Tag Archives: Facebook

The Astrology of a Photograph

The Planets Align (April 28, 2022) It was an image that I couldn’t get out of my head. Taken on April 28th, this shot of the night sky over Perth, Western Australia, caused me to want to see how it … Continue reading

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How Your Brain Works: Can You Really Trust It?

Read It Twice I love researching for a Facebook group my daughter started: The Smilers. Anything that brings a smile to your face everyday can be shared there. But it’s a private group, so you have to ask to join. … Continue reading

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Beware (purportedly) Facebook Ads from China

The Ol’ Bait and Switch My wife has taken to on-line shopping during the pandemic. Most of the time, she has no problems with her purchases, especially if they were ordered through Amazon. But recently, she ordered a dog ramp … Continue reading

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“Can I Be Manipulated? Can You?”

The Great Hack (2019) From Wikipedia: The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, both previous documentary Academy Award nominees (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com). … Continue reading

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Censorship: Controlling the Narrative

Stopping the Spread of “Harmful” Information? My wife subscribes to coronavirus updates from John Hopkins University. Two days ago, we got into a somewhat heated discussion about something they’d written concerning Facebook not taking down ‘alternative’ points-of-view about the pandemic. … Continue reading

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