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1 hour ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 0 replies · +1 points

Will do. Thanks for the recommendation!

1 hour ago @ Deep Thoughts - The state of atheist b... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great point about the difficult defining the threshold for what is dead or inactive. I was just thinking about that the other day. I tend to unfollow people on Twitter who have have not tweeted in over 30 days, but 30 days doesn't seem like that long in blog time for some reason.

1 hour ago @ Deep Thoughts - The state of atheist b... · 0 replies · +1 points

Blogging is a high burnout/low reward scenario. It does not surprise me in the least that many of the blogs you listed back in 2014 are no longer active. I think anyone would have had to predict that outcome. I don't think it has much to do with atheism; it has more to do with how much work blogging is and how hard it is to make a go of it when there is as much competition for readers' attention as there is. My guess is that we have had as many new atheist blogs appear since 2014 than we've lost since then.

1 hour ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 2 replies · +1 points

Good to know. I will certainly keep that in mind. I think I've only seen a couple of his videos so far, but there are a few I've queued up to watch when I have the opportunity.

4 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 4 replies · +1 points

I need to watch more of Sargon's stuff. Thanks for the reminder.

My recent post Defending Allies and Avoiding Hypocrisy

9 hours ago @ Bitch Spot - Why I Still Don't Like... · 0 replies · 0 points

Facebook is pretty awful. I use it only for blog promotion, and it has been quite helpful in that regard because of how many people seem to use it daily. It seems to be something like 2% content I find interesting and 98% outrage.

My recent post Ignoring #GamerGate Was a Mistake

9 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for that. Watching it now.

9 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 1 reply · +1 points

I wonder if there is any truth to that or if it is just more SJW trolling? Some people seem so desperate to push the harassment narrative that I tend to be skeptical of such claims pending evidence.

2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 0 replies · +5 points

I think that there are still ethical journalists out there who are striving to do good work.

Still, I can't disagree with you about how much the mainstream news media has devolved into entertainment without much informational value. It has been sad to see such a decline during my lifetime and to see so few signs that it is going to improve anytime soon. I suspect that keeping the public uninformed and exposed to propaganda does indeed serve the interests of some.

Independent new media seem to be one of the few remaining hopes, and they will never have the budget for true investigative reporting. Very discouraging.

2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ignoring #GamerGate Wa... · 1 reply · +5 points

The parts of it I have found most interesting have to do with (1) the manner in which the mainstream news media pushed the SJW harassment narrative and (2) the broader questions raised about how journalists ought to cover leaderless movements involving often anonymous people on social media. Some of the focus it brought to questions around journalistic ethics more generally have also been food for thought.