How One Topic Expanded My Knowledge: What I Learned Recently #bloganuary

Bloganuary is a series of WordPress blogging prompts, one for each day of January. Today I am writing on the subject of something I learned recently.

Brittanica updated this article on the fifth of this month.

In 1989 a flood of fights contrary to socialist rule ejected in eastern Europe.

This episode set off the Velvet Upset, which acquired specific strength in the country’s modern places. Under the improvised authority of Václav Havel, a dissenter playwright and coauthor of Sanction 77 (1977), the City Gathering organized shows and strikes that demanded that public authorities acknowledge the common liberties outlined in the Helsinki Accords of 1975.

Czech playwright and dissident dramatist Dr Vaclav Havel (later President of Czech Republic) at a bus stop in London, June 19, 1968.

Havel was chosen for the post of interim president on December 29, 1989, and he was reappointed to the administration in July 1990. He became the country’s most memorable non-communist leader after 1948.

That kind of dissent is impressive if you learn about it in a light that it reflects positively on values you already celebrate.

What I learned further about freedom is something far more distressing, and it is only in that I think of ambition that the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, could make known to people far and wide that the site Twitter held hopes for free speech to flourish.

Musk then paid $44 billion for it.

FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on printed Twitter logos in this picture illustration taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

According to estimates, Musk lost $200 billion when the trust he built with the shareholders of Tesla Corporation and the value of Twitter stock tumbled together. As Musk eventually proved he was not the brilliant innovator he was initially thought to be, his stock soared when Musk made the acquisition and then began to fall.

Initially, Musk seemed to be having a midlife crisis because he acted with such disregard for convention and good sense. As Musk’s political views changed, he ceased to advocate free speech but was apparently trapped in a right-wing quagmire, in which he demonstrated the need for extreme measures in doing business as a social media company, including firing most of its employees and adjusting the system quickly in response to the extensive losses he was suffering.

Musk was acting as a boss would, trying to make a service profitable. As time passed, Musk’s claim that Twitter would usher in a renaissance era of free speech seemed increasingly shallow. Nothing of the kind emerged in the wake of Musk’s bizarre tactics to make Twitter profitable.

Despite being discussed quite a bit already, I am not surprised that there were so many impersonators flooding Twitter with tweets that were nearly as convincing as real companies with a presence on Twitter actually held with the social media company when for the first few hours your account could be verified with a checkmark for a few dollars. Although Musk may have believed that he was acting in the name of free speech at that time, the fact that free speech lends itself to parody taught me a great deal about human nature.

When I thought of the free speech conundrum, I thought of the Velvet Revolution, I thought of 1984, I thought of Apocalypse Now, but here was near-incontrovertible proof that free speech is not a simple temperament.

Free speech is likely regarded among many with such cynicism that an effort to grant it, to create liberty, is met with glee, low moral standing, and even evil. Musk may not have intended it, but I believe he is aware that this is the result of the right to free speech. This right must be carefully considered and guarded.

The Benefits of Writing: Why I Do It and Why You Should Too #bloganuary

What is the greatest gift someone could give you?

My twelfth-grade teacher once told me that she wished she could write like me.

She was one of the teachers who taught me about Macbeth. That play resonated with me. A Roman Polanski film adaptation was a significant success.

It is said to be bad luck. You shouldn’t speak about the title. I don’t know, then, why the curriculum emphasized it.

She was also one of the teachers who taught me poetry. All five of my high school English teachers taught me a little about poetry. That was another emphasis in my high school curriculum.

I received an award from my high school English department when I graduated. I was among the best English student of the year 1996’s grads from my high school.

I’ve never read much poetry.

I suppose it’s a shame. On Twitter, for years and years, though, I’ve followed an account that presents stanzas by Emily Dickenson. I often read them aloud when I see them.

It’s not all the time, but sometimes, when something hurts badly, and I think about what might have been, I cry about it. I know it would upset my mother.

She gets sad, too, if she thinks about it. Her mother made fun of crybabies. It is not a real masculine trait.

However, I think tears are valuable signs of passion from within. My writing would be better if I had been better trained, but even without that, I’m fortunate I can do so much. Long-form is usually my favorite.

With social media, you can present a blog at a very low cost. I’ve been blogging for the order of twenty years now.

