I remember the 1st time I unintentionally circulated a fake story, I felt duped, bamboozled and awsomely naive. After I fall for the number 1 quality of fake news, just enough plausible crap to confirm my biases, I become a re-posting machine. Believe me, it's not fun trying to remember on which social media platform (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Periscope) I plastered a blatant falsehood, about cucumbers no less!
This week when I heard fake news bloggers generate $10,000 per month, blogging bullsh!t, I paused to examine my life choices.
I doubt I will Snopes fact-check everyone of the gazillion articles slithering the screens of my multiple devices.
I bought into the social media dream. Now I'm living the click-bait nightmare.
Comments under blogs like this signal interest to advertising $$$. However I've chosen to write on this site with a multiple step comment process confounding to my most ardent fan. Hail the efficiency and convenience of the digital age!
Enjoy our national myth of Thanksgiving as we assault Native American water protectors and their allies at Standing Rock. If that's not enough irony for you, our president-elect is Donald Trump. Need a laugh?