Social Trending

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It’s hard to not be aware of the content on either Facebook or Twiiter, as it’s sort of “in one’s face” – as the cliché goes. Also the ATT-Yahoo main news pages, as with others like the drudge site, has the list of what is “trending” at the moment. I know a lot of that is “news” content, and so how does that affect marketing trends? I may be late to understanding a lot about how the digital world works. There is a good discussion on that in Brad Thor’s past previous publication “Black List.” It is also a reason why the NSA and IRS news of late is not really a new item to many in government, publication and digital media minded types.
Related to the trends issue was an item I came across from a friend’s post this morning. The general question was about whether today’s youth really understands the difference between dependence on government healthcare versus the freedom of the marketplace in medicine or other business. Then there was the reference link which was given when I asked for the reference to accompany that post, which I thought was more interesting about the social media subject, and youth trends. Keeping this preamble short, check out this link and piece by Ellis Hamburger. Dated March 1, I still found it timely:
http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/3/1/4049592/the-age-of-the-brag-is-over-why-facebook-might-be-losing-teens
A lot going on and as usual, each new turn raises more questions.

Timothy J. Desmond
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Conspiracy – again?

Art - cover The Doc
This book cover will no longer be able to be used, as the contract for the e-book has been terminated. If some of you, fans, had tried recently to buy it on Amazon, from either my author page or from Amazon books, it is no longer there. That is because the ebook was the publisher’s property. I am not supposed to use the cover for promotion as the cover art is the publisher’s property. I understand that the the publisher even “owns” the edited version, even though I have it copyrighted in my name. That’s not a huge problem as I can re-edit it myself. Am currently seeking a print publisher. The Doc story may be available, again, soon, with a different title and in an edited version.
And that brings up the conspiracy thriller premise of the story. The questions still persist, I suppose, in the somewhat current news of the day. Regarding acts, actions, operations, hacking private personal accounts and data systems, NSA business, security v. privacy …..
If it’s true, is it a conspiracy?
If it’s legal, is it a conspiracy?
If government does it, is it a conspiracy?

Timothy J. Desmond
http://tim’sfiction-art.com
http://artbydesmond.com
https://timdesmondblog.wordpress.com