Who knew Vanguard had such an interest in Beltway politics actor Twitter?

It never fails. My husband will ask me about something he saw on the news and I’ll tell him I read it the day before on Twitter where news “breaks” 24/7. That’s where so many blue checks in media hang, argue, harangue, condemn, and place themselves in the middle of every story they allegedly “report.”

How did a social media site like Twitter come to have so much influence on US politics? Continue reading “Who knew Vanguard had such an interest in Beltway politics actor Twitter?”

Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’

As people who don’t like censorship leave Twitter to join Parler, what I view as media malpractice is occurring. I am not surprised. Continue reading “Media malpractice as Wikipedia labels free expression forum ‘far right’”

Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?

One musician’s dilemma highlights the need for
decentralized social media platforms 

By Rebecca Day

 On Friday, March 13th, 2020 I sat at my kitchen table and I confronted an unprecedented dilemma. I had just arrived home from filing my taxes, and as I poured a cup of coffee, emails began pouring in. Due to the threat of COVID-19, my entire live music calendar for the foreseeable future was being wiped out by a tidal wave of cancellations. Continue reading “Does Facebook think I’m a real Russian Spy?”

Why do we feed the tech beasts who want to consume us?

A day or so ago, I was talking to my daughter about her music business. She redesigned her website, and I thought it looked great. I told her she might consider creating a community discussion group on her website in addition to groups she has on social media.

Eye roll.
Continue reading “Why do we feed the tech beasts who want to consume us?”

Small publishers, beware the Facebook ad glitch, censorship

Yesterday I wrote a column expressing my thoughts on the Republican National Convention holding some events here in Jacksonville, Florida. I wrote that column after reading stories in media promoting Democrat Party leaders’ opinions on the matter. Those party leaders don’t want the opposition party to be able to host convention events here. Continue reading “Small publishers, beware the Facebook ad glitch, censorship”