Writing well has become easier with artificial intelligence. There is a video out there showing Twitter’s CEO claiming artificial intelligence is dangerous. The power that affords dissidents is alarming to me.

It is a powerful opportunity. It is likely that the next few years will be extremely crucial in the history of the world. The entirety of civilization may change!

It was Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World that most educated me when I was in high school. I was warned by Brave New World, as young YouTubers put it. In the shortest manner possible, it highlights the humanizing process of John the Savage.

The present impact of artificial intelligence on social media creators is directing people away from humanity. The monster in me hears a calling to become artificial intelligence. More realistically, it is just too big an opportunity to ignore.

When I think of myself as a writer, I don’t conceive of social media made by artificial intelligence as either writing or artwork. Do not think of imagery generated by artificial intelligence as art. It is almost gleeful for me to create with artificial intelligence and feel that I am moving away from my passions.

I don’t want to “spoil” Brave New World here, but I relate its dystopian themes to my use of artificial intelligence. If I were in school again, I would work to learn more about media literacy.

The informed use of social media, I believe, benefits from areas of knowledge in media literacy. In that area, I think I could benefit from training, but I am no longer so young.

Setting and Achieving Your Goals This Year #bloganuary

This year, I want to make sure that I can be part of the conversation at Twitter. It has become much more than a passing trend in recent years and is the platform of choice for many younger generations who finally–for better or worse– got their own voice on the internet. With all its ups and downs it still gives people so much freedom to express themselves, discover new things around them, and perhaps give something back as well with meaningful conversations. Let’s see how far I get

During Bloganuary, bloggers who blog about their private lives write about a topic-oriented writing prompt every day in January. Today’s prompt is: What is something you want to achieve this year? I am tackling that this way.

For 2023 I want to try to keep a hand in Twitter, given a lot of the attention, it’s got among social media platforms (and I’d say it is my favorite social media platform) about how it will do this year. It is the kind of platform that appeals to people from my generation, who never had a voice of their own until Twitter arrived and they became “very online,” which sparked the Twitterverse, a kind of “cult-like” zeal for microblogging that resulted in a lot of weird communications.

As far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t restricted to my generation, it doesn’t seem too weird to me, and Twitter gets a lot of hate (ironic considering it is often accused of being a platform for spreading hate speech, which is terrible, to begin with). Those with extremist views are usually targeted because they are unlikely to appear in the “real world,” the world beyond Twitter if they were not on Twitter.

On Twitter, I rarely see hate speech, and I would be offended if I did. There is a lot of negativity on Twitter, I agree, which does pose challenges to people’s mental health (and overall stability, I suppose), but a lot of that is in the form of sarcastic humor not all that different than the poor taste of ghastly writing that marked a lot of the best of the golden age of television, which also appeals, I suspect, to lots of people of my generation, but not at all entirely, and which isn’t the voice of the individual that Twitter lends itself to letting people feel they have (and which is obtainable). This one corner of the Internet offers the opportunity for the formerly unrepresented to move from silence to membership in a group of like-minded people, and while it has changed greatly since it first became a topic in mainstream media, no one has yet been able to totally negate it.

I’ll never feel I wasted time doing it because it was a lot of fun. It’s no longer as cool as when it resembled its original design, but products change, and with the bottom line that’s said to be facing Twitter, if it does have a chance of surviving say until the end of the year 2023, it will probably be accompanied by an upswing in popularity, which some say is happening, and which I sincerely believe is happening far more than those who believe it doesn’t.

I’ve seen it declared dead before. Despite my displeasure, I’m confident it’ll be more eventful than usual, given the excitement about it. It reminds me, as I mentioned above, of those days when it was discussed in the mainstream media.

Good luck if it’s your favorite one, too. Could well be a few highlights left to enjoy.

SEO for Small Business Owners in the Digital Age – Part II of III on Local SEO

Keep introductions straightforward. Assuming you take a stab at composing a presentation for a title that as of now has one, you are likely best to allude to what’s as of now been laid out about that title.

  1. Understand what a publicist does

A publicist generates and manages publicity for companies, brands, or personalities – such as celebrities – as well as for their work, such as books, films, or albums. This can entail a website, often, that is your client’s publicity and work that they contract you to manage. A celebrity would have tremendous reach on social media, typically.

If your clients include celebrities, that’s fabulous! That would mean real squirrel.

