More on Quitting the Progressive-Owned-and-Patrolled Social Media Platforms

"The Emperor Cletus Augustus" wrote this in the comments.

He makes an important point: Anyone on FaceBook or Twitter isn't just a consumer and therefore a Product for Advertisers for the compaines.

They're also content providers.

The business model of these companies is to encourage the products -- you -- to create content for their other products to look at.

I realized this with regard to Twitter and took all my own content away from them. I use them now for advertising the site -- but I'm done providing them content. (And I don't look at the site often so I'm also barely providing them myself as a Product for Advertisers.)

Anyway, here's the Emperor Cletus:

The point is not to withdraw or quit. It is to demonstrate in a memorable way that it is in their corporate interest to remain neutral in the culture war. And the point is to let other corporations that provide news or entertainment see it happen. The idea is to impose a cost for choosing sides.

It is about denying the other side the space to maneuver unchallenged. Right now, corporations like FB do their bidding either from ideological agreement or because, more commonly, the left demands public fealty or exacts a price for dissent. Ace's suggestion is to improve the overall environment by the simple and direct expedient of inflicting a cost on FB for their violation of neutrality.

It's not about enforcing some kind of doctrinal purity. I don't care what FB thinks (in truth, I don't even have an account). It's their thing and they can do whatever they want with it. But I do think it is worthwhile, for conservatives to stop being such cheap dates. If FB wants our eyeballs and clicks make them act like it (and others will notice).

Because the "value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system" the loss of users amplifies the effect of a mass cancellation.

See Metcalf's Law:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law

This makes it a bit different from a boycott of physical products and more likely to succeed. Keep in mind, corporations are very skittish about this stuff which is one reason they jump into line everytime some SJW crusader looks at them askance.

The key difference is that SJW-types use their control of sympathetic media and corporations to amplify their small voice. In this case, Ace is proposing the use of network effects to amplify the voice of a much larger group: us.

JeffB. said in a comment that my argument was "confused" because I seemed to be saying two different things:

1. These corporations selling You, Their Product to advertisers are using their media power to ruin your lives politically, and thus should be embargoed.

2. Living your life as a slave to social media is unhealthy and a perverse way to spend your limited hours upon this great and fine Earth God has made for us.

Jeff -- there's no confusion here. Both of these things are true simultaneously.

It's like quitting smoking because you both resent a corporation selling you disease in exchange for money and because you want to live a better, longer, healthier life.

There is no confusion whatsoever. It just makes the decision even easier.

A lot of people seem to think social media is just awesome and central to their identity and sense of self-worth. A lot of people also seem to think spending dozens of hours per week sitting in front of a television wasting their lives watching moving pictures is also still pretty neat.

That's fine.

But I disagree, strongly. Not only do I think these sub-mediocre media are in Enemy Hands and used for the purpose of harming you and destroying this country, but I also happen to believe these are horrible ways to spend the ever-dwindling numbers of hours each of us is given in our lives.

And I think -- as with smoking -- people invent a lot of spurious junkie-logic reasons to explain to themselves why they're spending so much time doing something that's objectively harmful and destructive. "Engaging the culture"/"fighting the left's memes"/"building one's personal brand" -- yeah, smokers are good at making up reasons why they must continue smoking ("It's a form of rebellion against an increasingly censorious, no-fun-allowed society!"), and so are people good at making up reasons why they must check in on Twitter of FaceBook thirty times a day.

I'll do my best to strip the bizarrely misplaced "cool, fun" factor associated with these meritless zombie waste-your-life activities.

Eh, do what you want. But my idea of a protest is to kill the beast itself, not pick ticks and fleas off it.

#War

On the other hand, you could continue patronizing a corporation that packages you to advertisers and also attempts to destroy your political aspirations with the excess cash they make off you.


Gotta Be Cruel to be Kind: Whenever I say something like this, I get a lot of anger from self-conceived Twitter Personalities who have a lot of their self-worth tied up in the idea that their 4000 followers gives them "reach" and makes them effective agents in "engaging the culture."

I'm sorry to say this but this is a lie Twitter sells you to make you their Product (which they then sell to advertisers).

Before Twitter, we had a useful term for people who now think of themselves as "Twitter famous."

That term was -- is -- "not famous."

Sorry, but this is an illusion they're selling you. They are selling you the idea of fame, without the actual fame attached to it.

They're selling You, Their Product, a fiction, and selling their actual clients -- advertisers -- the truth. The truth about your location, interests, internet habits, etc.


Posted by: Ace at 04:44 PM




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1 What percentage of FB's subscribers are conservatives, I wonder.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 19, 2016 04:50 PM (43OZ6)

2
Where am I?
What does this have to do with 35 year old 220 lb strippers?

Posted by: wth at May 19, 2016 04:51 PM (HgMAr)

3 what social media is conservative friendly? any?

Posted by: nckate at May 19, 2016 04:51 PM (dFKXl)

4 >>(Jump to bottom of page)

1 What percentage of FB's subscribers are conservatives, I wonder.

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a lot because facebook users are older and usually have families.

if conservative leaning people opted out, they'd be destroyed.

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 04:53 PM (dciA+)

5 I mostly use social media, presuming this place is "social media" to cheat The Man.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 04:53 PM (evdj2)

6
Fucking commas!
How do they work?!?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 04:54 PM (evdj2)

7 If you are not being treated fair why give them your business

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2016 04:54 PM (3wHFl)

8 Damn right, Ace, kill the beast.

It's what they want to to to us, after all.

Lucky seventh ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 19, 2016 04:55 PM (gUoN4)

9 what social media is conservative friendly? any?
Posted by: nckate at May 19, 2016 04:51 PM (dFKXl)
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Here's the thing - even if something started out as conservative-friendly, the libs would eventually jump in and splash around and make lots of noise and bring their friends to do the same. This is what they do.

Conservatives, on the other hand, are much less likely to do something like that. It's not in our nature. At least, not in mine.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2016 04:55 PM (2WwbN)

10 Have to read all the delicious content later.

I assume some Moron has pointed out that twitter and facebook are both rapidly failing businesses.

Posted by: DaveA at May 19, 2016 04:55 PM (DL2i+)

11 Fucking commas!
How do they work?!?
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 04:54 PM (evdj2)
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They work best when paired with ponchos.

Posted by: bluebell at May 19, 2016 04:56 PM (2WwbN)

12 Quit the beast, pick fleas and ticks off of it -- fine, whatever. That's what *I* did. In fact, I did something even more radical than that: I never really joined. I last used Facebook in 2008 or so. I tweet only towards professional or music-sharing ends, and even then increasingly infrequently (often as part of my work w/the DecisionDesk).

All that is fine. Just do not delude yourself that you can kill the beast, or even starve it much. Whether that beast is Facebook, or Snapchat, or blogs or even the concept of an internet/instant-response culture.

Withdraw as a measure of personal hygiene, as I do, not in service to some greater cause because all such greater causes are folly. And it's a shame because I do think social media is one of the great evils of modern society. But I am perhaps a Spenglerian/Gibbonian at heart: I believe our society is irreparably bringing wrack and ruin upon itself in many different ways.

Mine is a counsel of despair.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 04:56 PM (ewYO6)

13 The problem is, despite plunging stocks and allegedly leaving Twitter, conservatives had zero impact on the company. None. First of all most didn't leave. Second, the reduction would be too small to matter. If, say, every regular visitor to Ace O'Spades had big, active twitter accounts with thousands of followers then overnight left and stopped using Twitter, yeah. They'd notice.

But we aren't their primary users. Ace was super busy but nobody else really was. So they didn't see any real change even if some did leave.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 04:56 PM (39g3+)

14 My guess is the same percentage of conservatives in the population is exactly the same as FB conservative users.

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (3wHFl)

15 freezepeach DOT xyz

That's where I went now that I've basically given up on Twitter. Never was on Facebook. I've only been tempted so I could follow John Ringo and other Baen authors but it just wasn't enough.

Posted by: BornLib at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (zpNwC)

16 but, What of Heidi!?

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (OxUnq)

17 I don't do Facebook, but number 2 is something I can relate to.

I do spend too much time watching TV and watching others do sports.

Recently I've moved and because of the climate and locale I've been outside many more hours per week (MANY) and it's changed my life. I just feel better. Being able to detach from the online world more and more is a good thing.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (U+nHb)

18 It's okay, Glenn Beck says Facebook is fine.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (Ee2nz)

19 I'm trying to replace Chrome with Brave but it looks "blurry". Can someone tell me if that's a setting or that's just how Brave looks?

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (qUNWi)

20 Here's the link.

http://tinyurl.com/hyjeuc6

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 19, 2016 04:57 PM (Ee2nz)

21 I mentioned before that I had privy to some of the original business cases and confidential documentation during some of the social media VC days and beyond. What I can tell you is they rely heavily on user produced "content" and what I call the "feeding frenzy" that comes with subscribers using the platform, extending their reach and influence. Also this garbage about using algorithms to determine news feeds is just that, garbage. Those mathematics are designed by human who "tweek" the models. That's a fact. Now if you look at their financials, they mostly rely heavily on broadly defined ad revenue, the value or price of which is derived from a somewhat ethereal "brand perception" and value extension of the platform.

