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This is your brain on Facebook

I know people who spend much of their waking hours on Facebook, which I don’t understand it. I only read it for the jokes! The 2014 social media update from the Pew Research Center showed Facebook continues to be the most popular of the social media sites. Though platform growth has slowed, the level of […]

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Bye bye Andrew

There was a lot (most) we didn’t agree on, but he was basically a decent sort (except when he got caught up in 9/11 hysteria and called anti-war bloggers “the fifth column”) and he did his best for his readers, I think. And I know exactly what he means. Blogging takes a lot out of […]

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I guess this SOTU stuff must have more impact than I thought, because why would they be so upset about proposals that can’t happen without Congress? The White House previewed its tax messaging coming in the State of the Union on Tuesday — heavy on tax breaks for children and middle-class families, paid for by […]

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Apparently people like what I said on the air the other day: Bookmark It

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I picked up my work laptop yesterday because it was so slow, it was impossible to use with any reasonable speed. My computer repairman told me it was clogged up with viruses. He said Norton sucks, and said the free anti-virus program I use is the one he prefers (AVG). He warned that it was […]

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Drudge Report just keeps getting more and more whacked out http://t.co/GZ0Y1NfahP pic.twitter.com/K8xyPz92wJ — Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 12, 2014 Bookmark It

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The taking of the media

Andrew Sullivan Alex Pareene gets it mostly right. The thing is, readers haven’t supported most bloggers the way they did Andrew Sullivan, and at least a little bit of click bait becomes necessary to keep the lights on. Bookmark It

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Anniversary party

The goddess Athenae’s First Draft, one of my very favorite blogs, is celebrating ten years of bloggy goodness by holding a fundraiser. Please throw her a few bucks if you can spare it! Wonderful writing, wonderful music, great people. Bookmark It

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I didn’t know Aaron Swartz, but I knew some of his friends — and of course I knew all about his work. It was hard to be an online activist and not cross paths with him somewhere: Creative Commons, Demand Progress, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and so on. Everyone knew Aaron was the David who […]

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My morning fun

She seems to have deleted the really blatant lying ones, but: Anti-gun extremists prove once again that they're completely unhinged. Targeting children, my children? Grotesque. — Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 25, 2014 People like @SusieMadrak are why I don't post photos of my kids and keep their info private. I'm completely creeped out. — Dana […]

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