Text 20 Mar 80 notes Has Facebook just become the Evil Empire? What’s wrong with the new “Like” button.

philosophicalzombie:

Disclaimer: I’m certainly no expert on these matters, and I’d sincerely welcome some feedback from those who are more in the know — am I misunderstanding something on a technical level, being overly paranoid, or making a damned lot of sense? Or all of the above?

I’m very curious about this new “Like” button that Facebook have quietly rolled out in the last day or so. Across, oh, only the whole damn Internet! Superficially, this seems innocuous enough, but why do I have this uneasy feeling that Facebook has, this whole time, been building up a gigantic clone army and they’ve just given Order 66? Okay, so that’s a little towards the tin-foil-hat end of the spectrum, but it does seem something of a cause for caution.

Here’s why:

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Photo 20 Mar 12,905 notes skibinskipedia:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Launch seen from a commercial plane window, captured by Stefanie Gordon.

skibinskipedia:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Launch seen from a commercial plane window, captured by Stefanie Gordon.

Photo 20 Mar 36 notes palestinestories:

Palestine Story 31 Freedom Theatre
Those who participate in The Freedom Theatre say it is their lifeline. Without it, they too would be in prisons or on their way. Even worse, they could be dead. A legacy of Arna Mer Khamis, the Freedom Theatre was rebuilt by 2005 by her son, an Israeli/Palestinian actor, in Jenin.In addition to actor training the theatre provides drama therapy, helping people come to terms with the traumas of conflict.

palestinestories:

Palestine Story 31 Freedom Theatre

Those who participate in The Freedom Theatre say it is their lifeline. Without it, they too would be in prisons or on their way. Even worse, they could be dead. A legacy of Arna Mer Khamis, the Freedom Theatre was rebuilt by 2005 by her son, an Israeli/Palestinian actor, in Jenin.In addition to actor training the theatre provides drama therapy, helping people come to terms with the traumas of conflict.

Text 15 Mar 40 notes Raaarr: A Growl Style

nfarina:

Update: This style is now included with Growl 1.3! Go download it from the App Store and enjoy.

Download Raaarr Now [Growl pre-1.3].

It all started way back 2 days ago when James McDonald tweeted out a design for a new Growl style:

It was a lovely Photoshop design and I offered to take a stab at coding it up.

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Video 15 Mar 445 notes

jerrybrito:

Our iPhone wedding cake by the fine folks at Charm City Cakes of ‘Ace of Cakes’ fame. Our wedding was in May and I’ve been meaning to put this up for the my fellow Mac fanboys.

Link 15 Mar 27 notes culturalbytes - Tricia Wang: My New Academic Workflow With My Ipad, iAnnotate, Mendeley & Dropbox »

culturalbytes:

how I deal with academic articles and books

I’ve been meaning to write about my academic work flow for a long time as it’s something that I’ve been trying to figure out. After talking with Susan and then looking at Graham Webster’s academic workflow, I offer you my process on how to deal with pdfs, citations, and academic…

Text 14 Mar 167 notes 'Twas The Internet Before Christmas

bajillionhits:

(A Social Media Powerpoem)

Twas the Internet before Christmas, when all through the tubes
Not a website was stirring, not even social media gurus’
The bloggers were drunk on ironic Four Lokos and list-hits
In hopes that Christmas vacation finally meant they could quit

The iPads were nestled all snug on their docks
While visions of checking them danced through our thoughts
And mamma in her boredom, and I in my ADD,
Settled our brains for a break from Internetting

When alerts on my iPhone created such a clatter,
I opened my Twitter app to check out the chatter.
Down through the timeline I scanned like a flash,
Ignoring the crappy jokes, blowing by the brags.

The usual boon of pointless observations did flow,
Making me wonder whether I should even continue to scroll.
When, what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a tiny URL from a Social Media Influencer.

With thick black glasses, and a pretty sweet ‘stache,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Strat.
More rapid than Rapidshare his buzzwords they came,
And he Tweeted, and Tumbled, and YouTubed them by name!

“Now Curation! Now, Aggregation! Now Integration and Algorithms!
On Engagment! On Metrics! On SEO and Monetization!
To the top of Technorati! To the top of Page Rank!
Hire me and I’ll jack your strat, all the way to the bank!”

Though his words seemed as empty as the infinite abyss,
The way he kept self-promoting, he wasn’t to be missed.
So into my social networks, his profiles they flew:
He friended me on Facebook, and LinkedIn me too.

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Photo 14 Mar 1,152 notes thenoobyorker:

This Russian fur farm’s waste-pile showcases what doesn’t make it onto to our runways or into our magazines. A picture is worth a thousand words – or a  thousand skinned animals.
Photo by Sergey Maximishin

thenoobyorker:

This Russian fur farm’s waste-pile showcases what doesn’t make it onto to our runways or into our magazines. A picture is worth a thousand words – or a  thousand skinned animals.

Photo by Sergey Maximishin

(Source: genericlatino)

Link 14 Mar 55 notes Stacey: Version 2.0»

Stacey version 2 is finally here.
It is a complete rewrite, involving some major new feature additions and cleanups to the codebase. Most of the work has been behind the scenes, to make the app is easier to work with for developers, but stacey sites are still created in the same way.

I have…

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Photo 14 Mar 31 notes pleach:

Rational planting in Espalier technique. This beautiful sculpture is inspiring for composite dreams and desires. Think for instance about pleaching molds or endostructures for other materials like clay and create burnable skeletons for ceramic process.
Imagine growing a specific shape inside a clay (for example roots of a ficus, or small branches) that also acts as an hydroponic milieu and then put all of them in a high temperature kiln (built around it) where the wood will burn leaving channels and rigs inside the newly formed structure.

pleach:

Rational planting in Espalier technique. This beautiful sculpture is inspiring for composite dreams and desires. Think for instance about pleaching molds or endostructures for other materials like clay and create burnable skeletons for ceramic process.

Imagine growing a specific shape inside a clay (for example roots of a ficus, or small branches) that also acts as an hydroponic milieu and then put all of them in a high temperature kiln (built around it) where the wood will burn leaving channels and rigs inside the newly formed structure.

via Pleach.

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