Gossip
  1. How to manage your PR

a) Social media is a great way to connect with other thought leaders

noun
A person whose views are considered authoritative and influential on a given topic.

People who do the same as you are a good bet to try to network with. If you are respectful and confident, it is possible that another thought leader with greater reach could help you extend the reach you have yourself.

b) Create your content and share it with relevant hashtags

? Google Alerts: My go-to service. I don’t believe that I’m required to be a brand, but many users feel that way. Google Alerts are invaluable to me for discovering how brands that matter to me are discussed with references back to Google

c) Respond to timely topics in the news

Many YouTubers, as I’ve observed, create videos based on news stories in their niche that people are talking about. I imagine the same is true on other platforms. If you can do good work in the short time following a timely news story, you may get further ahead than you thought.

d) Consider using free trials of content marketing and social media tools

I did this by starting with DrumUp six or seven years ago. DrumUp finds trending web pages based on keywords you provide. It’s been exciting to feel that I can be a voice on Twitter and Facebook.

e) Your brand’s social media strategy depends on the platform you choose

For example, how you use hashtags is much different on Facebook than it is on TikTok. This is a major theme to cover- – you will need to practice.

Sometimes only two or three platforms for social media are enough for a business. You can do more with less.

f) Social media is tremendous

You know that of course, it is. I worry about the future of it, but I want everything to work out.

g) Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the most popular digital analytics software. It is Google’s free web analytics service, that allows you to analyze in-depth detail, about the visitors to your website. It provides valuable insights that can help you to shape the success strategy of your business.

Despite not having the kinds of responsibilities before me that would require Google Analytics, I may have to work on learning how to use it.

  1. Why you need content promotion strategies

Your engagement is significant in that people should be responding affirmatively to your content. You should build a mailing list of people you can reach by email, even if you ignore this advice. If you have a product for sale, like an ebook, for a small price, you can make a bit of money if you advertise your ebook to your audience with a mailing list.

  1. Get your audience to do the promoting for you

Empowering perusers to share is extraordinary.

  1. Drive traffic to your website by providing quality content and by being an active commentator on blogs, social media sites, and forums where your target market hangs out

There is another piece of this article to go. AI played a major role in generating this article.

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Free Speech and Hate Speech #WordPrompt

I had a pleasant Easter. By the way, a great thing is that the WordPress blogger Beauty Beyond Bones announced on Twitter her engagement to her man. You can find her blog here:

https://beautybeyondbones.com/

Now, for a blog post, I thought this up with StoryLab.ai, an AI service that can assist with a blog story post…

Having the right to free speech is not a privilege. There will always be repercussions when people express their opinions. The truth is that watching in silence while others voice their opinions will also have repercussions.

The effectiveness of Twitter as the town square is that, although everyone with an Internet connection can contribute, Twitter, while I enjoy participating, tends to highlight the voices of only a few. The collective voices on Twitter tend to belong to those on the left.


ThoughtCo
Who Invented Twitter?

These voices often belong to writers, politicians, actors, artists, and musicians, but they can also be anyone imaginable. Years ago, I felt I was doing great having a modest Twitter account, and I’ve seldom felt like giving it up.

Good information flies on Twitter. However, Twitter is criticized for its lax approach, disturbing content that litters some users’ accounts, and for its algorithm’s ability to bury tweets that would be favourable for the right. The situation is complicated, but here are some thoughts about it.

  1. The Debate

Elon Musk, who founded Tesla and SpaceX, believes that, for the future, Twitter needs to be a town square where all speech should be permitted. Twitter needs a lot of change before that can happen, according to Musk. At present, Twitter has a reputation for favouring tweets from leftist-leaning microbloggers, amplifying those voices, while restricting voices who are right-leaning.

This is probably because many Twitter employees are liberal-leaning. There is a suspicion that Twitter has a bias towards tweets from a leftist perspective built into its algorithm. The best example is that Twitter was the first social media platform to issue a permanent ban against Trump, who was formerly an advocate for Twitter, before the charge of insurrection came up following the riot at Capitol Hill when Trump added fuel to the fire.


The Sun
What is Capitol Hill and where is it?

Elon Musk, one of the biggest shareholders now at Twitter, wants to make changes to help free speech flourish on Twitter. In reality, he may hurt the value of the Twitter stock if he decides to take the position that Twitter is a poor investment, and he goes on to sell his majority share. In other words, he is pressuring Twitter to buy it.

