Tagged: Facebook

When Facebook Gets Ugly

When Facebook Gets Ugly

I rarely open Facebook. At best, it’s boring and banal. At worst it’s ugly and dangerous. I don’t have a Twitter account. I’m too old to tweet. I’ll leave that to the birds –...

A Farewell to Alarms?

A Farewell to Alarms?

  Could this really be goodbye for Alex Jones? The conspiracy theorist has just been banned by Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify. And my response is: What took you guys so long? Alex Jones...

The Blight of the Bots

The Blight of the Bots

  You might think social media is the salvation of democracy, but I think it’s a blight. As a former newspaper editor, I deplore the mob mentality I come across on web sites like...

A Digital Protest? Really?

A Digital Protest? Really?

  In another time, Americans might be marching on Washington today, massing in front of Congress to support the Democratic sit-in against gun violence. But I know of no  plan to march. Instead I...

Crazy Rants and Real News

Crazy Rants and Real News

  If Donald Trump were some run-of-the-mill guy back in Queens, he would probably be committed to a mental health facility after the craziness he has been spouting. But, as the Republican Party’s flag...

Racists Strut Their Stuff

Racists Strut Their Stuff

  I am astonished – shocked – by the shameless way in which racists are flaunting their bigotry in America today. Take this comment from Maine’s Governor Paul LePage: These are guys with the name...

A Turkey from Tennessee

A Turkey from Tennessee

I suppose President Obama will let another turkey off the hook this holiday season. He isn’t likely to respond to Elizabeth Lauten’s rude rant against his daughters. He won’t need to. Responses from outraged...

A World of Make Believe

A World of Make Believe

More and more, this world of ours becomes a pantomime, a charade, a chiavari. Nothing is what it seems. Not even the “news.” You will read about the power of “social media” in the...

What I have noticed about Jamaicans on Facebook

What I have noticed about Jamaicans on Facebook

I don’t know if it is only my observation, but I have a lot of friends on Facebook from many different countries and I read a lot of there posts. It seems to me...