (all links for action in the original): The Rite Aid drug stores employ thousands of workers who are fighting for more respect and a voice on the job. Since Rite Aid’s CEO John Stanley doubled his salary to over $4 million, he’s been trying to cut pay and benefits for workers […]

BUY A QUR’AN DAY: 9/11…

September 9th, 2010

The copy on the left is my own. The copy on the right I purchased to give away. I already own a copy, but I’m going to buy another one and give it to someone. Via Kat Shamash…

WHAT IS FACEBOOK UP TO…?

July 22nd, 2010

The above is, of course, total bull shit. So why is Facebook trying to get me to confirm my email address? This looks very similar to the old spammer trick of telling you can opt out of spam by simply clicking on the unsubscribe link. What really happens is that you’ve just told the spammer […]