First signs of dreams shattering in Silicon Valley

Summary: Next is this series about the the boomers' third financial bubble is this by entrepreneur Mark St. Cyr, describing how current events in Silicon Valley show the early signs of dreams shattering, events that precede a crash.   Crying Towels: Silicon Valley’s Next Big Investment Op by Mark St.Cyr • From his website 14 October 2015 … Continue reading First signs of dreams shattering in Silicon Valley

Are government workers America’s dumbest people?

Summary:  Today a journalist explains that government workers are "America's dumbest people." It's an episode from social media, the stages of our time on which people dance out their values and beliefs. These conversations provide a mirror in which we can see western society, and from which we can deduce the hidden forces molding our … Continue reading Are government workers America’s dumbest people?

Ask the mineshaft: how can we use social media to leverage the content on the FM website?

Summary:  The FM website discusses issues on the frontier of the known.  But its delivery remains less-than-cutting-edge. Twitter.  Facebook.  Others I have heard of but never used, and those that are only strange words to me.  Today we ask the mineshaft  {aka ask the community,  the Gemeinschaft -- See Wikipedia} how to better use social … Continue reading Ask the mineshaft: how can we use social media to leverage the content on the FM website?

A Congressman ignites a netstorm about Twitter

Congressman John Culberson (R-Texas) has ignited a small storm on the Internet.  He tells a horrifying story of incompetence, ignorance of modern tech, and authoritarian tendencies.  Too bad it probably is not true, at least not as describes it.  Here are the first two volleys; more to come on Wednesday.  Hat tip on this to Zenpundit; see … Continue reading A Congressman ignites a netstorm about Twitter