The vast majority of voters would say that they do not weigh religion into their voting practices. The concept of the separation of church and state is often part of this mindset; most do not want religion to play a major role in their government. It’s the misunderstanding of the concept that brings about this perception and it’s exactly why those of faith must vote for Ted Cruz.
The Islamic State is the great world threat of our time. It is growing unchecked, expanding its reach to all nations and forming a quiet solidarity within its secret ranks. We see what is happening in the Middle East. We fear what could happen in the western world. Still, we do next to nothing.
When speaking to my mother, I get a sense of the attitude of many people in her age group. She refers to social media in general as “that Facebook” and displays a genuine and deep seated dislike for anything related to the field. Imagine her chagrin when I began my career as a social media writer. While she was pleased for me, and my ability to express myself and make money from my true passion, she is still quite skeptical about how social media can be a positive thing. I’ve made it my one-woman mission to show her.
Trolls. Anyone who has been active online long enough, particularly through social media or website comments that make them express their opinions online, have probably been trolled. The question that we all should ask (if we even really care) is whether or not the trolls are real or if they’re shills.
Nobody runs for VP. They support the ticket in elections and run interference when in office. Donald Trump should change that paradigm. He would be the perfect counterpart for most of the GOP candidates.
Yes, the question requires clarification. We’ll get to that. First, let’s quickly go over the news itself for those who don’t know. Ellen Pao is out as interim CEO and the original CEO Steve Huffman is back in the top spot at Reddit. This comes after a tumultuous couple of months that culminated in a revolt. No need to rehash details. If you’re a Reddit user you already know and if you’re not a Reddit user you probably wouldn’t understand.
As a policy, we’ve always chosen to obey the “once and nevermore” philosophy with our social media posts for clients. We handcraft each post and that post will appear one time and on one dealership’s Facebook page. Once it’s used, it’s done forever.
At some point in the last couple of years, someone started spreading a “best practice” that it’s good for websites to automatically play videos once people click through to them. This is not a best practice. It’s annoying at best. At worst, it can prevent people from visiting your website ever again. One of those people is now, officially, me.
Let’s put the TL:DR version at the top for the sake of expediency. A portion of the liberal mindset is the reason that Reddit is in the process of failing. It’s not political liberalism – that’s something that has helped Reddit maintain its pull over the internet and the real world. It’s not its cultural liberalism – diversity and openness have contributed to the appeal of the site. The liberal mindset that is killing Reddit is the concept of emotional socialism. Reddit management, a small but outspoken portion of its users, and scorned members of the media tried to tear down the pseudo-freedom that the community enjoyed in the name of anti-harassment.
The headlines are starting to run. The rumors continue to roll. Every four years, we begin the new but intense cycle of political social media. One might say that it’s every two years, but let’s face it – the general audience on social media doesn’t get that excited about anything other than the presidential race. For the third time, we’re all about to go to war.