Blogging moved to micro-blogging which was absorbed into social media. In 2023 the Fediverse is making a comeback. This WordPress post grabs a few entries from Mastodon located at https://toad.social/@thoughtshopper.
Copy/paste failed links into the browser because the WordPress shortcode truncates the Fediverse URL.
Knowledge is Power is a very new thing. Sometimes I wonder if speech, well, er, cawing out attacks on social media purposely dilutes society's "oomph." I mean digital networks may reduce what we actually do. Would we call leaders, make office appointments, locate the bosses and get media news fixed, locate the bad guys and squash their propaganda? Is it effective to meet up to build peace or is only distributing perception another means of growth? I truly cannot answer.
https://scamadviser.com tests for fraud by listing common tricks... I saw a deal $100 cheaper and my suspicion was correct: Site is from China, not the Flagstaff hardware store. Many low rated websites on the same server. Site was registered recently. Also selling firearms.
“False assertions repeated ad infinitum from every possible media outlet will guarantee that Democrats lose....”
Oh, lament what we're already missing and what a country we could be. — https://link.medium.com/vnGEEKvJdyb
Already old news, but check out the candor and sincerity and put him on a watchlist for the future.
"Last night we had an emergency Zoom call with Congress to stop a bank run," reports Rep. Jeff Jackson [D-NC] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFo-AQ5aQm0
An excellent thread from @mac_puck on the far-right capture of the BBC published for the benefit of those no longer TwitMusking. Much more is needed as democracies weaken.
'Conservative Capture' is an accurate term in the UK, but it excludes dozens of simultaneous penetration operations and hundreds in USA and overseas... It's time to expose planted phonies, shrink weaponized belief and meme attacks, and grow into the horror of coordinated threat.
Cartoonists put so much into their work.
¹ i.e. when poisoning the spirit of the people is punishable by death: https://blog.cartoonmovement.com/2023/02/artist-talk-cartoons-as-an-act-of-resistance.html ² i.e. what Xi wants is copies of Xi. https://cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/xis-army
The comments below this video enthusiastically believe Elon is an outright genius to use Twitter to launch a rival ChatGPT.
Celebrities are just normal after all, merely blessed and gifted people carrying on attractive alluring lives. But when distributed through the infostream, they're also coldly evaluated as thought shaping mechanisms wired into company PR and product promo. Shareholder and public interests are loose on the ground while the #SEC frets and twiddles.
Cuba put a glamor spin on the 1959 revolution. https://www.cubaplusmagazine.com/en/culture/visual-arts/korda-fashion-of-women.html
The fashion photography that boosted Che and Castro begins day one.
¹ Search the plays: https://www.google.com/search?q=korda+female+photography&tbm=isch² See .pdf pages 17-19: https://cobra-museum.nl/wp-content/themes/bnftheme05/magazine/Cobra-Museum-Magazine-05.pdf
Isabelle Allende's TED talk puts heart and decency into the pursuit of justice, and challenges our tolerance of bully culture. https://www.ted.com/talks/isabel_allende_tales_of_passion