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.