For someone who juggles a demanding job, family life, and online schooling, I really should not have time to go on Facebook. But I do. I check posts when I am drinking my protein drink for breakfast, or when I am eating my sandwich for lunch. Most of the time, I don’t care about stuff on my news feed, but I must admit that this is my biggest source of news. Facebook newsfeed is raw, and is not created by professional journalists, but at least it does not disguise itself as unbiased news reporting. It’s very biased, personal, opinionated, and unique. “Oh, Agnes got married!” “Oh, there’s a fire on Lake Berryessa!” “What an ugly looking kid – I pray to God I don’t have a child that looks like that.”
Until this week, I did not know anything about blogging. I have never read a blog, or posted a blog. Or maybe I have, but I did not know it was called a “blog”. I called it an “article that I read online.” This week, I have come to the remarkable realization that blogging is probably the most powerful way of delivering news today. Now at last I don’t have to go through pages of political junk just to get to what I want to read. The only downside to it is you don’t get to read the comic strips and answer the crossword puzzle at the end.