Google Proves that “Gun Control” is Hotter than “Gun Shops” — A Sign of Hope?

As Alexandra Ma notes in "Americans Are Googling 'Gun Control' Instead Of 'Gun Shop'" (Huffington Post) Google just released fascinating data on how Search users reacted to the racist violence on June 17 in SC. Its newly revamped Trends tool has a rundown of the topics people searched after the tragedy.  The data shows that searches for "gun control" surpassed those for "gun shop" across the United States. This is something new.Searches for "gun shop" are usually more popular than "gun cont … [Read more...]

Computers, Children and You

Tech companies are targeting children from birth. Long before children can encounter the silences and subtleties the world offers we are handing them to the tech gods by accepting the message that mediated reality is good for children. Industry opinion on the issue of exposing children to a media/tech "reality" should carry about the same weight as studies by the oil conglomerates “proving” that there’s no such thing as global warming.For now it’s up to parents and grandparents to do what is … [Read more...]


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