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Saturday morning, I sat down at my computer with a specific task. (Yes, I still do things the “old way” — not on my phone but at a desk with a computer.)
But, sure enough, as soon as my screen came up I noticed some Facebook prompts. There are several new messages, so I should probably check those before I move on. I do not get Messenger on my phone.
There are the usual people (friends, they are called in the social media world) feeling compelled to share videos or forward other memes. Of course, before watching, I use discretion. First, I go to Snopes or some other verification site to check their veracity. One video looks compelling, so I had to watch — it’s only 16 minutes!
Maybe I should comment and share the video to my newsfeed so others can check it out. A new comment from someone I know pops up on another thread. It might be relevant so I check it out. I click on another screen. I see other …

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