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Here’s a description of why this article is so prophetic.

0:25 – 0:57 – New information technology has been turned to malign ends. This is talking about the people who have realized they can publish fake news and profit with advertising. The “hearts’ desires” part is talking about how we can feel our political views are validated, all because we found a page that agrees with us.

1:03 – 1:26 – It could be said that this is talking about the information we give to websites like Facebook.

1:26 – 1:46 – This is talking about how we have the desire to only follow the pages that make us feel good, and hide the pages that make us feel bad. It also talks about how people can write false stories and publish them directly to the people who have chosen, using their emotions instead of facts, to follow the pages.

1:47 – 2:16 – This is talking about how we can “master” the virtual world so that it can be “completely shaped to our wishes”. You could say this is talking about how you can show the pages that make you feel good in terms of your political views, and hide the pages that challenge your views and make you think.

2:18 – 2:52 “People will exploit it” is talking about the people who run fake news pages. But this also says that they have the right to publish false news stories. They may not have this right on Facebook since it’s a business with terms and conditions, but people have the right to publish fake news on a website that they own.

2:52 – 3:10 – The people this part is talking about who “have built yet another pharaonic monument to wealth, avarice and indifference” is all of us who participate in publishing and/or reading fake news.

While some may say fake news has been around for a long time, I believe today’s fake news problem is primarily about the internet, and not so much television news or newspapers.

This is a clip from a video I released in December 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZlxLKT6LEg.
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CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash counts down the top ten moments that defined the 2016 political season.
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The fact that writers write is like you are breathing. Sometimes you hold your  breath, or sneeze of cough. Writing  articles creats reliability and measure to your niche of field of expertise online. It is simple to put together a small 250 to 400 word piece, espeically your information foe the subject matter is shone by your passion. That passion, life –energy, is infectious and will pull readers not only to your pieces of works but alo to your  site-link from your resource box.

 

About this time, is that editor-on-your-shoulder, that doubting-writer-self stomping her feet and ranting? Have faith: let me count the ways to your new article-writing success:

 

TIME: “I don’t have time!”

* The average person watches five to seven hours of TV per week. One less TV hour, one extra writing hour. Check.

* Most people never greet the sunrise. Alarm clocks are cheap and do their job well; waking a half-hour earlier won’t cause too much premature aging. Double check.

* Leafing through out-of-date magazines at the doctor’s office won’t necessarily add pertinent learning to your website niche or area of expertise. Paper, pencils and laptops are easy to carry and give you opportunities for jotting down article ideas. Triple check.

 

ENERGY: “I’m too tired!”

* Walking shoes are in every store window; you probably have a lonely, dusty pair hiding somewhere. Your endorphins will engage and energize in 20 minutes. Check.

* Your favorite puppy would probably jump out of her skin to hear ‘go-fer a walk’. Exercising your pet as well as yourself is heart-healthy for both of you; more endorphins. Double check.

* Are your few extra pounds leftover from the holidays weighing you down? Refer back to walking shoes! Triple check.

 

MOTIVATION: “I don’t want more work in my busy schedule?!”

* Practice makes more perfect. If your name is not Hemingway, you might need more practice. Check.

* Articles drive traffic. With new sites or ones low on traffic, links from your article resource boxes help to fill this need and give your site the shot of energy it needs to grow. Double check.

* Traffic equals money. Is that long dreamed-of vacation to anywhere out of town filling your daydreams of late? This just might be your ‘ticket’. Triple check.

Time, energy and motivation create a powerful recipe for success. Writing this short article took about 30 minutes. You now have the option for extra free time in your schedule, exercise-induced energy, as well as a ‘ticket’ for your new vacation plans: you now have the tools to meet your new writing challenge.

 

Writing short, niche-related articles is a reasonable formula you can can realistically apply. Writers: start your engines!

 

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