Monthly Archives: January 2013

Andy

January 29, 2013

If You Call Oprah 'Old' on Twitter- She Will Hunt You Down

Best headline and lede of the day: "Lots of things were raw yesterday- during Oprah's sit-down with Whitney Houston's mother- Cissy. Things like Cissy's Houston's disapproval of Bobby Brown. Things like Oprah Winfrey's raw-ass raggedy old face."

If You Call Oprah 'Old' on Twitter- She Will Hunt You Down

Andy

January 29, 2013

Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine

'Facebook's most valued employees–software engineers–relied on customer support staff largely in order to avoid direct contact with Facebook's users. Rather than valuing their work as vital to operations- Facebook's technical staff looked down on the support team- as if they were not much better than users themselves. "Personal contact with customers-" Losse writes- was viewed by the engineers as something "that couldn't be automated- a dim reminder of the pre-industrial era…"'

Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine

Facebook was- in its early days- powered by women–or rather- by photographs of women- and by the unceasing clicks of men and of women seeking out photos of women.

Andy

January 28, 2013

Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members- leaders

Hopefully they'll take the same approach the Girl Scouts do: it simply doesn't matter.

Boy Scouts close to ending ban on gay members- leaders

The Boy Scouts of America- one of the nation's largest private youth organizations- is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or scout leaders- according to scouting officials and outsiders familiar with internal discussions.

Andy

January 17, 2013

bli-6 comments on Hey ladies- how do you feel about the way products/services/tvshows (ect) are adve

Redditor on women in ads: "I- for one- really cherish the moments spent laughing with my girlfriends between spoonfuls of yogurt. Why does yogurt make us laugh so much? It's just the simple joy of tricking our tastebuds into thinking that we're cheating on our diets- while… wait for it… not actually doing so. Because that would make us fat hambeasts."

bli-6 comments on Hey ladies- how do you feel about the way products/services/tvshows (ect) are adve

I feel like they're all very accurate. I- for one- really cherish the moments spent laughing with my girlfriends between spoonfuls of yogurt. Why does…

Andy

January 14, 2013

Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack

Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack

SAN DIEGO–Following the events of last week- in which a crazed western lowland gorilla ruthlessly murdered 21 people in a local shopping plaza after escaping from the San Diego Zoo- sources across the country confirmed Thursday that national gorilla…

Andy

January 14, 2013

Social Conversation Platform Branch Launches To Public- Encourages Users To "Write Like You Talk" Wi

It'll be fun to watch this app do the 'don't call us a forum!' dance http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/14/social-conversation-platform-branch-launches-to-public-encourages-users-to-write-like-you-talk-with-shorter-thread-starters/

Social Conversation Platform Branch Launches To Public- Encourages Users To "Write Like You Talk" Wi

Branch- a startup focused on enabling high quality public conversations on the web- is today launching to the public. The company is notably backed by the Obvious Corporation- the incubator from Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams- and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman- which is a..