Fyre Festival Blows the Celebrity-Endorser Whistle

I was going to write about digital social media and the misplaced blame it receives for so many of our societal ills…which are getting worse…the ills, that is. However, an event of the past week directly links to my prior post and, in my estimation, underlines, highlights and confirms my deeply held belief that our…

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Fake News Is More Pervasive Than You Think!

Fake news has become a cause du jour. A hand-wringing, holier-than-thou, accusation-laden, finger-pointing cause. Yet, let’s be honest…clearly there is 100% fake news out there, as there has always been. Some of it is propaganda (a la Orwell’s 1984), has no basis in anything, with a desire to disrupt in big and dangerous ways, and…

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Don’t Lose the Moment for the Shot

I love taking pictures. In fact, I have been a photography junkie since I had my first Kodak Brownie back in the last century. I learned how to develop and print – a lost art…. I graduated from camera to camera until I had a full SLR system with a variety of lenses and accoutrements….

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With Internet Blocked…

With Internet Blocked, Protesters Are Still Able to Mobilize…. So reads a news headline from The New York Times on Saturday, June 4, 2011. The Italics are mine… The reference is to Syria and the ongoing repression by that brutal regime. But this is not about politics – it’s about human behavior and the almost…

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