Brace yourselves, kids. Let’s take a look at the news.
So, today Trump offered Senator Jeff Sessions the attorney general spot and nominated Representative Mike Pompeo for CIA director. These are awful choices. You can tell because they were nominated by Trump.
There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” on social media platforms the last few days, particularly since both Google and Facebook have announced that they’re kicking “fake news” sites out of their advertising platforms.
News broke today that Vine, the social video platform for 6-second videos, is shutting down. Which is not hugely surprising. It got its fifteen minutes a few years ago and has been steadily declining since then. Judging by the outcry on Twitter (where “Vine” has been trending all day), though, it was still pretty popular.
It’s not exactly the end of the word, nor is it some kind of ultimate betrayal, is what I’m saying here. Adblock Plus has always been pretty upfront about their position on advertising. IE, that it’s a necessary evil, but that it should be be safer and less annoying. The Internet runs on ads, folks, that’s just the way it is. If we don’t let some through, some of the best places on the web will close up shop or slide behind a paywall, and no one wants that.