In our house, Charlie the Golden is top dog on video

I bumped into a YouTube channel, Charlie the Golden 18, and as a result, Charlie is the top dog on video in our house. Even my husband, self-proclaimed dog lover skeptic, laughs aloud at Charlie’s antics. It’s not just the charisma of the pup and his fellow critters, though. Continue reading “In our house, Charlie the Golden is top dog on video”

Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class

Every morning, emboldened by my first cup of coffee, I check out the natter class on Twitter because I find it more useful on breaking news now that Drudge has changed up link curating. This morning I saw ‘Marilyn Monroe’ was trending. Why? Continue reading “Monroe trending reflects stereotype of blonds still popular with natter class”

With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle

Yellow journalism is not new in US media. It is actually part of the American reporting culture. Once perceived as a negative moment in US history, with C-SPAN’s suspension of an influential political editor, yellow journalism has come full circle. It’s been here for quite some time, but the suspension described as lasting “indefinitely” by the network is a strong indication politics and news media have become hands on actors, not just messengers, in our country’s political campaigns and elections. Continue reading “With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle”

Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?

Recently we’ve received several ‘I Want to Buy Your House’ post cards in the mail. The post cards are presumably from flippers or real estate agents, and each card features a photo of our house. After receiving a few of these cards, I realized the senders were probably pulling the photos from Google Street View or a similar resource. I also learned you can ask Goo to blur your house from that view. I requested that this morning. Will the de facto controller of the Web oblige me as they’ve obliged pop culture celebrities and politicos? Continue reading “Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?”