I changed my idea for NaNoWriMo. Instead of trying to finish what I started in April’s Camp NaNo, I’m going to start something completely different. So I chose some characters from my 2010 “novel,” plus another character from a story I wrote a really long time ago. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out how I can best ruin their lives (i.e., create a plot).
A post on Ally’s blog got me thinking about the death of journalism. If you consider blogs and social media sites to be “journalism,” as some do, then journalism is certainly alive and well, but the mainstream media is absolutely not as objective as it used to be (well, if it ever was objective in the first place). So what people are calling the death of journalism is really the death of an objective, unbiased source of information.
The Grammarly proofreading app has ranked the 2016 presidential candidates by how well their supporters use the English language. Bear in mind that Grammarly’s data are all from Facebook posts, which may not be very representative of how these people write in the “real world” or how intelligent they are, but it is kind of amusing. This may also be a display of how passionate the supporters are about their chosen candidate, as the more angry or enthusiastic you are, the less likely you are to think about grammar when debating online. 🙂