This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

“I don’t feel like a child anymore” she says. “I’m not doing anything childish. At the end of sixth grade” — when all her friends got phones and downloaded Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — “I just stopped doing everything I normally did. Playing games at recess, playing with toys, all of it, done.”

Source: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

Sad. Very sad. . At least the article admits that Facebook is obsolete. 

Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

Facebook will help marketers show ads to non-Facebook users who visit websites and applications in its Audience Network ad network.

Source: Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.

Someone must develop a platform that whitelists websites that do not use Facebook cookies and plugins to track you.

LI state parks offer new amenities, menus

Long Island state parks will offer beach lovers, swimmers, campers, hikers and boaters a bounty of new menus this summer along with improved playgrounds and bathhouses…

Source: LI state parks offer new amenities, menus – but you must log in to read the entire article! (But I reposted it here)

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How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

These so-called ‘revenge porn’ sites house images of now-spurned former partners who once voluntarily posed in private with someone they thought they could trust.

Some images are lifted from social media sites and manipulated on-screen to turn them into pornography. Others are stolen using sophisticated spyware, which can switch on and then control cameras on a victim’s computer or ‘smart’ TV.

Source: How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online

And people think I’m crazy because I cover all my webcams with electrical tape. Now we have to worry about smart TV’s…

The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

People sit in meetings with laptops in front of them and talk over the top of them. They go to dinner, place their phones on the table and pick them up at least every five minutes to see whether something vital has happened in the(ir) world.

Does the Apple Watch really make it better? Or will it finally destroy any concept we have of eye contact?

Source: The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET

I have to admit, I never really had the urge to get the Apple Watch. Kind of glad I didn’t. This was a fun read.

New Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Set To Film On Long Island

Here’s something I picked up off my wordpress feed…

Long Island native, Kevin James, is returning home in this CBS Television Studios and Sony Television sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait.” The show is set to be filmed at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage. The comedy will be Long Island’s first live studio audience sitcom.

Source: CineMedia Mix | A symphony of cinema, media, and television reviews written by a non-critic, for non-critics.

Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian

Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization.

The guidelines are sure to bolster arguments that Facebook has made discriminatory editorial decisions against rightwing media. Conservatives would label the majority of Facebook’s primary sources as liberal.

They also appear to undermine claims this week from Facebook’s vice-president of search, Tom Stocky, who posted a statement addressing the controversy on 9 May. “We do not insert stories artificially into trending topics, and do not instruct our reviewers to do so,” he wrote.

Source: Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | Technology | The Guardian

 I will stick to my trusty ol’ RSS Reader.

The Trump Coloring Book, “Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”

Walking through Grand Central Station in NYC today and I find this.

“Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”

Whether he’s crossing the Delaware or playing chess with Putin, see Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before!

You can buy this online ;)

http://www.amazon.com/Trump-Coloring-Book-M-Anthony/dp/1682610284

How Facebook is Like Your Desperate Ex – YouTube

THERE IT IS! My daily “Throw Facebook Under The Bus” posting.

This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing


Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ


LI state parks offer new amenities, menus


How images can be lifted from screens and turned into pornography  | Daily Mail Online


The sad reason many people love their Apple Watch – CNET


New Kevin James Comedy ‘Kevin Can Wait’ Set To Film On Long Island


Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian


The Trump Coloring Book, “Let’s Make Coloring Great Again!”


How Facebook is Like Your Desperate Ex – YouTube