Category Archives: Internet

WP: His pastors tried to steer him away from social media rage. He stormed the Capitol anyway.

From the Washington Post: Facebook was making him angry. For weeks last spring and summer, Michael Sparks had watched video of protests for racial justice around the country with growing unease. He could not turn away from his phone, even … Continue reading

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The Slate Star Codex Blog & Its New York Time Profile

Here’s a timeline: * A New York Times journalist wants to write an article about you and your online community. * You don’t want to face that you have threatened your own well being and you fear that exposure of … Continue reading

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Explaining Conspiracy Theories About Bullied 9-Year-Old Quaden Bayles (1-31-21)

https://www.buzzfeed.com/cameronwilson/quaden-bayles-conspiracy-viral-bullying-dwarfism-age https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53673934 Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=130046 https://thelogicalindian.com/fact-check/australia-quaden-bayles-bullying-go-fund-me-19903 https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536617-marjorie-taylor-greene-touts-trump-call-amid-growing-backlash https://www.abc.net.au/austory/about-a-boy/12803110: Quaden Bayles is a nine-year-old boy with dwarfism who just wants to fit in. But he unwittingly found himself the target … Continue reading

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The Real ‘Social Dilemma’? It’s Our Clueless Elites.

Martin Gurri writes: What are we to make of the feature length documentary, The Social Dilemma? I would start with the fact that it’s immune to contradiction. You have to go to Netflix, a digital streaming service, to get lectured … Continue reading

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The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium

Martin Gurri wrote in 2014: * Can there be a connection between online universities and the serial insurgencies which, in media noise and human blood, have rocked the Arab Middle East? I contend that there is. And the list of … Continue reading

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