I never liked the business model because I personally felt it not only had a shelf life due to it's inherent flaws and the subterfuge it relied on for expansion, but at some point people would realize it and decrease the value proposition that it had as a "influencer" because it's brand would be poisoned by its own self-defeating purpose and the people, yes people, responsible for pulling the strings.

One thing I've learned is the temptations and therefore failings of power, influence and money are factors that probably destroy more businesses than any others. This type of business, purely built on nebulous "content", which is really business propaganda is more susceptible than others.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 04:58 PM (O0lVq)

22 Interestingly, @th3j35t3r (The Jester) has just rolled out his own platform based on pretty much on Ace's argument of getting away from SJW-run social media. I'm not signed up on it, I just now saw that he had opened for business. Here's a link: https://justsayn.online/



Posted by: Country Singer at May 19, 2016 04:58 PM (GUBah)

23
CHINA WARNS USA: MILITARY READY 'IF PROVOKED'

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 04:58 PM (iQIUe)

24 >>I am perhaps a Spenglerian/Gibbonian at heart: I believe our society is irreparably bringing wrack and ruin upon itself in many different ways.

>Mine is a counsel of despair.
Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 04:56 PM (ewYO6)



And all this time I thought you just didn't 'get' GWAR!

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 04:58 PM (OxUnq)

25 Most people still don't understand that when a product is free for you to use, you are the product.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 04:59 PM (0LHZx)

26 I keep a FB account active just so people can contact me if all else fails.

Like having a public P.O. box.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 04:59 PM (qUNWi)

27 Mariners win 7-2 over the Orioles, another winning series on the road for the M's. Man they look real this year. Not flukey real either, just steady and solid .600 baseball.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 04:59 PM (39g3+)

28 I don't know, JeffB. The Target boycott has dropped the stock price 5%. The CEO was stepping on his dick trying to explain they're "inclusive but all about the safety of customers."

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 04:59 PM (U+nHb)

29 And when you can finally cut the chord from cable/satellite, you will really feel free, from the standpoint of time, and not giving the bastards your money.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 04:59 PM (YHcVd)

30
Jeez, I go away for a while to watch Levin TV (damned good, IMHO) and I return to see Ace write the words "whither MILFs."

Priceless.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:00 PM (p4UlV)

31 I quit Twitter long ago.(I did check today for the first time in months to see if there were any hot nude chicks)Facebook is useful for family stuff .

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:00 PM (B48dK)

32 If only a bigger majority of conservatives would bale on Twitter, but lots of conservatives I hear on the radio and guests of their's are still on it.

Posted by: Skip at May 19, 2016 05:00 PM (3wHFl)

33 Never did Twitter. Suspended FakeBook a few years back.

Still on Linked In which mercifully is not that dumb and biased.

Yet.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:01 PM (p4UlV)

34 Pinterest seems to be an okay place so far. Now that they have a lot of users, and thus guaranteed viewers, Pinterest seems to be encouraging using the site for more direct selling. The number/content of ads they run right now is okay. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 19, 2016 05:01 PM (FQKBL)

35 Basically... "Click & Post no more"... keep the account open and use it only for communication with friends & family via facebook messenger. And make your last "post" be the explanation for why.

Posted by: Creeky at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (clbHW)

36 13 The problem is, despite plunging stocks and allegedly leaving Twitter, conservatives had zero impact on the company. None. First of all most didn't leave. Second, the reduction would be too small to matter. If, say, every regular visitor to Ace O'Spades had big, active twitter accounts with thousands of followers then overnight left and stopped using Twitter, yeah. They'd notice.

But we aren't their primary users. Ace was super busy but nobody else really was. So they didn't see any real change even if some did leave.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 04:56 PM (39g3+)

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It doesn't work that way. Twitter is a public company so you don't need 100% of conservatives to leave to have an impact. Companies live and die by their growth rate. If everyone expects you to grow at 10% and you only grow at 7%, you're a dead company walking. So if enough cons left and that growth rate was cut by even a couple of points, it made a huge impact.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (0LHZx)

37 Don't know if Milos article today has been linked but is a good takedown of the 'conservatives' who went to make peace with Fuckerberg.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (cSob9)

38 I cut the cable years ago and haven't missed it for a minute.

Smartest thing I ever did media-wise.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (qUNWi)

39 Most people still don't understand that when a product is free for you to use, you are the product.

Some of us have figured out a way to make (modest) money off Facebook, though.

The Target boycott has dropped the stock price 5%

That's hard to quantify. All those big box stores are taking it in the teeth, even Wal*Mart lately has suffered. Its almost as if people just don't have the ready cash they used to, using up all their resources and now the real bite is getting to them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:03 PM (39g3+)

40 35 Basically... "Click & Post no more"... keep the account open and use it only for communication with friends & family via facebook messenger. And make your last "post" be the explanation for why.
Posted by: Creeky at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (clbHW)

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But your click still matters since ad rates are set by the number of eyeballs each ad will be seen by. So just looking, but not posting still helps FB.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:03 PM (0LHZx)

41 Damn it. Just when I got of a good shot off about custard filled porn donuts in the other thread.

You really want freedom--

Quit Porn.

Want to prove you've got Yoda like self control----do asterisk free comments through this Hillary-Trump cr*p.

Posted by: FDR's Ghost of Huge New Deals! at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (mcm0N)

42 What is Pinterest?

I'll use it if it's worthwhile.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (qUNWi)

43 38 I cut the cable years ago and haven't missed it for a minute.

Smartest thing I ever did media-wise.
Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 05:02 PM (qUNWi)


We cut it in the summer of 2012 as a result of wifey getting hacked. She totally freaked out and even unplugs lights and radios thinking the place was bugged. I had to piggy back off my neighbor's WiFi for a while and now at least I have my own account again.

TV is and always was and always will be a vast wasteland, pace Marshall Macluhan.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (p4UlV)

44
I've long suspected that Zuckerberg's fake conservative pac that ran all those pro-amnesty tv commercials had real fake conservatives involved in it. Now I'm sure.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (7gCCJ)

45 In agreement, I'll make my point again:

I've pared my media - social and otherwise - down to near zero. I don't even carry a cell phone.

Other than just the thought of volunteering to be exploited for the profit of someone else, I believe that "social" media has become harmful psychologically. It takes effort for someone to be positive, but it is almost automatic to be negative. The slightest suggestion is enough to sour one's day, or to harbor a negative thought or impression of someone and the problem with social media is that it takes negativity and makes it malignant.

This isn't a monkey on the back, it's a demon, and we do ourselves an enormous favor by shedding it.

To repeat what I said earlier, since Jan 1, I've shed 38 pounds and started doing crossfit. I am so incredibly more happy than I was when I was voluntarily consuming this poison.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (4ng05)

46
That's hard to quantify

Well the CEO was as nervous as a cat about the bathroom/dressing room deal.

He's quantifying it

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:05 PM (U+nHb)

47 It doesn't work that way. Twitter is a public company so you don't need 100% of conservatives to leave to have an impact.

You do if conservatives make up too small a part of their overall volume. If conservatives are 30% of the users but only tweet 1% of the time, then losing them is a pretty tiny impact. Twitter isn't run by a board of directors, they can do without constant upward growth and be fine. All these internet companies survive by taking risks and eating losses some years, to get the market and do well later. Twitter can lose conservatives and not notice, apparently. Because they haven't changed a thing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:05 PM (39g3+)

48 It's hard to know if the TGT boycott is working or not. On the one hand retail has taken a big hit all around. On the other hand, WMT just posted amazing numbers for the last quarter. So you'd think if WMT did well, TGT should have as well. But COSTCO has taken a hit as well.

Who knows?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:05 PM (0LHZx)

49 What is Pinterest?

It's like having your web browser favorites store on a website, and then being able so search everybody else's favorites too.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 05:06 PM (evdj2)

50 44
I've long suspected that Zuckerberg's fake conservative pac that ran all those pro-amnesty tv commercials had real fake conservatives involved in it. Now I'm sure.
Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (7gCCJ)


Disappointed that Jim DeMint and Brent Bozell attended, but I think they are still tried and true. Maybe they did it for shits and giggles.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:06 PM (p4UlV)

51 Recently I've moved and because of the climate and
locale I've been outside many more hours per week (MANY) and it's
changed my life. I just feel better. Being able to detach from the
online world more and more is a good thing.

Posted by: Seems Legit


See, this is why we're working to make upcoming versions of Google Glass mandatory. It'll be like 1984. You can't turn us off.


Bwah ha ha ha.

Posted by: Google wants to rule the world at May 19, 2016 05:06 PM (LAe3v)

52 What is Pinterest?

Near as I can tell its women posting pictures like girls used to in their rooms. Cut out stuff from magazines, posters from Tiger Beat, that kind of thing? But its online instead.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:07 PM (39g3+)

53 All of us in Brattleboro wants to thank Presdent Obama for making US airlines safest ever since the Bush fiasco back in 1999. Bush lied to America and look what happened. Presdent Obomo will be reelly missed when she has to leaf office next year. we wills always love you and really want to live in a country that has a loving Presdent of color.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, Vt at May 19, 2016 05:07 PM (NuElX)

54 You really want freedom--


Quit Porn.
________________________________


Heresy! Burn the witch!

