True crime fascinates me, and this is a comparison that often comes to mind: to become a successful content creator you have to use Facebook, and using Facebook, especially if you’re a Christian and/or a conservative, is sort of like going to a mafia loan shark for $10,000. They’re happy to give it to you, just like Facebook will gladly give you the opportunity for your content to go viral on their massive platform. But then, if it does, they own you. You have to conform to their rules and their worldview, and jump through every hoop they put in front of you, if you want to remain a successful content creator. It’s just like a loan from a local mob guy: sure, now you’ve got $10,000 in your hand, but you’re going to pay a high price in return. You’re going to have to alter whatever needs to be altered — even your worldview — to accommodate Facebook. If you miss a payment or step out of line, you’re going to get a beating. And if they ever decide you’re too much trouble, they’ll just shoot you. Facebook has the power to kill publishers, and they do, not only based on publishing techniques, but based on worldview. Just think about that.
Andrew Manning has some good thoughts about protecting your privacy online.
3 laws of the digital age, according to one expert. (See at end of article.)
Internet English? Read and despair! “… giving he and King the freedom …”
The internet changes people. Due to circumstances, yesterday morning I ate breakfast out. Rare thing. In a chair close to me, the local paper. I had things to do, agenda to organize, but I picked up the paper for a moment. It interested me little.
It’s unusual to happen in a single day, but today the Deus Conosco meditation site has hits from Angola, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Portugal, and the U.S. Canada comes in first with 100 hits. That’s not only unusual but unique.
Remember: Having a morning devotional does not consist of checking your Twitter lists of Bible, prayer, and church. #internet #spirituality
Have been using the #Vivaldi browser more, especially on my own sites and other ones I know to be safe. Switching between it and #BraveBrowser, which has had some strange behavior lately. Vivaldi and #PaleMoon can do the key searches from the URI bar. Brave still lacking some important functions like that and reader view, which is built in to Vivaldi.