Menacing-Evil-Purpose-Of-Facebook-Bob Davis Podcast 939

More Fake People and Fake Comments

Firstly I’ve detected a big increase in the number of fake people and fake comments on Facebook recently. Learn more in Menacing-Evil-Purpose-Of-Facebook-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Why Fake Engagement?

Secondly what’s the reason for all this ‘fake engagement’ on the social media giant.

Discord and Disagreement

For example we should be now be aware Facebook encourages discord and disagreement.

Facebook Is The Wellspring Of Discord

Even more Facebook might be the chief cause for the personal and political divide in the US these days.

Dangerous and Destructive

To clarify, yes I’m saying FB is the most dangerous and destructive force in our society.

No Comments Please

Especially relevant to this podcast is a further clarification of why I refuse to allow comments on my FB posts. Get that podcast here.

Incendiary and Divisive Comments…From Bots…Or Worse

In the course of promoting what I do I have seen an increase in the number of clearly fake people making incendiary and divisive comments.

Could Facebook Be Behind It?

Finally I’ll ask this as a question. I wonder if Facebook itself is behind this. And, if they are, why? Check out Menacing-Evil-Purpose-Of-Facebook-Bob Davis Podcast 939.

Negative Reinforcement Always Wins

In the same vein tech writers long ago exposed FB algorithms designed to reward discord and division. Negative reinforcement creates a stronger bond and more engagement than positive reinforcement.

Propaganda

Even more propaganda on social media platforms has always been suspect.

Usual Suspects

For example the Russians. What about the Chinese? Above all political campaigns here in the United States.

Massive Manipulation Of Americans…And The World

Here’s my thing. In short I came the conclusion recently it all might just be FB itself manipulating users for its own purposes or worse, at someone or something’s behest.

Think Twice

Consequently we all might think twice before engaging in back and forth arguments on FB. In addition, we might think twice before commenting at all.

A NO COMMENT Movement

Certainly with so called engagement the core of FB’s existence, if we all stopped commenting what do you think would happen?

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(Editor’s note: The pic shows one of many options for creating fake personas on FB. I use it to show how easy it is. I’m sure they won’t mind if you check out the page, then you can see too!)

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New-Epoch-Dead-Ahead-Bob Davis Podcast 926

New Future Dead Ahead

First of all no one likes lock downs, wearing masks or worrying about what comes next. Even so we have caught a glimpse of a the future. Working from home. Video conferencing. Pivoting to on line services. There’s a new future dead ahead. Learn more in New-Epoch-Dead-Ahead-Bob Davis Podcast 926.

End Of An Era

I’ve already suggested we’re on the cusp of major change. Even more the end of an era.

Triggers Of Change Present Before The Pandemic

Moreover the triggers of change were already in place before the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Things To Think About

What stays? How will things change? I’ll give you some things to think about in New-Epoch-Dead-Ahead-Bob Davis Podcast 926.

Define Epoch

Especially relevant is the definition of the word epoch.

Long And Distinct Period

The word Epoch is a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic.

The End Of A Long Arc

I personally think we’re at the end of a much longer arc.

Final Breaths Of Industrial Revolution

We’re living through the dying breaths of the industrial revolution which started in Britain at the end of the 1700’s, peaked in the 1950’s and 60’s.

Age Of Technology

Above all what’s coming is an age of technology which took its first breaths in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, and is now growing into its chaotic adolescence.

Losing Cultural Landmarks

When an epoch ends we have no cultural, economic or cultural landmarks.

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Finally my sense is that previous periods of change will pale in comparison to what we have just begun to go through, even though we’ve had plenty of warning.

Are We Ready For Prime Time? Not Even Close

I’ve often said we, our leaders and our systems are ill equipped to deal with this change.

When Did The New World Emerge?

In conclusion somewhere along the line the old world began to fade and the new emerged.

Good Things and Bad Things

We’ve seen a preview of the bad things and the good things to come. Let’s think about some of the good things and the future in New-Epoch-Dead-Ahead-Bob Davis Podcast 926.

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Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924

Let’s Talk About Blaming China

The president likes to blame China for everything these days. From Corona to trade China is the world’s bad guy. Learn more in Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924.

Pandemics Can Turn Into Revolutions

First of all pandemics have a way of triggering once in a lifetime revolutions and war.

Trump’s Internal Polling

Especially relevant is the president’s recent internal polls. Currently his own polling shows Trump in trouble in battleground states.

Signs Of Trouble For Republicans

Even more republicans are starting to question Trump’s initial response to the Corona-Virus Pandemic. Especially since this is what is hurting the leader of the Republican party. Most noteworthy are signs of trouble in must win House and Senate races for Republicans.

Change The Subject

Seems like the old political saying, “If you don’t like what the media’s talking about change the subject” is the order of the day.

Blame China

Certainly China seems like a convenient scapegoat. No one likes a Tyranny, right?

Stealing Our Jobs, Letting Corona Loose, Buying Our Debt

Even more China is blamed for stealing US Jobs, cooking up the Corona Virus in a lab and letting it loose. Similarly lately China’s been blamed for feathering presumed Democratic Candidate Joe Biden’s nest and a host of military incursions and threats. Finally for ‘owning all our debt’, not true by the way.

Time To Talk About China

As a result it’s time to talk about China. We do in Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924.

Trade and World History If You Can Stand It

Hence in one place a little history of trade in the world. In addition a little history of Taiwan and Mainland China.

US History On Trade Too

Finally some discussion of our own history on trade, commercial espionage, and trade protection.

How Do We Meet The Challenge

Above all China is a challenge to the United States. How we handle the challenge will not only determine the future of China and the US, but our character.

Weak Minds Need Not Apply

For that reason it’s necessary to say leadership that has proven to be weak minded, bellicose without cause or unpredictable will not fare well in this environment.

Food for thought

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