Citizen Journalism

Typewriter, Vintage, Write, Letters

Citizen journalism is all about people collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information particularly on the social media.

This isn’t my definition, but of Wikipedia.

As we all know, our world is now a global village. Therefore, we all are reporters or citizen journalists using online platforms to inform the entire world what’s happening around us.

Trained journalists now trust the social media and citizen reporters to get advice on what is happening around the world.

These hints are downloaded and then processed in view of the journalism ethics and then sold back to the same members of the public.

But, the reality is that hard copies of newspapers and magazines aren’t selling much these days. Online media platforms, blogs, forums, directories and the social media have taken over. This is good for humankind.

A citizen journalist can earn a living from collecting and passing on of information, photographs, tips and events for established newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and forums for publication. This might or may be free.

However, the value of a citizen reporter helping to spread the news, good, bad or ugly will have impart on our planet.

This is because lots and lots of people out there gain one way or the other from the conventional or the social media.

These persons could be researchers, security experts, housewives, business people, bankers, journalists, lecturer, online marketers, motivational speakers, Raccoon Sounds, sportsmen and women, etc..

Most of us need the right information at any point in time to make educated opinion and decisions. And it’s the media that will help us here.

Since trained journalists cannot be everywhere at the same time, the contributions of citizen reporters to informing, educating and entertaining members of the public becomes very convenient.

But, the social media is not regulated for now. Therefore, some information posted on the social websites are not processed. This is where our world leaders should arrive in.

Aside from the monetary benefits, citizen reporters will also experience a sense of satisfaction when they know that their gifts are helping to shape the world to be able to make it a better place. This is immortal and goes beyond money.

I feel deep down that with time, the social media will fall in line and be able to regulate itself.

To a citizen reporter, there are many jobs out there for you and there are no limits to how much money you can make passing on tips, information and photographs to established media outfits, websites, blogs and forums for potential publications.

Does Social Media Run our Lives

Media, Social Media, Apps

Social media is a faceless community. In most cases, you do not see the person who enjoys your photos, resents your articles or even shares your ideas. It’s just fun – they say. Let me say it is never fun if the receiver is scared to the center or if the post involves character assassination. This post is about how social media is being used to assassinate an individual’s character.

The dangers and benefits of social media.

However, It can be both brutal and destructive. It can be used to malign your name. It can be used to gossip and tear apart your character. Obviously – all of us are just a single step away from character murder. A single careless tweet, an innocent exposing post or a naive”such as” can result in untold distress.

The risks of rumors and gossip.

Rumors and gossip are words and phrases can never be removed. Even in case you get an apology, the rumor-monger will not go undoing their mess. Sorry does not cure the mutilated reputation of the victim. It’s like putting a nail through a piece of wood – even when the nail is removed, the hole still remains. Gossip hurts. Worse still, if they are all over the societal media – so be careful what you share.

Be careful what you repost on social media.

Even though it can be a good chance for business growth and networking, it can also be vicious and treacherous. You should never be the bearer of gossip or slander. You should never repost any maligning, hurtful or character assassinating information. This is my take in regards to what to send and what to avoid; do to others what you’d love them to do to you. Always keep this in mind – what goes around, comes around.

Things you should never post on social media.

Yes, you want to hook up with old friends and get to know new ones. Is that the reason you want to share all your details? Be warned! Social networking is a live wire that leaves and burns physical, emotional and mental scars to show for it. Whatever your intentions, never share your current location, photographs of your family members tagged with their full names, telephone numbers and home address. Avoid sharing intimate things because they might come back to haunt you. By the way, that’s the way social media is being used to assassinate an individual’s character.

Be careful and wise and you’ll be safe. It takes years to construct a character. However, social networking can overtake it in a twinkling of an eye. This is my advice for you; when sharing information on social media don’t do it with your heart just – carry your head along.

Real or Fake News

Fake News, Propaganda, Deceit, Deception

It is all too often that we read, watch and hear about news that shocks us to later discover it is fake. With social media news, no matter whether it is fake or real can spread worldwide in a matter of minutes with many not finding out the facts until hours or days later. The Internet has been a great resource to many people, however when it comes to the fast paced sharing society online fake news may be damaging to companies, individuals and even their careers but there are ways it can be reduced and ultimately stopped.

