Every religion has its moderates and its radicals, including the American civil religion. Gun rights fundamentalists its radicals, and woe be unto those who question the revealed Truth of the Forefathers.
You do you – The Tech Curmudgeon
Oh, if only “you do you” meant masturbation instead of “talk to the hand, your facts mean nothing to me.”
Narcissism, promises, and job approval: They might not mix well for President Donald
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 […]
#Hashmytags #youselfimportantpricks – The Tech Curmudgeon
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.
#WTF moment of the year? Seriously, what was “racist PR director” Justine Sacco thinking? [UPDATED]
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?
Reducing the Nairobi attacks to a hashtag
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 is the Rush Limbaugh of communications media
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.
Can somebody ‘splain to me how the heck Klout works?
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 […]
Obama wins Twitter statfest. So what?
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 […]
A prescriptivist confronts Twitter — and blinks
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 […]