What’s the point of blogging if they keep you from engaging with other bloggers?

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Did this privacy protection software try to block you? If so, my heart goes out to you, Norbert. Wp had been having a lot of glitches lately and they’ve also flagged me and put all kinds of restrictions on me after accusing me of “bot-like behavior.” I’ve found that they’ve done this to quite a few other bloggers as well.

https://cheriewhite.blog/2022/07/14/todays-quote-615/#comment-41248

See also “Herding Millennials — a new agenda for tech?” [ https://connect.data.blog/2020/09/16/herding-millennials-a-new-agenda-for-tech ]

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Social media is addictive and compelling, as in, if you are not on social media in today’s world, you feel isolated

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This human weakness is exploited by these social media companies is what the documentary implies. It is quite intriguing to watch the ex-employees of social media companies share about how the algorithms are developed to keep users addicted. The documentary is an attempt to show us how social media is taking control over our thinking capacity and causing disruptions sometimes in the form of protests, riots etc.

https://myflickpics.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/social-dilemma

Herding Millennials — a new agenda for tech?

Another little “deviation from the normal” post.

Starring yet again Caralyn (thanks for the tip), with hat tips to Velda & Josepha. This is a particular threesome of intelligent thinkers (see the linked-to posts for more about some of their intelligent thoughts) I totally hope they will collaborate and exchange ideas — not only with each other, but also with all of us… the global commmunity… of things, or beings, or whatever (haha, well just don’t “nevermind” 😉 ).

Caralyn’s post addresses a new REALLY BIG SHOW on Netflix (actually more than one, but do go ahead and read all about it on her post) … called “The Social Dilemma”. I haven’t watched it — I’m not that kind of consumer… I will listen to you, but if you start treating me like your slave, well then I don’t care about what you think you have that’s worthy of me paying attention to (because in my humble opinion it simply isn’t … at least not in that case). Whatever (yes, do nevermind 😉 ).

Well, so the question this persuasion geek is pushing (see Tristan Harris’ website for more details) is: Should we trust these algorithm-gurus who have been fucking up so royally for decades … should they now be trusted to program algorithms, computer programs, silicon chips — whatever — for the “guidance” of our kids? Um, some of you might remember this (be sure to click the “watch” link if you don’t 😉 ). In other words: HELL, NO!!

What we need is HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, nature, natural processes, evolution, whatever — NOT “Humane AI”. Just say no to having some 1000 elite narcissists programming what you are thinking, doing, whatever!

Um, with that, back to our… regularly… scheduled… whatever (nevermind).