Algorithm FAIL : NBA finals not trending on Twitter
Sports / Technology / The Wedge

Algorithm FAIL : NBA finals not trending on Twitter

By theWedge.LIVE Wuhhhhhh? The Trending hashtags/Tweets in the left column of Twitter today show zero NBA anything. NADA. Niente. Is Twitter concealing patriotism? A possible Canada win? Unity? It makes us Wedgees pause. The NBA reports its highest Canadian ratings ever. So wassup Twitter? The movie “Frozen” cannot possibly be trending higher. “Social media fatigue” … Continue reading

5G Explodes Today : South Ontario is the global testing ground
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5G Explodes Today : South Ontario is the global testing ground

By theWedge.LIVE The internet of things, artificial intelligence and the fastest internet speed gets global impetus here in Southern Ontario–today. We are the lab test. Announcement today by Minister of Infrastructure, Ontario, McNaughton. You can watch the video announcement on Twitter today: https://twitter.com/ONinfra The press conference was delivered from the remote village or Roseneath–there is … Continue reading

The End of Driving in Ontario : What’s Behind Road Planning
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The End of Driving in Ontario : What’s Behind Road Planning

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE The years 2019 up to 2030 will be remembered less as “disruptive”–the mot-du-jour among silicon seers–than as destructive. We are on the eve of an accelerated, deliberate collapse of the automotive and oil industries–and almost countless ancillary manufacturing and auto services that feed off of these industries. “By 2030 … Continue reading

“The War Of The Roads” rages in Smiths Falls while revelations emerge.
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“The War Of The Roads” rages in Smiths Falls while revelations emerge.

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Late Monday afternoons in downtown Smiths Falls are no longer peaceful. Locals, citizens and business owners, flank both sides of Beckwith Street with placards, bullhorns and shouts mere feet from municipal buildings at the onset of council meetings. Cars honk their horns almost without cease passing through in a … Continue reading

Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out
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Devices and Facebook likened to Opioids : Depression, Suicide, Opting Out

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The studies are piling up and it’s not good. Increasingly, they report screen-time is an addiction. Depression and suicide are increasing among the millennials and youths who spend most of their time on their devices. No age group is untouched further … Continue reading

Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”
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Tobi Lutke : “Friction is the only thing in the way”

By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE Amen Tobi! I was thrilled to hear one of Canada’s leading digital creators, Founder of Shopify, Tobi Lutke, speak one little word that identifies the obstacle to success. The word is “friction.” It’s not a new word in tech. But it is the crux of the problem. Friction. I … Continue reading

Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO
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Taunting Googlebot’s Limited Intelligence : LIVE AUDIO

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 💚 TO SHARE click icons at at story’s end, TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go yo upper-right of story A few weeks ago I had a “conversation” with a cylindrical object in a room three thousand miles away, held by speaker phone. Generically speaking, it is … Continue reading

“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts
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“Super Creepy” Christmas Gifts

Technoob, theWedge.LIVE 🎄 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. Gotta love Mozilla, that wonderful corporation that owns and maintains the world’s best browser–the one that respects privacy–Firefox. If you don’t use it, we suggest you add it, or make it your … Continue reading

Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive
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Visionary Retailers in Smiths Falls and Perth Who Will Survive

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE 👗 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right text link I am thrilled by the success of this 31 year-old retail store in Smiths Falls, Marianne Style! I asked owner, John Wakim today, “Can you handle any more … Continue reading

This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution
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This Day a Queen’s Head Rolled: Technocrat Warns of Revolution

By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. TO SUSCRIBE go to upper-right column. TO COMMENT go to upper-right of story. On this day, October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette left her prison, her head shaved for the event ahead. She climbed onto the commoner’s tumbril, walked the scaffold and … Continue reading

Communities being redesigned by Google–right now.
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Communities being redesigned by Google–right now.

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE An unprecedented shift to “life as we know it” is already in play. It’s not coming. It’s here. And it is being installed incrementally under our noses. The dominoes are falling one after the other. A MICROCOSM IN THE MACROCOSM Imagine your refrigerator is on the cloud (that’s internet … Continue reading

Local Shops Overtake Amazon Last Week of Christmas
Business / Shops / Technology

Local Shops Overtake Amazon Last Week of Christmas

By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE story, click buttons at story’s end Our readers are forewarned,  local shopping is a cause we support. Community stability is increasingly challenged by those who concentrate power thousands of miles away inside a circuit box with superficial intelligence. Amazon has been the darling of this process … Continue reading