Posted by: IP at May 19, 2016 05:07 PM (aQQbl)

55 Someone also mentioned in the earlier thread a method to Alinsky social media like facebook and twitter based on de Blasio's new transgender rules:

If we are now required to address someone as they demand - under penalty of fines and lawsuits - then make them address *you* using your preferred moniker, such as Milo's "Dangerous Faggot Tour."
Why isn't Milo allowed to used that title on social media? because they've declared it hate speech - and how dare they declare his preferred moniker hate speech, right de Blasio and LGBTQ activists? Right?!?!?

So if you maintain your accounts, why not push back?
*Note: I've never had facebook or twitter.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (NOIQH)

56 Want to prove you've got Yoda like self control----do asterisk free comments through this Hillary-Trump cr*p.

I can quit any f***ing time I want to.

Posted by: pep at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (LAe3v)

57 Macy's is down 25% over the past month.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (0LHZx)

58 Internet Porn was invented by The Ghosts, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (evdj2)

59 Maybe they did it for shits and giggles.

Maybe they thought sitting at home and grousing, posting angry comments online doesn't get anything done, so they put their money where their mouth is and tried to make real change happen.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (39g3+)

60 It's like having your web browser favorites store on a website, and then being able so search everybody else's favorites too.

THX.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 05:08 PM (qUNWi)

61 I seem to have enough time to work, sports , TV , surf the blogs and date. I wonder why?

That's right. I don't have a wife and kids. Kudos to all the hard working married families. It really is the backbone of our society. I feel guilty I don't contribute.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 05:09 PM (V8uX9)

62 Twitter isn't run by a board of directors, they can do without constant upward growth and be fine. All these internet companies survive by taking risks and eating losses some years, to get the market and do well later. Twitter can lose conservatives and not notice, apparently. Because they haven't changed a thing.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:05 PM (39g3+)

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Dude, internet companies are all about growth. Their multiples are at insane levels on the idea that growth will take care of it in the long run. That's why they can go years without turning a profit. But a stop to the grown and it's over.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:10 PM (0LHZx)

63 I agree. It's a variation of "where's MY bribe?"

You want me to vote for you, give you money, devote my time or energy to your goal or cause or product? Well, what's in it for me?

You apparently need me because you are seeking my participation. What kind of return will I see on my investment? If you are gonna scam us, where's my cut?

Facebook takes a WHOLE lot from you. They are basically a platform that collects your valuable info and sells it off (at best), and "gives" you the benefit of typing your inane babble for others to see. But no money.

Unless you structure your business around it, but then Facebook has you by the short-hairs and you are playing their game.

I have a FB page, but I barely use it and it has zero personal info about me, so I'm looking to purge it. In my professional life, my clients are more negatively affected by it than positively. Is it worth it to post stupid pictures or snide comments, if it's going to be used against you in court to take your money or jail you, or by your boss as a reason to fire you? I see it ALL the time. The "rewards" compared to risk are laughable.

You can make it work for you, but Facebook still rules, and can still disappear you. The only way to make them nuetral or honest is to have competition for them that takes their business.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at May 19, 2016 05:10 PM (i6shs)

64 Seems like most retail is down. If the MSM would get their heads out of Obama's ass they'd start reporting real unemployment numbers, how tough it is for families and how the ACA is ass raping the middle class.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:10 PM (U+nHb)

65 Quit porn???


You can have my MILFs when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

Posted by: eleven at May 19, 2016 05:10 PM (qUNWi)

66
Ace, are you quitting Game of Thrones, too?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (7gCCJ)

67 The real power of social media over businesses is that businesses think 16 SJWs posting a lot in a day on one topic translates into the rest of the population. They think its instant polling, they think that what they read on social media is representative of the population at large.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (39g3+)

68 More.... you are also giving personal data to the Left.

This is not paranoia, and in fact is all out there in the public... just Media does not wish to talk about it.

There is a Database of consumer information, tied to real names, called Catalist (catalist.us). It self describes itself as a Progressive database. They use this information to micro target both Commercial AND Political Ads.

To use data from Catalyst, you must give data to the company...

Facebook is part of that system.

So not only are you supporting them financially, you are giving your privacy away to those who wish to take your FREEDOM away.

Posted by: Don Quixote at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (qf6WZ)

69 Pinterest is a place to store images that you find online, or that you upload. It has the reputation of being a place for recipes, fashion and overdone party ideas. I use it mainly to acquire pictures for my historical fashion research. It's not a place to communicate with your friends so much, but it's similar in that Pinterest relies on users finding the content and "pinning" it in their accounts.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (FQKBL)

70 >> Is it worth it to post stupid pictures or snide comments, if it's going
to be used against you in court to take your money or jail you, or by
your boss as a reason to fire you? I see it ALL the time. The "rewards"
compared to risk are laughable.


Oh --- excellent point!!!

nevermind what I said before....

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (NOIQH)

71 Dana Perino- We need to stay engaged so I can get me time with J Zuckerf*c*er...

The game is rigged, at best FB will simply try to hide their bias better.

Think back to Elections 08 and 12 on Twatter and FB both....

the game was rigged they were overt banning conservatives for specious misconduct on twatter in 08 and shadowbanning in 12.

It will only get worse until they feel pain.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:12 PM (g8Hfr)

72 My personal boycott is HBO. I'd like to get it, but I refuse to send $15 a month over to the company that employs Bill Maher. Instead I download all the shows for free.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:12 PM (0LHZx)

73 >>I'm sorry to say this but this is a lie Twitter sells you to make you their Product (which they then sell to advertisers).<<

At one of our executive meeting the other day I mentioned that at some point, perception of the platform hurts YOUR value. Because ultimately the product you are selling is Twitter or FB or whatever. Stares all around from people until one gentlemen said- I never thought of it that way.

There is going to be a fight, but with all the efforts we make on improving our brand I'm thinking this may be the long, slow withdrawal from some of these platforms. When nobody can really provide you with what the tangible value is, and the argument of perception starts to work against you (and your brand)- it's over.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (O0lVq)

74 "She totally freaked out and even unplugs lights and radios thinking the place was bugged."

James Thurber wrote about an elderly relative who was obsessed with keeping things plugged *in*, on the theory that otherwise, electricity would be leaking out of unoccupied wall sockets and pooling on the floor.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (noWW6)

75 @9: "Here's the thing - even if something started out as
conservative-friendly, the libs would eventually jump in and splash
around and make lots of noise and bring their friends to do the same.
This is what they do.



Conservatives, on the other hand, are much less likely to do something like that. It's not in our nature."

And yet the Right continually wonder why it gets routed in every field of battle.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (rznWS)

76 I honestly don't understand the attraction of Twitter. A bunch of people posting mindless, stream of consciousness shit all day long. I do not care what someone had for lunch or their latest pseudo-thought. And the "hashtag" crap is absurd to me. I can kinda understand the lure of FB, but Twitter is mind boggling.

Posted by: keena at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (RiTnx)

77 Interesting that the so-called conservatives who met with Fuckerberg are also #nevertrump people. Or at least many of them are.

But yea...totes conservative 'n stuff.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (0LHZx)

78 Going against the grain here. The best way to at least try to bring about change is to stay engaged. Plus, I'm not a very good boycotter. If there's something that I want badly enough or need, I'll get it from the most efficient and cheapest source.

I don't like boycotts, especially of this sort. It's like walking off the field in the middle of the game. You've just forfeited the game.

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (Fmupd)

79 70 Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (NOIQH)

Yup, look the right gets TrigglySwarmed at work by Social Media b/c companies know the left goes for scalps.

Unless and until the right gets coup in retaliation exposing yourself on FB and Twatter is a losing bet.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:14 PM (g8Hfr)

80 >>> I honestly don't understand the attraction of Twitter. A bunch of people posting mindless, stream of consciousness shit all day long.

it's the fiction that you are just one tweet from being "discovered"

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 05:14 PM (dciA+)

81 The phone call to a friend is my social media now, everything old is new again.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:14 PM (6Ll1u)

82 >>Dana Perino- We need to stay engaged so I can get me time with J Zuckerf*c*er...



Seriously, by agreeing to meet with him on his terms - at his place behind closed doors. she totally gave in and gave him cover. Now he can say he's met w/conservatives (even those who don't agree w/Perino) and they've worked it out.

Milo had the right approach: meet with me in public while it is streamed live.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:15 PM (NOIQH)

83 Dude, internet companies are all about growth.

But you're insisting that conservatives leaving Twitter has an impact, when it clearly does not. It hasn't changed a single policy. It hasn't gotten rid of the harpy brigade. It hasn't issued an apology. It hasn't restored anything.

Nothing has changed. Nothing.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:15 PM (39g3+)

84 Pinterest is basically visual bookmarks; if yous ee something you like online (a picture) you can Pin it to one of your boards on the site. The cool thing is, when you click on the picture it takes you back to the page it was on, so you have all the details about whatever it was you Pinned. And it's searchable, so you can see other people's shit too, to get ideas.

It's like tearing out articles from magazines you like, then putting it in an old-school file folder, only of course it's online.

