Author Archives: R. Michael Brown

About R. Michael Brown

Communication, public relations, & marketing consultant, freelance writer, media producer, and speaker.

We Can’t Tell If This Is The Best Or Worst Brand Tweet Of All Time – Digg

Writer Tony Posnanski got into a little beef with the Twitter account for coconut water brand Vita Coco on Wednesday and things took a rather unexpected turn.
— Read on digg.com/2019/vita-coco-pee-tweet

Inside China’s Surveillance Crackdown on Uyghurs | WIRED

In Xinjiang, northwest China, the government is cracking down on the minority Muslim Uyghur population, keeping them under constant surveillance and throwing more than a million people into concentration camps. But in Istanbul, 3,000 miles away, a community of women who have escaped a life of repression are fighting a digital resistance.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/inside-chinas-massive-surveillance-operation/

Uber and Lyft Face Hurdle of Finding and Keeping Drivers – WSJ

Uber and Lyft are banking on a future where ever-more riders rely on ride-hailing. But that future assumes the companies will be able to accomplish something pretty difficult—finding enough drivers.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/uber-and-lyft-face-tough-test-of-finding-and-keeping-drivers-11557673863

The Remake of the Overboard (2018) Movie

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A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Brownie Bytes Gives this Movie 4 Brownies!

Brownie Bytes Review: Very funny and cute despite what press reviews said.

Funny how the press movie review writers criticize the film with terrible reviews but Amazon reviewers (1,341) give it 4 out of 5 stars. That’s our rating too.

So much for paid review writers.

Overboard OriginalYou might remember the original Overboard (1987) with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.  I gave that one 5 stars.  But the remake is still worth a watch.

https://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Eugenio-Derbez/dp/B07DQTL51Y/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=overboard+remake&qid=1557690091&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

Crazy/Genius: Why Should We Care About Privacy? – The Atlantic

The Atlantic podcast Crazy/Genius returns to explain how privacy became the most important idea on the internet—and why it’s still so confusing.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/crazygenius-season-three-privacy-internet/589078/

My Take by Brownie Bytes

#Google #Facebook #Amazon and #Twitter don’t have our best interests in mind especially when it comes to privacy. They are amoral techies with an agenda that we cannot trust.

Green Book | Universal Pictures

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Brownie Bytes Gives this Movie 5 Brownies!

Said to be based on a true story but the press has mixed ideas about that, we don’t care. It’s a great story well told.

Green Book. Watch the trailer, download the poster, and read movie news.
— Read on www.universalpictures.com/movies/green-book