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datn: It’s tough being bisexual on OKCupid.

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 17:54:24 -0400

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datn:

It’s tough being bisexual on OKCupid.



"My mother is on Match.com,” Melvin said. “So there’s no way I’m going to be on there."

Sun, 19 Apr 2009 13:48:52 -0400

““My mother is on Match.com,” Melvin said. “So there’s no way I’m going to be on there.””

- Craigslist’s Casual Encounters Section Draws Sexual Risk Takers Through Anonymity (NYT)



Unfriend Zone

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 13:10:49 -0400

dearoldlove:

I’ll always stay in your social networks, so I know who to exclude from mine.



"Humans may be advertising themselves more efficiently. But they still have the same small circles of..."

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 01:15:20 -0400

““Humans may be advertising themselves more efficiently. But they still have the same small circles of intimacy as ever.””

- Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior



"Facebook is trying to teach members to use privacy settings to manage their network so they can..."

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 18:28:00 -0400

“Facebook is trying to teach members to use privacy settings to manage their network so they can speak discreetly only to certain friends, like co-workers or family members, as opposed to other “friends” like bosses or professional colleagues. But most Facebook users haven’t taken advantage of the privacy settings; the company estimates that only 20 percent of its members use them.”

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Facebook at 5 - Is It Growing Up Too Fast? - NYTimes.com

via datainsightsideas, who says: Yes, because enabling privacy settings turn into more of a “headache” to the common user (particularly the exploding 35+ demographic) when they are hidden behind a deceptively simple (yet, really complex) UI.




"Our focus should not be on emerging technologies but on emerging cultural practices."

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 22:20:00 -0500

“Our focus should not be on emerging technologies but on emerging cultural practices.”

- Henry Jenkins, Professor of Comparative Media, MIT, and author of Convergence Culture: When Old and New Media Collide From a slideshow on Gerd Leonhard’s Music 2.0 site (via, via anthropophagous)



blogs (via twenetysomethingtales)

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:41:00 -0500

Customs Officer at airport: (examining passport) What is the purpose of your visit?
twentysomethingtales: Pleasure
Officer: And what will you be doing here?
TST: I'm visiting my [boyfriend]
(Officer eyes [TST] suspiciously)
Officer: And...you live in America? And he lives here?
TST: Yes
Officer: How did you meet
TST:....um...online.
Officer: Online?
TST: Yeah, well he reads my blog...I read his...
Officer: (laughing) Blog? I've got to start reading those blogs.



Gmauled

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:31:36 -0500

dearoldlove:

I kept you in my life long enough to get dumped by email twice.



Matt: so, on a panel at SXSW, huh? what about?

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 00:46:50 -0500

Matt: so, on a panel at SXSW, huh? what about?
Nick: "sex lives of the microfamous"
Matt: so, "who's screwing who among the who's not quite who"?



"Perhaps a person armed with technology could keep track of 10,000 people, but how many of those..."

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:36:06 -0500

“Perhaps a person armed with technology could keep track of 10,000 people, but how many of those relationships actually matter?”

- Emmet Labs Blog » 25 Relationships that Matter



"Anonymous geoshagging is not what I had in mind when I imagined what the GPS revolution could mean..."

Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:10:23 -0500

“Anonymous geoshagging is not what I had in mind when I imagined what the GPS revolution could mean to me.”

- Mat Honan, I Am Here: One Man’s Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle



At least three platforms of internet lurv (via...

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 03:13:44 -0500

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At least three platforms of internet lurv (via sweetchrysanthemum)







OkCupid.com: What an UNbelievable JERK!

Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:34:45 -0500

OkCupid.com: What an UNbelievable JERK!:

nickdouglas:

As seen on Reddit and Digg: Girl goes on bad OkCupid date, posts about date on OkCupid forum. Hilarity ensues.

For added lolz while reading, keep in mind what he looks like.




On Foucault and confession

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:04:31 -0500

86400:

In The History of Sexuality, Part I, Foucault talks about a need to confess.  He talks about it in a very Catholic sense.  A personal, anonymous unburdening of our shame and the permission to be forgiven about it.  I’m not going to go quote hunting now, so you’ll have to do the research on your own to see if I’m remembering it right.

This has always struck me as sort of myopic— something phrased in Catholic terms because those were the ones that resonated most with the French.  Either that, or I think things have just changed.  People want to testify. They want to tell it to the congregation.  They want to be that Jimmy Swaggart appearing before the cameras, our faces tear streaked, as we broadcast our sins to millions.

Naturally, God is only a metaphor for our monkeysphere, so in a sense telling God is telling everyone, but in this day and age, I think we want our everyone to be a bit more literal.




This American Life 88: Numbers.

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:03:55 -0500

This American Life 88: Numbers.:

When she began working as a temp secretary in San Francisco, learning the computers, wasting time, Andrea put together a graph with Microsoft Excel. Its title: My Love Life: A Ten Year Span. (.mp3)




itsbedtime: To be fair, I tried to remove these people’s last...

Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:03:57 -0500

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itsbedtime:

To be fair, I tried to remove these people’s last names to give a sense of decency to this whole thing or whatever, ‘cause God bless these people and whatever their problems are… but I don’t know either one of them and I’m not sure who this Mike character is and if I know him IRLsies or if he reads Defamer or this blog or whatever. Maybe he’s from Tumblr, I don’t know. But either way, since everyone’s quite freely expressing their feelings about your situation tonight, I feel like I need to tell you Mike (hoping you’re reading this) that 1) I don’t like how your friend Celene handled this publicly and 2) EASY on the Facebook relationship updates. “It’s Complicated” looks creepy as it is, but when you go from “It’s Complicated” to “Single”, everyone knows it’s cause you couldn’t pull the fucking trigger. Or you got dumped, which is also embarrassing. I know this isn’t high school, but let’s face it: Once you hit your mid-20s and people from your childhood are having freaking weddings on The Cape, it almost gets worse then getting dumped via a note written in jelly pen after second period Italian Level 2, ya know? Suddenly you have to start handling shit more gracefully because you don’t wanna lose your rep with your homies, basically. So keep that shit tight. Keep it close. You only need to touch that “save” button once in a blue moon when you meet a person that you like, KNOW IN ADVANCE that you want to make it work with… because putting it out there for everyone from your former co-workers to your second cousins to see makes you vulnerable and it sets off bells in the minds of crazies. I don’t need to explain the second part of the last sentence because really awesome people already know what I mean.

Anyway, I think what I just said is all pretty fair.

via mollsshewrote




justsayjolie: The colors are called Log On To Love, Met On The...

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 21:58:26 -0500

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justsayjolie:

The colors are called Log On To Love, Met On The Internet and Text Me - Text You.

I kinda wanted them all.




(via caro)

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 19:19:01 -0500

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"Starting any personality-based business is difficult, particularly when Nick Douglas is your..."

Wed, 17 Dec 2008 16:28:29 -0500

“Starting any personality-based business is difficult, particularly when Nick Douglas is your business advisor.”

- from Reblogging Julia (via nickdouglas), which attempts to make sense of the business of internet celebuladies. Did we ever say who our team is? Hi, our team is: Melissa Gira Grant on bass, Nick Douglas on vocals & uke, Sarah Dopp on drums, and Mark Resch on whatever he likes, and not Tumblr.