On Jan. 3, a[n Arnaud] de Borchgrave column for UPI, headlined “Youth Bulge,” dealt with the emerging world of social networks. Here’s a paragraph from the report:Maybe he should pray to Rev. Moon for absolution.
“Facebook is the global 900-pound gorilla of social media networks. It reaches 55 percent of the world’s global audience, accounting for roughly 75 percent of time spent on social networking sites. That’s one in every seven minutes spent online all over the world (comScore’s 10/11 data indicate).”
A week earlier, the site ClickZ.com had posted an item headlined “10 Social Media 2011 Highlights (Data Included),” which included this wording:
“Facebook remains the global 900-pound gorilla of social media networks. Facebook reached 55 percent of the world’s global audience accounting for roughly 75 percent of time spent on social networking sites and one in every seven minutes spent online globally according to comScore’s October 2011 data.”
Now here's an interesting question: Why is it okay for people to say that the Moonies (who founded the Washington Times) are a cult, and that Scientology is a cult, but when someone calls the Mormons a cult it's "religious bigotry"? Not that I want to defend the Moonies or the Scientologists, but is there a difference between the organizations, or is there a double standard at work?