Monday, December 12

Ok, so aside from cat pictures and exclamatory remarks about snow, Twitter, the medium, has so far this year told me about:

  • A series of revolutions against oppressive regimes.

  • The execution of Troy Davis and the ongoing fight against the death penalty in America.

  • A whole bunch of shady authoritarian behavior on the part of sundry governments and other corporations, along with efforts to counter same.

  • A massive outpouring of popular unrest, including austerity protests in many developed nations and offshoots of Occupy Wall Street in most major US cities.

All of this crosses my mind as I notice that Twitter, the company, would like me to "discover": A new season of Fear Factor and a sequel to 2009's live-action G.I. Joe.