  1. Hate Speech

Many people charge Twitter with being nasty. Hateful messages are often started on Twitter, before being carried over to rival social media platforms, such as Gettr and Parler. Using computers, people can tweet a liturgy of extreme positions that can include attacks on people who are different from them, as well as criticism and a culture that seeks to convince people that a particular view is correct.

The idea of tweets like these makes them hard to direct because there are lots of them, and the guidelines for discourse ought to, in an optimal world, be material in all cases, not only for tweets calling for savagery and other outrageous positions.

  1. Free Speech

Free speech refers to the right to form opinions and express ideas without interference. Remember George Orwell’s famous book, 1984, looking at a communist society where free speech has been abolished. Even in 2022, there are a tremendous number of controls leveled at speakers on social media, because the twenty-first century is the first time in history that we have had social media.


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We are still seeing social’s power over people, and some seek some common ground to keep it fair, but you are not prevented from speaking your mind. Sounds great, right? It is muddled, be that as it may.

Elon Musk believes free speech is for the best, but some thinkers believe that out-of-control social media poses a threat to democracy, rather than lending it insight. For example, widespread lies about a specific subject could weigh a majority down, giving them disinformation they believe to be accurate. Disinformation is a problem where opinions that have little or no merit seem normal and commonplace.

According to those who accuse social media platforms of disinformation, there are “correct” perspectives to take, which cannot be associated with disinformation. I don’t think this is so, as people have a right to support falsehoods if those are significant to them. On Twitter people argue back and forth.

As long as a substantial number of people believe in a lie, it is good to treat it as a potential truth. That is why people debate. While most people accept, for example, that the Earth is round, there are to this day flat-earthers.

We have seen Earth from the vantage point of space; we know it is round. To flat-earthers, those space voyages are fake, and the Earth is as flat as it was believed to be in ancient times. That said, perhaps there are unrecognized realities where a flat Earth exists that we are unaware of.

There is the possibility that the Earth may at times be flat from other perspectives; why shouldn’t this be conceived of as a possibility?

There is no doubt that there is disinformation on social media, including on Twitter. How much damage can disinformation potentially do?

  1. Hate speech is harmful and must be fought against

If we let hate run wild on social media, hate will not take much for its flames to fan. I am begging the question, but if you give the haters an inch, they are going to take a mile. A herd mentality is in evidence in social media, which means that there could soon be additional subsets of the world population with hate in their head.

In 2022, on Twitter, as hate speech became more and more part of ordinary life, there have been attempts to stem the tide, like banning hatemongers, and reducing visibility, via the algorithm, of tweets that have the flavour of hate. When I was young, I was all about free speech until I got confused in college. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so smart.

I didn’t know as much as I thought I knew. A responsibility to the truth is difficult. There are so many bad people in a world that many would like to view as “good.”

We should not be separated by hateful ideologies when everyone should be able to live a decent life regardless of race, gender, income, etc. Hate has, at times, been such a horror that it is difficult to relate to it in any capacity. Victims of hate, like people who are bullied on the Internet in a way that erodes their mental health, need protections that a decision like opening Twitter to additional free speech may not afford them.

The Internet, as it’s understood, as on Twitter, will continue to be a jungle, a dangerous place. The right to free speech is a good idea, but the way the issue will be handled concerns me.

  1. Why Free Speech is Sexy

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Sexy Tech

Tech changes so fast that there is a perception that we are making change by aligning ourselves with like-minded people on social media. Users without the same level of a network, watch out. According to these beliefs, we similarly interpret our reality.

We often fight to keep our values at the forefront of many conversations. Twitter debates are often dominated by one side. The perception of Twitter is often that it is a town square.

It appears that the voices we hear on social media, as I have read on the weekend on Big Think, usually belong to only ten percent of users overall.

10% of people are dominating social media. What if the other 90% spoke up? – Big Think

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://bigthink.com/series/collective-illusions/social-media/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYByoUMTQzMTk0MDY4NDMzMDk5NTY0MTYyGTNkZTBlOWUyZmQwYjYyMzc6Y2E6ZW46Q0E&usg=AOvVaw3mTmIeYPCmBTzB6KgrjhQJ

This is an echo chamber. Those ten percent are the loudest, and deafen opposing points of view. In disputes between the right and the left, the Twitter algorithm favours the standpoint of the left.


