Tag Archives: Social Media

Beware the Trolls

Social media algorithms effectively isolate readers of one type of political news from opposing views; if you follow Fox News, you won’t see MSNBC pop up and vice versa. At the same time, you can usually judge the importance of … Continue reading

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Media musings

I find most alliterative titles, like “Media musings,” to be about 40% cute and 60% annoying, but in this case, it’s a good match for the headline that inspired this post: “Ellen’s Oscar ‘selfie’ a landmark media moment.” “A what … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Maggie (Not Margaret):
Or, Sponsored Stories are Bad News for Facebook Users Photo credit to tqhh Recently, my Facebook reach has been rather down.  What, I’m I suddenly not as interesting?  Are my pictures not as good? …

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UFO Files, Part Deux

Okay, time for a mea culpa on the recs contained in my last post on the National Geographic Channel’s  Hunting UFOs series http://wp.me/pYql4-2b2. I grabbed the clicker after 20 minutes. The program was part Blair Witch and part reality TV, and … Continue reading

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Hunting UFO’s and Your Chance to Tweet Outer Space

Tonight at 9:00pm, the National Geographic Channel will present “Chasing UFO’s,” with a team of three investigators checking out reported sightings in Texas, Fresno, and other hotspots of alien activity. In a recent survey, National Geographic discovered that 80 million … Continue reading

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