It’s All A Lie.

A funny satirical short video comments on the ways people frame their lives as better than they are on social media. [Read more...]

Join The Campaign Against #TwitterTheocracy Today

CFI Blasphemy Laws Because We Are Afraid of a Little Bird

Twitter shouldn’t be an arm of theocracy used to punish “blasphemers”. Speak out against #TwitterTheocracy. [Read more...]

Use Facebook To Pinpoint When Your Life Fell Apart

The Onion reports on a new functionality that finds your “lifepoint”–the point in your life when it took an irrevocable turn for the worse: New Facebook Feature Scans Profile To Pinpoint Exactly When Things Went Wrong Your “Lifepoints”? [Read more...]

The Deep Web and the Dark Web

NPR has a great feature on the so-called “hidden internet” where everyone from drug dealers, arms dealers, human rights activists, domestic violence victims, law enforcement, the US Navy, and many others operate anonymously. You can listen to it hereĀ and/or read the transcript. Being completely clueless about this stuff aside from some vague ideas and a [Read More...]

How Facebook’s Keeping You From What You Like

The tl;dr of the video and post below is simple. If you want to support and see all the content from your favorite websites and blogs (and I’m hoping that includes Camels With Hammers), you have to use an RSS or make stopping by directly part of your daily routine rather than passively wait for sites like Facebook to show you when there are updates.

I’ve been informed that if you go to the pages you want updates from there is a way to select to get notifications. I am told if you do this, you will get the same sorts of regular and automatic notifications as though you had subscribed to a thread. So please do that for your favorite Facebook pages if you want to still be updated through Facebook. But still that won’t always work when there are many updates to keep up with so remember still to actively visit sites.

This is an excellent video explaining how and why Facebook is now making it so that you won’t see in your feed the content from a lot of pages you liked. [Read more...]

Social Media and the Gregarious Hermit

I am one of the most talkative people I know. Were it not for my mom and a couple people I’ve met in my life who had an astonishing and effervescent ability to steamroll me in conversations, I might just be the most talkative person I know. Conversations with friends or the right strangers can [Read More...]

Amazon Developing Autonomous Drones to Deliver Packages

This is astonishing. In the last few minutes of the video below, Amazon demonstrates their prototype autonomous drones that founder Jeff Bezos speculates could be approved to deliver packages by themselves in as soon as 4-5 years: This week I began shipping all my stuff to my soon to be new home in a different [Read More...]

“The Circle”: A Prequel To Our Coming Digital Dystopia

The breathtaking pace at which technology is advancing in our times competes only with the rapid rate at which social media is transforming our culture and, with it, ourselves. Our tools are rewiring our brains, our habits, our values, our views on privacy and self-disclosure, and, essentially, the very nature of social existence itself. With [Read More...]

A Washable Keyboard

Given the frequency with which I irresponsibly eat near my computer, boy do I need something like this: So, it makes me very happy itĀ really exists! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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