Mass hysteria: Delusions of drone sightings

Mass hysteria: Delusions of drone sightings

The FAA and other officials, using high tech gear, are unable to locate any drones among the media reports of unknown drones cruising over the skies of Colorado, then Nebraska, and now California and North Carolina. This post includes a listing of numerous well publicized drone sightings, alleged near misses and collisions that turned out to have never occurred. But such wide spread publicity led to mass hysteria, which is itself a technique of propaganda messaging.

State of Colorado says no evidence of criminal activity, finds evidence of people confusing stars, planets and toys as a drone fleet in the sky.

Social media: Are fewer and fewer people posting Tweets?

Social media: Are fewer and fewer people posting Tweets?

Twitter is randomly inserting tweets from people I do not follow and this seems to be increasing. That suggests fewer and fewer people may be posting content on Twitter, or at least posting less. In order to continue providing content and making it look like Twitter is being used, Twitter’s algorithm is inserting more random Tweets from people we do not follow.

Journalism: It’s all 24×7 rage, says former NBC TV Anchor

Journalism: It’s all 24×7 rage, says former NBC TV Anchor

Tom Brokaw, former NBC TV news anchor, now retired, notes that today’s media (and culture) has devolved to 24 x 7 rage, or what I call, “The culture of perpetual outrage”. He has several very good observations and comments. Social media frequently takes its cues from media. Thus, the rage and bitterness that has become common in the media gets amplified by sharing and discussion – or may be just shouting – on social media.