Bu what happens is, you get so many boards that you still can't find shit. I think I got up to like 63 and decided to hell with it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:15 PM (YHcVd)

85 The phone call to a friend is my social media now, everything old is new again.

I just send them positive waves.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 05:15 PM (evdj2)

86 -

Allahpundit quit his personal site and it became, for a time, a porn site ... I'm told ... for about six months ... I'm told again.

He/She/Xe then went onto greatness.

Let us all be like Allahpundit.

-=

Posted by: BumperStickerist at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (uhftQ)

87
Twitter is the ultimate peanut gallery for most users.
Also, everyone likes to be Statler and Waldorf.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (7gCCJ)

88 78 Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:13 PM (Fmupd)

The game itself is rigged so like the '72 Olympics Russia always gets the last shot needed no matter how many times they need to try Soona.

The war for US hearts and minds will not be won or lost on Zuckerf*c*ers' little ATM.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (g8Hfr)

89 A bunch of people posting mindless, stream of consciousness shit all day long.

I had an account for one week.

The whole thing was a thousand people standing in a room shouting.

Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (g6yUI)

90 Nothing has changed. Nothing.

------

The person who quit twitter significantly improved their life. That's something.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (U+nHb)

91 Looks like Daniel Craig is out as Bond. I wasn't ever terribly impressed with him in the role anyway. I think it was less him than the new universe they put him in, though. I didn't ever like Woman M, even under Brosnan.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (39g3+)

92 "If the MSM would get their heads out of Obama's ass they'd start
reporting real unemployment numbers, how tough it is for families and
how the ACA is ass raping the middle class."

It's not just the middle class being ass-raped by Obamacare.

One of the big health insurance companies which had been promised by the administration that they'd be fully indemnified for losses associated with underwriting ACA policies ended up getting stiffed to the tune of a quarter of a billion dollars.

(Cue the classic _Animal House_ line. "You fucked up. You trusted us.")

They're suing to get the money. Gonna be verrrrrrry interesting to watch.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (noWW6)

93 66
Ace, are you quitting Game of Thrones, too?
Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:11 PM (7gCCJ)

===========

Yes. A nekkey Daenerys was too much for him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (iQIUe)

94 82 Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:15 PM (NOIQH)

Quite.

"Hey Mark why don't you take questions from my 385,000 followers"

//R Limbaugh

Point is Markey Mark got what he wanted and we got a "promise to promise to look in to it to be named later"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (g8Hfr)

95 I honestly don't understand the attraction of Twitter. A bunch of people posting mindless, stream of consciousness shit all day long.

Oh but sometimes it's funny as hell. I haven't been on in a while, but I used to like to go on when there was something major going down, to get commentary from ace and iowahawk.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (YHcVd)

96 The whole "like us on Facebook" is crap.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (U+nHb)

97 91 Looks like Daniel Craig is out as Bond. I wasn't ever terribly impressed with him in the role anyway. I think it was less him than the new universe they put him in, though. I didn't ever like Woman M, even under Brosnan.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (39g3+)


Sooo... next Bond will either be Gay, Black, Transgender, or a Woman.... or maybe all of the above?

Posted by: Don Quixote at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (qf6WZ)

98 91 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (39g3+)

I think Tom Hiddleston would make a fine Bond...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (g8Hfr)

99 Google's plugging some dead Japanese SJW commie bitch as some big American hero.
But all you right wing crazies are just fuckin paranoid...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (qJhUV)

100
The person who quit twitter significantly improved their life. That's something.


True enough, it can be strangely compelling. Like here.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:18 PM (39g3+)

101 I tried sending my thoughts, but my tinfoil hat blocks them

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:19 PM (6Ll1u)

102 >>Sooo... next Bond will either be Gay, Black, Transgender, or a Woman.... or maybe all of the above?


Yes. How about Laverne Cox?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 19, 2016 05:19 PM (NOIQH)

103 Bond is really rather passe.

Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:19 PM (g6yUI)

104
90 Nothing has changed. Nothing.

------

The person who quit twitter significantly improved their life. That's something.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (U+nHb)


Strange game, the only way to Win, is not to play...

Posted by: J.O.S.H.U.A. at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (qf6WZ)

105
See, this is why we're working to make upcoming versions of Google Glass mandatory. It'll be like 1984. You can't turn us off.

Videodrome

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (k4M/B)

106 Bond, Jane Bond ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (evdj2)

107 The war for US hearts and minds will not be won or lost on Zuckerf*c*ers' little ATM.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:16 PM (g8Hfr)


----------------


If this is true, then why the boycott?

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (Fmupd)

108 64 Seems like most retail is down. If the MSM would get their heads out of Obama's ass they'd start reporting real unemployment numbers, how tough it is for families and how the ACA is ass raping the middle class.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:10 PM (U+nHb)

I doubt if they have any choice in the matter. The sham numbers are coming from the top. A few threatening phone calls here, a few blackmail phone calls there.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (CFc5L)

109
Levin actually called him Zuckerturd yesterday.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:21 PM (p4UlV)

110 "Nothing has changed. Nothing."

And perhaps it won't, but if Twitter continues on the way that it is now, there are going to be a bunch of extremely unhappy investors, even more than is currently the case. That will have an impact all its own upon other social media firms which may contemplate enacting lefty editorial controls upon their users.

Pour enourager les autres, and all that.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 05:21 PM (noWW6)

111 106 Bond, Jane Bond ...

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (evdj2)


I'm available!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 19, 2016 05:21 PM (qf6WZ)

112 I'm HQ famous.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:21 PM (Nwg0u)

113
Drop X-Hamster and go to XNXX instead. I don't think they've blacklisted North Carolinians.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:21 PM (p4UlV)

114
Google still has that murdering loving bitch, Yuri Kochiyama, up.

Eric Schultz, multi billionaire, tongue bathing a commie radical, who believed people like him shd be put up against a wall and shot.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (iQIUe)

115 107 Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:20 PM (Fmupd)

Boycott it b/c he takes *his* little Piggy Bank and bankrolls evil with it Soona....

F*c*book essentially handed Bronko his datamining resources gratis in 2012....

Mitt didn't get the same offer, that was an in kind donation worth millions.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (g8Hfr)

116 Most of Facebook is women posting pictures of themselves and everyone lying about how great they look. I don't even see the food and daily life pics very often any more.

I'd like to see Jason Statham in the role, honestly. He can pull off classy, actually. But yeah, next one will be RuPaul or someone like that.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (39g3+)

117
Have you not noticed the Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter symbols are on everything now?

Pick up any product off the shelve at the supermarket or a Best Buy, and you'll see the social media symbols on the package/box.

People's lives revolve around this shit.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:23 PM (7gCCJ)

118 114 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (iQIUe)

In lieu of let it burn may I offer "get out of the way between the Limo Libs and the Liberation Front types?"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:23 PM (g8Hfr)

119 I have never heard of Yuri Kochiyama.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 19, 2016 05:23 PM (U+nHb)

120 116 Most of Facebook is women posting pictures of themselves and everyone lying about how great they look. I don't even see the food and daily life pics very often any more.

I'd like to see Jason Statham in the role, honestly. He can pull off classy, actually. But yeah, next one will be RuPaul or someone like that.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (39g3+)


Statham's Cockney. Don't get me wrong; I like the guy but he's wrong for the part. Then again, Connery's Scottish.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:24 PM (p4UlV)

121 @18: "Glenn Beck says Facebook is fine."

Glenn Beck wants everyone smiling, clapping, and singing hymns as the get loaded onto the boxcars.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 05:24 PM (rznWS)

122 CHINA WARNS USA: MILITARY READY 'IF PROVOKED'

-
General Tso has stopped making chicken!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:25 PM (Nwg0u)

123 120 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:24 PM (p4UlV)

so was Bond arguably....

The next bond will be a Gay TV "Asian" or "African" bank on it...

in all likelihood Jackie the Paki "Asian" not J Chan "Asian"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:25 PM (g8Hfr)

124 Yo Yo MA died?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:25 PM (6Ll1u)

125 "Levin actually called him Zuckerturd yesterday."

The other thing Levin said yesterday, with regard to the Trump campaign's list of potential SCOTUS picks, was, "Listen, you can't just nominate someone and then that's the end of it. You have to *fight* for nominees to get them through the process."

Well, actually, no. You have to fight for nominees to get them through the process _if you're a Republican administration_.

If you're a Democratic administration, the collaborationist wing of the Republican Senate (which is pretty much all of it) won't require any fight to be put up.

I was racking my brains trying to think of the last time the GOP Senate told Obama that a judicial nominee was frankly too radical and would be blocked. Goodwin Liu? Back in the first term?

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 05:26 PM (noWW6)

126
It's not just Faceshit. There's Instagram and Snapchat.


Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:26 PM (7gCCJ)

127 Glen Beck is essentially filling the role George Soros' old man did....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:26 PM (g8Hfr)

128
Yoko Ono died?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:26 PM (7gCCJ)

129 Google is celebrating Kobayashi Maru?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 05:27 PM (V8uX9)

130 Careful, ace, or jeffb will ban you from his blog.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 19, 2016 05:27 PM (PLnZs)

131 AbBlock software FTW

I like Ublock

I can't "not use" all of these tech services but I can at least do that

I also pirate almost everything Hollywood

If more conservatives did this, these companies would be on their knees

Posted by: Lex at May 19, 2016 05:28 PM (6cji2)

132 Saw an article that said most of FB is becoming more and more recycled data now.
Less original content like "look at me having dinner!" and more E-cards, memes, and links.
then I looked at my timeline and said, yep! Pretty much cat pictures and clips from the Simpsons....
Suck it Zuck, my FB persona is not me in real life.

