If you haven’t already heard, Twitter died last night in a horrific train wreck brought about by the deadly head-on collision between overzealous corporate strategy and the wants of the average consumer. Beginning next week, Twitter will start rolling out some MAJOR changes to its platform, a large part of which will include Predictor Algorithms, whose primary purpose is to deconstruct user behavior patterns, and arrange the user’s Twitter Timeline in a priority based format, as opposed to the current real-time chronological format. Essentially, Twitter’s Algorithms will now decide what you, the user, like/dislike, and serve up content to you based on that criteria, instead of the usual real-time tweets. That’s fucking BULLSHIT! No wonder everyone on Twitter is fucking outraged by this new ass-fuckery, which in turn has caused the hashtag – #RIPTwitter – to be the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter for the past 30+ Hours. The whole reason why people use Twitter is for the rapid-fire real-time updates/Tweets. When you take that model and turn it upside down, what you get is fucking Facebook and it’s fucking ‘Top News Stories’ Algorithms deciding what content is appropriate for you and what content should be discarded from your Timeline.
Well, if it weren’t for Andy Reid’s now legendary Clock Management, and Vontaze Burfict almost decapitating Antonio Brown from the neck up, and the Packers defense choking as always in the OT loss against the Arizona Cardinals, my previous NFL Playoffs predictions were almost on point! The operative word here is ‘ALMOST’…. With that said, I’m one of those gambling addicts that won’t stop until I get my just due, which is why I’m going to make a bold prediction today; so much so, that my prediction might just cause idiot Stephen A Smith @ First Take to spontaneously combust while screaming and simultaneously race-baiting people into thinking that I’m only making this prediction because Cam Newton is BLACK!
“OMFG!!! I’ve Been Hacked!?$?!”
I received that text from my GF last week, and all hell broke loose – literally and figuratively. My GF, who is a regularly relapsing Smartphone addict, has this habit of using her Samsung Galaxy for EVERYTHING – surfing, emails, texts, cloud, pics, financial info, social security numbers (parents, her, and mine), credit cards, etc… I don’t remember ever seeing her using an actual Computer – like a laptop or a desktop. So obviously, while surfing one of those shady-amazon-discount-coupon sites, her phone got jacked by a malware, which downloaded itself onto her phone. Thankfully, given the way the Android OS is designed, externals APKs require the explicit authorization of the user in order to begin installation. She wasn’t aware of this and freaked the fuck out.
It’s that time of the year where Men and Women around the United States are glued to their Televisions for the latest news, injury reports, and analyst predictions about what the future holds for their beloved NFL teams, and how deep of a run can they make in the playoffs. In case you haven’t noticed, or maybe I forgot to mention this, but I am a HUUUUGGGEEE fanatic of Football, The NFL, and above all, THE Green Bay Packers – the greatest sports franchise in the history of EVER! It’s just feels like the right time for me to throw my 2 cents and the accompanying predictions out there, and hope that they come true, so I’ll have something to brag about this offseason.
The question that’s been setting the IMDb message-boards and the Internet on FIRE for the past couple years, really isn’t that hard to answer. People make it out to be some sophisticated BS, but truth be told, there’s one TV show that reigns supreme and it’s not even that close. Yes, I’m indeed talking about The Wire. Hand’s down one of the greatest TV shows of all time – this coming from a dude who watched Breaking Bad first and then binged the shit on The Wire. As an avid fanatic of Gangster Movies and TV shows, for years I thought that Breaking Bad was the greatest TV show created by Man, and I would go ape-shit on anyone who argued otherwise. Breaking Bad – Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Gus, etc… the whole gambit was unlike anything I’d ever seen. Simply mesmerizing. Then, last month, December 2015, I finally got around to watching the 1st season on The Wire, and motha-fuckeeerrrrrr, it was straight FIREEEEEEEE!!!!