Limiting social media use to a few minutes per day shows “significant reductions in depression and loneliness” per published study.
Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, has given a warning that the world has reached the “peak social” as days are numbered for big social network sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which, he says, are near a saturation point. He has reasoned that more and more users are turning to private messaging apps. “I believe that we’ve hit peak social,” Ohanian was quoted as saying. “We’ve reached the ceiling.” Source: Are Facebook, WhatsApp running the last lap? Days…
“Nothing has undermined democracy more than people’s willingness to abdicate responsibility for thinking for themselves. “
The Wordpress 5.0 release was a mega disaster for many people, including breaking this web site. Update: I think I have made some fixes that work, including rolling back to version 4.9.8.
FB is increasing its share buy back program to address this years sharp drop in their share price.
For a company built on “friends”, Facebook is not a nice company. They’ve operated the largest invasive spying operation in history scooping up everything from users and then re-selling their insights to whoever would pay.
Did you know the 7.0 magnitude quake in Alaska today was caused by climate change? Me neither, but according to a journalist, it was! Human induced plate tectonic drifting.
The survey appears to have found that over half of Americans postpone preventative checkups when they are not experiencing any health problems which is different than avoiding seeking care for an active health care problem.
The distinction is that in many health care visits, a patient is experiencing something wrong and visits a provider to hopefully find a solution.
In a preventative check up, a patient goes to a provider and asks the provider to find something wrong with them.
School-issued computing devices such as tablets and notebook-like computers are used to collect personal information, especially by corporate vendors, which can be used to create a dossier or enhance an existing dossier on students, for use in marketing.
“Today, Twitter is mostly dumb people yelling at each other and self-appointed hall monitors trying to shut down accounts they don’t follow.”
Google patents product concepts to use cameras to scan every room and person in your home, to identify the types of clothing you wear, to associate that with potential products, and to understand the types of furniture you own, and using that to estimate your income. Google also patents a system to monitor your children, and which would detect the use of foul language or engaged in other inappropriate behavior in your own home.
It’s 1984 in America and the world.
We do not understand why the media is so careless with facts that are easily verifiable. Keep this in mind when you read any news report – chances are, much of it is not correct.
Some one really did say this, in 2009, but not in San Francisco, and possibly intended as satire: “To all you hunters who kill animals for food, shame on you; you ought to go to the store and buy the meat that was made there, where no animals were harmed.”
Well put, from Lindsey Stirling: LS: Here’s the thing: People often shy away from speaking about faith because they’re afraid they’re going to offend someone. But I’ve realized, I offend people all the time by just living. People on social media love to be offended and they love to get upset over things, and I’ve had people throw fits on social media over something as silly as the fact that I changed my hair. … No matter what you do,…