Posted by: IP at May 19, 2016 05:28 PM (aQQbl)

133 >>>117
Have you not noticed the Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter symbols are on everything now?

Pick up any product off the shelve at the supermarket or a Best Buy, and you'll see the social media symbols on the package/box.

People's lives revolve around this shit.
Posted by: Mister Magoo

...

Jesus God Almighty do you own stock or something?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 05:28 PM (dciA+)

134 Disappointed that Jim DeMint and Brent Bozell
attended, but I think they are still tried and true. Maybe they did it
for shits and giggles.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton


I saw that too. Maybe they will rat out what the other little shits did.


In a larger sense than Ace's commentary about Facebook, Twitter, etc.

We now live in a corporatist world. It didn't start with Obama, but the obvious obsequiousness of today's "Titans of Industry" indicates that they pay obeisance to His Nibs because they fear Big Gov.
Big Gov will be with us after the Obama Regime passes into posterity.

Everything from transgenders in bathrooms to hawking global warming, the fear is palpable. And some (like Zuckerberg) are anxious, nay EAGER to serve Big Gov, because inside they love authoritarianism.

Part of being an American used to be the love of ordered liberty, liberty in law, that protected the rights of citizens, however imperfect it might have been in practice. It was a noble ideal, even if we fell short, because we are all fallible men and women.

Now people have been taught to love power, money, materialism and the acquisition of things. Our lives are smaller, our liberty is smaller, as government gets bigger. Some people love this; it makes me anxious and resentful of my former countrymen, who embrace the suck.
An election may deflect it for a while, but what we need is a renaissance of our culture and what passes for intellectualism in this country. My doubts about this happening are huge. My expectations are small.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 19, 2016 05:28 PM (RFeQD)

135 Then again, Connery's Scottish.

Well yeah, that was my thought too. Although Bond's father was Scots, we have no information on where he was born or lived. His mother was Belgian, so he might have been all around Europe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:29 PM (39g3+)

136 boy some are really passionate for muh shows and muh social networking

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 05:29 PM (dciA+)

137 Ace, there's a side issue you're ignoring here:

There can be major real-world benefits from having a big Twitter following.

I hate the fact that this is true, and I don't want it to be true, but crazily it is true.

Examples:

I know someone who got a book contract and a $100,000+ advance based entirely on the fact that they have 78,000 Twitter followers.

In the proposal he sent to the publishers, he basically said this:

"I want to write a book for your publishing house. I could describe the book to you, and sent you an outline of its contents, and a sample chapter to prove I can write, but let's be honest there -- we all know that's unimportant. What is important is that I have 78,000 Twitter followers who basically do whatever I tell them to, and if I announce that my book has been published, at least 10,000 of them are guaranteed to buy it."

Since the break-even level for published books is between 3,000-5,000 copies sold at full price, the publishers liked this deal. So they jumped at it and signed him up. They didn't even give a fuck what the book was a about.

Meanwhile, someone else I know who is a great writer wasted their time writing a brilliant book proposal and submitted it but never made any mention of Twitter or sales to sheeple. Result? You guessed it: Rejection.

Next example:

If you have the right connections, you know that public relations firms are handing out amazing freebies all the time, in an attempt to get "coverage" for their clients. Often these freebies involve free travel.

So I was at some stupid PR event in San Francisco last year, promoting a new movie/product tie-in, and fell into conversation with a couple there. They revealed that they were from near Boston, and that the PR firm had flown them out to the PR event, and the trip was doubling as essentially a free vacation. I asked, as politely as possible, why the PR firm had flown them out from Boston. Answer?

"We have 19,000 Twitter followers!"

Wow.

Anyway, that is just the top of the iceberg. If you can rack up a decent number of followers (even fake ones), you can literally make a living off all the freebies thrown at you.

Posted by: zombie at May 19, 2016 05:29 PM (jBuUi)

138 >>>it's the fiction that you are just one tweet from being "discovered"

Sometimes you are. I was nobody until I started tweeting. Now I get paid pretty decent side gig money to freelance for various places, with bigger opportunities coming down the pike soon (ironically, as I'm growing more and more disinterested in national politics).

Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe I'm good, but I know for fact I didn't have any big-time connections to draw on. Just my own wit. And I didn't have to pretend to be someone who I'm not.

Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 05:29 PM (ewYO6)

139 @63: "The only way to make them nuetral or honest is to have competition for them that takes their business."

We respectfully disagree about "the only way", infidel.

Posted by: Radical Islam at May 19, 2016 05:30 PM (rznWS)

140 Today's Google Doodle was the last straw for me.

I'm working on moving away from Google, completely.

I just need an alternative to Picasa, and Chrome Browser, for old hardware and obsolete unsupported Operating System

Posted by: Ozwerd Heredolpher at May 19, 2016 05:30 PM (vIEoD)

141 According to Tucker Carlson some of the attendees kissed ass and some others asked some hard questions . I read in between the lines that Beck was the ass kisser.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 05:30 PM (V8uX9)

142 Less original content like "look at me having dinner!" and more E-cards, memes, and links.
then I looked at my timeline and said, yep! Pretty much cat pictures and clips from the Simpsons....


Right, not a lot of original stuff, except in the groups, where people discuss a lot and share files and such. Personally I post silly pictures, bits of news, promotions for my work, and personal thoughts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:31 PM (39g3+)

143
Jesus God Almighty do you own stock or something?

Ace, I think you're reading too much into my comments. I merely making observations. I hate all the social media even more than you do. I'm just mentioning the power they hold.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:31 PM (7gCCJ)

144 Have you not noticed the Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter symbols are on everything now?

Pick up any product off the shelve at the supermarket or a Best Buy, and you'll see the social media symbols on the package/box.

People's lives revolve around this shit.
Posted by: Mister Magoo

...

Jesus God Almighty do you own stock or something?

Posted by: ace at May 19, 2016 05:28 PM (dciA+)

_____

He's right. This stuff is embedded in society. And the yuuts have never lived without access to it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:31 PM (0LHZx)

145 It's like quitting smoking because you both resent a corporation selling you disease in exchange for money and because you want to live a better, longer, healthier life.

You could also resent the fact that governments are making even more money than the tobacco companies via "sin taxes" on addictive products. So it could be all three things.

Posted by: rickl at May 19, 2016 05:31 PM (zoehZ)

146 Posted by: Jeff B. at May 19, 2016 05:29 PM (ewYO6)

It's called the Kardashian effect.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 19, 2016 05:32 PM (V8uX9)

147 For example, Someone posted about Cthulhu Seals (symbols and images) and I responded with this picture

http://tinyurl.com/jt4lyl4

Because that's what a Cthulhu seal brings to mind for me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:32 PM (39g3+)

148 So if I google Yuri Kochiyama, can I believe the results?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 19, 2016 05:32 PM (usgok)

149 >>Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe I'm good, but I know for fact I didn't have any big-time connections to draw on. Just my own wit. And I didn't have to pretend to be someone who I'm not.


@PhilCollinsRulez, right?

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 05:32 PM (OxUnq)

150 If you want to ditch left wing browsers, Opera is a good choice.

It's basically Mozilla Firefox by a different name.

Posted by: Warden at May 19, 2016 05:32 PM (MZ8Zz)

151 Yeah but without Instagram where am I going to see fitness "models" posting pictures of their ass to sell "detox" tea?

Posted by: brak at May 19, 2016 05:33 PM (MJuTN)

152 >> fitness "models" posting pictures of their ass to sell "detox" tea?


I want to crush Dad Loesch's Beets.

Posted by: garrett at May 19, 2016 05:34 PM (OxUnq)

153 first they came for for facebook and I didn't speak up because I'm not a teenage girl.

Posted by: x at May 19, 2016 05:34 PM (nFwvY)

154 @120: "Statham's Cockney."

So's Michael Caine, but he typically plays refined types. Accents can be learned.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (rznWS)

155 I will disappoint/destroy my 100 Twitter followers who worship at my every word. I can't do it to them, there could be suicides and such.


#NotAMonster

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (jaFcJ)

156 One of the more famous perfumers in the industry gave an interview with a blogger in which he opined that within 5 years, perfumers were probably going to be chosen based on the number of Instagram followers they had rather than their actual talent as a perfumer.

He was dead serious and I think it's probably true.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (YHcVd)

157 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (evdj2)

158 I know one really Yuge Twitter user who if he boycotted twitter might really hurt it:

Donald Trump.

Maybe he could hurt FB, too.

Posted by: Harun at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (UBBWX)

159 FB crashes/freezes my browser if i use it more than a few minutes at a time, so they make it easy to avoid them.

besides, all the information on my account is inaccurate or an outright lie anyway, so it's not like i'm valuable to them. granted, my links and likes give them some info, but since my tastes are eclectic, and i'm neither kewl, hip or edgy, they can't be worth much.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (PCiUC)

160 155 Posted by: Dr Spank at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (jaFcJ)

I owe it to *my* public to keep the dream alive!

