The Rise of the “Watcher Society”

My comment to this post on Hugh Howey’s “Wayfinder” blog… It’s silly (sad even) that we live in a society where we are “watched” to see if we do anything “wrong.” (Both quoted terms are used loosely). You could go to a beach, and while having fun doing some sort of dance be caught on video (uploaded to YouTube) for…

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Media Nihilism

For those that may not be familiar, the (very) quick way to think about nihilism is a philosophy that explains our whole existence as meaningless, pointless, etc… It was popularized (from my perspective) by a man named Friedrich Nietzsche. Don’t get me wrong, I disagree with the notion that life as a whole is meaningless. I also hand-wave away the notion…

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What’s The REAL Reason You Use Social Media?

When you login to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc… what is the real reason you use such a tool? To connect? To market your business? To develop relationships? To find former classmates? I’m going to pose what I’m examining as the real reason, the one reason we all use social media tools… in the form of a thought question: Could the whole reason…

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