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Oddit # 14 – Platform Ethics ~ Google, YouTube, and the Marketplace of Ideas

Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are ubiquitous. They are ubiquitous to the point that they can almost be considered public utilities. These sites depend on user generated content to make money. As such their algorithms and practices should be set up to reward…

Travel and Fashion

Op-Ed ~ Social Media, Privacy, Ethics and Alternatives

*This article is atypical of the journal and is an icebreaker between the Webmaster and audience. Disclaimers A real article on Social Media, it’s implications, and viable alternatives is forthcoming. This is merely the authors wish to extend an entertaining teaser using personal narrative….

Oddit # 13 – Surviving Amazon in the Internet Age

I am going to start making each little ‘podcast’ (going to upload them as audio files soon) as seperate posts. This is so as to make them more readily apparent to subscribers and wordpress browsers alike. Thanks for stopping by. An op-ed on business…

Lost and Found

I couldn’t believe that I’d lost it. I was sitting in my friends grunge rock kitchen and I couldn’t believe that I’d lost it. In aggregate it was at least a hundred pages. Yet the most hurtful thing was the seventy-seven pages of a…

Keeping the Flame

It’s interesting that the McGregor/Mayweather fight happened just now. It’s interesting for me because it is one of those things that falls into place. They happen all the time but I never cease to be amazed when they do. There seems to be a…

The Sketch of Sam Monroe

The Green Cathedral The whole place had a bizarre sort of sentience. We filed down a path lined with gnarled roots and dense vegetation. The smell of damp earth pervaded humid air. Fireflies lent mystic luminescence to the primeval scene. Every now and then…

57 Outrageous Things

I’m writing and researching the topic of the axis resource known as water. As I am doing so I’m rather surprised by the tawdry level of coverage that it has gotten over the years. Especially when you compare it to other environmental issues like…

Longterm Projects Are Good For You

It has been three years now since I launched myself on my Water Project.While it is far from complete due to the myriad duties and distractions of life I have been able to accomplish much.I read about three full length nonfiction books, took detailed…

The Archivist

British Columbia His hand slipped over the paper again. It was practiced. It was familiar there was a sort of hum to it. A hum like the server fan in the corner of a chilly little B.C. Apartment. Dirk Vidette sat on his best…

Nine Strategies For Honest and Effective Communication

  Strategies For Honest and Effective Communication Adrenaline Control (Even if you have a thought or an idea to share and want to really point it out because its gonna stick it to the ‘enemy’ and prove your case. Hold on. It won’t slip…

It Moves You Know – Book Teaser

Introduction A Little Back Story How does one begin to care about water?  Water being something that is generally only thought about when one is thirsty or needs a wash. It is something that falls from the sky. So how does one begin to…