#NotAMonster

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (g8Hfr)

161
Oh it's about to begin, alright.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (7gCCJ)

162 "Sooo... next Bond will either be Gay, Black, Transgender, or a Woman"


Tom Hiddleston would be perfect.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (LA7Cm)

163 @123: "The next bond will be a Gay TV "Asian" or "African" bank on it..."

Entertainment types have been talking up Idris Elba for the role for a while now.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (rznWS)

164 I've got a FB account, which is useful because the people I maintain contact with are far flung and often hard to reach otherwise. But other than that, I'm taking Ace's advice as much as possible.

I've been cutting back on television shows that I watch. Pretty much with the end of this season my viewing will be cut down to maybe two or three hours a week.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (LUG6K)

165 I've never been on My Space, FB, Twiddling, Pincushion or any other Socialist Media site.

Been a blogger, and am always still a commenter here n' there. Mostly, here.

Suits me fine, I don't need to be all wired n' connected 24/7.

More time for woodworking, gunsmithing, making a living and such.

I've just always had an instinct to not run with the lemmings. The cliff always wins.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 19, 2016 05:36 PM (McRlu)

166 Ace> Smoking..."It's a form of rebellion against an increasingly censorious, no-fun-allowed society!"

*while I'm standing outside a restaurant , in the rain, rebelling.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (48QDY)

167 122 CHINA WARNS USA: MILITARY READY 'IF PROVOKED'

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General Tso has stopped making chicken!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:25 PM (Nwg0u)


We better hope and pray that their military and equipment are on par with the drywall, cat food and other crap they manufacture for us.

There will be a shooting war in the Pacific within the next 10 - 20 years. Maybe sooner, and we are not prepared at fucking all.

And yet, bread and circuses.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (p4UlV)

168 156 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:35 PM (YHcVd)

That'll last right up until some brave soul tells the person who bought "Kanye" the scent for the Me Generation that they smell literally like the south end of a northbound Bison...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (g8Hfr)

169
Entertainment types have been talking up Idris Elba for the role for a while now.


I look forward to the reboot with a Chinese 'Shaft.'

Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (g6yUI)

170 166 Ace> Smoking..."It's a form of rebellion against an increasingly censorious, no-fun-allowed society!"

*while I'm standing outside a restaurant , in the rain, rebelling.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (48QDY)


Interesting how the Left are now utterly fundamentalist and puritanical.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (p4UlV)

171 Did the Zuckerberg / Beck meeting take place yet?

Posted by: C. Jenner at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (MQh6M)

172 Boycott it b/c he takes *his* little Piggy Bank and bankrolls evil with it Soona....

F*c*book essentially handed Bronko his datamining resources gratis in 2012....

Mitt didn't get the same offer, that was an in kind donation worth millions.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:22 PM (g8Hfr)


----------------------

Evil is going to be bankrolled no matter how many companies are boycotted. And most of the time it's from seemingly innocent sources. We just hear about FB and Twatter because they're very large and very well known.

Who knows what Bab's Hair Solon supports. Or the owner of the gas station down the street. The list could obviously get very large. The boycott mentality has as much of a chance of turning into a conservative witch hunt just as the LGBTURV bullshit has.

Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (Fmupd)

173 Transgender James Bond in Thundernoballs!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (Nwg0u)

174 In a very general sense, the difference between the right and left is the right wants to be left alone and the left doesn't want to leave you alone. This means the right tends to ignore constant pokes by the left, both obvious and not so obvious. Conservative Facebook users who follow politics KNOW Facebook is bias against the right but they don't care because they're not going to Facebook for politics. This is the fundamental problem because it allows the nefarious entity (in this case Facebook) to poke you with their political agenda. Devout righties don't care but there is a huge segment of uninformed people who may lean right but are easily persuadable by the propaganda the left pokes them with. This is why anyone who believe in conservative principles strongly enough need to do what Ace suggests, which is boycott the sites and encourage others to do the same. I stopped going to CNN.com, RollingStone.com and am currently trying to ween myself off ESPN.com. Look at the University of Mizz enrollment rate this year. All mediums can be taught the lesson that if you shove your agenda down our throats we will not patronize your business.

Posted by: bathtubby at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (NQeWt)

175 "The next bond will be a Gay TV "Asian" or "African" bank on it..."

Why or? It will be a gay, 1/2 Asian, 1/2 African undocumented immigrant whose parents were trangendered.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (0LHZx)

176 "I just need an alternative to Picasa, and Chrome Browser, for old hardware and obsolete unsupported Operating System"

Pale Moon as a browser should get along with old hardware.

(Only restriction I recall is that it has to support SSE, and if you have a processor that doesn't do *that*, man, you really do need to update your rig.)

OS-wise, the project dumped XP support a few builds back. And you shouldn't be on XP any more anyway, due to the withdrawal of security updates.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (noWW6)

177 How about a Moron GIGO Offensive? Let's post all sorts of crap on Social Media websites. Nothing conservative....just crap of all sorts.

Posted by: scrood at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (3b9U4)

178 OT,
The pool cover people were here, they're going to Barbara boxer's house tomorrow. I double dog dared him to call her ma'am.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (egOGm)

179 If you looked at my farcebook wall you will only see happy birthday every year from my 33 friends, I took advantage of the timeline switch over and deleted everything. I only use FB to communicate with friends when my phone breaks, which has happened to many times. And I have the setting on invisible.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (6Ll1u)

180 I really don't think Pinterest is any kind of leftist hotbed, but I don't see what interest it would hold for the average straight guy, unless he liked cooking/grilling.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:39 PM (YHcVd)

181 "Drop X-Hamster and go to XNXX instead. I don't think they've blacklisted North Carolinians."


Uh, er, you sure do seem to know a lot about this.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:39 PM (LA7Cm)

182 169
Entertainment types have been talking up Idris Elba for the role for a while now.

I look forward to the reboot with a Chinese 'Shaft.'
Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (g6yUI)


"Supel Fry!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:39 PM (p4UlV)

183 You had me at "QUITTING TIME". Cemented the deal with a logical argument for continuing to post here.

Of course, I can say that. I've never had a FB or Twitter account.

Posted by: creeper at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (5RW7F)

184 181 "Drop X-Hamster and go to XNXX instead. I don't think they've blacklisted North Carolinians."

Uh, er, you sure do seem to know a lot about this.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:39 PM (LA7Cm)


Someone told me about it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (p4UlV)

185 Is Pinterest a SJW site? I always thought it was a place where woman posted pictures of their dream kitchens and shit like that.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (0LHZx)

186 Another reason to blow off social media: it's easier on the digestive tract not to be pissed off all the time.


I try to identify people/things that consistently piss me off, and assiduously avoid them thereafter. Life is short.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (oKE6c)

187 172 Posted by: Soona at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (Fmupd)

No sweat.

Doris the Hairdresser is not making literal billions off selling "nothing" other than her clients' data and mere presence on her Salon's property.

Zuckerf*c*er is....

He needs the smug wiped off his face.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (g8Hfr)

188 "Sooo... next Bond will either be Gay, Black, Transgender, or a Woman"


Tom Hiddleston would be perfect.

-
Or Melissa McCarthy.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:41 PM (Nwg0u)

189 *while I'm standing outside a restaurant , in the rain, rebelling.





Posted by: Golfman


I bet you have your baseball cap on backwards, too.
Dangerous, rebel, outlaw.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 19, 2016 05:41 PM (RFeQD)

190 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (0LHZx)
It's a time suck too.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (egOGm)

191 In all seriousness, once ace quit Twitter I realized he was the main reason I was there. I'm rarely on it now, and it led me to reassess some of my other media habits including watching some television series a I had started watching out of interest and now watch out of habit, so I stopped watching them. I still watch movies but I read more and I decided to take a hobby : Heroine.* Everything seems better now and I sleep better.


Just kidding on riding The Horse, I did take up a hobby though and started doing more around the house. I feel better about myself as a result.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (jaFcJ)

192 >> it's the fiction that you are just one tweet from being "discovered"

Fiction?

Posted by: Justine Sacco at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (ATQUV)

193 No, Ms Bond. I expect you to dye.

Posted by: auric golddinger at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (PLnZs)

194 Interesting how the Left are now utterly fundamentalist and puritanical.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (p4UlV)

Yep. I'm the dirty, nasty, evangelical.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (48QDY)

195 Hiddleston totally lacks the physical presence and virility Bond needs. He's very entertaining but, I don't see him in the role at all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (39g3+)

196 I smoked for one reason, I liked smoking. I quit because I had to. When I hit 70 I'm starting again because I'm playing with house money at that point.

I have less than zero interest in Facebook or twitter. Never had an account in either place, never will. I waste too much time here as it is.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (/tuJf)

197 Most boycotts don't work because they are about an intangible. A political position or some such that most people haven't heard of or don't care about. Target was different because the effects of their policy are tangible and directly affected their shoppers. Yes, you'll be in danger in our stores, but hey we're inclusive. Really stupid move.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (kTF2Z)

198 175 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:38 PM (0LHZx)

Commander Bond the Queen...

"Fuck the Queen Guv'nuh I am loyal to Brittaniastan"

// Bond, SJW Multi-Culti Bond...

