Category Archives: internet

Facebook Face Plant

facebook face plant

The stock market unfriended Facebook yesterday. Investors vaporized $119 billion of Facebook’s value – 20% of the company’s market cap. It was the biggest 24 hour stock sale  in history.

Facebook Face Plant

Founder Mark Zuckerberg face planted too. He lost $15 billion in for the day.

Hope his student loan is paid off.

Peak Spock Speaks

peak spock speaks

Aspiring novelist Ben Rhodes created narratives for the Obama administration. In a NYT story he once took credit for creating a media echo chamber to push the president’s Iran nuclear deal.

But on election night 2016 Rhodes found himself at a loss for words.

Peak Spock Speaks

Now he’s written a book. It’s titled “The World as It Is.” Or “Peak Spock” as Maureen Dowd calls it.

In the book President Obama consoles despondent young Ben by telling him, “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.”

Back on earth Obama says, “Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early.”

To which Matthew Continetti asks, “What was he early for?,” “Fundamentally transforming America?” “The moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow”?

Nope. According to Ms. Dowd, “We just weren’t ready for his amazing awesomeness.”

Ben Rhodes now works for MSNBC. His brother, David Rhodes, is president of CBS News.

White House Correspondents Nerd Prom

nerd prom

Hardened reporters cringed at Michelle Wolf’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents dinner. She hit a new low when she played the light side of abortion for laughs. She didn’t get many.

Nerd Prom

And I haven’t seen anyone ridicule women the way Wolf attacked Sarah Huckabee Sanders since um … well, maybe The Donald.

Big Brother Mark Zuckerberg

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Big Brother is here and his name is Mark Zuckerberg. Who knew? Last week he promised to use artificial intelligence to regulate speech on Facebook.

You Are the Product on Facebook

cambridge analytica

A company named Cambridge Analytica aquired personal information on 50 million Facebook “friends.” How? Facebook users provided it by answering questions on a personality quiz. And that in turn provided information on their unsuspecting “friends.