It’s not the first time in the last few years that I’ve read an article that was actually jaw-dropping for me. In fact, it seems the last few years it happens more often than not. My brain races and I find myself thinking, what in the world?
I watched a video earlier this afternoon that started me thinking about the state of social media. I’ve written about Twitter before: how people will get upset over someone else’s single tweet and how in the long run, does one tweet really matter that much to the point where a social media, and sometimes mainstream media storm is created?
I saw this short “rant” this morning and thought I would share it. She has a point. What is feminism today all about?
I’m not a huge fan of American football. I used to be, but because it takes so long to play a game, I find I don’t really want to take nearly half a day to sit and watch a game on television anymore. One of the rituals that some teams have is a sort of victory dance in the end zone when they score a touchdown. It seems to excite the crowd and players as well.
So. Another mass shooting in America, this time, in a small town in Oregon at a community college. Along with most if not all of you, I am deeply saddened by this event. I feel for those families of the dead and wounded. What, if anything, are we as a society to do to prevent these shootings from occurring in the future?
I really don’t understand some people’s hostility toward Richard Dawkins. Of course he’s a very high profile atheist and there are a lot of people that scrutinize every syllable he utters, especially on Twitter. It seems the man is unable to make a clear point about anything without some taking offense or at least pretend offense to what he says.
It appears that Google has decided to jump in the fight against online harassment. Good for Google, right? Well, maybe not. It doesn’t seem that the online search corporation has performed even a modicum of research on it’s own engine to determinewho might be a good representative for their new initiative.