Donald Trump signed an Executive Order today to ban the use of all Arabic numbers in American media and schools! Those numbers would be numbers the ones you and I know, with the digits 0 to 9. I can write them cause I’m in Canada, out of reach of his madness.
But yes. The Donald has banned all use of Arabic numbers, citing bad influence by Arabic culture on Americans. From now on, everything numerical will have to be displayed in Roman numerals, like the V representing Arabic number 5 that the Trumpster is demonstrating in the picture at right, cause it’s superior since it was invented by a culture that was mostly white, even though they weren’t mostly Christian. However, they had some features useful for his propaganda so he used them hoping the people would be stupid enough to believe it like they have believed so many other things he has said so far.
So Schrump won the election. Yeah, it’s not good, but it’s going to be the most frustrating years of his life. Unfortunately, Americans will have to bear the brunt of it for his ego. They’ll only come out worse off, and more disappointed than even today… though they’d probably have a hard time believing that today.
Facebook Newsfeed allows you to control some content that appear there. Primarily, it allows you to remove or minimize content by a person and/or a source that one or more people on your Newsfeed might share a lot of. However, I’m not finding that enough. Few of my Facebook friends share so much annoying stuff I have Unfollowed them. As for sources of links shared, there are so many few appear often enough for me to do something about it. What I’m finding is that neither serves to suit my needs to just remove stuff I absolutely don’t care to be seeing, like Donald Trump.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Facebook Newsfeed allowed you to remove content that had certain key words in the title or any text that gets shared? That might not be the main body of an article, as it’s a link that’s shared, with some summary text, not a whole article usually. It also wouldn’t be fair to expect Facebook to know what’s in the article and what’s not by screening text on the other end of the link. I’m just talking about text shared like statuses, text with links, tags, embedded tags like in pictures, etc.
Word screening could be full words, but that would eventually work against the user, I think. It’d have to be some combination like “Donald+Trump” as a rule, not just “Donald” or “Trump”. If just either one, you could eliminate a whole bunch of content you might want to see. That accidental screening would be the main deterrent to people using the key word filter, or Facebook to administer it. I get that. However, let people use it at their own risk. It’s search engine results for stuff people aren’t even looking for! It’s not like guns and alcohol and cigarettes that carry a lot more risk which people are allowed to use all the time!
Man, what I wouldn’t give to screen out content on my Newsfeed like “Donald Trump” and the “Film Tax” given all the nonsense involved in it that appear on my Newsfeed!
C’mon man! Whaddaya say, Facebook?