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Shunning 101 - Why Your Bubble Is A Good Thing

Facebook and twitter - all social media for that matter - are not open news platforms. They do not provide an unfiltered public soapbox. We have confused social media with the free press. The algorithms employed make each feed essentially a private bubble. This is a good thing as it closely models a face to face conversation amongst friends. This is not a flaw, it is by design. Note the word 'social' in social networks.

In person, you know, real life, if someone bashes into your conversation with, "I couldn't help overhearing" and proceeds to spew a complete load of shite they are immediately and without deliberation considered assholes and are shunned.

Verbal Skills - How To Stop A Troll - The Gish Gallop (Salty Language)

Refuting the Gish Gallop or Trump Tirade is a basic skill to bring any Troll to a dead stop. Learn it now.

If I were wrong, then one would have been enough!"

Albert Einstein, commenting on the book 100 Authors Against Einstein Wikipedia

Here's an excerpt from the RationalWiki entry. Enjoy the power that clear understanding and dignified calm brings in the face of a complete load of shite.

Maryland Sustainable Energy Wins Against Backwards National Partisan Agenda

Win! Share good news 7x more than bad to have the same impact.

From: Huge Win for Renewables in Maryland as Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto (original article)

According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, state renewable portfolio standards have created $7.5 billion in annual environmental benefits from reduced air emissions, 27 billion gallons in reduced yearly water consumption and $1.3 billion to $4.9 billion in reduced consumer energy prices, including 200,000 American jobs and $20 billion in annual GDP.