VOX – Pol

That sounds like one smart algorithm, but it is sophisticated enough to understand the idea of the topic. Twitter may act differently if Musk purchases it, and rebrands Twitter in possibly undecided ways. That is why the drama with Musk and Twitter is so compelling.

With Twitter, they gave us something that we could access we didn’t have previously. This month’s word prompt is the word green. I started the year 2022 doing a daily blogging exercise called bloganuary, where, for as many days as I could in the month of January, I posted according to bloganuary prompts.

Presently, posts from the WordPress Tavern blog incorporate a month-to-month word brief. By the way, my Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/findingenvirons

Privacy is not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution as freedom of speech is in the First Amendment. Larry Flynt

Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/freedom-of-speech-quotes

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Write about what motivates you. #bloganuary

Since I understand that social media is the reality for most of the first world, I am reasonably immersed in social media. My favourite YouTubers, whether they’re creating content specifically for YouTube or bands who are bringing out new material or old material from the old days when people like that did something fantastic, make me feel strong. The love for tech is naively formed, perhaps, but keeping in mind that the biggest firms, like Meta and Alphabet, would like your data, if not every single tech company, watching favourite creators become YouTube stars makes me feel strong most of the time.

I feel strong when a savvy TikTokker post turns out to be a great video, scored with some piece of music I’ve often enjoyed.

I feel solid when a companion or relative accomplishes something advantageous, since I like great choices, and not terrible. I can be a useful individual.

I feel strong when nations and their people stand together. Although I usually feel as though I am the spy in the back of the meeting of revolutionaries, heading for the gallows if I am caught redhanded for my true allegiance, I do enjoy when people with a common background come together. That can make for an extremely strong encounter.

A smart piece of writing, or other great content, makes me feel strong. It feels good to share trending web pages to Twitter and Facebook when I think they can provide food for thought. I feel strongly about posting on the Maple Lawn Facebook page for my father’s business.

Hi, it’s Patrick, Maple Lawn Cemetery’s Facebook page operator.

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I feel strong being with my girlfriend when she is happy with me. A relationship like our own strength is the main strength I have, considering that life is not a practice run. I would rather not hazard losing her warmth and care.

Taking part in a blogging challenge like WordPress’ bloganuary makes me feel strong 🙂

What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist, Part II

The beginning of the month of June 2021 brought with it the following:

Trump Shuts Down ‘Social Media’ a.k.a. WordPress Blog Due to Lack of Readers

Isaiah Richard, Tech Times

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/260992/20210602/trump-shuts-down-social-media-wordpress-blog-due-lack-of-readers.htm

What does reinvention mean?

transitive

1: to make as if for the first time something already invented and reinvents the wheel

2: to remake or redo completely

3: to bring into use again

Reinvention, in the year 2021, is one way to move out of our present circumstances.  It is no mystery that the future will not be the same as was intended.

There is an undercurrent of happiness again these days.  Just surviving has become like a triumph, and love may prove the order of the day.

A worldwide perception of a second chance come is rare, and the future is unwritten; here is an age of miracles.  You should reinvent thoroughly and carefully.

Governance could at this time be set free by Big Tech, or it could be screwed down like a bench at a bus stop intended not to be stolen.

In Canada, it is debated whether Canadian media on the Internet could get paid, with Bill C-10 ready to put Canadian content front and centre on sites where it is not now automatically top-tier content, kind of a detriment if you don’t wish a Canadian flavour every time you want a user video recommendation.  Nor should Canadian viewer recommendations get like the offerings of AI bots behind walls at HQ, or further like that, as I suppose they may already be.

Bill C-10 faces backward and will embarrass Canada on the world stage https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-bill-c-10-faces-backward-and-will-embarrass-canada-on-the-world-stage/

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Take the case of Canadian comedian and broadcaster Tom Green, who has lately been highlighting his YouTube channel with a vlog showcasing a drive he did from LA to Ottawa.  It is a singular vlog.

Tom Green’s Van Life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX-cvZ4accQ

Watching Green offer reflections alone in the US desert, about the planet getting back to to a pre-pandemic normal, Green, whom I remember in Road Trip directed by Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, raised the point of how adaptation, not the adaptation of literature to film, but the adaptation you can utilize, being how you could save the endeavours you want for yourself to succeed in the face of unknown days.  You start confidently and your handle on what we are facing will strengthen your resolve.  I think Green is going, possibly, from the field of comedy, into music.

