WHERE THE HECK IS “Q”?!!? Since the demise of 8chan in August 2019 due to its being linked to acts of violence (including the gunman who killed at least 49 people at mosques in New Zealand), the supderduper anonymous “Q” has been silent. While the loss of the notorious social media platform—effectively a virtual home for Q and his/her/their followers—has forced those followers to other sites, little has been heard from Q his/her/their self (selves?) READ MORE
I HATE BULLIES and I see internet trolls as bullies. So I hate internet trolls. But aside from Facebook, where I can keep them curbed by excluding them from my comment thread, I have little interaction on social media platforms on the internet. Consequently, I have little interaction with bullies and trolls on the internet.
Oh, I see them when I’m out and about reading articles and essays on other sites—whether news sites or opinion sites. READ MORE
TROLLS ARE EVERYWHERE! It wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time, trolls dwelled in Scandinavian folk tales, creatures hostile to all things human. But now trolls are everywhere! They’re leaving forests and bridges and the rocks and trees of the Old World to dwell in the cybercities that encircle the globe. And now we call these new city-dwellers ‘internet trolls.’ READ MORE
THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS were taken from an article titled “The One Psychological Characteristic That Online Trolls Tend to Share.” It’s an interesting look at what trolling has become, and most of the findings fit my observations of and experiences with persistent (compulsive?) trolls on social and news-oriented websites.
It also continues nicely with my series of rants against any and all bullies (see below). READ MORE
AH YES, LEFTWINGNUT TROLLS. I suppose they’re there, but they have to wait until I address old-fashioned, moderate Republicans. If they have a presence or a voice on Facebook and other social media on the Internet, it’s hard to find. Or it’s there but drowned out by the ubiquitous and rabid rightwingnuts and their bellicose blatherings and intellectually-challenged ‘opinions.’
If so, then the former are being found guilty by association with the latter and by not gainsaying them. READ MORE
RIGHTWINGNUTS DO IT FOR FREE is a follow-up of sorts to an earlier article where I discussed turning my Facebook page into a “rightwingnut hate free zone.” I did that so there will be NO MORE racist homophobic misogynistic Islamaphobic etcetera comments! Which doesn’t mean those folk aren’t otherwise ubiquitous on Facebook and across the Internet.
Off the Internet—you know, in ‘real’ life—I often tell younger folks how far America has progressed in my lifetime, as we no longer have ‘blacks only’ services or the blasphemy of lynchings. READ MORE
THIS ONE’S EASY-PEASY: I don’t actually have to pick a topic, do hours of research, ratiocinate my way through the data, and then spend hours writing and rewriting all, and then more hours poring over photos for illustrations! I don’t really even have to much writing with this one. 1
All I really have to do here on this piece about being willingly misinformed is to type out a few opening paragraphs and then copy and paste some photos from someone else’s website! READ MORE
I WAS UP ALL NIGHT WRITING. Up all night because I hardly sleep in my doddering old age. Again. And without the benefit of caffeine, as I cut my intake by half two weeks ago. The article I was working on concerned the rush to publish the alleged ‘facts’ about the alleged ISIS terrorist Emanuel Lutchman by major and minor ‘media.’ READ MORE