We are what we tweet: The Problem with a Big Data World when Everything You Say is Data Mined // Culture Digitally
So a thing I co-wrote with some colleagues from grad school got published today…
What would make this left-wing Latte Illuminati think that the most effective way to destroy a politician would be to forge a film of him smoking crack (a drug synonymous with sad dependency, not indulgence) and then leave it in the hands of some particularly capricious drug dealers? In Canada? A country where film distribution is often the bulk of the problem?
It is doubtful those who have denounced Butler so aggressively, and have protested against her honorary McGill degree so vehemently, have ever read a single piece of her scholarly work, or heard or read any of the published material in which she actually discusses her views on BDS and Israel.
Darin Barney FTW
GPOY: my dad’s gas pedal got stuck and he accidentally ran over me and I broke my hip.
can’t tell if Instagram is the best or the worst way to find this out
I was still looking for details when he posted this too.
I got a text from Tanya (who has only met Quinn on his visits to NYC) asking if Quinn had gotten run over by a car before I had even seen this on Instagram.
Also, Quinn told me that he is going to be okay. Cheers to Quinn!
Oh shit! Get well, Quinn. I was just remarking the other day how incidents of family members driving over each other seemed to be on the rise…
B.A .Johnston- My Heart Is A Blinking Nintendo (by PassionOfYouth)
Even if Gawker actually manages to find this video, let us not forget that thousands of people getting together to give Amanda Palmer $1-million+ for an album of Radiohead songs performed on ukelele in the style of a high school musical theatre nerd is still far more morally bankrupt than shelling out $200k to some shady crack dealers.
We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
RiFF RAFF - FREEZE DRiED (Official Video) (by JodyHighRoller)
"Rap game Jack Sparrow…"