Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #social

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Small Hacker News comment thread - tl;dr: real artists ship #motivation #inspiration #hard #work #social #shipping #development #pub
Liam Stacey wrote vile things. But do you know why he went to jail? "All the TV and newspaper reporters, columnists and opiners quoted his first tweet ("LOL f*** Muamba. He's dead. #Haha" – Stacey didn't use asterisks) and referred vaguely to "racist tweets" after that. But what were they? Did the reporters know but choose delicately not to repeat them? Or did they not know? Do the columnists who applaud the sentence know? Or have they – as I suspect – just seen the bowdlerised media, like the rest of us, and are satisfied with the hazy summary? What terrifies me is that people are nodding happily all over the country, pleased to see a clampdown on internet trolling at last...Anyone who's pleased to see a person jailed for a piece of writing, without bothering to seek out the precise words that were deemed illegal, should be ashamed of themselves." #liam #stacey #news #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #media #democracy #politics #troll #outrage #blind #web #social #twitter #vulgar #uk #pub
The reddit discussion thread with over 1000 comments relating to The Guardian's decent, but still pandering or conservative article about Liam Stacey. Ridiculous that this guy is going to jail in a first world country like the UK. #politics #reddit #outrage #discussion #debate #social #media #twitter #news #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #democracy #failure #blind #troll #web #vulgar #uk #pub
Article says "When people write critically about Facebook, they often say that “you are the product being sold,” but I think that by now we all get that...Thus it is a critical choice of any adult as to where they will perform their free labor. Tens of millions of people made a decision to spend their time with the simple, mobile photo-sharing application that was not Facebook because they liked its subtle interface and little filters. And so Facebook bought the thing that is hardest to fake. It bought sincerity." This is complete BS. As commenter, TEDPAVLIC, states, "wasn't the original (sincere?) point of Instagram was to be bought by a company like FB? They weren't making any money. They were just developing good mobile software (whose web presence depended on _other_ websites) that could be easily plugged into a larger beast. Seems to me like they were begging to be bought. I'm guessing there was a decent return on that investment. So is Instagram that "sincere?" Wasn't Instagram meant for exactly this?" #stupidity #disingenuous #lies #sheeple #lemmings #social #media #mass #journalism #bullshit #selling #out #instagram #Facebook #pub
As the subtitle says, "C'mon, we all know you're not really going to delete it.". Or at least almost all these people will move on to another ethically identical product or come back to Instagram in the future. Finally, these people are posting this on Twitter...LOL. And how many have a Facebook account they use more than once a month? of these people #stupidity #lemmings #sheeple #society #outrage #hypocrisy #social #media #twitter #attention #whores #ethics #web2.0 #Facebook #instagram #pub
Fred Wilson, some VC who is affiliated with Twitter and Foursquare is acting like he gives a damn about ethics. He's working with companies that are just like the companies he is damning. #hypocrisy #disingenuous #lies #elitism #leader #social #media #scum #journalism #pub
Insane to see how in-depth the organizing of "fandom" goes. Also, this links to the 50+ page google doc treatise dealing with what features the "fandom" community would like from Pinboard. The treatise is also in response to the mass exodus from Delicious after AVOS revamped the site. #amazing #social #media #business #marketing #undecided #interesting #delicious #fandom #treatise #collaboration #optimism #inboard #pub
"To put the acquisition in perspective I pulled together data from a selection of 30 notable internet acquisitions over the last 10 years, from Broadcast.com to OMGPop to see if Facebook/Instagram for $1 billion was as crazy as everyone thinks. (I left out companies without public purchase prices or user stats.)" He even uses companies like Zappos and Skype...you know...companies with actual revenue models and/or profitability. LOL. #disingenuous #lies #statistics #bullshit #social #media #web2.0 #bubble #public #stocks #instagram #Facebook #acquisition #pub
laddertheory.com
As a commenter on Hacker News states about the site/theory, "Ladder theory is a ridiculous construct for people desperately trying to understand love from a purely intellectual point of view. It strikes me as one of those things that's correct enough to make it look like they have something; but at the same time, its reductionistic viewpoint causes you to close yourself off from wonderful friendships that end up developing into something more. And you won't realize you're doing this until it's happened several times...if you ever introspect enough to realize that. That is the problem with something like this: it isn't intellectually rigorous, it just has the facade. The cost of simply holding the belief is higher than what you get out of it. It is not a truism, it's some kid writing on his blog." #social #dynamics #society #sex #relationships #interesting #pua #males #females #heirarchy #status #pub
"Anyway, you would totally hate me as your girlfriend. I'd be all needy and dramatic and slowly growing to love you. If I was your girlfriend, I would never be able to tell you all about the other asshole guys I date and pretend I don't see how much it crushes you. Let's never lose that. That's what makes us us." #satire #funny #social #dynamics #hierarchy #beta #males #females #society #people #girlfriend #pub
"I'm going out of my mind—and my clothes! I swear, if I don't resolve some deeply buried interpersonal-relationship issues here soon, I just might have to call a shrink—but knowing me, I'd fuck him, too." #satire #funny #females #daddy #issues #social #dynamics #sex #pub
No one cares about the poor or disenfranchised. Lol. #meritocracy #plutocracy #bullshit #article #journalism #disingenuous #status #class #social #divide #mass #media #money #wealth #pub
Retort to The Atlantic's article (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-rise-of-the-new-global-elite/8343/?single_page=true) "It could be argued that a quarter or so of the super-rich coming from ordinary backgrounds is sufficient to justify The Atlantic’s contention that they are more meritocratic than their predecessors. Firstly there have always been people who made a fortune from nothing: this is not new. More fundamentally, just a quarter coming from ordinary backgrounds still means that those whose parents are very rich are (at least) hundreds of times more likely to be in the elite themselves than someone from an ordinary family. Some meritocracy!" #retort #independent #journalism #blog #article #meritocracy #plutocracy #status #class #money #wealth #social #divide #peer #pub
Seems to be trying to be legit and web 2.0-ish compared to the usual file hosting sites or even say Mediafire, Rapidshare, or Hotfile. It looks sleek, has reddit buttons, official browser extensions, CLI, even desktop apps made with Adobe Air. #file #hosting #interesting #web #2.0 #social #media #unsure #pub
Spam account on a supposedly funded social network/web 2.0 site :P #footprint #spam #social #network #account #blatant #lisa #backlink #pub
diaspora.github.com
The whole point of this is independence, yet they keep linking to their Github urls. How lame. #stupidity #lemmings #hub #centralization #social #network #web #2.0 #pub
#sleek #mail #organization #windows #app #web #2.0 #Social #pub
Guy seems quite "off". Crazy even. Rambles on about suicides in the AI community and Google having a perhaps implicit role in it all or something #Social #news #crazy #interesting #suicides #death #conspiracy #cover #up #unsure #pub
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Code School seems to have contributed this 15 minute Git learning tutorial #interesting #learning #tutorial #fancy #web #2.0 #linkbait #git #collaboration #czarrar #Social #sleek #pub