Social media has made many people vulnerable to fake news and can cause communication problems. There are however ways for people using social networking sites to complain about information that’s found to be incorrect or out-dated. Unfortunately these articles can nevertheless be shared even after they’ve been reported but until they are able to do so they will be given a notification letting them understand the validity of the guide is being disputed.

Information which makes people feel uncomfortable is frequently avoided which is why the validity of information is so often looked past. It is important to challenge information regardless of how it may appear to work in your benefit if you don’t have the proof to back up the claim. Rather than ignoring information that seems to be untrue the best practice would be to report it so that it could be looked into properly. Although you may not want to talk about it, others will and that’s how fake news is spread.

Start with a newsfeed analyst tool to create a chart of the friends you’ve got and how often their information appears on your newsfeed. If their advice is regularly wrong it could be an idea to let them know to give them the chance to remove it.

Look at the most recent election, it was greatly misjudged by journalists because of the fact they wanted to believe it would work in their favor.

Without a filter bubble that stops you from really taking note of what others are saying if it doesn’t agree with your beliefs it is more beneficial to see whether or not the information is accurate. If it is not then you can enjoy the fact you were correct, if not it may well change your viewpoint.

Viral fake news is usually used to damage a person or companies reputation and make money before buying into stories on the internet or otherwise it is always better to find out what the opposing parties would need to gain by creating fake details.

Be constructive in how you share information and only share what you know to be true not what catches your attention. If everyone takes this approach fake news might be a thing of the past.

Why some white people hate White people

Suit, Business Man, Business, Man, Male

If a person pays attention to the mainstream media and/or spends time on various social networking sites, they could have come across at least one white person who blames their whole race for all the problems in the world. It’s then going to be clear that they are ashamed of the colour of their skin and what their ancestors have allegedly done.

A Strange Affair

Nevertheless, they might have just carried on with their life and put this experience behind them.

Alternatively, it might not have been possible for them to do this, and this could show they’ve been exposed to this kind of behaviour on a range of occasions. It’s then likely to be evident that this is an outlook that a number of white people have.

The Worst Race

What one can then do is to read up on what these self-hating white individuals have to say about their own race. Through doing this, they may find that these people have a number of reasons as to why they believe their race is the issue.

And while some of those reasons can appear to be well thought out, there can be others that could come across as being completely absurd. One could then leave it at that, or they could feel the need to look even deeper.

1 Difference

If one was to research the news organisations which cover this topic, they may find that there are certain sites and papers, for instance, which stand out. It’s then not that every news organisation is saying the same thing; it’s that there are particular ones that support this outlook.

There are then likely to be the news organisations that talk about this, but for different reasons. When these news organisations cover this topic, it will be to report on what someone has said.

Two Sides

It would then be normal for one to come to the conclusion that certain news organisations are anti-white, whilst others are not. Said another way, certain news sites are going to have an agenda, and their priority is then not likely to be to inform people.

This could be something that’s hard for them to comprehend; especially if they have trusted this source of information up until this point. Then again, there is the chance they have known this for quite a while.

Another Factor

If one was to look into what a lot of these self-hating whites have in common, they might find that a lot of them have been to college/university. So while these people may have gone there to learn new abilities, this would not have been the only thing that took place; that’s if this occurred in any respect.

Instead, this would have been a time when they were gradually indoctrinated to hate themselves, their ancestors and every other white person on Earth.

Confusion

Yet, even when a white man hates themselves, it does not imply that this will prevent them from having the ability to feel good. While can sound hard to believe, they will have another way to elevate themselves.

Because of what they think about their own race and how they behave as a result, they can end up feeling morally superior.

Self-Righteous

In order for them to keep their true feelings at bay, it’ll be vital for them to act in ways which will allow them to receive positive feedback from other self-hating white people and people from different races who attribute their race to get just about everything. This is then similar to being in a cult, as one will have to constantly prove how loyal they are.

Through saying the correct things online and offline, they will validate the belief that their race is the problem, and this will allow them to get the acceptance that they desperately need. What this can then show is that they don’t possess a strong sense of self, and perhaps this was why they moved along with the’white men and women are the problem’ propaganda in the first location.

