@DaveWiner is a man that I do not know – but read a lot of his words – and generally am in agreement with his ideas and principles. It was Dave that finally inspired me to close down Facebook. The walled garden, taking my content, it all is fine – but I found myself ONLY posting there – and ignoring my other channels.
But all that’s old news. This morning reading through my daily feeds (provided by the mighty Feedly organization) I saw this post right at the top of the page … BRILLIANT – true Netizens working for the common good.
“About 30 percent of adults in the United States get their news on Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. The fortunes of a news site, in short, can rise or fall depending on how it performs in Facebook’s News Feed.”
Two observations as I sit on the JFK tarmac waiting for my Virgin America to take off.
(Point of Order … this link originally pointed to Virgin America … and now – today on September 19th, 2018 – I have updated it to point to Alaska Air. Because Virgin America was bought by Alaska Air – and today they sent me an email. I specifically kept the Virgin America reference – because it was a Virgin America flight I was writing about – that said – Alaska Air are another airline I keep in the ‘very good’ category – I never fly Delta if I can help it.)
The first centers around weather sophistication. Here on Virgin we are taking off just 4 hours and Thirty minutes after the advertised time – apparently ‘due to bad weather in SFO’. A phone call ahead told me that there had indeed been rain falling in the early hours of the day – but not now – and likely not in the 5 or so hours that will pass before we land. So what’s that about ?