Hello sunny Sunday! Slow day! And a workday, too. I'm scheduled to work tomorrow as well. Rain is in the forecast. This is how it goes.
I was talking about Climate Change with an associate... let me rephrase that, a conservative associate, who told me that there is not concrete evidence that the climate is changing. His logic? That Earth has been here for millions of years, has gone through so many different changes, and we as a people, have only been keeping records officially for a few hundred years. When I pointed out that core samples taken from the ice provide an excellent record of past climates, he said, "but they were only taken in certain areas, they don't show what the climate was like all over the world." There's not getting around stupid. He also doesn't understand why we should take actions now when, as he says, "there's no definitive proof." As a true conservative, he'd rather corporations make money that will he believes will 'trickle down.'
As some of you may have seen, Jack Dorsey is no longer the CEO of Twitter. He wants to focus on Square, a financial services company. Twitter management is in a bit of chaos, not because there are certain losers (I'm speaking of you, Loser #45), who would like to be reinstated, rather, they're trying to figure out how to monetize the social media platform. That's right. They want to sell more ads. This is Greed in America.
|Jack Dorsey, notice I chose a picture with him wearing a shirt|
I don't know about you, but I'm really getting fed up with ads. I have an Instagram account and I can remember where ads were sparse. Not any more. Instagram is owned by Meta, which is, as most of you know, Facebook, and Meta is monetizing the hell out of Instagram. This is Greed in America, the Zuckerberg version of Greed. Meta tracks the number of times people click on ads, so if people would stop clicking, eventually the number of ads would go down. Of course, that will never happen because there are dumb shits out there who will see and ad for Quaker Oats and think, "wow, Quaker Oats, I wonder what that's about."
I don't have Twitter or Instagram, just FB, and frankly that's just so I can see what my family in different parts of the world are doing. I am getting more and more tempted to just close that down too though as I'd don't want to be "advertized at" like that either!ReplyDelete
I have all 3 because I follow and comment on about 8 people. The truth is, American Capitalism might just ruin the world.Delete
I have an Instagram and I have never used it. I don't know why, just haven't.ReplyDelete
I actually have followers on Instagram... I know, it rattles my brain sometimes.Delete
I have Instagram but rarely use it either, so why I have Followers there is a complete Mystery? I've come to the conclusion that some people will follow anything.ReplyDelete
A few follow me because of the books, but I do have a number of 'girls' who seem to enjoy following older men for some reason.Delete
I don't use twitter. I have even cut way back at looking at Instagram. Meta is the devil's tool :).ReplyDelete