Internet: What the fu*k’s going on?
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I kid, but nah, I feel right at home with the “what’s going on” remark.
Over the weekend, my iPhone flashed with absurd happenings involving prolific CEOs, artists, and inventors. The buzz uproared all at once, completely out of the blue.
It’s times like these where you turn your head and realize:
“Holy shit, the world never stops happening.”
This dude is in big, big, big trouble.
Yeah, I’m late to the whole ordeal. You know what’s actually kind of comical, though? How grueling it is to become directly informed on a topic of such magnitude. It was surprisingly hard for me to figure out what the hell was actually going on.
I just wanted the facts — Why is the guy in court? What are the allegations? What’s changing moving forward?
Oh, not so easy.
With a controversial subject like Facebook, undoubtedly, you’re gonna get news outlets trying to stir the pot.
“You need 1 fact? Find it in 99 opinions.”
After watching hours of Zuck’s testimony on YouTube, I think I got the gist.
Here’s my ad hoc understanding of it all:
Facebook is lacking responsibility of user information, given their entanglement with Cambridge Analytica, a foreign entity with ridiculous amounts of data from the social platform. Moreover, Facebook’s massive influence on politics is now an evolving concern.
Congress has stepped in for those reasons.
As a verdict, Facebook is not entirely fair, or ethical, when it comes to how they’ve managed their service. The government feels the social network has no real competition and ultimately, considers it to be an oligopoly.
Given all that dandy information, Congress may need to intervene and regulate Facebook — a somewhat terrifying thought.
Hey, don’t try to tell me this man isn’t worth mentioning.
Recently, Mr. West revived his social media presence from the dead and reentered the Twittersphere. I got a notification when he reactivated his account because I’m a Stan like that — the blue checkmark made it official (yes).
Saturday night he had 20K followers. The following day, he had 3.4 million.
Take a sec and think about that. Imagine having that many peoples’ ear at the drop of a hat — just a huge mass of people waiting on your movement. It’s like walking out in the open and 52 stadiums worth of fans being like “Heeeey!”
Ye proceeded to send out a stream of tweets including Yeezy prototypes, screenshot-conversations, and ideas for neck tattoos. Oh, and he composed a pretty amusing tweet about “consciousness.”
He went from ghost status to full-blown mainstream in just 48-hours. I wouldn’t be surprised if he disappears just as quick.
What did we do to deserve a such an incredible human being? I mean, does anyone else feel like this guy is straight out of a super hero movie or what?
On top of boring holes beneath cities and sleeping overnight at Telsa’s Model 3 production, SpaceX is now trying to bring back a rocket from orbital velocity using a giant party balloon, then land on a bouncy house…
Did I mention the internet is wild?