by | Jul 31, 2018

We are a nation of meddlesome Americans. It was not always thus. There was a time when Americans did not nark on their neighbors. They didn’t inform on their coworkers. They have not, historically, been the comrades in a communist…

by | Apr 29, 2018

Netflix. Amazon. Google. Twitter. Facebook. Apple. It seems like increasingly at least some aspect of our lives is now influenced by these behemoth technology companies that have, in just the last two decades, completely transformed our economy and very way…

by | Apr 9, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal first revealed several weeks ago since has continued to avalanche, with Facebook stock taking a beating, numerous organizations, personalities, and users abandoning the platform, and Mark Zuckerberg himself testifying before Congress for the first time. Even…

by | Mar 7, 2018

Nearly 70% of American adults use Facebook and they spend roughly 35 minutes per day on the medium. That’s over a half hour daily on a social media platform. It’s not time well-spent. Too much time on Facebook provokes envy…

by | Feb 6, 2018

So. Into the mailbox pops this.   Dear Jeff Lord, As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected…

by | Oct 23, 2017

For over ten months now, we’ve heard complaints from all over the political spectrum about President Trump’s Twitter habit. Democrats and squish Republicans alike say that direct communication with the hoi polloi via something so common as a social media…

by | Mar 9, 2017

When I first saw this clip, I thought the “exclusive” referred to the fact that this obscure website has managed to get a picture of  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a coat and tie. This would be a sighting on a…

by | Feb 2, 2017

Did you, Tom Brady, vote for and support Donald Trump for president? Are you, or any of your family members, Donald Trump supporters? How deep does this run through the New England Patriots organization? Is it just you, the owner,…

by | Jan 19, 2017

When I was a kid, my favorite thing to read was Sports Illustrated. Yes, I was very cultured. My biggest debate was whether I should start reading the magazine from the front or from the back. I was probably like…

by | Jan 9, 2017

Is social media and modern technology turning us all into a bunch of worrywarts and wannabe nannies for people who didn’t ask our opinion in the first place? An insignificant incident this past week involving some players on the New…

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