An Early Wound

Before they were exposed to what the media had to say or what they were told in university/college (that’s if they went), they may have already felt unworthy.

Their weak sense of self would then have been propped up with their identity as someone who hates their own race.

Born Again

It’s not going to matter if one is religious or not, as it’s going to be as if they have been born again. Hating their own race will be a way for them to atone for what their race is doing and what they have done in the past.

In their eyes, their race is oppressing every other race, and always has done, and it is then just right for them to hate themselves. If they did feel worthless to begin with, this may mean that they were abused and/or failed during their early years.

Conclusion

When one race is held accountable for every problem on earth, it is the perfect example of what happens when black and white thinking is used. Everyone on this planet is likely to see life in this way from time to time, but if this is the standard for someone it can demonstrate that something is wrong with their brain.

This isn’t to say that every white person who hates themselves has this disorder, but it’s highly possible that some of them do.

Tariff Facts

Hook, Award, Line, Quality, Done

We’ve witnessed cultural, cultural differences, on topics, including, freedom of the press, healthcare / medical insurance, immigration, tax reform, etc, while, nearly daily, noticed, a continuing discussion, on what has been characterized, as the Russian Diagnosis. While most of these issues, have been mostly, divided, along political party lines, the most recent issue, which can be trade tariffs, has been one of the most divisive! Even though, members of both parties, have supported, President Trump’s approach, or opposed it, it’s important to recognize, there is no easy answer, and several underlying factors, to consider, both, in terms of being relevant/ useful, and sustainable. This guide will attempt to briefly examine, review, and discuss, 6 of them.

  1. Address unfair importing/ dumping: The matter of certain nations, using seemingly, unfair methods, to take advantage, and ditching their goods, at below – market prices, is not a new one. Most nations impose certain tariffs, either to raise needed funds, or to help their companies, which employ Americans, within this country. However, the matter, isn’t, black – and – white, however, rather many factors, and/ or ramifications, come into play. In today’s global market, many products utilize, goods, parts, components, and labour, provided in various areas of the world. In many cases, the so – called American firms, are actually less American, compared to foreign ones! There must be a fine – line, and an approach, which accounts, concept, with actions!
  2. Trade deficits: One of those reasons, voiced, by President Trump, for implementing tariffs on steel and aluminum, is putting America first, and lowering the trade deficits. However, this ignores certain complexities, such as the consequences. These include the high threat of retaliation by foreign countries, in terms of importing American products, and potential, industries, at – risk, include, bourbon, denim jeans, etc.. Most tariff – supporters, even, concur, it is important, for these to be selective, so that you can have the most desired outcomes.

3.

  1. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it’s unrealistic, to confront the reality, today’s world, is one of globalism, and we cannot, nor should we, strive to be isolationists! As opposed to denying reality. Wouldn’t it make more sense, to make sure we are ready, to lead, in this world!
  2. Often contributes to higher prices: When tariffs are imposed on things, such as aluminum, the result, includes increasing costs of producing beers and sodas (in aluminum cans), as well as impacting production costs for companies, such as Boeing (because plane exteriors are largely, made of aluminum), and cars. Why create raising prices, and risk inflation, hurting consumers and manufacturers, merely to flex America’s so – calledmuscle?
  3. International goodwill: Australia asserts, President Trump promised, there are no imposed tariffs, on steel, and, would not you think, they would feel, now, they can not trust this guy, or our state? Do not we want, more goodwill, rather than polarizing?

The problems related to tariffs, are complicated and challenging! This shouldn’t besomething, done, based on anger and/ or reflex, but, rather, a well – intended, effects – believed, concept and approach!

Modern Space Force

Ufo, Spaceship, Aircraft, Drive, Nozzles

Sure, you like to see it in the movies with a tub of popcorn and a cola. Nowadays sitting in your living room in front of your big screen flat panel with chicken wings and a few beer is how viewing pleasure is achieved after it’s burned out on the large theater screen and goes to home video disk. Some men and women who crave subscribe to cover opinion if they can manage it to feel the sensation of what they can not do themselves. Ever since Buck Rodgers who was created in 1928 and Robbie the Robot in the 1956 some people just can’t do without it.

