Why Facebook is filled with hate, anger, and conflict

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The Wall Street Journal says Facebook’s algorithm change in 2018 rewarded outrage. It’s no surprise what happened next. But if you think about it, you’ll see that its evolution towards rage is completely predictable. The article, by Keach Hagey and Jeff Horwitz, is titled “Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got … Continued

Was Bob Woodward wrong to keep his book interviews quiet until now?

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The author and former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward interviewed Trump 18 times for his new book Rage. In a February interview, Trump revealed that he knew how serious a threat there was from COVID-19. Many commentators say Woodward should he have said something as soon as he learned this. I disagree. What Woodward knew … Continued

Rage as a business tactic

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Today I attempt to answer the question, “Is it ever appropriate to berate someone in your workplace?” with an example from my own experience. Note to readers: there is more profanity in today’s post than usual. Let’s start with a bit of background about me. I’m not the model get-along-with-everyone employee. Among the things I … Continued