(Because 17.4 million lemmings can’t all be wrong)
Even by my standards … my output on Medium has, of late, been an irregular mixed bag and not terribly substantial either — barely even lightweight nonsense, never mind anything of substance.
There are a variety of reasons for that — not least that I haven’t really had much I particularly wanted to say … nor the élan to say it even if I had.
But something has been on my mind for a while and I’m motivated to say something about it at last.
First a preamble…
(A Beginners’ Guide To Reclaiming Online Privacy)
[Last Updated: 2021.08.01]
There were problems that arose with the original post of this, because … at something over forty-one thousand words … every time I made edits and saved it, my account would get suspended whilst under investigation, because it kept getting picked up by Medium’s spam filters and, seemingly, they can’t put a permanent exception on an article, only unblock it until the next time it trips the filters and the whole miserable rigmarole of saying “Oi! Medium! NO!” has to be restarted.
So, I got fed up with…
Well, well, well …
It appears there has been some confusion on the part of some … some of whom appear to be thick as a brick, with the word ‘JOKE’ painted on it, smashed into their face ¹ … re some of my more deadpan satire.
So, in the name of clarity, let me clarify for you, how to discern when I am being serious and when not — hopefully the clarity/clarify combo there makes my intent clearer; after all, I wouldn’t want anyone to be confused by ̶m̶o̶n̶o̶s̶y̶l̶l̶a̶b̶i̶c̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶o̶s̶y̶l̶l̶a̶b̶l̶e̶s̶
̶ words ̶c̶o̶n̶t̶a̶i̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ … <sigh> with more than one sound…
Is there evidence to suggest that Facebook (and associated properties) are a front for a cult bent on universal domination by enveloping the minds of the masses in a fog of confusion that shrouds the World in nightmarish irreality … the dread spirit of H.P. Lovecraft squatting, like John Malkovich, within its latest vessel (Mark Zuckerberg) ?
Photographs of the former