Quote of the Day

There's a fine line between the Bold Romantic Gesture and creepy stalking, and it's not always clear how to distinguish one from the other. The tricky crux of the matter is that it depends entirely on how it's going to be received, which unfortunately the impetuous suitor/creepy stalker has lost the ability to gauge. My friend Alex reports that all the women he's polled have been enthusiastic advocates of the Bold Romantic Gesture, but this, he suspects, is because they're all automatically picturing John Cusack making it, not Steve Buscemi or Peter Lorre or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Often you just don't know whether you're the hero of a date movie or the villain on a Lifetime Network special until the restraining order arrives.
-- Tim Kreider


Twitter/Facebook/Instagram should be the side dish, not the main course

I’ve had a web presence since 1995… NONSTOP SINCE 1998, PALAlso, yes, this. I'm not leaving Twitter but I am strongly encouraging people to build/repopulate their own sites, stuff them full of content, and encourage people to visit them there. Twitter/Facebook/Insta should be the side dish, not the main course. https://t.co/5wkgo0E2lj— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January … Continue reading “Twitter/Facebook/Instagram should be the side dish, not the main course”

Major policy decisions at Facebook are being driven by three Republican political operatives

2. "Decisions are made to benefit Republicans because they are paranoid about their reputation among conservative Republicans, particularly Trump," one former Facebook employee who worked in the DC office said https://t.co/5mBoi8301s— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 17, 2019