So Facebook is apparently the top source of news worldwide. Facing allegations of potential bias*, the company recently fired its 'trending' team and hired a crack team of bots. The result of algorithms deciding our reading material have been hilariously dismal, with a link to a story of "a man masturbating with a McDonald’s sandwich" rocketing to the top. I would feel sad about this but I am not writing for lemmings. I'll take my thousand or so #endwriter readers over the great unwashed anyday.**
I am reading an amazingly pertinent bio of Andrew Jackson. There is this contingent of people who will walk into a hail of redcoat bullets just to see what it feels like.
On the subject of Trump, I was trying to understand what was going on with him... this article
Trump, the Insult Comic Candidate makes total sense.
**Not having a smart phone again, hopefully for the rest of my life, puts everything in perspective.
***About a decade from now, popular culture will dub the current trend toward algorithmic feeds a cosmic mistake. That option should be there no doubt, but in the same way you can decide to go into Earth view mode on Google Maps. If I have the time and energy, fabric may be at the vanguard of the curated content-driven app and wiki site trend.