- Social media encourages hyperbole to attract superficial “likes”. Everyone on Facebook is eternally in high school and every day is a popularity contest.
- Facebook statuses and Twitter messages allow only a couple of sentences to get a message across. Forget meaningful content, well-thought out proofs or expositions. Instead, use witty p
For the first time in my life I received a call from scammers posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The call originated from a newly released area code — an immediate sign of a fake. In case they contacted you too, the number is 289-855-2982. The caller’s voice was a text-to-speech engine — another sign of a fake. The impostors were trying to hide the… Read more
On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Facebook’s stock jumped nearly 7% in pre-market hours on news of earnings beating estimates and higher numbers of active users.
Good news for stock speculators, bad news for society.
Facebook, in my opinion, is the most unethical of the big “FANG” tech stocks. It’s a company whose chief product i… Read more
A recent New York Times article has noted:
Since the 1980s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.
And the article concludes with a hypothesis:
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A great paradox of our hyper-connected digital age is that we seem to be drifting apart. Increasingly, however, research confirms our deepest intuitio