1. From a social media teenager bullying story:
At Hudson High School, Facebook is yesterday’s news — “Most of Facebook is just people saying, ‘Is anyone still on Facebook?'” one student says — and increasingly, students are interacting on Twitter.
This is the dirty little secret of Facebook–teenagers don’t use it anymore. You don’t see this in print much but it’s been true for a while.
2. Rush Limbaugh’s latest idiotic claim that Republicans are the real Apple users, and that the lamestream tech media discriminates against Apple, is strange and wrong on so many levels, but I’ll pick just one: the butt of the tech media is Microsoft, mainly because most of what they’ve been doing lately has been a half-success (Windows Phone and Windows 8) or a miserable failure (Surface and RT). Apple gets a lot of press, most of it good, and their products are always well-reviewed.
Google is probably the tech company that gets the biggest undeserved kisses from tech journalists, at least in the tech press I read. Case in point: the Moto X, which smells a bit like a turd to me, with a substandard screen, being sold at the same prices as nicer looking and more powerful phones. The Verge seems to be searching for something good to say about it to justify the score it gets.
Overall, though, tech mags are read by a younger mostly male audience, which tends towards pockets of libertarianism but probably votes mainly Democratic, like most of the younger demographic. Making them the object of hatred of his Efferdent brigade is a no-brainer for Rush. The part I don’t get is the side of Apple love: fixed income angry old men are not going to pay “extra” for a Mac when they can buy a cheap laptop at Best Buy for half the price.