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Old 02-03-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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I was cruising Reddit this morning and noticed a huge uptick in the use of fake left wing news sources and probably fake right wing trolling. I already mostly eliminated Bacefook now it looks like newsfeeds from Reddit are out. If this keeps up, I might have to subscribe to a newspaper.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:28 AM   #2
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The only thing I use facebook for is keeping track of friends and family. I get my news from Fark.com and choose the stories I wish to read.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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As of 2018, all news is based on what headline people will click.

Far from immune, the newspapers are desperate to work the scheme in order to survive.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:23 PM   #4
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I'm getting away from Yahoo's headlines, still ya can pick and choose what to read. And why do they have a politics section when all the news headlines are politics? Won't even get into Meghan Marksalot's newest handbag choice being included in news...

Been using UPI for news lately.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:39 PM   #5
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I have Google news (news.google.com) open in a tab most all the time. I refresh it when I move past it to see what's changed. I follow a given story that appears there one link deep or sometimes several sources for the same topic. I also often have a tab open to NPR's homepage, which correlates to one of my main sources of news from the radio. I also listen to a few of the local news outlets.

All these sources give me a starting point to follow up on a given story using different sources. There's a local radio station that is really conservative/right/??? pick a label and one thing I've noticed listening to that one is the very very high ratio of advertising to content. Talk radio streams of Fox News shows are typical in this regard. It's hard to get a sense of the facts (sorry, trigger warning!, late) when listening to them. It's unavoidable to get a sense of the emotional vibe when listening to them. They're just an amplifier for whatever input the programmers choose to blast that day. Not a source of "news", per se, but a look outside my bubble.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:28 AM   #6
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I was cruising Reddit this morning and noticed a huge uptick in the use of fake left wing news sources and probably fake right wing trolling. I already mostly eliminated Bacefook now it looks like newsfeeds from Reddit are out. If this keeps up, I might have to subscribe to a newspaper.
Or don't worry about shit you can't do anything about. That's why the gurus sit on top of the mountain.
These days, staying informed = self abuse... without a happy ending.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:49 PM   #7
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Or don't worry about shit you can't do anything about.
That. In all things.

Worrying never changed anything, anyway.

That and

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Old 02-04-2019, 10:42 PM   #8
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That. In all things.

Worrying never changed anything, anyway.

That and

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That is good advice.

This is good advice set to music:

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Old 02-05-2019, 12:54 AM   #9
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I am kind...


unfortunately it's that kind.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:54 AM   #10
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Or don't worry about shit you can't do anything about.
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That. In all things.

Worrying never changed anything, anyway.
Arthur Balfour (British PM 1902 - 1905) said "Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all".

I think he had a point.

Are either of you gentlemen related to Balfour, by any chance?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:39 AM   #11
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No, I only have two.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:21 AM   #12
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I only have two, too. Now that we don't party on Thursdays.

I used to have a ball on Thursdays.

Man, I miss those Thursdays...
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Old 02-08-2019, 02:47 AM   #13
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This is beyond fucked up...

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If you're not a teen with an Instagram account, you may not know that a stock photo of an egg recently received the most-ever likes on the platform.
Why it matters: That virtual egg may be worth $10 million. That's what Nik Sharma, an executive at VaynerMedia, tells The Atlantic's Taylor Lorenz. The anonymous Instagram account has been posting images of the egg with spidering cracks, suggesting that it will soon break open. And brands, nonprofits and even political campaigns are jockeying for the privilege to hatch from the viral egg.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:44 AM   #14
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This is beyond fucked up...



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There was so much excitement in my household when that egg was about to break the record and then did break the record. I didn't 'like' the photo, but both of my children did, and my wife may even have done so as well. It was like they were rooting for a sports team or something. I kept hitting refresh on that egg picture that day and it had jumped up by a thousand or so each time.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:53 AM   #15
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Also, Pewdiepie on YouTube is in a battle for first place in subscribers, competing with an Indian music video channel. They both have 84 million subs at this time and it has become an epic and hilarious battle for Pewdiepie.

Running subscriber counter:

https://akshatmittal.com/youtube-rea...ie-vs-tseries/
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