An inability to focus on consequences that do not center on him. Check. An absence of empathy for others. Check. A lack of impulse control coupled to a need to lash out […]
Twitter hashtags don’t make you look tech savvy, they make you look like a self-important prick who is too lazy to craft a good descriptive sentence.
I don’t have any deep insight here. Really, this post is mostly about pointing to a story, throwing up my hands in disbelief and wondering what the fuck?
The ease with which al Shabaab and other extremist groups handle social media is disconcerting. For the New York Times, Nicholas Kulish reported yesterday that a representative of al Shabaab tweeted Kenyan […]
Twitter forces us to think in tiny, oversimplified, sound bite-sized boxes where reality’s glorious rainbows and shades of gray have been dumbed down to mere black and white.
I have a Klout account. If you don’t know about Klout, it’s basically a new, high-tech way of stroking your ego and keeping track of how important you are. And I am all […]
In the world of meaningless statistics (see many NBA, NFL, MLB, and other sports stats), TPM has emerged as a new faux arbiter of political reality. You don’t grok TPM? That’s “Tweets […]
If you teach writing for a living, you tread that fine line between prescriptivism and descriptivism. A prescriptivist (which, sadly, I lean toward) is one who harrumphs over a misplaced apostrophe (even […]
I am a content slave — a serf, says David Carr of The New York Times. [T]hink of Facebook, which is composed of half a billion freely given user profiles, along with […]