The sum of the crowd's IQ was far below that of its most modest single member. Mobs have passions, not brains. Dan Simmons - The Fall of Hyperion We've seen it time and time again. Someone takes to a blog or social media to accuse someone of heinous wrong doing and like two magnetic poles … Continue reading Innocent Until Proven Guilty – Except On The Internet
Regurgitation of content is a fact of life within the tech blogosphere. Steven Hodson wrote about how being doomed to see the same content on site after site it is simply a fact of life especially within the tech blogosphere, as there simply isn't enough news to go around. We might think that there is … Continue reading I Hate The Regurgitation And You Should Too
The internet “reduces opinion diversity of opinion”. Not only that, but it’s also responsible for “less minority and female ownership” and declining job numbers for journalists. I know many of you are looking at that and going “WTF Paul, are you delirious? Did you have a bad curry or something? It’s obviously blown what little … Continue reading RIP Journalism and Integrity
The reporters (and I use the term very loosely) at CNN are apparently so starved for news, so desperate for page views and have such a tenuous grasp on reality that they now resort to groping at the thinnest and most improbable of straws in order to create a headline. Today there was a post … Continue reading CNN reporter linked to Michael Jackson’s death!