Of course I’m talking science fiction space entertainment. I personally believe”Starship Troopers” wasn’t given enough fame even though all the many movies produced were popular. I haven’t seen any of the early”Buck Rodgers” films but I did watch the 1956″Forbidden Planet” film with Robbie The Robot a couple of times. Both these films”Starship Troopers” and”Forbidden Planet” were excellent for me alongside the Star Trek and Star Wars T.V. and films that did achieve fame beyond just being popular.

New energy sources from the 1956″Forbidden Planet” hyperdrive movie was the precursor for the 1960’s Star Trek”Dilithium Crystals” star ship power supply which developed into the Warp Drive fantasy technology really fuels our imagination about what will be when the United States does actually develop energy that will drive massive space machines to the edges of an endless universe beyond the now nuclear power. The start of the”Space Force” will probably be rocket fuel until they are able to make a nuclear powered space vessel to flee the space beyond earth.

No matter for what reason Donald Trump is trying to create the start of the future”Space Force” it’ll be the start of the building of a real life”Star Trek” and”Star Wars” that will no longer be an idea on a film and television screen. Little boys and little girls don’t dream any longer about joining the”Space Force” in a dream but now they can actually dream about how they are going to train to get on and join the”Space Force” team of reality. Adults that grew up with space movies and a dream of what they could never realize will grow their children and grand children into being a part of a reality that was not around in their time.

Are we on the brink of a global drought

Drought, Aridity, Dry, Earth, Soil

Webster defined drought as a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, leading to prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water. A drought can last for months, years, or may even last for decades. The world today is confronted with the fact that lots of countries around the globe have squandered their natural source of fresh water to the point that very critical shortages are already occurring. What’s amazing though is that the Earth provides all living things with abundant amounts of rain and snow to survive. The logistics of new water transport to areas that are confronted with dire shortages is hampered by monetary constraints that always thwart those regions from getting relief form their own water shortages.

It’s extremely apparent to see that abundant fresh accessible water is the primary main requirement for all other projects. Without abundant available fresh water any future development whether it’s brand new construction for homes or businesses or for agriculture will end up in failure. What is a big factor of the contributor to global water shortages is because of mans gluttony of the usage of fossil fuels for the past 100 years. This disaster is happening right now in areas in the Mid East and will spread through-out the planet if we fail to utilize the technologies which are currently available to usher in an age of progress to eliminate the enormous consumption of fossil fuel sources. In addition, we have to coordinate international initiatives to end drought conditions which are already happening around the world.

In Egypt on account of the lack of sufficient infrastructure to trap rain run offs the current times of heavy rain and subsequent flooding swept tons of dirt and other containments into the Nile. The Nile is the main fresh water provider for all of Egypt now has been deluged with sewage and slit forcing the closures of nearly all their water treatment centers. This is just a sample of the monumental task of securing plentiful fresh water for Egypt. The situation is dire for other Mid Eastern nations also. The availability of potable freshwater has made the costs skyrocket to the point that millions still suffer because they can’t afford the rising costs now associated with procuring fresh water from all around the area.

The United States is not immune to the absence of fresh clean water either. Flint Michigan is a normal example of man’s carelessness in not supplying fresh water to the people of Flint, Michigan. Coastal areas like Florida also have insufficient measures in place to supply fresh water to the growing population. And, what rain falls the rain run off goes right to the Atlantic or to the Gulf of Mexico. With so much emphasis on the current Dakota oil pipe line where so much media attention is focused we ought to be really focusing on water transfer instead of oil. Man can live quite well without oil but cannot live very long without fresh water.

We should remember that before modern times the Incas managed to sustain their culture over the rain line by collecting dew and directing it to cisterns for later distribution. Historical records indicate the use of water-collecting fog fences. These traditional methods have been fully passive, requiring no outside energy source other than naturally occurring temperatures. We’ve already developed water technology much superior to what the Incas deployed. There should be no reason why anyone anywhere around the world should have to endure because of the lack of available fresh water. And yet wars are always being fought for water rights. Today, the rising costs associated with the absence of potable fresh water have put mankind on the brink of a catastrophe that if not immediately addressed will add to the installation of a catastrophe of epic proportions which will soon explode on a global scale.

