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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a ...
Words Have Consequences

License To Post

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Congress just passed a bill that will require all American users of social media to obtain certification and be registered in a nationwide database before they can post content to any U.S. based social media platform. In a rare bipartisan move, lawmakers said they had to do something “before the whole country lost its goddam [&hellip
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Recently I checked out the Facebook page of one of my brothers with whom I disagree constantly on pretty much all socio-political issues. He had just commented on a post I did for The Snap Download and when I clicked on his ...
Escaping the Echo Chamber

Intolerant Tolerance

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Recently I checked out the Facebook page of one of my brothers with whom I disagree constantly on pretty much all socio-political issues. He had just commented on a post I did for The Snap Download and when I clicked on his page, I saw images and articles that made my blood boil. I thought [&hellip
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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French ...
How the West Was Numb

Where Lives Matter More

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It feels really weird to be perturbed by people turning their social media profiles into sympathetic French flags. Then again, it also felt icky to see other people ticked at the outpouring of solidarity with the French because those Francophiles didn’t give a damn about the attacks one day earlier in Beirut. Not sure why [&hellip
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The eighth episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast is now available, and it's a fun one. Adrienne Boettinger and I once again play the game "Rad or Bad," while covering Scott Walker's mathematical ability (hint: Bad), ...
I'd Suggest a Stiff Drink While You Listen

This Week In Jackassery, Ep. 8

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The eighth episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast is now available, and it’s a fun one. Adrienne Boettinger and I once again play the game “Rad or Bad,” while covering Scott Walker’s mathematical ability (hint: Bad), Sweden’s “gay sailor” system of defending against Russian submarines (100
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The Snap: Good news everyone, Facebook has rid itself of the dehumanizing word “user,” and has decided instead to refer to us as “people.” What a time to be alive. After millennia of being beaten down by The Man, ...
Facebook thinks its users are people?

Facebook the Purveyor of Humanity

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The Snap: Good news everyone, Facebook has rid itself of the dehumanizing word “user,” and has decided instead to refer to us as “people.” What a time to be alive. After millennia of being beaten down by The Man, a global corporation has taken the time to step back and realize that we’re not just [&hellip
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The Snap Too often we criticize Congress for its inability to pass any legislation or accomplish anything meaningful! As a few readers have pointed out, you can’t determine the jackassery of Capitol Hill by the fact ...
Relationships Are Hard, Douchebaggery Is Easy

Breaking Up is Easy When You’re An Asshat

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The Snap Too often we criticize Congress for its inability to pass any legislation or accomplish anything meaningful! As a few readers have pointed out, you can’t determine the jackassery of Capitol Hill by the fact that it doesn’t follow through with any new bills or extend important ones about to expire. It is with [&hellip
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The Snap: I love signing into Facebook to see pictures of my friends' vacations, watch their kids grow, see their lives evolve, and read about life events that help me to stay connected with them. However, that's rarely ...
You Know What I Dislike?

How to Train Your Facebook Dragon?

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The Snap: I love signing into Facebook to see pictures of my friends’ vacations, watch their kids grow, see their lives evolve, and read about life events that help me to stay connected with them. However, that’s rarely what I see anymore when I check Facebook. Sure, those items are still there, but they’re increasingly
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The Snap: Snapchat is on a roll. The company's valuation is at an all-time high, user growth is soaring, and the app's latest features have been a hit with users. It seems that everyone--investors, Snapchatters, and the ...
Like Cheering For Darth Vader

Why I’m Rooting for Snapchat

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The Snap: Snapchat is on a roll. The company’s valuation is at an all-time high, user growth is soaring, and the app’s latest features have been a hit with users. It seems that everyone–investors, Snapchatters, and the press–has been in love with Snapchat for a long time. But not me. The Download: Snapchat has alwa
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The Snap: In June, Facebook made its second attempt to poke at Snapchat's dominance of ephemeral messaging by releasing Slingshot, a new app based on an odd core mechanic: To view an incoming "sling" (photo post) from a ...
Move Fast And Break Your Reputation

Facebook Fires Its Slingshot At The Deadpool

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The Snap: In June, Facebook made its second attempt to poke at Snapchat’s dominance of ephemeral messaging by releasing Slingshot, a new app based on an odd core mechanic: To view an incoming “sling” (photo post) from a friend, a user needs to first sling a photo back in return. The original sender, then, cannot view [&
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