Parler never lived up to its "free speech" aspirations. At the end, it burned at both ends, heavily moderating prominent users while trying to sell out directly to Trump. After it was knocked offline by the indifferent corpos hosting it, it fired its CEO, who promptly confirmed that the whole thing is a cutout for billionaire Rebekah Mercer. After a month trying to find a webhost clueless enough to take it on, Parler is back online. Sadly, the users are not.
The New York Post ran a story claiming that care packages given to migrant children included copies of Superheroes are Everywhere, a book by vice president Kamala Harris. The story was false and its author, Laura Italiano, has resigned and disclosed that she was 'ordered' to write the 'incorrect story' by her bosses at the… READ THE REST
Citizen Kane, the Orson Welles classic often hailed as the greatest movie of all time, slipped from 100% to 99% on Rotten Tomatoes' "Tomatometer" sometime between February 25 and March 1 this year. The site added a negative review to the 115 positive ones already there—one published 80 years ago by the Chicago Tribune's Mae… READ THE REST
The owner of UK tabloid The Daily Mail is suing Google, claiming that it is penalizing the Mail's search engine placement for using non-Google ad tech. Daily Mail editor emeritus Peter Wright told the BBC's Today programme that the search engine's alleged actions were "anti-competitive". He suggested that the Daily Mail's search visibility dropped after… READ THE REST
If you've got a dog as a member of your family, there's about a 1 in 3 chance that you got your furry friend from a breeder. That may offer you some insight into your dog's background and family tree, but it doesn't always answer all of your questions about the full history hiding behind… READ THE REST
Look, nobody enjoys reading the fine print on an insurance policy. Heck, there's a good chance the guy who wrote it didn't even read it over once he was finished. It's usually pretty dry stuff. That being said, it might be worth investigating the specifics on the homeowners or renters insurance policy you've got now.… READ THE REST
If you've ever tried to make a living in the music business, you already know it's a tough racket. Producing music and getting it in front of people is hard enough, but nowadays, just making music won't cut it. Musicians have to be all-around entertainers, not just painting an aural soundscape, but crafting a visual… READ THE REST