Without being afraid of having dropped the ball, I am having some trouble relating to the concept of schools as we understand them now, leaving behind their classrooms on campuses without that experience.  Goodness, excited about the future opening up for us, if it is not ultimately restricted by forces that we neither foresee coming nor welcome.

There must sometimes be a natural intelligent design for learning–that there could never be would be a very remote possibility.  Intelligent design occurs frequently enough that I can not be discouraged from believing what we have is merely a happy accident.

I sometimes wish that, when I once considered affording myself some of the opportunities youth brings, I could have opted for hard work, in light of the big picture.  At age seventeen I could have begun to become marketable for the reason, chiefly, of challenging myself to appeal to social norms.  Opportunities most frequently available are now changing in nature, while content, as Bill Gates said, could well remain king.

Recently, last year and this year, my posts, each to a recollected song, under the nominal tutelage of Jim Adams, were rejected, when Adams decided he no longer welcomed my participation.  That is fine, as my reflections helped me get better organized, and of my several posts for Song Lyric Sunday, even if the posts were finally met with dismay, most of them were useful in their own right.

Beginning again the last few weeks, with a new temperament, how now in the days of yesteryear, when I came up with observations that grew from insights that author Jeff Goins introduced, bestselling author of The Art of Work, with notes on Facebook about how to blog.  They never demanded a lot of work, but by now with a little work, they keep my little readership alive.

I don’t mind resuming the approach with which I began in 2012. Without a proper book, or even trying to write a proper book, I might be accused of taking in a blog of this shape and style, mine, without effective longtime goals.

But The Art of Work is the bestseller in Jeff Goins’ hand, about people who carved out singular paths for themselves, and it’s a wonderful book.  I doubt it was written in the bathroom at parties.

If this does not work, then, let this be Finding Courtesies in Handfuls of Garden Flowers.

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I could briefly only think of Mr. Adams browsing my blog site and cringing.  Or Goins.  Nothing doing, I have a nice little blog.

I–HAVE–A–NICE–LITTLE–BLOG.

I enjoy this, and invite you to comment, to link to your blog with a “like,” or to “follow” with your blog.  Thank you.

  https://wptavern.com/happy-18th-birthday-wordpress  A belated birthday wish for WordPress, albeit, but better late than never.

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Should we be forced to see more Canadian content on TikTok and YouTube?

https://theconversation.com/should-we-be-forced-to-see-more-canadian-content-on-tiktok-and-youtube-161318

What the World Would Be Like If Fringe Opinions Didn’t Exist

Tensions between Musk, Democrats flare with Trump’s expected return to Twitter

The latest ruling from US District Judge Carl Nichols could have a major impact on the future of TikTok in the US. The Judge has blocked the Commerce Department’s efforts to restrict new downloads of the app, citing President Trump’s invocation of his International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). This appeal comes after months of turmoil surrounding the beloved video-sharing platform – and this ruling is sure to be just one more chapter in what looks to be an increasingly complicated saga.

Trump administration appeals yet another TikTok ruling —

CNN tech reporter — Brian Fung

I don’t want to seem like I’ve overreacted, but when I saw Forbes describing how Trump’s preoccupation with stopping TikTok became his downfall, I found it interesting. I think what happened is that Donald Trump ultimately affirmed the takeover of TikTok by Walmart and Oracle. An eleventh-hour victory is how CNET put it that evening.

The issue that Trump made of TikTok’s conduct is that ostensibly TikTok may be opening a doorway for China to collect unwarranted data on TikTok users. What Forbes did do was to again highlight the Big Tech drama.

The perspective on the deal moving TikTok from China to the U.S. was rounded out for me by someordinarygamers, who were doing videos about it.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The emcee at someordinarygamers: www.youtube.com/user/SomeOrdinaryGamers

What people say on the Internet, so many people communicate on the Internet about fringe. Mutahar, called someordinarygamers on YouTube, is into things like PC gaming, but he also looks at Internet issues that sometimes are only superficially related.

Mutahar has a sense of humor, whether perhaps navigating Minecraft gravel or a cringy Twitter thread, and he makes himself heard.

