When a new virus makes its rounds, morphing into a pandemic, it’s hard to have hope. Even those of us who don’t scare easily can be fearful over the wellbeing of our children and loved ones. This morning, quite by accident, I heard confirmation of claims I saw on the page of a Facebook friend yesterday. Continue reading “Amid Coronavirus fears, hope for cure emerges in two existing drugs”
Can a country bumpkin’s naivete be replicated by artificial intelligence? Yep. Last night, post after post on my Facebook page was flagged for breaking rules on SPAM. I couldn’t figure it out. Today I understand it all, and that’s enough for me to classify AI on social media as a bunch of tech rubes, regardless of the fact they aren’t human. Continue reading “Flagged by Facebook for an AP article, by AI rubes”
In the small Southern town where I grew up, stories of tornadoes abounded. My grandmother’s house actually burned during a tornado, so when I heard the news this morning, I had an idea of the fear people must have felt in Nashville early this morning. Continue reading “Death and destruction fell on Nashville as Super Tuesday dawned”
If you’ve followed politics as long as I have, to stay sane, you have to learn to laugh at the craziness. Dustups over presidential wannabe Bernie Sanders are the latest in crazy, and fans of both Flavor Flav and Garth Brooks have had enough. Continue reading “Crazy politics put Flavor Flav and Garth Brooks fans at center of Sanders dustups”
To say I was shocked is an understatement. On a page I follow at Facebook, there was an announcement about actress Susan Sarandon coming to a small town to advocate for Sen. Bernie Sanders who is vying for Democrats’ nomination to run for president. The page itself isn’t political—it’s a page for businesses and others in the small town in South Carolina to promote their goods, services, and the town itself.
I know that little town well. I grew up there. Florida may be my now home, but that town is my forever home.
So what shocked me about a run of the mill event announcement? Continue reading ““Hate speech” term emerges in Facebook group; serious danger to free speech”