Yet, it continues to be the greed of man whether it is for corporate earnings, political gain, or the capability to control populations the available technologies that would significantly reduce the global tensions because of the lack of fresh available potable water are retained from reaching the places that benefit the most. When you have water companies using free solar power to harness enough clean water right form the air but purposely keep that technology cost prohibitive only further exasperates water shortages. The need is imperative that to defuse a ticking time bomb as a result of absence of fresh potable water these technologies have to be made available to regions and countries which are most at risk of suffering due to the shortage of fresh water. In the end water businesses will become more rewarding and global suffering of inhabitants will facilitate. All because now they will have available fresh water without having to struggle for water rights.

Globalization, whats that

Earth, Planet, Atmosphere, Space, Cosmos

Globalization is the tendency of investment funds and businesses to move beyond national and domestic markets into other markets around the globe, thereby increasing the interconnection of the planet. Globalization has had the effect of increasing global trade and cultural exchange.

BREAKING DOWN ‘Globalization’

Proponents of globalization say that it assists developing countries catch up to industrialized countries much faster through improved employment and technological advances; critics of globalization say that it disturbs national sovereignty and allows rich nations to ship domestic jobs overseas where labor is significantly cheaper.

Globalization can be used to explain the recent integration of national economies, businesses, cultures and government policies around the world. This integration has occurred through increases in the technical skills and efficiency of world commerce, communication and transportation. Mostly, globalization refers to the economic integration of the global markets, but it’s also utilized to refer to the socio-cultural integration that’s been brought on by the rise of the Internet.

Public policy and technology are the two main driving factors behind current globalization. Recent implementations of government policy, both nationally and internationally, have opened economic borders for countries throughout the world. Over the last twenty years, world governments have incorporated a free-market financial system into fiscal policies, monetary policies and trade agreements. This evolution of economic systems has stimulated domestic production potential and opened countries to increased financial opportunities overseas. World governments now focus on decreasing barriers to trade and actively promote global commerce concerning investments, goods and services.

Technology has also been a significant reason for the growth in globalization. Advancements in information technology (IT) and the flow of data across boundaries have enabled individuals to take charge of their financial lives. Technology has helped people become more educated about economic trends and enables people to move financial assets and take advantage of investment opportunities. Technology has increased the capacity to communicate globally, closing the gap between different cultures.

The Controversy Behind Globalization

At first glance, globalization is an wonderful development. Those who do not believe in globalization, however, cite the fact that it has benefited corporations in the Western world at the damage of developing economies, cultures and people. These critics actively work to strengthen domestic markets at the cost of free trade.

Waste Management in New Zealand

Landfill, Waste Management, Waste

It is no secret that New Zealand is struggling with an increase of waste related issues, from crap polluting our sea-life to public health warnings dominating our information. Therefore, it’s paramount that we buck up and get serious about dealing with our growing quantity of waste safely and economically. *

Here we will look in detail in the benefits of hiring a professional kiwi waste management services.

  1. You are helping to keep New Zealand’s environment clean and fresh.

This should be your top priority for a business; to take care of our beautiful environment and safeguard the well-being of your workers, family and future generations. By employing a professional team of waste disposers, you’re reducing the chance of disease amongst workers, making a pleasant atmosphere to work in and ensuring that your waste is taken care of fully following legal requirements as well as assuring you that your waste has been removed in an environmentally friendly way.

Not only will this give you great satisfaction knowing that you and your company are doing your part to protect the environment, it will also provide your business an superb reputation. Kiwi businesses which use a professional waste management company are highly regarded by customers, clients and competition alike.

  1. You’re encouraging eco-friendly growth.

By engaging with an excellent waste management team, you are saying yes to reducing and recycling.

A lot of our industrial waste may be re-used or recycled so it’s important that we acknowledge this and let a trustworthy kiwi waste management agency to collect our waste and evaluate the most energy saving and eco-friendly approach to deal with it.

  1. You’re reducing pollution.

As already stated, if waste is dealt with properly it not only eradicates the physicality of the waste, but it significantly reduces the quantity of greenhouse gases being generated. Carbon dioxide and methane are typical gases secreted by industrial waste and can be deadly. Allow a qualified waste management professional to take care of your hazardous waste.

