The Social Media Circus

If you're a resident of Planet Earth, I don't need to tell you what's happening in America these days. There are horrendous tragedies being detailed in the news, seemingly every hour. Politics are a divisive tsunami washing over us from all directions. Privacy is fading fast and finding "good" (as in uplifting and inspiring) news is getting harder and harder.

In pondering the reason(s) for this dismal state of affairs, I've boiled it down to a few basic causes. The one general word that covers multiple sources is "media." (By the way, "media" is the plural form of the word "medium." Be smart and use "media" correctly. Example: "The media are a potential source of misinformation." Conversely: "The medium of print [newspapers] is losing out to the Internet." Just a pet peeve of mine.)

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