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Facebook, Joe Camel and Mr. Mucus

Joe Camel: From cool to out in the cold. Washington legislators can’t agree on much of anything anymore when it means crossing party lines, but they do seem to find common ground on one thing. That’s right, something has to be done about Facebook. A Senate Subcommittee heard testimony this week from a Facebook insider who was part of a “misinformation team” intent on stealing the hearts and minds of our youth — and, undoubtedly, a whole [...]

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By |2021-10-06T23:38:04+00:00October 6, 2021|Advertising, Cartoons, Children, Facebook, Humor, Pop Culture, Smoking, Social Media|

Emails from the Trumps to a Real Patriot

Do you really love me or is this the end of our budding bromance? I usually wait until Wednesday for my weekly blog, but I have some exciting news to share and I couldn’t wait. I had to get this on record before my 15 minutes of fame runs out. You see, I am apparently very important to the Trump family and several of their closest confidants. Go figure. The President asks about me a lot, even [...]

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Curdling the Milk of Human Kindness

Sometimes it takes some digging to get to the truth I guess you might call this the era of fake news, so our biggest challenge as informed citizens is to get real and not live life like a reality show. It’s about exploiting our biases with adulterated or downright phony stories that get passed along until they amass hundreds of thousands, even millions, of believers. The 21st Century version is nurtured and promulgated by social media and [...]

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Keeping It Short, If not Always Sweet, on Twitter

  Ain’t it tweet. You could say we’re all a-Twitter about what may become the most popular way to render an opinion in the year 2017. Of course, in many ways, our soon-to-be President got a lot of mileage out of his tweets in his campaign. According to Statistica.com, there are 317 million active monthly Twitter users as of the third quarter of 2016. That’s fewer than a third of regular monthly users of Facebook, but tweeter numbers are [...]

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By |2017-01-18T17:05:28+00:00January 18, 2017|Social Media, Twitter|

What’s So Interesting in the Palm of Your Hand?

If it sometimes seems that life is spiraling out of control— or, for others, getting remarkably easier to control— due to technology. Nothing tells the story better than the cell phone. It’s as if science fiction is playing out in real time. I have seen this phenomenon a number of times in restaurants. Couples, even groups of three or four in a booth, absorbed in virtual reality and absolutely oblivious to each other. In one Florida establishment where you [...]

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By |2015-10-13T22:33:15+00:00October 13, 2015|Social Media, Technology, Texting|
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