July 20, 2019
  • 11:46 am Breaking Apart That Anti-Good Omens Campaign
  • 10:38 pm Chernobyl’s Hot Zone: A Sleepy Summer Finds Drama in a New Genre
  • 11:10 am HBO Reminds Fans That It Has Other Stuff Besides GOT
  • 12:21 am On The Good Fight, Even Ball Lightning is Partisan
  • 9:22 pm CNN’s Hiring of Sarah Isgur is a Travesty

What’s going on with FAANGs relationship with the American Right? Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google and of course Twitter have an interesting relationship with the Right. Activists are queasy about the seemingly buddy-buddy relationship with Republicans and top executives from each firm. Secret back-channel meetings coupled with complaints from the biggest players on social media […]

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The largest media merger in history has been approved. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon has allowed the deal to go through, with no strings attached. The very future of the telecom/media industry hung in the balance today as they awaited a ruling that could affect many if not most well known media brands. AT&T […]

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Don’t let the non-denials from Facebook executives fool you. While they continuously state that their primary goals are working on a Facebook that is free for everyone, that does not mean that some portions of the social network won’t cost you money. As the privacy and big data concerns grow again in tech circles and […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to give CNN a rare interview about the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has broken through the cable network White House drama, also known as Trump TV, but it also is very much a part of that. He will sit down with CNN’s Laurie Segall on Anderson Cooper’s 360. I mentioned […]

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Pro-Trump group Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of unsuspecting Facebook users without their consent. It also was reported to have used shady tactics around the world to try to entrap political opponents, hiring seductive hookers and had ties to Russian oil companies, Bannon, and Lewandowski (two key trump people). On top of any of […]

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Whatever happened to that idealistic slogan, “Don’t Feed the trolls?” For the past five years I’ve probably fallen into that trap more times than I’d like to admit, but it’s kind of hard to ignore when we have the President of the United States who himself is a troll. Our kids, who might shun the […]

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Facebook is still reeling from the effects that it’s social media platform has had in shaping the political discourse in society. In the 1990s the internet was seen as a revolutionary tool that would solve all the world’s problems overnight. It was the answer that we were all looking for. Now just twenty years later, […]

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Why not build a social crypto-exchange? Facebook has developed mini-projects in the past thanks to it’s messenger app. In fact, you can actually send real money to your friends on the platform. It’s already got that capability. How much harder would it be to add bitcoin and other altcoins? Currently, if you want to trade […]

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As media companies feel penny pinches, newspapers and magazines are still trying to desperately compete in a world that’s digital. Google used to have a “first-click free,” which was more like a three-click free policy. Google now has ended the program that gave would-be web searchers free views to media organizations that put their content […]

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To compare the way two Billionaires have handled their connections to the Russians is like comparing lambs to wolves. On one hand you have Facebook which has just revealed how much influence Russia has on the social network. The same social network that it doesn’t even allow into it’s country. On the other hand you […]

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