Tag Archive for Facebook

The Year In Review for 2013

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Facebook users are faced with a new link on their pages promoting them to “See Your 2013 Year in Review: Look back at your 20 biggest moments from the past year.” The problem is, as usual with new technology, programming code is choosing those big moments for…

Religious Nuts Take Over Public Television in Alabama

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson If ignorance is bliss, Alabamaland must be the happiest place on earth. Are you happy yet living in Ignoramousville? The inmates have taken over the asylum called Alabama and all anyone can say is: “Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits.” Radical Christian theists and their pro-big business allies…

A Memorial Day For the Daily Newspaper?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson We come together today to honor those who died in war defending American freedom. But perhaps we need to start a new memorial day or at least include a new category — for those who are about to be out of a job when the daily newspaper dies. Many…

Is Ritalin Bad For You?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson Do weird things ever happen to you when you first wake up in the morning that make your day start to spin off in strange directions before you know it? Surely this happens to everyone from time to time. The question is, how do you handle it? What do…

The Dog Days of Summer-Facebook-Look Forward Not Back Blues

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson It’s too hot and humid to be outside in Alabamaland, so I may as well sit in the air conditioning and pontificate. It beats singing the blues. The weather gal says it’s going to feel like 105 degrees today. Maybe more if you have to breath the bad air…

The Awesome Power of the Human Brain

To Create, and to Mislead… The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson The imagination is a beautiful thing. The imagination is a dangerous thing. Contradictory statements? Maybe. But both are absolutely true. The problem comes in figuring out when the imagination is good, and when it is bad. After making this statement on Facebook just the…

The New York Ring

Malcolm Gladwell and the limits of New York liberalism In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Finch (played by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film version) sought to expose Jim Crow to the world, not change it overnight. by Glynn Wilson Just when I thought the South and race had been reduced to comedy and thus removed…

On Izzy Stone, Rowland Scherman and Facebook

OK, I take back SOME of what I said about Facebook… Rowland Scherman Izzy Stone in his print shop… by Glynn Wilson When I signed up for Facebook a litte more than a month back, I was not thrilled with the prospect. I already manage several Web sites, most of which carry an economic interface…

Don't Worry, Be Happy…

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson Here is a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don’t worry be happy In every life we have some trouble When you worry you make it double Don’t worry, be happy… — A Bobby McFerrin song The rain is coming down steadily…