social media

When September ends

The death of twitter and the migration to Mastodon is a good thing — as long as we don’t make it Mastodon’s Eternal September. There was a time in the early internet when it was available only inside large organisations — universities especially. Users of Usenet — the original (or […]

We must all shield vulnerable older people from this novel threat: delete their facebooks

Before SARS-CoV-2, there were already several coronaviruses that infected humans. They circulated in the population giving us colds. What’s so different about the novel coronavirus that makes it cause potentially deadly Covid-19 instead of a cold? There are a few hypotheses being explored, but the frontrunner is the idea that […]

Hey, look at this social media clown 3

I have an underused “I get mail” category over here, which could easily get filled with sarcastic posts about the incompetent and irrelevant marketing crap with which I am constantly bombarded.  Instead, I’ve been saving up for the truly special ones: the delightfully, spectacularly, jawdroppingly incompetent marketing idiots. People like […]