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Social Media Infographic Hype Doesn't Help

This morning, a contact of mine recommended an infographic to me.

Go ahead and click on the infographic (uploaded April 2012) if you’d like to read it in detail on its original website, whitefireseo.com; I can’t find the space to post the graphic at its full size and write about it at the same time. [...]

Fact Check: Neil Sankey, Barack Obama and 27 Social Security Numbers?

There’s a new e-mail message making the rounds that makes all sorts of claims about the illegitimacy of Barack Obama’s claim to American citizenship, and indeed the illegitimacy of Barack Obama’s claim to actual existence.

Last night, I received a message from one Simone Tanz, a devotee of a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who claims [...]

Anthropomorphize This Fan

I live in an old farm house, so it wasn’t a surprise when a water leak from the floor above stained the kitchen ceiling. We needed a fan to dry it out, and it wasn’t a surprise to find that our old model dating from Arizona days was stuck on Oscillate. The result is what [...]

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test Flunks Out

“Americans Don’t Know Civics,” flatly declares the USA Today headline. Agence France Presse and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker dutifully follow suit, passing on the press release of the “Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Americans are expected to recoil, recoil! at the following fact points:

More than 2/3 of those surveyed earned a failing grade on a [...]