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Dazed: M.I.A criticises political conversation in America.

Is Beyoncé or Kendrick Lamar going to say Muslim Lives Matter? Or Syrian Lives Matter? Or this kid in Pakistan matters? That’s a more interesting question. [snip] You cannot ask it on a song that’s on Apple, you cannot ask it on an American TV programme, you cannot create a tag on Twitter, Michelle Obama isn’t going to hump you back.

04/21/16 • 09:21 AM • EntertainmentHuman RightsMusicSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

RawStory: Meet the Black writer who called out the media for erasing people of color.

#BernieMadeMeWhite. One of the most astonishing things about this election is how hashtags are being used to correct media spin. Wish we didn’t need it, but ... any port in a storm.

03/28/16 • 01:25 PM • NewsPoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Instagram is changing its feed to use algorithm.

... chronological sorting will be scrapped in favor of a new algorithm that sorts images based on ‘the likelihood that you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.’

03/17/16 • 12:17 PM • PhotographySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

That point when you want to comment on Twitter ...

... and won’t because it takes too much effort to communicate in 140 character snips.

03/16/16 • 09:24 AM • PoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Brad Frost on Twitter: Trump.css.


03/14/16 • 10:22 AM • PoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Independent.UK: Using Facebook and Snapchat makes you ‘cognitively and morally shallow’.

In other words, the more participants texted, the less likely they were to place importance on moral life goals and more likely to view hedonistic and image-based goals as important. The study also found that people who used more social media were less likely to be reflective than people who used it less.” As with all things study-related, grain of salt.

03/14/16 • 10:08 AM • PsychologyScienceSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

There’s an entertaining meme on Tumblr ...

... taking Donald’s “Apprentice” doll and putting it in various dangerous situations with plastic dinos. Or just putting pins in it.

03/13/16 • 09:56 AM • ChildhoodGeneralPoliticsSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: Import content from Evernote to OneNote.

If you’ve considered it before, but quailed at the procedure, MS now has a tool for you. PC-only, for the moment.

03/11/16 • 11:19 AM • InternetMicrosoftProgrammingSocial MediaSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Medium: Catch you on the flipside, Twitter.

I don’t have this problem ... yet. But I get daily new followers who are just total crap. Waste of my bloody time to erase ‘em. I employ the lazy formerly-earthshakingly-popular-blogger’s strategy of follower-management: I figure I’ll offend them mortally at some point, and they’ll leave of their own accord. Like posting about no-kill animal sanctuaries as an ethical solution to the problem of starving homeless people. Guaranteed loss of at least a quarter of my present faux Twitter popularity. Do I give a monkey’s? Never have, never will.

03/08/16 • 05:26 PM • PersonalPsychologySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Congratulations millennials, we’re totally fucked.

But will the young exercise their political clout? If anyone should push the concept of guaranteed minimum income, they should.

03/07/16 • 12:27 PM • ChildhoodEconomicsHistorySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NiemanLab: Facebook announces a WordPress plugin that lets publishers easily create Instant Articles

I’ve not yet seen one. An ‘Instant Article.’ Anyone? Do a ‘view source’ on that Foreign Policy article. You’ll boggle at all the CSS, JS on that page. Makes me nostalgic for the 5k.

03/07/16 • 10:22 AM • HistoryInternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Digital Trends: Netflix wants to pay you $4,000 to shoot Instagram photos.

The deal means you could also be asked to give PR interviews and make media appearances, so only apply if you’re cool with being in front of the lens as well as behind it.” I expect ageism will be prevalent in the choice.

03/04/16 • 10:22 AM • PhotographySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Medium: Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You.

You’re turning my workdays into one long Franken-meeting.

Later: A response.

02/29/16 • 10:54 AM • InternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

It is embarrassing to relate ...

I received an email from Flipboard saying “Facts about Turbulence” ... but, since “Flipboard” was formatted right above “Turbulence”, my mind registered “Facts about Flatulence” ...

02/18/16 • 03:41 PM • GeneralNewsPersonalSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


Ryan Reynolds has been fully enjoying his 15 seconds of fame in the teasers for “Deadpool.” No beefs - he’s tried to find relevance for years now. But he needs to take a chill pill now that the movie is out - bordering on overexposure. I’m actively avoiding all the links now. Too much patently silly stuff. Teenyboppers, sure. Adults? We’ve moved on.

02/18/16 • 11:29 AM • EntertainmentInternetSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Republic: The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens.

I picked joining Tumblr and staying active on here because: 1. I’m not attractive enough to be a Youtuber 2. Not popular enough for twitter 3. Facebook is dumb.” I find Tumblr better and more vital than Instagram or Youtube. Their recommendation engine spanks every other one I’ve ever experienced. You don’t get the interaction of Facebook, but that’s not the point. Reposting stuff you like is the point. Your beliefs, couched in photographs and graphics. Text is available, but not as common as pix.

02/17/16 • 11:12 AM • ArtsChildhoodInternetMobileSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

American Yoga School: The Colossal Failure of Modern Yoga.

... head on over to social media, where the world spends a whole lot of time. See there that yoga rock stars like to teach how to “get” fancy poses with a few words that are not based on reality, and are always accompanied by a flattering photo. Or scroll down a bit further and find teachers who share videos of people they’ve deemed to be bad getting killed, posted along with their clucking comment that this is karma, revealing that they are profoundly misguided about what karma is and what a yoga teacher’s job is.” I’d wondered how bad it was getting. The use of stock photography seems rampant on yoga school pages, in yoga social channels. Thanks, Craig Jensen on FB.

02/11/16 • 11:46 AM • ConsumptionPhysical FitnessPsychologySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

vowe dot net: How to clean up your Twitter timeline.

Ugh. Thanks, Volker.

02/10/16 • 10:33 AM • InternetSecuritySocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Macworld: Switch from Facebook’s iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life.

Still hungry.

02/08/16 • 04:46 PM • MobileSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Verge: Here’s how Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline is going to work.

In any case, this will be the new Twitter by default — but you will be allowed to opt out of the new timeline, The Verge has confirmed.” Without some larger graphical indication of freshness, this is going to crash and burn. IMHO.

02/08/16 • 04:29 PM • InternetMobileSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Yorker/Comma Queen: The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, the Importance of Serial Commas.

Very good.

02/02/16 • 07:26 PM • GeneralSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Facebook at Work.

No. Just say no. Project management, putting info in one spot, yes. Facebook is not optimized for tracking issues. I predict a quagmire.

02/01/16 • 09:28 AM • Small BusinessSocial Media • (8) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Insider: Question - Can You Upload Images Instagram From Your Desktop?

Sigh. And we must from time to time. FYI.

02/01/16 • 08:05 AM • PhotographySocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Yorker: The End of Twitter.

What should worry Twitter is irrelevance, and there is growing data to suggest that that is where the company is headed. If Twitter’s real-time feed is its most powerful asset (and it is), it’s not difficult to see a future in which Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or even a newcomer like Peach (yes, I am citing Peach) focus enough on real-time news that they obviate the need for Twitter’s narrow, noisy, and oft-changing ideas about social interaction.

01/29/16 • 01:49 PM • InternetSocial MediaWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Upgrade News.

Curated design, front-end, back-end, mobile dev links. No RSS feeds? Looks like I’d have to sign up to find out.

01/25/16 • 10:57 AM • DesignInternetMobileProgrammingSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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