Mark Zuckerberg will not release the data from his own internal studies that show a correlation between teen Instagram use and body shame, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
Is this for real?
Madonna sits in a bath tub, waxing philosophical about the COVID-19 pandemic. Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jimmy Fallon, and a flaccid phalanx of celebrity attention-junkies sing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” while a girl on TikTok throws down a generational toilet-licking challenge. This is why we MUST have celebrities. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green sing […]
New study shows that almost all political tweets come from a tiny fraction of Twitter users. Does this mean that America is not as divided as we’d think from scanning social media? Should government step in to stop these bad actors from splitting our Republic, risking a civil war?
A new study shows almost everyone thinks that almost everyone desires fame. But the survey also shows that almost no one craves it for himself. Instead, the vast majority say they believe that personal success means “following your interests and talents to be the best you can be at something you love.”
China expands its system of tracking a citizen’s behavior with a social credit score, and limiting his freedoms if it goes negative. Your neighbor reports you smoking a cigarette at your house, and when you try to fly to Hong Kong the flight attendant says, your score is too low, get off the plane. Is this just a dystopian nightmare spawned by communism, or could measures taken by American companies to nudge consumer behavior lead to such a scenario in the land of the free?
The Verge reports a security hole in Facebook’s allegedly kid-friendly, parent-approved, Messenger Kids app that let’s your child join a group chat with people you don’t know, and have not approved, exposing him to untold stranger danger. This is the latest breach of trust between the social media giant — that also owns Instagram and Whatsapp — and the users whose personal information it monetizes for billions of dollars each year. Proper privacy and security measures harm Facebook’s bottom-line, so how long will people continue to trust them?
Away from the toxic sewer of social media, in a Members-only conservative enclave, liberty lovers have created a forum to discuss time-tested principles as they clash with the news of the day. The Members write their own blog, and carry on vigorous discussions around 48 shows each month that are produced by their own dollars. Find your people, and a new birth of freedom, here at https://BillWhittle.com/register/
Will conservatives join the crusade of Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, as she battles to break up Ma Facebook? Or, will they defend craven capitalistic business practices?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushes the Green New Deal, puts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a jam that might guarantee Trump 2020 victory. The Instagram crowd loves AOC but rank-and-file Democrats aren’t ready to go full Socialist. Is all of this just part of Pelosi’s plan to move the Overton Window?
Some employers now force workers to sign a “morality clause” that can get them fired, at the sole discretion of the boss, if they become a scandal on Twitter — even if they did nothing wrong. Should your entire life, including your political ideas, be under your employer’s purview? Could someone who hates you get […]
Is four minutes the new eternity? That’s what many think when it comes to internet video, but has the average attention span fallen so far that it’s become nearly impossible to train the next generation of engineers? The men of Right Angle examine a phenomenon that poses a threat to our entire educational system. Right […]
Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is taking us all on her “self care” break on behalf of working people, immigrants and the poor. [This is not satire.] Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott wallow in the aura of the Democrat’s latest Socialist phenom. Also…Democrat, NY State Sen. Kevin Parker, tells a GOP staffer: […]