Social media is cool and all, but the limits are clear. Real reporting isn’t cheap and can be downright dangerous, but we’re screwed if we think we can have an informed society of citizen journalists and thinktank-funded blogger-analysts. Unfortunately, the newspapers cut their reporting staff by about 30% since the financial crash in 2008. Meanwhile, PR folks are estimated to now outnumber reporters 4 to 1 — a ratio that’s doubled since the 1980s.
From Elon James White Tuesday night.
This better have hundreds of thousands of notes at the end of the day or else
i went to look up coup de foudre (“love at first sight”) but i fucked up
i fucked up so much
i didn’t know it was possible to fuck it up this much
Welcome to French 101, everybody. Let me tell you about the shenanigans you can get into when emailing about the weather.
How does that relate to the Silver’s charged defense that his team could not be “bro-y” people? Simple: among the mostly male, smart, geeky groups that most programmers and technical people come from, there is a way of existing that is, yes, often fairly exclusionary to women but not in ways that Silver and his friends recognize as male privilege. When they think of male privilege, they are thinking of “macho” jocks and have come to believe their own habitus as completely natural, all about merit, and also in opposition to macho culture. But if brogrammer culture opposes macho culture, it does not follow that brogrammer culture is automatically welcoming to other excluded groups, such as women.
I haven’t got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
Advocates of Nordic social democracy should be thrilled to discover a perk of gender-equalizing work-family reconciliation policies: they combat skeeviness.
(Do yourself a favor and put this link somewhere you’ll remember it. Probably in the medicine cabinet. Next time you feel nauseous and angry at the world because you accidentally read something one of those Pick-up Artist people wrote, read the article to make yourself feel better about the world.)
> Although Google clearly doesn’t want to advise users on life decisions, it says preserving your maiden name actually falls in line with best SEO practices.
- Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.
"…this is a bold claim, but i stand behind it: if you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers."