The ability to Think, to live Zen, and to use discernment is something that the majority of humanity cherishes in my view. Don’t allow the A.I. of social media systems to ruin your real interactions with the real world. This blog post from Joel Latto may help.
I’m an information addict, no doubt, but then again isn’t that the case for the most of us these days? The thing is that unlike (unfortunately) most of us, whenever I find something especially interesting/intriguing online, I dig deep and go for the original source – behind the scenes, so to say, in order to see what really is under the polished end-product, which is fed to the masses.
The Internet has indeed made the creating, consuming, sharing and searching for information easier than ever before, but it has not done so without consequences. The openness of the Internet has lots of debatable downsides, ranging from cyber terrorism to illegalized peer networks, but although many of those regularly gain flashy headlines, I’m writing about an issue that is often ignored: the quality and the worthiness of the data itself.
The miracle of first seeing the internet on a Macintosh 840 AV connected to a dial-up modem was a thrill I will never forget. The reason it inspired me was that it was AOL (America Online) that first had this little “Internet Browser” built into their interface. Like most users, I became frustrated with the low speed and the interface, so I did not use it much.
AOL grew because of every PC and Macintosh Magazine had a disk glued to the back of the magazine so we could sign up. Back in the early 1990’s Compuserve still played a huge role in the online email market but would later be replaced or go into more significant competition from companies like Earthlink.
Now here we are in 2018, and once again I want to grow my blog and my audience and to give both Americans and Foreigners an opportunity to understand from the inside of America going out to the world the significant changes happening right here right now in the good old USA.
As a third generation native Californian, I have never experienced, felt, watched, and head so much change.
Along with these changes in America, are also changes with how technology and how each device, interface, and the market will play out.
Right now I am on WordPress, and I am on Twitter. My Reggae Radio Station in San Diego Streams 24/7 with over 85% of our listeners offshore.
Over the years no producer I think has had as many email accounts as I have. I know I have driven my partners, clients, associates and vendors nuts because I am always into how I want to brand my current project.
The Bigger Picture
Right now my biggest concern with content is the area of censorship. I dumped FaceBook well over 120+ days ago, and I’ll admit I am substantially happier. Social Media can and does play a fantastic role, but it has to be authentic to your content, not some junk that you stick online.
Late this afternoon I started on my journey to play around with Content Studio. The Co-Founder and CEO Waqar Azeem kindly upgraded me to a Pro account for no money, but now I have to find a way to get this program into my WordPress Blog, and I find it very confusing. I’d have to upgrade to a more expensive version of WordPress to get all the additional WordPress plug in’s but this is not in my budget at the moment.
Just in case your iPhone or SmartPhone is frustrating you, check out this booting of an original IBM PC. Be kind to yourself and remember to enjoy the small and simple moments.
Reflections On Streaming Rip-Offs by Mitch Santell
Every month I put out 14.99 and pay it directly to Apple, Inc. for a family streaming plan.
The reality is only some of your money is paid to the artists you listen to.
The rest of your money (and it’s probably most of your money) goes somewhere else. That “somewhere else” is decided by a small group of subscribers who have gained control over your money thanks to a mathematical flaw in how artist royalties are calculated. This flaw cheats real artists with real fans, rewards fake artists with no fans, and perhaps worst of all communicates to most streaming music subscribers a simple, awful, message: Your choices don’t count, and you don’t matter.