cutNscratch: The Moss Arts Center program includes Angélique Kidjo, Lil Buck, Edgar Meyer; beware of Zuckerberg’s metaverse | Music
Visit artscenter.vt.edu for ticket and membership information, or visit the Moss Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. If you still like to do your business over the phone, contact Moss at 540-231-5300. At the moment, only subscription packages are available. Tickets for a show go on sale November 9.
The last two weeks have been, shall we say, interesting on the Facebook ground.
First, a little background: your columnist has in the past found this site to be a great help in putting together playlists. Many shows that might otherwise have gone through the cracks emerged on the social media giant in time for me to print. I have been on the site almost daily for over a decade. I have seen – and have sometimes been part of – the best and the worst.
Many who use it realize that it is like an abusive relationship. We know, for example, from previous reports that Facebook employees played around with the site in a way that really upset people’s heads. Meanwhile, its boss, Mark Zuckerberg, and his team bought out competitors like Instagram, which in some virtual circles has become the room full of high school bullies.
Over the past two weeks, company whistleblowers have laid bare allegations, with documents, that Facebook executives – like the cartoon dog in the meme that says ‘it’s okay’ as the house is burning around it – were much more interested in profit growth. than to foster a secure international community.