20160511 — If you’re looking for two pieces of journalism that are most definitely worth your while (and fascinatingly complementary), please check out “Black Teens are Breaking the Internet and Seeing None of the Profits” and “Black Trauma Remixed for Your Clicks” from Doreen St. Felix & Niela Orr, respectively.
20160510 — I’m as constrained by the click&scroll on-a-platform-I-don’t-own as anyone else. When you’re outta here, analytics gurus call it:
Leave while you still can!
20160510 — Not unrelated, #PhotosWeLove is another opportunity to twist the stem or stem the tide, if only for the length of a photograph, and the time it takes to explain its impact on you.
If your thumb or mouse is worn out from all that double-tap faving and liking; take a step-back, give yourself 20 minutes & some whitespace to share with us the story about the photograph you can’t shake.
If not you, who?
20160506 — There are so many ace quotes in this interview with Andrew Sullivan on the New Republic “Primary Concerns” podcast — and the 2nd story, where Erica Grieder talks about covering Cruz for Texas Monthly is great too.
“The reverse-chronological social media feed — the way you’ve read Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (which is to say, the internet) at various points over the last decade, updates organized according to the time they were posted, refreshed at the top of the screen — no longer really makes sense.”
“If Taxi Driver is on Netflix, Netflix doesn’t come to your house and steal your Taxi Driver DVD.”