They do that I will not spend a dime on thg new series.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (g8Hfr)

199 Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:37 PM (g8Hfr)

The scary thing is, that will never happen, because the sheeple will truly love it just because their god made it.

It's really, truly bizarre.

People like that are similar to 12 year old girls with a crush on Beiber.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (YHcVd)

200 What are the odds the new Star Trek tv series will blow?

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (B48dK)

201 I sure hope Pornhub and Spankwire don't start pulling this shit.

Posted by: ajmojo at May 19, 2016 05:44 PM (1H9ox)

202
This is the first I'm hearing of a nood Star Trek series.

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:44 PM (7gCCJ)

203 Yes, yes but..."Costs" Social media is also now where the debates and issues play out (bing "Ben Rhodes Asshole Iran Deal"). Abandon the platform and you abandon the debate.

Posted by: furious at May 19, 2016 05:44 PM (8lw4l)

204 196 I smoked for one reason, I liked smoking. I quit because I had to. When I hit 70 I'm starting again because I'm playing with house money at that point.

I have less than zero interest in Facebook or twitter. Never had an account in either place, never will. I waste too much time here as it is.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 19, 2016 05:42 PM (/tuJf)


This place entertains and informs.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:44 PM (p4UlV)

205 199 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (YHcVd)

Reality always asserts itself.

Try finding Hi-karate these days ma'am...

//Sven praying he's right

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (g8Hfr)

206 202 I just heard about it today myself.

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (B48dK)

207 "Sooo... next Bond will either be Gay, Black, Transgender, or a Woman"


Tom Hiddleston would be perfect.

-
Or Michelle Obama.

Posted by: ajmojo at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (1H9ox)

208
I think the guy that played Brick Top should be Bond.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (p4UlV)

209 >>>They're selling You, ... your location,
interests, internet habits, etc.<<<


It's a game of pimp or prostitute.



Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (/H5Dl)

210 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at May 19, 2016 05:40 PM (0LHZx)

I honestly don't see how it could be. I mean, it's pictures. I don't go on much at all anymore, but I never got so much as a whiff of SJW.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (YHcVd)

211 " Hiddleston totally lacks the physical presence and virility Bond needs. "


I disagree. Good day, sir.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:46 PM (LA7Cm)

212 200 Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (B48dK)

Between 100% and uh 100%...

it is on CBS on Demand and has been very open about the SJW dick needing serviced...


Speaking of Abdul Bond he TV Jihadist I assure you we get "Femynysm in Space" again even though it wrecked Voyager and hurt Enterprise with collateral damage.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:46 PM (g8Hfr)

213 Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:45 PM (g8Hfr)


Nah, it's just that tastes change. Todays High-Karate is Axe.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (YHcVd)

214 Whoever they get to play Bond,it wont matter.A kickass female agent will do all the work and rescue Bond repeatedly.

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (B48dK)

215 Again, if you use FB just to keep up with family, try switching to Mewe.com
They even have a handy migrate tool.

No more ads. No more tracking. You own your own content.

For people using FB for marketing, it's not so good though.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (7lVbc)

216 What are the odds the new Star Trek tv series will blow?

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:43 PM (B48dK)


They should go full parody and make it deliberately hokey. Styrofoam rocks, rubber alien costumes, bad sfx, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (LUG6K)

217 http://www.haikarate.co.uk

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (ptqRm)

218 "When I hit 70 I'm starting again because I'm playing with house money at that point. "


At that point, to Hell with it. Do what you want.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (LA7Cm)

219 Local law dictates that you have to be 50' from an place of business to smoke, trouble is that there is always another business next door.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (6Ll1u)

220 212 Yeah,it was a rhetorical question.

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (B48dK)

221 213 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (YHcVd)

Kanye-The Progressive Stank that Smells Like Shit and Tastes Like Obama

Brought to you by BioWar Industries

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (g8Hfr)

222 The only time I'm on Facebook is to respond to relatives and to like they're pictures. What else is there to do there?

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (jaFcJ)

223 What are the odds the new Star Trek tv series will blow?

Nobody will know, because its on CBS' website nobody watches

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (39g3+)

224 TV is and always was and always will be a vast wasteland, pace Marshall Macluhan.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 19, 2016 05:04 PM (p4UlV)


Not McLuhan, Newton Minow. In case nobody else caught it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (zKSco)

225
What are the odds the new Star Trek tv series will blow?

1:1

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:49 PM (7gCCJ)

226 Pinterest has a lot of preschoolers and homemakers and skews conservative and female.
I haven't gotten the hang of it myself, but I am there as bookhorde.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:49 PM (7lVbc)

227 What are the odds the new Star Trek tv series will blow?


Posted by: steevy

It was, at times, socially preachy back in the 1960's.

Yes, of course it blow. And blow big chunks, too.

I'm not 12 or 13 anymore, when it was on in the '60's.

I. DON'T.CARE.

TV is a giant mind fuck. It subtly and relentlessly programs you to think in certain preferred ways. I particularly resent the Big Network mind games of big time sports announcers, who routinely re-invent the past, altering things and people that are no longer in the limelight. They are preparing you for other things in the past being altered.

It is sometimes a curse to have a good memory and remember how some things used to be.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...pondering the future at May 19, 2016 05:49 PM (RFeQD)

228 Star Trek has sucked since about 1985.

Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:50 PM (g6yUI)

229
They should go full parody and make it deliberately hokey. Styrofoam rocks, rubber alien costumes, bad sfx, etc.

You mean like Far Out Space Nuts?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:50 PM (7gCCJ)

230 223 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (39g3+)

You'll get diehard Trekkies...

of course Trek could support its own Studio I think in all likelihood of course the Star Trek IP was sorta ground zero/canary in the coal mine for the SJW wars.

The Glee Gang reared its head in Beta.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:50 PM (g8Hfr)

231 Looka here now, Idris Elba could be Bond if he damn well wants to be.

It would be total pandering, I get that, but lawd have mercy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:50 PM (YHcVd)

232 91 Looks like Daniel Craig is out as Bond. I wasn't ever terribly impressed with him in the role anyway. I think it was less him than the new universe they put him in, though. I didn't ever like Woman M, even under Brosnan.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:17 PM (39g3+)


The current favorite to replace him is Tom Hiddleston, who is tearing it up in the Night Manager on AMC.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (OR5cC)

233
219 Local law dictates that you have to be 50' from an place of business to smoke, trouble is that there is always another business next door.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:47 PM (6Ll1u)

That's cool.


But where can you smoke weed?

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (48QDY)

234 "You mean like Far Out Space Nuts?"


Thank you for reminding me of that old gem. Probably saw every episode as a we tot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (LA7Cm)

235 Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:48 PM (g8Hfr)


I wonder if Etienne de Swaardt would do that for ELdO?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (YHcVd)

236 233 Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (48QDY)

Inside the police station here in Butte evidently...

we live in a bizarre fucked up world.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:52 PM (g8Hfr)

237
You mean like Far Out Space Nuts?

Posted by: Mister Magoo at May 19, 2016 05:50 PM (7gCCJ)


Never heard of it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 19, 2016 05:52 PM (LUG6K)

238 I could live with Elba as Bond, but they'd have to go with the internet "series of guys as Bond" system.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:52 PM (39g3+)

239 Besides which, can't we holler Cultural Appropriation if they try to have a non Caucasian Bond? (Understand I am fine with a non-Caucasian Bond)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:52 PM (YHcVd)

240
Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05

Dafuq?

They must've caught someone.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (48QDY)

241 I watch exactly one series currently airing.Game of Thrones.

Posted by: steevy at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (B48dK)

242 William Shatner must be bored making commercials with Penny, he could make a comeback, right?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (6Ll1u)

243 I could live with Elba as Bond, but they'd have to go with the internet "series of guys as Bond" system.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 19, 2016 05:52 PM (39g3+)

I think that'd be kinda cool.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (YHcVd)

244 nood

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (1ZOkK)

245 Ace, I realize that the step you have take to stop putting content on Twitter is a useful step towards punishing Twitter for their behavior. But, while depriving them your content helps, the fact that your site sends traffic to Twitter sends a mixed message at best. While Twitter loves the content that users provide, the things the value most of all is people visit their platform. That is the whole reason the like content: it attracts users.

The top item on your sidebar right now is Did you know it was #NationalSendANudeDay? Neither did I, the 8 most scandalous tweets. [Mis. Hum.]

It is true that the link won't take you directly to Twitter; instead it takes you to PJMedia, where you have to click over to Twitter to see any of the content.

You may disagree, but I think the best way to punish the social media platforms is to stop sending them traffic. Or at least the fun traffic. I recognize that there may be times where you want to criticize some content on one of those platforms, so to make your point, you need to link to provide the evidence. But, to my way of thinking, that should be the exception instead of the norm.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 19, 2016 05:54 PM (R+30W)

246 Looka here now, Idris Elba could be Bond if he damn well wants to be.


Okay, fine.

But he has to do it in whiteface.

Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:54 PM (g6yUI)

247 240 Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:53 PM (48QDY)

No dude my point is the Cops don't care ever...

