Category: Twitter

For better or worse

You know what they say about idle hands. I’ve just attempted to revive auto-posts to both Facebook and Twitter. We shall see. The last time I tried this with Facebook, it was an abject (whatever that means) failure.

Well, never mind. I still can’t get Facebook to work. I guess I’m doing well just to keep up with WP.

Who do you trust?


Apparently we have a president-elect who likes or even prefers communicating via Twitter to whatever audience frequents and gets its sometimes-fake news from social media. For better or worse (I think worse), they all seem content to bypass our mainstream media. Not that the MSM have earned my confidence when it comes to reporting on Trump. They gave him a free ride for months, not taking him seriously, not doing their due diligence with proper investigative and expository reporting. I think they bear a large degree of responsibility for his election.

I don’t do social media unless you count this blog. And I haven’t done MSM since Election Day. (I confess I cheat just enough to keep up with who’s being appointed to what position.) Even if the media straighten up and rediscover their lost professionalism, I’m not interested in hearing any more about Trump and his cronies right now. I just don’t have the stomach for it.

Meantime, won’t somebody please take that damn phone away from him? Those ill-considered remarks he tosses out there are going to go to the wrong person one of these days and anger some foreign leader or faction.

Twitter grew up when I wasn’t looking

When it comes to social media, I’m happily illiterate and oblivious. I only just noticed that people who follow Pied Type on Twitter can click on “View media” and get a nice preview — including an image — of my posts. Certainly a lot more than just the posts’ headlines (limited to 140 characters), which is all I thought followers were getting. Cool! (Yes, I still say “cool.”) … Comments »