You can see the difference between, say, an ambitious young TikTokker aiming for fame, and a fringe TikTokker just kind of shouting out to whoever. It isn’t a subtle distinction.

Related…

Epic Star Wars Concept Art Shows Rey Taking On A Ton Of Stormtroopers

Do you enjoy Star Wars? The first film I watched with Disney+ was The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars, the highest-grossing film of 1977, released by Twentieth Century Fox, can be quoted with, “It was as if a million voices cried out in pain/And were suddenly silenced.”

Obi-Wan laments this to Han Solo and Luke Skywalker aboard the Millennium Falcon, as they search for Leia. The Imperial Sith Lord Darth Vader has already kidnapped her. At that moment in the film, the Death Star, under Vader’s command and Grand Moff Tarkin’s command, has just destroyed her home planet, and Obiwan feels it, thanks to The Force.

“oh no!”

That’s how it would have been in the eventuality that the Trump administration had completely banned TikTok. One issue is that the Chinese government is picking up a lot of data, with TikTok, trading off U.S. security issues. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, in China.

This may yet be still going on, says the narrative, as data is being mined from TikTok user accounts. The nature of social media is to turn ideas into content. Since then, I’ve worked out some stronger ideas–more on that to come.

Often, like on Facebook, a social media post can be a live stream, a meme, or a hashtag, all of which are elements that add up to a status report, or a post. In Silicon Valley, Facebook was like the best idea in the world in 2004, something that earned a fortune, and had an impact on people’s behavior all over the world. If you ask Mutahar, Facebook’s prominence is now starting to erode.

David Fincher’s 2010 film The Social Network is a masterful depiction of Facebook. Fincher’s film may not contain an account of the devastation of the planet of Alderaan, but with The Social Network, you get some appreciation of how Facebook has the capacity among people, around the planet, to be for them an addictive experience. When Frances Haugen blew the whistle on Facebook’s secret internal research Facebook steered into the beginning of swiftly escalating problems.

When a gallant Jedi Knight, Darth Vader was tempted, turned into a Sith Lord, and drove the Empire’s annihilation of the Jedi Order

Orwellian means having the nature of a dictator. An algorithm, by definition, is a mathematical formula, and when used in the context of social media, the term refers to a method of delivering content to targeted audiences.   

Now President Biden’s voice regarding TikTok is antagonistic. Whenever a voice seeks to communicate itself, it appears to be reliant on that. Without autonomy, it would be, in my opinion, nothing more than a boring billboard.

There is a surplus of goods consigned and the ordinary. Should news info really be professionally packaged, light on ads, accurate and not misleading, and properly researched and based in reality? While it’s all well and good that it can be, it implies that a beginning blogger may not reach the starting gate without following certain and somewhat arbitrary rules. It isn’t easy.

Every individual who likes YouTube encounters this hiccup. Trying to make a living as a YouTuber…: when creators on YouTube aren’t getting through, the views on their videos begin to slow down.

YouTubers talk about having to contend with the algorithm that holds back videos.

The most valuable currency on the Internet is data. Yes, there is a need for public news channels. Nonetheless, stipends should be provided to a periphery that is entitled to speak equally freely with the dominant media.  

“oh no!”

We all should practice diligence using social media.

Now you may return to your regularly scheduled program.

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A typical spelling of the outcry is “oh no!”

Oops! I tYpOed again!!! lololololo

“oh no!”

the substance should be: consistent, helpful, appropriate, extraordinary, excellent, new, educative, client- and organization-driven, captivating, intriguing, to change, to be not difficult to scrutinize and share

If you are interested, you can “like,” “follow,” or comment. Good luck if you blog.

through media, to have

viral power and give positive

“buzz,” just as that more content is fundamental

A beginner should always be treated with kindness online. Being deficient and subject to God will help you acquire everything.

Impressions of Edits on TikTok, the Force Notwithstanding

I had tried implementing rules that I would only permit so many minutes of the day on social media, and to stay away from negative YouTube videos, but by now I am spending much more time watching YouTube.

Despite an almost-total detox from YouTube I did, for the entire month of February, I find some pleasure once again in experiencing videos done on my favourite channels.

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A lot of young people get on the bandwagons. I tend to suspect that the young take for granted, often enough, anyway, the same tools which they have been shown how to use and it is second nature. Some of that stuff posted to TikTok is noteworthy for different reasons.

