In lieu of a regularly scheduled post of focusing on one thing, this week I decided I will cover a wide array of topics. They don't quite fit under my Old Man Rants series (though some undoubtedly will sound similar) so I decided I will simply label this week's post THE THINGS I THINK.
Will they change the world? Probably not. There is nothing here that is ground breaking, as far as I can tell. The topics are simply items of interest that have caught my attention over the past week or so.
The Information of the Internet Super Highway
There is so much that can be said about this, but I will keep it short. As a writer of articles and posts for the internet, I appreciate that there are so many opportunities for writers to have a chance to get there work seen and read. For that I'm appreciative.
I'm speaking about this headline I saw recently: "Notebook 2 to begin filming near [insert town]. Original cast/crew re-united, extras needed."
Now, there are certainly headlines like this that are true. Here, a quick search of Google indicated that this was happening in at least four different towns. The Google search also brought up a link to Snopes.com, which verified my initial reaction. This is false.
I've seen the same thing now with articles being shared about Star Wars: Episode VIII, essentially repeating identical information as in the Notebook 2 article. A simple Google search indicates this is the only site reporting this, a good bet that's it's not true.
Pro Tip: If the article states "according to sources" and has no sources to back it up, it might be false. Do your research. The internet has a plethora of information, don't get me wrong, but sometimes sifting through the noise is beneficial to not just you, but also your friends.
Being the old soul that I am, I have only recently stepped into this world of listening to podcasts. I'm now discovering I have a lot of ground to make up.
Raise your hand if your bracket was ruined by Michigan State losing in the first round. Come on, raise it. I'm doing it and I'm sitting by myself in a coffee shop.