Why social media fatigue is spreading Dan Patterson and Jason Hiner discuss how early adopters of social media are turning away from it, and what that could mean for the future of Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms. Welcome to Day 2 of our series about quitting the Big Five. Yesterday, we looked at whether I could pass up on all that Amazon has to offer. Today, it's Facebook. See also, Day 1: Quitting the five tech giants: Could you abandon Amazon?I'm basing my series on a project running on Gizmodo. Reporter Kashmir Hill attempted to go cold turkey from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, one each week. I'm not as brave as Ms. Hill. I'm not stopping any services. Instead, each day this week, I'm looking at one of the Big Five to let you know how far I think I could go in quitting (or how locked in I am). Fleeing Facebook When Kashmir cut Facebook out for a week, she discovered she missed it. I would not miss Facebook. I don't like Facebook. Back before … [Read more...] about Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook?
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation will bid a final farewell to late President George H.W. Bush in a ceremony Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, the nexus of state funerals.VIDEO: Family of Pres. George HW Bush greeting mourners The ceremony at 11 a.m. EST will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens as they honored the Republican president who oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led a successful Gulf War, only to lose re-election in a generational shift to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992.The four living ex-presidents are coming - among them, George W. Bush will eulogize his father - and President Donald Trump will attend but is not scheduled to speak. Also attending: one king (Jordan), one queen (Jordan), two princes (Britain, Bahrain), Germany's chancellor and Poland's president, among representatives of more than a dozen countries.WHO WILL BE THERE: World leaders scheduled to attend funeral Also expected in the invitation-only crowd: Mike Lovejoy, … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: World bids farewell to President George HW Bush in state funeral today
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 9:24 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small business owners whose companies were hit by Hurricane Florence are embarking on what will be for many an uncertain path, recovering and getting their businesses up and running again. less FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small ... more Photo: Chris Seward, AP FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo a special announcement for "Hurricane Hours" is displayed on a shop window as the remnants of Hurricane Florence slowly move across the East Coast in Columbia, … [Read more...] about 5 things for businesses to know about disaster recovery
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katie Johnston Globe Staff September 14, 2018 The explosions in the Merrimack Valley, and the accounts of residents struggling to turn off the gas in their homes, were a wake-up call for those of us who don’t know the first thing about the many shut-off valves in our basements. If you need to stop the flow of gas, water, or electricity in your home, here are a few tips.First, a word of warning. Home owners should never try to shut off gas mains themselves, experts say. Too many things could go wrong. If you smell gas, get out immediately and call 911. “There’s certain things you shouldn’t screw around with, and gas is definitely one of them,” said Jim Vaughan, a longtime plumber and business agent at Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, based in Dorchester. “You’re better off getting out and calling a professional.” … [Read more...] about Need to turn off the gas, or electricity, or water? Here’s how.
Cool early spring temperatures probably won't keep local waters too chilly for swimming over the Memorial Day weekend, so the Tennessee Department of Health is warning people about drowning risks, contaminants and germs. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Each day, two children younger than 14 years of age die in the U.S., according to health officials. In 2016, 22 drowned in Tennessee. Near-drowning incidents leave many others with long-term consequences including memory problems, learning disabilities and other permanent physical limitations. To reduce the risk of drowning, health officials urge people to: Make sure everyone knows how to swim Use life jackets appropriately Provide continuous, attentive supervision close to swimmers, even if a lifeguard is present Know CPR Don't use alcohol or drugs when swimming or watching swimmers Discourage horseplay and stunts Prevent access to water when the pool is not in use "Each of us can play a … [Read more...] about What you need to know about water dangers