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’”

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.
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Taylor Swift appeals to fans for help in public brawl over rights to her music

Taylor Swift appeal to fans on Twitter [@taylorswift13]
Taylor Swift appealed to fans to express outrage about her record deal consequences via her Twitter page @taylorswift13.
Taylor Swift has posted a message to fans on Twitter in hopes of enlisting their aid in a public brawl with Big Machine Label Group. That corporation changed hands this year and so did Swift who now has a deal with a company that’s part of Universal Music Group. In some ways, this is a wakeup call to aspiring songwriters, and in other ways, it’s a complicated matter that some media are presenting in too simple a manner. Continue reading “Taylor Swift appeals to fans for help in public brawl over rights to her music”

Lil Nas X on a roll as Keith Urban covers ‘Old Town Road’ (on Twitter)

I wrote about the dustup over the song “Old Town Road” as debate about the song’s “country-worthiness” took place on social media. I remain perplexed about why country music gatekeepers would deem the song not country when it  is, in fact, as country as anything I hear on radio stations or anything I see on the TV channel that airs country videos. In fact, Lil Nas X the rapper has produced a song that’s more country than most of what I hear these days. Continue reading “Lil Nas X on a roll as Keith Urban covers ‘Old Town Road’ (on Twitter)”