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SNL Saturday Night Lunacy
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ub Sat, 12/04/2021 - 22:45

NBC Saturday Night Live has been on the air since 1975 as a popular comedy and is now celebrating 47 seasons of successful TV.

Live from New York it has been @nbcsnl for more than four decades. Celebrity hosts join an award-winning ensemble cast to perform comedic sketches, satirical news and digital shorts, alongside popular musical acts.

PR or PU Problem?
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ub Wed, 12/01/2021 - 10:33

Does the social media giant continue suffering from public relations, or an ugly, shocking, odious, or noxious smelly problem?

Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service owned by Meta Platforms. Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard College students and roommates

Twitter Takedown?
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ub Mon, 11/29/2021 - 12:29

Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". https://twitter.com/home

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is reportedly stepping down, according to well-placed sources. CTO Parag Agrawal will replace Jack Dorsey as CEO https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/29/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-is-expected-to-…

Health, Happiness, Family and Friends
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ub Tue, 11/09/2021 - 06:20

The way I see it, there are at least eight types of friendship that human beings may wish to classify, understand and characterize.

There’s no doubt that social connections are important to our overall health, happiness and quality of life. There can be eight or many more, depending on our personal point of view. However it is up to us to keep a healthy lifestyle and stay happy.

Improved Broadcasting
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ub Tue, 10/26/2021 - 13:21

Back in the old days, some broadcast stations would boast about their 110,000-watt main transmitter as one of the most powerful FM stations in the wild West. East of the Mississippi. But that was then and this is now.

Are you familiar with  Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, and Spotify's new live audio platforms? https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-media-trends-355cb906-96be-440b…

World Class Journalism
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ub Sat, 10/23/2021 - 17:29

The Associated Press is the world’s oldest nonprofit news cooperative. AP is proudly celebrating 175 years of service and growth.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

Smashed Face
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ub Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:07

Could a long outage, and leaked internal documents indicate a slow and steady demise of a company we may not recognize?

While the whole world wasn’t watching, was the service and connectivity outage affecting Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and few other services owned by the same company a smash and a slap in the face?

Will a tech giant ever return to its former space and save face, or are all Zuckers doomed to drown in a sea of unchecked misinformation and hatred for American family values?

FACE OFF
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ub Sun, 10/03/2021 - 21:21

Facebook is a worldwide online social media and global networking service owned by Facebook, but I am over and out of there.

The CBS New Program  60 Minutes says Facebook puts profit over safety and amplifies the worst of human nature.

The platform also owns #Instagram and #WhatsApp, to get messaging and calling for free, available on phones all over the world.

The case for deleting our Facebook account has grown stronger each and every day, so for me, the time came and I went away.

Truth and Democracy

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The rise of Fascism in Spain followed a classic trajectory that can serve as a blueprint for how Democracy can be destroyed.  

My grandfather's family fled Fascism in Spain and my dad's family lost everything when we left Communism in Cuba. These facts underline how liars can dismantle our fragile Democracy.

A Life of Journalism
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ub Thu, 06/24/2021 - 09:20

My family emigrated to the USA when I was a little boy. The youngest son of professional parents who lost everything and fled for safety in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.