Ferguson News coverage: What if Kennedy had been shot in the Twitter age?

News coverage in the age of social media: Ferguson and the Kennedy Assassination. What if Kennedy had been shot in the age of Twitter and smart phones? By Nate Thayer August 21, 2014 At 12:29 pm Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine entered Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. […]

“She pissed off the Queen, now she’s dead ”Why Brits Are Loopier Than Americans Re: Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories?

Why Are The Brits Even More Loopy Than Americans When it Comes to Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories? By Nate Thayer February 24, 2013 Some may recall that in December 2012 a couple of radio disc jockey pranksters in Australia called the London hospital where the pregnant Princess whatever-her-name-is was staying having taken ill with tummy troubles. […]

Korean Sex And Cambodian Govt Corruption: Why You People Read My Blog And What You Are Fiddling Around With On The Internet

Korean Sex And Cambodian Govt Corruption: Why You People Read My Blog And What You Are Fiddling Around With On The Internet By Nate Thayer It is, together, alarming, confusing, depressing, and downright fascinating sometimes when reviewing the analytics of who you people are that come and read my blog–and exactly how you get here. […]

Korean Sex, the Atlantic magazine, and Ted Koppel: What visitors wanted to read in 2013

My 2013 statistics for my blog, natethayer.wordpress.com (now moved to www.nate-thayer.com), have been summarized and broken down. They provide for interesting, sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous, sometimes enlightening,and to me, fascinating insight into how and why people decide to visit an online site, via what social media networks, from where the readers live, and what topics […]

Corporate Power, ABC TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that.

Corporate power tried to steal my life work. ABC  TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that. Discuss freedom. I would like to define this discussion, where it belongs: The power of corporate thugs using their money to put their jackboot on the […]

Fleeting Thoughts on the Death of Human Interaction in the Digital Age

Momentary Fleeting Thoughts on the Death of Human Interaction in the Digital Age By Nate Thayer November 14, 2013 I have had dozens of communications with people today–by text, by email, by Google and FB Instant Messaging, from all over the globe. I have been communicating with people for nearly 12 hours, uninterrupted. But just […]

Musician’s Protest Goes Viral: Corporations offer no payment in exchange for “exposure”

Musicians say Enough is Enough for being asked to work for Free: One mans strongly worded refusal goes viral on social media A Familiar refrain: “They consistently offer musicians nothing for their work, instead suggesting ‘exposure’ as a form of payment.” The issue of for profit companies trying to increase their profit margin by refusing […]

Journalist of Mercy: Walt Whitman Remembered

Journalist of Mercy: Walt Whitman Remembered Hundreds of letters on behalf of the incapacitated, the suffering, the frightened, the dying soldiers during the U.S. Civil War to their families were written by the loving handwritten pen of one of our eras greatest journalist/poets  By Nate Thayer September 26, 2013 Thus in silence in dreams’ projections, […]

Has the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers?

Has the state of the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers before being payed unlivable wage. Freelance journalist not only asked to work for unlivable wages, but now required to sign away constitutional rights and fundamental ethical journalistic obligations, forbidden to say or […]

“The ethics of not paying writers in exchange for ‘exposure’: A debate #paythewriter

Thanks to professor of journalism Kevin Lerner of Marist College for organizing a discussion on “The Ethics and Economics of Paying Writers with Exposure and a Byline” at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication held last week in Washington D.C. A full transcript was made by Kevin Lerner […]

News headline of the day: Dog owner’s dispute research women more attracted to men with guitars

News headline of the day: “Dog owner’s dispute research women more attracted to men with guitars” despite that neither the research nor the news article involved dogs whatsoever The Gold Star for the news headline of the day goes to my local tabloid daily, the Washington Express: “Dog owner’s dispute research showing women more attracted […]

Google search terms which drove readers to my blog: Alert Homeland Security or throw a block party?

Should I alert Homeland Security or throw a block party? A stroll through internet search terms which sent readers to my blog By Nate Thayer May 9, 2013 Here are this week’s listing of perplexing, disturbing and amusing internet search terms which drove people to my blog and provide an intriguing peak into the nooks […]