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Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

Ev Williams (Co-Founder of Twitter and Founder of Medium) is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as tantamount to junk food.Continue readingMedium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

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Keep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

Facebook hopes to be able to take advantage of the vast amount of data people are producing every day.

‘There’s just going to be a lot more data generated about what’s happening in the world, and the conventional models and systems that we have today won’t scale,’ said Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of engineering.

Wow! An Artificial Intelligence that knows EVERYTHING about you and you freely gave it all the info! Creepy!Continue readingKeep Posting to Facebook. You’re Sharing some very Personal Information with an A.I.

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New Social Network, TSU, being blocked by Facebook

Have you checked out TSU yet? TSU is a social network very similar to Facebook that has been around for about a year. The big difference between the two social networks is that TSU will be sharing advertising earnings with you, the user. This should encourage people to post good content and they may even get paid for it…Continue readingNew Social Network, TSU, being blocked by Facebook

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Quitting Social Media. Because it’s All Fake.

Teen Social Media Star quits and discusses the ugly truth behind social media fame. It’s all fake, you can overuse social media and if you can identify yourself as an overuser you may need to rethink why you are using it.Continue readingQuitting Social Media. Because it’s All Fake.

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Talking about Ghetto Social Media Communities. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram et all

Matt Drudge, who is the operator of the DrudgeReport, one of the TOP news websites on the planet, reminded me of how the internet was about 20 years ago. He steps out to talk to Alex Jones of InfoWars this past week and it’s one of the most profound interviews I have heard in quite a while. Step inside the blog to listen to two internet giants talk about the decline of social media into “Ghetto” platforms that are either all owned by the same company or financed by the same banking system…Continue readingTalking about Ghetto Social Media Communities. Facebook, Twitter & Instagram et all

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Late Night Blogging and Hanging with the Scopers! 

People who are active on Periscope are called “Scopers” and pretty much anything goes when it comes to “Scoping”… including porn. I do believe I even watched part of Jurassic World that someone was streaming in real time. Please NSA, I only watched 5 minutes!!Continue readingLate Night Blogging and Hanging with the Scopers! 

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Facebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

Most people I talked to about the new Messenger app were outraged that Facebook has access to everything on their phones so everyone is now a privacy expert and going around encouraging each other to delete the Facebook Messenger app.

“Privacy Experts” agree that the app has access to your camera, photo’s, your location data, everything you post to Facebook, all your contacts info and all your personal info which users themselves freely give up. How did this happen!?!?!?Continue readingFacebook Privacy Issues Driving More People to Instagram… which is Facebook!

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The #NoIceBucketChallenge is On! Why Can’t Charities Find Cures For Their Causes???

Not nearly as popular as the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, the #NoIceBucketChallenge will really make you think… Why am I pouring Ice Water over my head? Are we aware that the entire state of California is in a drought? Children in Africa have to walk 3 miles or more for their bucket of water? Hey, are we just doing this to get out of donating???Continue readingThe #NoIceBucketChallenge is On! Why Can’t Charities Find Cures For Their Causes???

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Look Up! A Little Something About Social Media Addiction

This past weekend was about the 6th straight weekend I have practically disappeared from “The Net” despite having the latest and greatest gadget in my back pocket. Disconnecting… something I have struggled within in the distant past but have learned how to masterContinue readingLook Up! A Little Something About Social Media Addiction

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US Government Creates Cuban Twitter, How Nice of Them

Another late night of catching up on the latest news in the tech world and I come across this story. It got a little attention in some tech communities but somehow I missed it. When you put this story together with some of the other story’s going on in the world, it’s a pretty big…Continue readingUS Government Creates Cuban Twitter, How Nice of Them