• I have never used once source for the news --how can you? Each source of news writes to their own indoctrinated flair and slant whether intended or not. Some write tongue in cheek. Some write with what is intended to be full disclosure from the far sides, middle or the satirical. By reading it all, you can peal away to the truth sort of like a globe artichoke. The truth is there, but you have to read, analyze, look for it and trust no one source.

    If you went to college and took communications they teach you about filters --we all have them one way or another. And the depending on age, social group, etc. your filters are bent. It is amazing to watch how groups link to like kinds and make assumptions with out actual experience or knowledge about a news source.

    So do I trust my emails -- no ---now I have several sources that send me links to read other sources --but that is all they are and those link to others. Then I spend time doing a lot more research before forming my opinions. I am not a talking point of one TV show or bobble head. Email is just a link and sometimes a link to whacky things as that. Like the Onion--if you want a laugh.

    November 20, 2009 at 9:14 a.m.

  • Ex,

    Thanks for the link. I'm familiar with Google Wave, but I haven't used it, so I can't say whether it's the wave of the future. CJ Castillo has been experimenting with it, so she might jump in here.

    As for gmail, jhnsn283, I appreciate my gmail account as well. I store lots of junk there. I'm amazed at how much storage is possible these days.

    I'm with you, though, in becoming increasingly suspicious of the Google domination of the world. I guess I'm instinctively suspicious of anything that gets so big as to quash competition. At some point, I hope serious competition for Google arises.

    Of course, you still can't trust an e-mail just because it carries a gmail address. That's my main point.

    November 19, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.

  • I think it is a whole heck of a lot easier doing things through e-mails. It sure makes my day eaiser. And I love my gmail account so much! It's the best account I have ever had!

    November 19, 2009 at 4:14 p.m.