The Logical End of Social Media

The logical end of social media is tribalism based not on bloodlines or geography but on opinion and politics. It feels inevitable.

It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy.

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It could trample on the constitution and bill … Read the rest

Remember WFNK Funk Supersite!

There have been several branding attempts on WFNK.com over the years, including the funk e-griot, the funk supersite, no fake afros, and the not-so-modest center of the online funk universe, whatever that means.

The point was … Read the rest

Lots of Gadgets Are Spying On You


I covered it last week here. Samsung gets called out for their smart TV’s listening and transmitting everything we say to a third party. Very 1984. You might have thought ‘Samsung isn’t the only one doing it’ – and … Read the rest

Samsung TV is Listening To You


Samsung Warns Smart TV Customers That Personal Conversations Will Be Recorded & Shared 

It sucks being right about this. As soon as the devices are listening to us and watching us at all times, there will be no shred of … Read the rest

More Facebook = More Loneliness

File this under the “no shit” category – but new research is showing that women who share more private information to Facebook end up feeling lonelier than those that don’t.

This type of thinking has been out in the public … Read the rest