The recent storm and the resulting loss of electricity for many people and in some cases, the additional loss of cable and telephone, have sent many of us to our smartphones, where we are, oddly enough, finding we have Internet capabilities, thus asking some of life’s most important questions of our friends and neighbors out there in cyberspace.
The news lately has been filled with stories about how mysterious Russian entities have bought ads on Facebook in an effort to influence the last election. I’m starting to see how they could do it.
Maybe the comments section bothers you. They bother me sometimes. But is ending them the right way to go?
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE NH: Imagine working for a company that wants to know everything there is to know about you? I mean absolutely everything.
Leading Me Off a Cliff in the Granite State, Weaponized Drones in the Nutmeg State: Has the World Gone Crazy?
Why Should You Care NH: I’m surrounded by darkness, headed higher and higher up the side of a mountain, the snow banks building taller and taller, no traffic in sight, and that’s good because the road is getting so narrow two cars wouldn’t be able to pass along here anyway.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE NH: I now know how Marvin felt. I think I am becoming Marvin. Not only would no one listen to him, but he thought he had an important story to tell.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE NH: We have to step up our game, people. The crooks are getting smarter. Technology is getting scarier. And we are the marks, or the sheep, or the victims-to-be, if you will.
George Orwell’s “1984,” which many of us read in high school, made the list of Amazon bestsellers in January, hitting number one. Orwell, as you may recall, told of Big Brother, doublethink, unpersons and Victory Coffee.
I need to share one thing with you first: I am really bad at gift giving. Just ask my wife, who once got a rototiller for her birthday.
Why You Should Care NH: Some journalistic tips on getting useful information that you can use at home.