Dear Editor,

In my personal and humble opinion, Facebook will end actual socialization in the future and Facebook is one of the most addicting non drug, alcohol or cigarette issues I’ve dealt with. And I have now quit them all as I know none are good for my health.

My challenge to anyone reading this is to deactivate their Facebook accounts for good and start actually getting up off your behinds and visiting or inviting your friends to get together without a crutch such as your cell phone and especially Facebook.  I’ve done it for a month or so now and still craving it. But refuse to re-activate it (due to it extremely addictive nature). If (in your mind) that’s not an addiction, I would say your definition of addicted is flawed. Go ahead and give it a go. I’ll bet odds that most that try deactivating this extremely addictive media will, within days or even hours, be re-activating it.

Why? Because you’re addicted to it.

Lawrence Worthen

Walker Lake

Dear Editor,

Here’s a bit of newspaper trivia. It dawned on me as I was reading the book: “The Selfie Generation” by Alicia Eler. 2017. The historic significance is that the MCIN (week of Oct. 5, 2017) featured a Selfie (or Useie) to accompany the front page article.

To the best of my knowledge, I feel that this was the first time a (front page) newspaper article/selfie photo was implemented as such, anywhere throughout the State of Nevada.

The second time this occurred was in the Independent-News issue for the week of January 4, 2018.

Addendum: declared “selfie” the 2013 word of the year,” page 57.


Melvin Brown