Friends: Virtual vs. “Real”

Published June 18, 2018 in Warp & Woof Friends: Virtual vs. “Real” Don’t Feel So Guilty about Social Media William Sundwick Since the recent revelation of theft of personal data from Facebook, we are especially sensitive to privacy concerns in our interconnected world. And, while we can easily see the psychology of social media addictionContinue reading “Friends: Virtual vs. “Real””

Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame

Published May 3, 2018 in Warp & Woof Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame Why All the Fuss? William Sundwick Why are so many people so afraid of sharing “personal information” with the world, anyway? Lately, especially with Facebook, it has verged on mass paranoia. Warp and Woof, the blog, was launched onContinue reading “Life on the Internet: No Fear, No Shame”

Link from Wired

Long form piece from Wired gives entire history of Facebook, and Mark Zuckerberg’s, struggles over last two years. Reference: “My Struggle with Facebook Addiction” from December. I, for one, have not yet seen any change in my Facebook news feed since the famous manifesto promising “time well spent” with the platform. Still dominated by mindlessContinue reading “Link from Wired”

My Struggle with Facebook Addiction

Published December 26, 2017 in Warp & Woof   My Struggle with Facebook Addiction Not a Teenager, But a Senior William Sundwick In Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World(1932), the World State exercised control over its population by administering a “soma” drug to them. It was a psychoactive drug, producing states of euphoria, and generalContinue reading “My Struggle with Facebook Addiction”

Links from Think Progress and The Atlantic

10% isn’t nearly enough, but it is a renewable energy milestone. Could be much greater with federal incentives — not likely in a Trump administration (despite Rick Perry’s history as a wind farm promoter in TX) Not sure a “non-human” language is necessarily bad … especially if it improves negotiating skills of robots!