Rob’s reads:Propaganda by Edward L. Bernays

While this book is quite informative, I am interested to find someone who writes the modern equivalent to this insightful book. The important point of this book to take home, is that the only thing that helps propaganda ( in Bernays sense of propaganda) is public opinion. The best examples of good propaganda in action…

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 Men paid 9.9% more than women With just hours to go before the deadline for UK companies to report their gender pay data, the latest figures show that men are paid on average 9.9 per cent more than women in Britain. Under rules introduced last year, UK employers with 250 or more workers are required…

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You are Facebook’s product, not customer People need to understand that they are the product of Facebook and not the customer, according to media theorist and writer Douglas Rushkoff. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing Let’s start with Facebook’s Surveillance Machine, by Zeynep Tufekci in last Monday’s New York Times….

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Just a selection of articles I’ve read and found it be interesting and a little extract from the start of each article, enjoy. HOW EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET BECAME CLICKBAIT Remember Yanny vs. Laurel? It was some science thing that made people hear the same sound in two different ways, and everyone on the internet…

Rob’s Reads: Toxin: The Devil You Know

Peter Milligan and Derick Robertson are at the helm of Toxin: The Devil You Know, with some funny and interesting developments from newly introduced characters Toxin and Pat Mulligan. When a jailbreak leaves New York overrun with super-villains, enter Pat Mulligan, a former New York police officer who shares his body with a young simbiote…

Rob’s Reads: Thanos wins

As the title suggests this story line explores Thanos winning the affects of lady death, the price? Everything, Thanos wins is written by Donny Cates, with Illustration by Geoff Shaw.  Unfortunately this story line of Thanos was quite underwhelming, for a Thanos story to work it is not really the development of the character of…

Rob’s reads: Scarlet Spider

I’m sure there are spoilers somewhere in there Spider-man is such a beloved Marvel character after so many years different character developments happen that it is difficult to see that character act in any different way. If Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel movie is anything to go by people don’t like change. There was some…

Rob’s Reads: Old Man Logan

I wrote this blog post a few years ago on Tumblr. I am transferring my stuff onto this blog just as a way to see how my writing has improved — or not— over the years. What happened to the world’s deadliest mutant that he won’t even pop his claws to protect his family? In…

Robs Reads: Hulkverines

Take one part Awesome Hulk and one part Old Man Logan and you end up with H-Alpha A.K.A the Hulkverine A.K.A Weapon H. Clayton Cortez was an ex-military mercenary turned into the monster that both Bruce Banner and James Howlet have been fighting most of their lives, an affliction that Cortez has overcome making him…

Introduction to Political Philosophy

Currently doing the Yale open courses online from here.  This entry is looking at Socratic Citizenship: Plato, Crito.  I’m not presenting my own interpretations an I’m largely piecing together information from different sources none of it my own work.  I will provide sources.  In the Apology, Socrates proposes a new kind of citizenship in opposition to…