Facebook is a ripoff. Here’s why

While YouTube returns most of its profits to those who create its content, Facebook keeps all its profits for itself and its shareholders. I think this is greedy and wrong. Watch this insightful video by Derek Muller of Veritasium for details.

If you don’t feel like watching the video above, let me sum it up for you while editorializing at the same time: Facebook is reducing the number of people who see your updates. Why? Because it wants you to pay to promote them. Continue reading

New year’s resolutions: An ode to independence [OPINION]

New Year's resolutions

It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Join me as I plan for the coming year, offering insight about how I will be enhancing this site and my life over the next 12 months. I do this in hopes that you might do the same with your life and join me on my search for truth.

I’ll reveal how I’m going to modify my coverage on this site, describe the changing role of technology and gadgetry in my life, show you how I’m going to change my approach to social media, and let you in on what I foresee for the future of CharlieWhite.net. Continue reading

Put down that smartphone and live your life [OPINION]

We are frittering our lives away, heads buried in tiny screens as the entire world passes us by. Thanks, smartphones.

The smartphone is my favorite gadget, and it makes our lives better and easier in myriad ways. However, I think its omnipresent camera can separate its owner from directly and completely experiencing the real world. Armed with smartphones and ready to take pictures at a moment’s notice, many people are not really present at the most interesting events they’ll ever witness. Continue reading

Redesigned Fox News studio looks like a joke [OPINION]

Fox News Studio
Is this new Fox News studio a joke? No, this is the new way the cable news propagandist plans to disseminate its lies and disinformation. It looks like something that belongs in Mad Magazine.

In a video tour of the new “Revolutionary Fox News Deck” at its HQ in New York, Fox anchor Shepard Smith never quite explains why these gigantic 55-inch touchscreen monitors were installed. Are the Fox “journalists” so myopic they can’t see normal-sized computer screens? Continue reading