"medical Mary Ja-wowy is ~legal here" but evidently consumed in cars, at bus stops, etc etc

Like I say on ten million guys named Juan "what laws do I get to ignore?"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:54 PM (g8Hfr)

248 Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:49 PM (7lVbc)

The worst thing you could accuse Pinterest of is making you feel like a failure when you see all the stuff these heifers come up with.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:55 PM (YHcVd)

249 The current favorite to replace him is Tom Hiddleston, who is tearing it up in the Night Manager on AMC.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (OR5cC)

Me too!
I haven't seen the last episode yet.

Have you ever seen TURN? Hiddleston has a look alike there - JJ Feild (Major John Andre)

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:55 PM (7lVbc)

250 If James Bond goes homo I'll be shaken, not stirred.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at May 19, 2016 05:56 PM (Nwg0u)

251 Like I say on ten million guys named Juan "what laws do I get to ignore?"
Posted by: sven10077 at May 19, 2016 05:54 PM (g8Hfr)

Run that stop sign, white boy and find out.

Posted by: Golfman at May 19, 2016 05:56 PM (48QDY)

252 The worst thing you could accuse Pinterest of is making you feel like a failure when you see all the stuff these heifers come up with.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 05:55 PM (YHcVd)

Totally!

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:57 PM (7lVbc)

253
Gotta Be Cruel to be Kind

*********

Gawd I hate that stupid song.

Anyway I wonder if you are trying to excuse your retreat from something--else.

Posted by: FDR's Ghost of Huge New Deals! at May 19, 2016 06:02 PM (mcm0N)

254 I've never had a twitter account: it's hard enough keeping up with email. And while I had a Facebook account for a while, I suspended it over a year ago because the political stuff that people insisted on sending me left me feeling like someone had just emptied a pail of shit over my head. Life is too short to spend it feeling that way.

That, and it was putting money into Mark Zuckerberg's pocket, which is *never* a good thing to do.

And, Ace, you are absolutely right about the wasteful and destructive nature of most mass media. Not long ago, I was in a restaurant; at a table near me were five young people, three guys and two girls. And all five were staring at their phones and tapping away - not talking with each other, or flirting, or having a good time, but distracted, somewhere in cyberspace, which is a damned poor substitute for even the meagerist reality.

Do you remember the old movie "Buckaroo Banzai"? It was pretty lame, but it had one clever catchphrase: "Wherever you go, there you are!" Well, with "smart" phones and addictive social media, nowadays wherever you go, there you *aren't* - not with your head stuck in the cybercloud. What a piss-poor way to spend the irreplacable hours of your life.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 19, 2016 06:04 PM (zcbZo)

255 249 The current favorite to replace him is Tom Hiddleston, who is tearing it up in the Night Manager on AMC.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 19, 2016 05:51 PM (OR5cC)

Me too!
I haven't seen the last episode yet.

Have you ever seen TURN? Hiddleston has a look alike there - JJ Feild (Major John Andre)
Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:55 PM (7lVbc)

I started watching it, but I got bored with the pace of it and gave it up.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 19, 2016 06:06 PM (OR5cC)

256 Eh, forget what I said --something is a real mess out there, probably is the healthier thing--to avoid it.

Posted by: FDR's Ghost of Huge New Deals! at May 19, 2016 06:06 PM (mcm0N)

257 just submitted a request to have my Facebook account deleted....in 14 days I will be free

Posted by: Myshiba at May 19, 2016 06:20 PM (0mskG)

258 I started watching it, but I got bored with the pace of it and gave it up.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 19, 2016 06:06 PM (OR5cC)

Me too - I just watched seasons1.
Honestly the guy who has the lead role, even though he's a good actor , just can't carry the show. Not enough charisma or something.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 06:21 PM (7lVbc)

259 @189: "I bet you have your baseball cap on backwards, too.
Dangerous, rebel, outlaw. "


Watch it, man. Do not taunt him. Dude bakes his cookies at 351 degrees.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 19, 2016 06:21 PM (rznWS)

260 76 I honestly don't understand the attraction of Twitter. A bunch of people posting mindless, stream of consciousness shit all day long. I do not care what someone had for lunch or their latest pseudo-thought. And the "hashtag" crap is absurd to me. I can kinda understand the lure of FB, but Twitter is mind boggling.




I've often wondered about that hashtag shit on twitter. Is the hashtag necessary for it to work or something? Good god social media is annoying.

Posted by: Citation X Driver at May 19, 2016 06:24 PM (WJC8S)

261 Twitter can be fun for snarking and trolling.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 06:27 PM (7lVbc)

262 Posted by: The Other Bill C at May 19, 2016 05:54 PM (g6yUI)

LOL!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 06:27 PM (YHcVd)

263 I'll do my best to strip the bizarrely misplaced "cool, fun" factor associated with these meritless zombie waste-your-life activities.

It sounds to me that Ace was guilty of too much social media and too much TV, etc. Also, we're all getting older and understand the value our time more.

Some of us were not so saturated and absorbed from the start. But, fine points.

I only hope Ace finds a place where he can laugh and relax. I'm lucky to have a hilarious family. But, I also like comedy and music. So theater, concerts, etc, too.

I make no excuses for the few hours here and there to enjoy life with someone by sharing a flick, or a tv show. I don't consider them time wasters. I, like many, have full lives outside of here and all of that. Travel a lot, read a lot, and do sports.

Fighting the ideological/cultural warfare is another subject altogether. And yes, they can be tied together; point understood. It is easier to break the tether when you have a family and a circle of friends, and enough money to fill your time otherwise (yes, you can just go to the park, or the free day at the museum, or the library). As well as outside interests. And, be able to get out and about (the elderly and sickly, not so much). I'm currently alone, husband away for a year, so I see myself watching more tv at night before sleep. But, I'm reading at 5am, today, 3:30am (couldn't sleep). Then working, work out breaks, Ace breaks. Soccer. Almost every weekend, and during championships. Yeah, I went to a match in Barcelona, but can't do that very often... it's what we like.

If you've let it control your life, and make you deeply angry and frustrated, like I see some people here, then let it go. It is MUCH healthier to walk away from it all.

Take your stand, but don't let it make you crazy and destroy your life as a result. Have fun.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 19, 2016 06:27 PM (qCMvj)

264 Advertise here. Donate. Support. Market edgy.
And this place is different how?

Probably not well off hypocrites. That would be others.
Daniel Webster making deals. Well, at least virtue has qualities.

At least the virtue signaling and hatred gets to look like the same damned thing on whatever side gets dealt with.

And you would go to the grave feeling smug. Not so much later.

Posted by: neal at May 19, 2016 06:29 PM (TBc8W)

265 'ette, I didn't realize you were alone for a year. Been there, done that. How are you doing with it?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at May 19, 2016 06:31 PM (YHcVd)

266 Your browser should be running with a script-blocker or firewall like uBlock/uMatrix.

Block twitter.com and facebook.com and related sites all the time with exceptions when you are actually looking at twitter and fb.

Posted by: JT at May 19, 2016 06:34 PM (yqvys)

267 What nobody is seeing, probably because they're all literally closed, secret and otherwise kept from public view, is that facebook is where mothers are arranging their playdates and finding childcare and cleaning help or doing swaps or looking for extra work doing those things, where they are buying and selling stuff, and all the other things that used to be on mailing lists but are increasingly on facebook.

Small businesses have also stopped using their own webpages in many instances in favor of facebook.

Women, especially mothers, are using facebook to arrange IRL stuff, that's why they can't quit it. Find a way to make all these things as one-stop shop as facebook is and craigslist used to be for selling and buying, and then people will exit en masse. Right now I see lots of people leaving, but not the ones who need facebook for these arrangements. Just single people, and some older folks.

Posted by: TPC at May 19, 2016 06:46 PM (Rs+7o)

268 226 Pinterest has a lot of preschoolers and homemakers and skews conservative and female.
I haven't gotten the hang of it myself, but I am there as bookhorde.

Posted by: @votermom at May 19, 2016 05:49 PM (7lVbc)

One of the guys in the men's group at church uses it for ideas on home/yard organization and which booze to buy.

Posted by: Cody's Feedbag at May 19, 2016 06:48 PM (kZVsz)

269 If you hang out with religious people for long you'll probably hear someone talk about being "in the world but not of the world". How do you make a living and act as a positive example of your faith without being corrupted and exploited by a world that hates you?

I get this same vibe when these sorts of boycotts are discussed. And that bothers me, because churches have been arguing about that balance for literally thousands of years without figuring it out, and I don't think we'll do any better.

I don't see how conservatives and libertarians get their message out by abandoning the ideological "mission field". If Facebook and Twitter are hostile territory then that's all the more reason to go there and make sure people hear from us. Isn't it?

The movie boycott makes more sense, but if conservatives don't know about current pop culture then it obviously puts us at some kind of disadvantage among our non-conservative peers. Maybe it's an acceptable disadvantage, maybe not. Some people can shun pop music, TV, movies, etc. without turning into holier-than-thou Aunt Esthers, some can't.

Posted by: GalosGann at May 19, 2016 06:48 PM (WzpqQ)

270 Again, we're talking - at best - about 5% of their users and probably more likely 1-2%.

Not going to affect Facebook in a best case scenario.

Posted by: deadrody at May 19, 2016 07:08 PM (q72NU)

271 I've seen some pretty hot 40+ year old strippers in my day.

But then I'm a 60+ year old fat man in a red shirt.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at May 19, 2016 09:52 PM (xNMc/)

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