Online journalism: still getting sources wrong in 2018

A radio station tweeted tonight about a story discussing how young kids are avoiding Apple’s “Screen Time” restrictions and spending more time on iPhones/iPads than their parents want them to. I clicked the link in the tweet. It took me to the radio station’s website where I read the article. At the end of the […]

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Social Media isn’t a good idea anymore

Social media sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? You can chat with friends more easily than ever, get updates from family members, share baby and cat photos or root together for your favorite teams. Mark Zuckerberg has talked for years about “connecting the world” and “bringing the world closer together”, and it all sounds […]

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A Connection to My Biological Parents

It’s been more than a year since I sent some saliva to 23andMe to learn as much as I could about my genetic makeup. None of the reports I’ve been able to access since then have revealed any inclinations toward serious medical conditions … which is a Good Thing. (Here’s hoping that trend continues!) I’m […]

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I Have a New Favorite Band

I’ve had a lot of second-favorite bands over the years … Boxer Rebellion most recently, Collective Soul before that, etc. But I’m here to report that today, for the first time in 35 years, U2 has become my second favorite band. They’ve been replaced by Gang Of Youths, an Australian band (now based in London) […]

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Not Just Burgers … Chicken Sandwiches, Too

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or (especially) Instagram probably associates me with making and eating burgers. Heck, it’s in the main description right here on MattMcGee.com: “I love big, juicy cheeseburgers…” But even I know that man cannot live by red meat alone. In fact, since a few of my friends have had health […]

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