This week’s reblog comes from TechCrunch and touches on the escalating problem of social media feedback loops – while this shouldn’t really be news to anyone, the article shares some great comparisons and insights:
My reblog for this week is on a current hot topic – the one of my homeland, crime and immigration – from a foreign national who have adopted Sweden as his new country.
I do not know Neil, but I have at least a dozen friends and acquaintances from abroad who have come to call Sweden their home, and almost every single one of them have expressed views and opinion that mirror what Neil writes here:
Sweden’s reputation is currently under attack and I feel I must respond, however unpopular this might be. I feel angry, frustrated and saddened about recent events. This is my angle….
I am proud to live in Sweden and I am proud, and fortunate, to have received Swedish citizenship. This is a country that, in my mind, builds on equality and solidarity. This a country that tries to do the best for its people. This is a country that stands up and does the humane thing, even in difficult circumstances. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
In some foreign media, Sweden is currently being dragged through the dirt. Stories based on lies and fabrication are spreading. Sweden is falsely being depicted as a failing country on the edge of collapse. This is total and utter bullshit. It is nothing more than the poisoned school gossip trying to bring down the…
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My first Reblog in awhile – and perhaps something I should consider, since my writing has fallen to the wayside…
It was the great Ray Bradbury who said: “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad stories in a row.”
Chris White at A Writers Den posted a lovely picture quoting him.
I’ve been writing a short story each week, posted on my blog on Fridays, since May 2013. I was going to say two years, but it’s three and a half already! I started taking it easier last summer, reblogging an earlier story at the end of the month with the Flashback Friday meme.
I couldn’t have done those stories without without a prompt.
I found a guy called Chuck Wendig, who has been posting prompts for around 1400 followers each week, who then added links to their efforts the next week.
Chuck’s blog is not for those that shy away from rants and bad language, but his take on all sorts of…
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Some insightful thoughts from Sean Patrick Hughes about the human psyche, the state of America and what is needed for the future:
I’m not a liberal. I’m not a safe space, social crusader. I’m not a sore loser who can’t get over the fact that Hillary Clinton wasn’t elected president. The notion that I had to put what lukewarm support I had for a candidate behind her was a source of great frustration for me. I am, at my very core, someone with conservative foundations. I believe that men and women, whenever possible, should be free to live their lives without government intervention. My family and my Christian faith are the center of my life. I like my guns. Chances are, I’m better than you at using them. I’ve worked with and for the toughest most dangerous men on the planet-men you’ve read books about, men you’ve seen movies about. I’ll never claim to be one. But I’ve proven myself useful in their presence. I share this with you so you understand…
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This reblog comes from Kristen Lamb and talks about something very important – especially in the current climate on social media – how to handle political discussion (and other hot topics) on social media with your personal brand in mind. It’s a long post, but well worth the read!
So today I am going to talk about something unpopular, but hey. Someone has to do it. I really like Facebook. Actually, probably like it a bit too much, LOL. But lately? I just don’t even want to sign on. The non-stop ranting is just too much. Seriously. And it used to just be during an election year but now it is just non-freaking-stop. Everyone has some new thing to be pissed off about.
It won’t matter who wins the election we will likely endure rants about the next topic and the next and ENOUGH.
I work from home, which means I am alone the entire day, every day. The only socialization I get is on-line and frankly? I am getting really tired of being constantly poked with a stick. I am going to just throw this out there….
It actually IS possible to like and love people who are…
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This week’s reblog is about a very important issue: food waste. Approximately a third of the world’s food production is thrown away and on top of the food itself this is also a waste of resources, land, packaging and manhours. Things need to change.
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