Weaponizing sense

By JoeAm I’d like to build on a prior article that explained how people on Twitter know more about what is happening than people in Philippine government. This is also true to an extent about Facebook, but Facebook mixes in more personal experiences. Twitter is less personal, less emotional, and more fact and concept driven. … Continue reading

When people are smarter than their government

By JoeAm People complain a lot about social media. I like the stuff myself. On Facebook, I can keep tabs with the life and adventures of my friends and acquaintances, know their activities, their successes, and their jokes. I can share my own. Still, I don’t use FB for news. It’s unreliable and hard to … Continue reading

Filipinos are the Indians of the Wild, Wild East

By Joe Am The American Indians lost the great ethnic war of the Wild West. They were out-gunned and poisoned with diseases and betrayed, when they tried to talk. But they had their victories, ask Custer about that. Settlers plodding across the nation in covered wagons circled their wagons for defense against attacking Indian bands. … Continue reading

Twitter as a source of real information

By JoeAm I’ve found that my best source of information is Twitter. I had not expected this when I first signed on a few years ago. But it is not just a chit-chat medium. First of all, there is a lot of information flying around in our news universe, some trustworthy, much not. I can’t … Continue reading

The principles of criticism

By JoeAm Excoriate: verb, to criticize (someone) severely I was excoriated on a social media posting recently when I said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin was a patriot. It was a beat-down like I have never received before. Then I received another when I tried to explain that there was a context for him calling … Continue reading