Further to removing toxic waste pollution, by using a waste management service, using landfills and incinerators will fall that will in turn further decrease harmful vapours polluting our environment. By decreasing the amount of fossil fuels we use, we will ultimately gain a cleaner, greener New Zealand.

  1. You will increase your profits.

Hiring a waste management company can not just save you money, it can also make you money. By allowing a particular New Zealand company to handle your waste for you, you’re actual saving valuable time, resources and finally – money. A fantastic waste management firm will also offer you training programs and tips on how to reduce, re-use and recycle your waste; saving you money. Some companies will even pay you to your waste!

The more waste-savvy you and your business become, the more rewards you will reap. Take some time to familiarise yourself with waste things and encourage your workers to do the same.

  1. You are creating employment opportunities.

In the current job climate, this is music to a lot of kiwis’ ears. The waste industry requires a massive quantity of employees, and New Zealand is no different.

If you make an agreement with your waste management assistance, you’re providing new jobs and new opportunities for the people of New Zealand whilst making a great environmentally friendly statement.

*Do not forget to do your research and check whether or not you are supporting a REAL kiwi owned and operated waste management firm. With so many overseas business’s flood the marketplace, it’s important to support local companies.

The pros of using a professional waste management agency are lots. Which company are you going to hire?

Africa

Nature Reserve, Africa, Lake, Silent

The environment is seen as having a religious dimension that extends beyond its physical outlook in Africa. Many African societies revere the earth and its resources and treat it as sacrosanct. This may issue from their profound sense of appreciation for the several services made by the environment and its resources in their everyday life activities. To the African, a higher spirit is always responsible for any good deed that’s extended to him/her. Thus, when s/he freely gets help to cater for his/her greatest needs of life like food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and recreation among others, s/he attaches spiritual value to its suppliers that are the environment and its resources.

The Africans don’t worship the surroundings as they would worship the maximum spirit who’s in the apex of the belief systems, the Supreme Deity. But they treat the environment and its resources with deep awe and respect. They believe it is the Supreme Deity that has given these natural things from the environment as habitats for some soul beings s/he sent as messengers to assist the human family in their dire situations. This belief is often known as Animism. In terms of great storms, the forests function as wind holders to protect them from the anger of the storms. The leaves, stem, barks, and roots provide them with medicine to cure their ailments while the fruits provide them food. After the performance of rituals and appeasing the spirits believed to be dwelling in the trees, a number of them are fell and used for architectural and other utilitarian products. To the indigenous African, the products and services offered him/her by the plants, rivers and other things from the environment are the handiworks of the spirit residing in them. Therefore, it would be improper, or even an act of disrespect and lack of appreciation to wantonly destroy these terrific resources which have served them and pivoted their lifetime existence.

Out of terrific appreciation, they treat the earth and its natural resources with the greatest care and gentility. The rivers and water bodies aren’t defiled in any way whether by bathing in them, tainting its purity with menstruation blood, drowning someone dead in it, urinating or defecating in them or even using poisonous chemicals to fish in them. The water bodies have been seen as having souls residing in them and these spirits will be incensed and vouch their anger about culprits of those environmental malfeasances. This indirectly maintains the purity of the river bodies and the sustainable supply of its anthropogenic and environmental services. The rich abundance of biodiversity and their conservation in most areas in Africa is as a result of the religiosity perspective of the environment by the indigenous African.

What is the way forward with this sacrosanct view of the surroundings? Due to the influx of Western religion and schooling as well as globalization, many Africans that are affected by these external factors, especially the youth, have dulled the elevated sense of spiritual values for the environment. This is adversely affecting the sustainability and conservation of the natural resources in the environment. However, in local communities where this religiosity view of the environment is still high, the biodiversity resources are still intact and in their pristine state. This is largely because of the stringent sanctioning measures imposed by the traditional councils in the local communities comprising of the ruling chief and his cabinet of elders. Hence, the environmental agencies and ministries in Africa must permit the traditional councils to function in full abilities to apply these cultural beliefs that protect the environment. They can achieve so by setting a legislation to beef up their powers to sanction offenders who engage in environmentally friendly activities that are seen as defying the sanctity and purity of the environment. Also, assistance in terms of logistics to preserve and propagate this belief in animism must be provided to help in the upkeep of the buoyancy of their environment and its essential resources.