My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅) -- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Quick Update on My "WTF" Post...!

Real fast -- I was skimming through my newsfeed when I came across an article in The Verge about the Adoptly app I skewered in my previous post.  The new article has information about the company (only four people... or maybe three?), their ongoing Kickstarter campaign (as of the 19th, they've collected just a dozen supporters pledging less than $3K of their $150K goal)...

...and raised the possibility that, despite its serious presentation, the whole thing might be someone's idea of a joke and/or be a parodying reaction to the spate of fake news that screwed up the recent election.

You can read the Verge article by clicking HERE.

I'm a big advocate of free speech, but even parody needs to be aimed carefully like the sharp-edge weapon it often resembles. If Adoptly's a joke, it's a particularly sucky one.

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