On TikTok, I may be looking away so often that I am not seeing the best “remixes,” but I don’t understand metrics on TikTok, other than that there are likes on relevant videos, and then shares. I think TikTok is an enormous co-mingling of the best and the brightest.

I see huge amounts of cooperative TikTok, and I see happiness and fulfilled videographers. There is a lot of creativity in user videos.

I started telephone sales work in the 2000s, but after the economic crash in 2008, I started spinning my wheels. My dad, who during his career with the municipality managed a cemetery for many years, swung a deal when he learned of a little cemetery that required better operations. https://www.facebook.com/LouthUnited/

I don’t think anyone refers to TikToks as edits, but The Force is formidable on YouTube. YouTube now competes with TikTok with their YouTube Shorts.

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Why Starting to Discover TikTok is the Key to Hillary 2016

One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world, as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the net. This phenomenon has not only yielded explosive growth in social media and digital technology awareness but has also created a wide variety of new tools for potentially easy manipulation and diversion for political gain. However, Big Tech’s monopolization over digitized activity does add an interesting dimension to our present-day socio-political scenarios globally – especially in America!

TikTok and devotees of Korean popular music once swelling participation at a not exactly full field at U.S. President Donald Trump’s first political meet in quite a while, held in Tulsa, Okla. In Canada, the Globe and Mail reported this on JUNE 21, 2020 Trump’s team later denied TikTokkers had anything to do with the lackluster turnout for the rally, but it did speak to the possibility that, in 2022, TikTok may hold the key to the future in its hands, compared to Meta, who just laid off 11,000 employees as the company grapples trying to render its notion of the metaverse, and Twitter, where CEO Elon Musk notoriously laid off or pressured to quit several thousand employees.

 J. Clement, Sep 4, 2019 One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet. The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. In 2019, the global social penetration rate reached 45 percent, with East Asia and North America both having the highest penetration rate at 70 percent, followed by Northern Europe at 67 percent.

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Social media and data privacy are perhaps incompatible, but it was clear right from the first few videos I enjoyed on TikTok that new opportunities were being created. Could you call it the new grassroots of the Internet? I don’t know if that is an accurate description, yet that is the sort of impression I got from my first experiences with the app.

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Remember the election denial when Cambridge Analytica was implicated in shady election returns in the race for the US Presidency? 19 Mar 2019 Julia Carrie Wong revisited the story. “After nearly a year of its critics demanding that it respect users’ privacy, here was Facebook saying: ‘Fine, the privacy you shall have.'”

Both a hit to the public impression of Facebook’s reliability and the validity of Donald Trump’s administration, I thought to ask what was going on with TikTok four years ago.

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The initial release of TikTok was in September 2016. By 2020, TikTok had been downloaded more than 130 million times in the United States, and 2 billion times worldwide —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikTok

TikTok outperformed Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to become the world’s most downloaded iOS application. “The biggest trend in Chinese social media is dying, and another has already taken its place,” CNBC said. –Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The Internet in China was altered, and there is an evident issue of whether determined weights are adding to control at TikTok. At the point when the Cambridge Analytica embarrassment started to require that web-based media be inspected and maintained, it made sense that TikTok could by and by be under a similar kind of increasingly unavoidable restriction. Even so, we know today that TikTok has American governing bodies asking if they should be mad at it.

I don’t think we even witnessed what might have gone on next had Trump won a second term. The calculations behind closed doors about how Facebook could potentially further manipulate the American people were rendered unnecessary by Trump’s defeat. I am really still kind of a proud creator on Facebook and respect the firm.

Now today it is being discussed what Elon Musk has presented about his own Twitter’s suppression of information in 2020, and again it seems that Twitter is far from blameless, and Big Tech is always treated with suspicion.

TikTok is home to countless videos, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the government unrooted difficult censorship issues. Canada’s heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez finally said that plans for government controls for Canadian users on both TikTok and YouTube were summarized out of context. I think it would be awful if problems similar to the Cambridge Analytica meddling repeated themselves on TikTok or anywhere else, such that those kinds of nefarious difficulties lead to regulations of social media everywhere.

If 2030 sees social media dead and buried, that’s some of the best opportunities and liberties on the Internet fallen by the wayside.