Twitter has changed its name to “X.” The way that change reverberated from newsrooms to dining rooms was revealing. It shows how dangerously dependent our society has become on this one, privately owned soapbox.
Meta has launched another social network, “Threads.” I signed up but already knew when I did that I wouldn’t be an active user. I hope many others will join me in not using it. I also hope it succeeds for the good of the Internet.
No, you don’t understand. I love him. Results don’t matter to me, at this point. OK, they do, but the point is that he’s my favorite pitcher, no matter what. He’s absolutely earned the right to pitch poorly in his final season, and the only thing any halfway decent Cardinals fan should say is, “Oh, well, I guess Waino didn’t have it today.”
Tucker Carlson says he’s “back.” His three minute long Twitter video return is a tour de force argument on what’s terribly wrong in the media and the need for free speech. How desperately we need the whole truth and not just controlled bits of it. He’s right, but I’m hardly celebrating, because the setting is so ironic.
I’ve been on Facebook since 2006 and Twitter since 2009. I decidedly don’t quit social networks because I decide this or that moderation policy isn’t leaning in my political direction. But, as of a week ago, I joined the push for a relatively new alternative social network, Mastodon, and I hope you will too.
The boys give their take on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, Taylor Swift’s new album (Midnights) and the midterm elections that take place tomorrow. Plus, encouragement from Romans 13 on how we relate to our politicians, even those we aren’t so sure of.
An action packed anniversary episode marks year two of everyone’s favorite gastropod! The boys reflect on stories of the past year, the demise of CNN+, more Musk musings on Twitter and free speech and the impact of Jesus’s teaching of the Beatitudes.
The boys turn to the start of baseball season, the end of basketball season, Elon Musk’s move to acquire Twitter and more in an action packed final episode of Zippy’s first year.
Tim and Jason discuss the promies of the Holy Spirit in John 14, Dr. Russell Moore’s departure from the Southern Baptist Convention’s ERLC, dealing with abuse in the church, Facebook vesus Twitter, Praying through social media and how we look toward the end of time.
The pandemic has been a test tube for a rapidly developing process by which social media platforms – particularly the overwhelmingly dominant Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – plow ahead with the purging of false information. There is good reason for their efforts: they created platforms that make the spread of even the craziest ideas incredibly easy. Those who oppose these fringe ideas celebrate as the platforms shred ideas deemed dangerous, but have we genuinely considered the cost?