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…

Star Trek: Asterisk "Weekly Aftermath - That Which Gideon Lights"

Man, this PADD is GREAT!! It has a TON of apps... I've even started developing some of my own. In fact, I think you'll really like this particular one. What does it do, you ask? Why, it beams a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk directly to you. Check it out!

This week, Steve and I processed data from three more episodes of season 3 of The Original Series: "The Mark of Gideon", "That Which Survives", and "The Lights of Zetar". Download the update here.

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