This is not a paragraph.

It is barely a sentence. And hammering out text that is a handful of sentences is not a paragraph, either (unless you're in fourth grade). Having a big ol' chunk of text that is roughly the size of 1/5 - 1/3 of a page - that is more like a paragraph. But why do I mention any of this, anyway? Because I just committed a personal faux pax (correct spelling?) and did a DuckDuckGo "News" search for "U.S. government suing Google", to see where the anti-trust legislation stood in Washington D.C., and it turns out that a large anti-trust bill is going through the house judiciary committee and will see a vote on the senate floor by the end of the month (possibly) to determine if Amazon/Apple/Google/and others must stop using a "self preference" method of promoting their apps/services/products over their competitor's apps/services/products on their respective platforms. From this, I hope to NOT see Amazon results as the first, second, and even eighth result for any given product I may be searching for (on DDG - but Google is the same thing, I am sure), because I always found the "self preferencing" method (as is the "lingo") to be unfair (because it is) to, you know, other companies that may make or sell any given product in any given product category.

(by the way, the above is a paragraph)

But, I take note of the paragraph formatting (or lackthereof) in the article I was reading (via Washington Examiner) because it sounded (or read) like a robot had written it. So overly crafted, and blurb-y, and every "paragraph" fit nicely into a Tweet-sized format. This was due to A) the journo who wrote it is so "broken" from sending Tweets all day that he/she simply isn't capable of writing longer than a few sentences (which is a very likely scenario), or B) it was deliberately made to be Tweet-worthy, in case (or when) they (the WE) decides to promote it on that social platform. But, what a trashfest of a writing style, lemme tell ya.

Anyway, despite the crappy formatting of the article, it was somewhat informative about what was happening with anti-trust legislation, and I am glad everything wasn't just "dropped" or "forgotten about" like most other things have during this administration. Remember $1.7T in student loan debt?  If one holds some of that debt, they do - and the WH couldn't muster enough guts to cancel it (it wasn't for lack of action from the American people, trust me - no wonder everyone is so disgusted with the government!).

But I digress, because it isn't short/garbage paragraphs that will sink or sail news outlets, or their reliance on social platforms (let 'em sink - both news co's and social platforms) - and it isn't Big Tech getting their butts handed to them in federal court to prevent them from acting like the Silicon Valley Mafia - or any of these things that perk my ears or give me goosebumps, as to say "yea, justice is getting done!" (though I DO relish in institutions (albeit private sector institutions) getting their position of overreach knocked out from under them in the public eye). No, it is what normal people, average "Joes", and you and I do to make the world, the WWW, and life (in general) a better place. I am not "all for" (or even particularly interested in) the government needing to step in to stop what would have never become a consortium of monopolistic co's from taking over the world - as I feel monopolies and even public companies simply cannot exist (and certainly cannot thrive) without being aided by corporate welfare, tax preferences, and law-writing lobbying groups. So, it is (to use a term from The Social Network) essentially like "selling the stolen car to pay for the stolen gas", or, the government fixing what it broke.

So there's my rant-y, rambling take on how I see the entire anti-trust scenario: I want ALL of the (mostly bipartisan) bills to pass, and see Big Tech being tagged (on the record, and in public, and in court) as the monopolies they are (despite what apologists say), and for the (online) consumer world (is there even an offline one anymore?) to become more fair, more egalitarian, and just better overall. No matter how we get there.