I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.

I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".

2nd July 2012

Chat reblogged from isomorphismes with 27 notes

To tweet or not to tweet: that is the question.

  • @isomorphisms: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
  • The @'s and RT's of outrageous spammers,
  • Or to hit /block against a sea of affiliate-marketers,
  • And by Reporting, end them? To quit; to disable one's account; no more
  • And by quitting we say to shut the computer and end
  • The predictable op-eds and the thousand engineer'd linkbaits that social media is heir to;
  • 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To quit; to go outside;
  • To go outside, perchance to walk, or lift a heavy object, or swing on a swing: ay, there's the rub,
  • For in the outdoors what emails may come to mind that we realise we need to write just this second but don't have a pen or paper or a blasted smartphone,
  • When we have left our laptops in our flats,
  • Must give us pause: there's the habituation
  • That makes calamity of this 140-character media stream;
  • For who would bear the whips and scorns of fatuous douchebags on internet chatboards,
  • The pangs of ignored links promoting your blog, the slow computer's delay;
  • The insolence of @sacca and the spurns
  • Of blog readers who reliably bounce at an 87% rate,
  • When @isomorphisms himself might his own quietus make
  • With a bare bodkin? Who would browse 250 tabs at a time,
  • To hunt and peck under a weary life,
  • But that the dread of something after logging off,
  • The undiscover'd country from whose boredom
  • No surfer ever returns, puzzles the will
  • And makes us rather bear those ills we have
  • Than fly to others we know not of?
  • Thus iPads do make addicts of us all,
  • Its 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution
  • Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of the thought that I'm never not looking at the damn thing,
  • And that enterprises of great pith and moment
  • With an enticing reddit link their currents turn awry,
  • And lose the name of action!

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30th April 2012

Photo reblogged from ShortFormBlog with 16 notes

shortformblog:

George Zimmerman’s legal team begins full-scale social media campaign
Attorney Mark O’Mara says the campaign was launched in an effort to discredit fake websites and profiles. Zimmerman, whose first website netted him over $200,000 in donations, now has a virtual presence on Twitter and Facebook, as well as a much more polished site. All three are being maintained by O’Mara who, in his first post online, said he understands “it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case.” source
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Fuck.
This.
Bullshit.

shortformblog:

Attorney Mark O’Mara says the campaign was launched in an effort to discredit fake websites and profiles. Zimmerman, whose first website netted him over $200,000 in donations, now has a virtual presence on Twitter and Facebook, as well as a much more polished site. All three are being maintained by O’Mara who, in his first post online, said he understands “it is unusual for a legal defense to maintain a social media presence on behalf of a defendant, but we also acknowledge that this is a very unusual case.” source

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Fuck.

This.

Bullshit.

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