We need someone to place our hope in, especially living in the political and social tinderbox we find ourselves in

Keywords: anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , god , healing , jesus , life , mental health , olympics , prayer , recovery

Simone, God bless you, girl. I’m praying for you and I hope that you find the peace you’re looking for, and that you can drown out all the noise and clamoring opinions from those who placed you on a throne you never asked for.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/07/29/simone-biles-our-desperate-need-for-heroes

The Consumer Audience is Obsolete

Today, you have no audience — today, when you write to express your ideas, you do so within a wide variety of logical systems.

There are no news consumers sitting in laid-back postures, there are no fans leaning in to your news narratives. Your story is moot.

Well, speaking of conservative candidates, I just drone on and on and on and on, never letting anyone else get a word in edgewise, until I start foaming at the mouth and fall over backwards…

Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The Naked Ant [S01E12] — e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTLeBybJhSo&t=449s

The passive consumer audience is brain-dead.

Active production of meaning is now a matter of interacting with natural languages (cf. wants.blog ). It is participatory, it is emergent, it is generative, creative, and does not merely follow a narrative prescription. It evolves from day to day, context to context, and it is connected. It does not need no education, Google — no central authority, no golden algorithm to solve each and every problem. It is decentralized, distributed, networking.

Zita is engaged in helping to build this world — why not participate, too?

Students with mental health issues are combatting both a pandemic and their classes at the same time

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I chose this topic because I knew I could get a lot of information on this topic as well as a large variety of responses. In addition, I believe I can briefly talk about another topic idea I had (students putting off classes/graduation) which will make the article more interesting to read and add even more relevancy.

https://madisoncollinsphotography.photo.blog/2021/02/15/my-topic

When it comes to social media, the feedback loop is broken because users are not customers

Keywords: Yahoo News , MSN , Default Partners

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snap‘s Snapchat, Google — at the end of the day, they are not here to serve you and me. They can only survive if they serve their customers (the advertisers) first. The best way to serve those customers is clear: Get users addicted to the screen. Remember: If something is free, you are the product. 

https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/12/10/social-dilemma-why-im-selling-alphabet-facebook