The Facebook Friendzone

It's a funny thing, discovering that you're no longer connected to someone through social media. Did I post something they didn't agree with? Was I not posting enough to be worth their time? Was I posting too much and it just got obnoxious? So many thoughts run through my anxious mind over something so trivial … Continue reading The Facebook Friendzone

This Is So Meta

Have you guys seen this new commercial for Facebook/Meta? If not... here it is. If you've got about a minute to waste, give it a look. https://youtu.be/G2W9YVkkn9U Not sure how you can tell it's a commercial for Facebook or Meta until you get to the end when both logos appear on screen. I really have … Continue reading This Is So Meta

Question of the Week #259

If all online interactions and Web browsing had to be under your real name and would be recorded and archived, how would it alter your use of the Internet and the way you communicate with people? Uh... isn't that basically how things work now anyway? I mean... I wasn't 100% paying attention to everything that … Continue reading Question of the Week #259

Question of the Week #226

If you could anonymously and safely destroy any one person's reputation online through various postings, would you? If so, who and why? Who am I to do such a thing to anyone? The way I see it, even if it's someone who deserves it, it isn't my place to publicly judge that person. And if … Continue reading Question of the Week #226

The Jeopardy! Contestant

What's this? Two posts about Jeopardy! in a row? And this one is titled "The Jeopardy! Contest"... Does that mean I was chosen to become a contestant on my favorite game show? No... it does not. I was watching Jeopardy! last night, as I often do, and couldn't help but wonder how the internet was reacting to the … Continue reading The Jeopardy! Contestant

Send in the Clowns

Kids… You know how Facebook has made it so you can buy and sell things to and from other people who are also on Facebook? Well, late last week, I came across an ad from a local seller that I found both terrifying and a little entertaining. This was the picture that greeted my eyes … Continue reading Send in the Clowns

When Bloggers Meet

I've been blogging off and on (mostly on) since 2005. No, it hasn't all been here on The Confusing Middle or hosted by the good people at the WordPress. My first decade in the world of blogging involved a blog titled Carp Dime and was hosted over at Blogger. I'm pretty sure Carp Dime is … Continue reading When Bloggers Meet

Abducted In Plain Sight

Okay, I took the time to watch this documentary yesterday and... I just... WHAT?! Have you watched this thing yet? Ten minutes in and I can guarantee that the calmest among you will be screaming at your televisions. It is disturbing. It is disgusting. And it will leave you wondering how there can be people … Continue reading Abducted In Plain Sight

Predictions for 2019

Kids, I don't consider myself much of a clairvoyant. But as the final hours of 2018 slowly tick away, I sit here and can't help but look ahead at the year to come. I would like to share some of my predictions for 2019 with you. Many people will continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading Predictions for 2019

The Biased Videos We Post Online

"Don't believe everything you see on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln I've been unfollowing a lot of people on Facebook in recent days. See, unfollowing is a thing that Facebook allows you to do if you don't want a particular person's posts to continue showing up on your newsfeed. I know, I could simply unfriend … Continue reading The Biased Videos We Post Online