How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…

Far Street and Facebook

For those of you who happen to be wondering, I have finished the editing for Far Street Episode Ten "The Big, Shiny Apple." It's now up to Becky to finish the music. So now you can blame her! Well, I also have to provide a couple sound effects here and there, but other than that I'm done.

In other news . . .
Steve Beaudry's Facebook profile
I've been FACE'D!!

If you wanna be my Facebook friend, go ahead and click my picture. The best part is you can get Kerusso News automatically through my Facebook Notes. Awesome. For however popular MySpace is, Facebook is one hundred times better, if only for its AJAX functionality. And for those of you who don't know what that means . . . basically it works quickly just as though it were a program on your computer. It's the same thing Google uses which makes it the Internet ruler.

Used to be Facebook was only for students, but they just recently opened it up to pretty much everyone, so don't be scared to join up and be my Facebook friend.