If You Like It, Better Put a Share on It

Facebook discourages creativity.┬áIn fact, I’d say that the Facebook has conditioned us all to chase the affirmation of a “Like,” which has a deleterious effect on our courage in speaking out on unpopular topics – our courage in going against the herd or writing on topics that are less “popular.” There are studies on “what Read More …

There is No Historical Point of Perfection for Human Civilization

We can wail about human flaws and foibles all we want – you know, “People are stupid.” Or, “How can people be so horrible to one another?” Or, “OMG, when will humans be extinct, once and for all, and save the planet?” But personally, I am a human and I don’t want us to be Read More …

Sorry, Ruby – My Friends and I Ran Your Friends Off Facebook

It’s true. And some days, I’d desperately love to give it back. Like most of the folks my age, I joined Facebook to spy on my kids. Not, as my daughter believed, to spoil all her digital fun, but because I’ve been hanging out online since the early 80s and know it’s not all sweetness Read More …