How 'bout you? by O Society October 3, 2019 Lady on the radio says according to the Farmer's Almanac and NASA and historical records downtown whatchamajigger it has never been 100°F on October 3rd before. Now it is. Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?
The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour edited by O Society September 10, 2019 We are swimming in writing. Our lives have become, in the words of the author and academic Shoshana Zuboff, an “electronic text”. Social media platforms have created a machine for us to write to. The bait is that we are interacting with other … Continue reading The Machine Always Wins: What Drives Our Addiction to Social Media?
by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society August 21, 2019 It’s rare to get a billionaire to share their grand plans for the future, which is weird because billionaires pretty much rule the world. Whenever they do, though, it’s always something incredibly sociopathic, like replacing all jobs with billionaire-owned automation/AI and giving people a Universal Basic … Continue reading The Oligarchy’s Plans For Our Future Keep Getting More Stupider
This week, a Netflix documentary on Cambridge Analytica sheds light on one of the most complex scandals of our time. Carole Cadwalladr, who broke the story and appears in the film, looks at the fallout – and finds ‘surveillance capitalism’ out of control by Carole Cadwalladr edited by O Society July 22, 2019 Cambridge Analytica became the … Continue reading The Great Hack: film goes behind the scenes of the Facebook data scandal
Last time out we had a bit of fun poking holes in the Matrix as a misunderstood gender bender blender SkyNet derivative called Who and What Are THEY? This time we examine this same question through another Hollywood film vehicle called They Live! by O Society July 22, 2019 They Live is a 1988 film by John … Continue reading THEY Live… or do they?
by Joseph Stiglitz edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Facebook and some of its corporate allies decided what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact Facebook thinks so reveals much about what is wrong with twenty-first-century American … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Facebook With Their Financial Wellbeing
by Meghan Graham edited by O Society July 6, 2019 Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail. It’s complicated to delete this private information, and options to … Continue reading Google Reads Your Gmail to Track Your Purchases and Financial Information