Facebook Testing New ‘Satire’ Tag for Sites Like ‘The Onion’

Personally, I don’t think this is a good idea. Instead of encouraging people to step up their game and engage in critical thinking, we are enabling their laziness. To Google a site like The Onion and learn that it’s satirical takes all of 5-seconds, and yet we’re encouraging people to rely on Facebook to tell them what is real and what isn’t. I don’t see that as serving the people in the long term.

Why BuzzFeed Has Been Quietly Deleting Thousands of Its Own Stories

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.

– Theodore Roosevelt