Your Facebook Wall, Circa 1935

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Either Facebook or the worse texting plan ever.   [Read more...]

Police Targeting Waze

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Some police think Waze is dangerous and want Google to pull the plug on one of its key features. The social/traffic app is designed to provide drivers with information on highway congestion, accidents, and construction, but also allows them to tag the location of police speed traps with an icon indicating whether or not the police are [Read More...]

Please Don’t Reply To Stupid Facebook Memes

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Let’s try this again. Everything I asked people not to do in the initial post, they did when the post was shared on social media, which is just so much fail I don’t know where to start. So, I’ve deleted the text of the original post and the picture, and now I’m just telling you: There [Read More...]

Facebook Offers Something Useful

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I didn’t put “for a change” in the headline, but it’s implied. After a disaster, phone lines can be stressed to breaking by people checking on loved ones. Now, Facebook offers Safety Check, so people can alert loved ones to how they’re doing following a disaster, and others can check on the status of friends [Read More...]

How Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

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The hard thing about social media is to use it without being used by it. I like it just fine to keep in touch with friends, family, and a network on fellow travelers in a variety of interests. It gives me a place to post pictures of my dog, like this: Oh stop, you know [Read More...]

Facebook Users: Please! Stop! Doing! This!

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This is a kind of thought virus used to promote a business or product: Companies that want you to pay attention to them come up with some dumb meme and then challenge you to disprove it. It is always something insanely easy to disprove, such as “Name a day of the week that ends in [Read More...]

MSNBC’s Hate Unleashes Twitter Storm of Racial Harmony

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The interesting part about the fallout from MSNBC’s hateful Cheerios/”right-wing” dustup is that everybody wins. MSNBC followers win because the network just said what they and their viewers know to be a rock-solid truth, regardless of anything like evidence or logic: conservatives are all racist. So, when they tweet this in reference to the Cheerios [Read More...]

Pope Francis on the Internet as a “Gift from God”

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In anticipation of the 45th World Communication’s Day tomorrow, Pope Francis offers some observations on the centrality of communication in the modern world and the ways in which it can help forge solidarity and bridge gaps, but only if used properly. In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one [Read More...]


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