Some Internetspeak I'd Like To See A Little Bit...
rachael-maddux: “[Weirdish/ridiculous/semi-revealing/”embarrassing”/”adorkable” question]? Asking for a friend.” “[photo not of yourself] GPOY” “GPOY” in general (any P of Y is probably G, you know?) “Sorry not sorry” “THIS” (plus variations: “THIS!” “THIS ->” “THIS THIS THIS”) “[description of weirdish/ridiculous/semi-revealing/”embarrassing”/”adorkable” behavior you are engaging in]....
The celebrity social-media comeback is a byproduct of two larger cultural...– Careers of Former Stars Renewed by Social Media - NYTimes.com
Longreads: Longreads Best of 2012: Doree Shafrir →
longreads: Doree Shafrir is the Executive Editor of BuzzFeed. Her story, “Can You Die from a Nightmare?” was featured on Longreads in September. This year I read a lot of great personal essays, but these were my favorites. I picked my favorite personal essays of 2012 for Longreads. Check it out!
Twitter Faker @comfortablysmug Revealed
gofwd: During the storm last night, user @comfortablysmug was the source of a load of frightening but false information about conditions in New York City that spread wildly on Twitter and onto news broadcasts before ConEd, the MTA, and Wall Street sources had to take time out of the crisis situation to refute them. What leads a person to do such a thing, which his critics have likened to shouting...
Where to read BuzzFeed this morning
tallwhitney: lamb: http://buzzfeed.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedpolitics.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedfood.tumblr.com http://gofwd.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedceleb.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedrewind.tumblr.com http://copyranter.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedsports.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedshift.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedanimals.tumblr.com http://buzzfeedmusic.tumblr.com Thank you so much for...
Twitter Is A Truth Machine
gofwd: By John Herrman There was no shark in Brigantine, and certainly no beached seal in Manhattan. The NYSE trading floor did not flood, and the 10 or more Con Edison workers trapped at a damaged plant turned out not to exist. These rumors were briefly and embarrassingly juxtaposed in users’ Twitter timelines with real and often devastating stories about lives and property that had been...
A Few Great Things I've Read Lately
Haven’t done one of these in a minute, but it’s a rainy Saturday and I need a break from halfheartedly cleaning my apartment. So here we go. Some are longish, some are shortish. Some just are. The Best Night $500,000 Can Buy: Devin Friedman, GQ, Sept. 2012 “When you see the entrance to Marquee at 11 P.M. on a Saturday, you know why the promoters call this process...
Good News, Everybody!
perpetua: I’m going to be starting a new job as Buzzfeed’s first music editor next week. I’m not sure exactly when all of this will launch and it’s a bit too soon to get into the specifics, but I’m really excited about this. I wrote the proposal for this a few weeks ago, and in brainstorming for that I realized that I could basically come up with cool ideas for this all day, every day. So that’s...
Totally forgot I have the icecreamisasuperfood, immigrantdad and infiniteessie tumblrs. I have been wasting my life!!!!
If you think you’ve got writers’ block after 45 seconds of not writing, you...– Writers’ Panic « LRB blog [via The Awl]
On Goals, Persistence And The Exhilarating Pain Of... →
I wrote an essay about running and why I do it, even though it sucks, a lot, sometimes.
If Bäco Mercat were any more of the moment, it would be a Pinterest page devoted...– Jonathan Gold/ LA Weekly I am eating here tonight. I think this means I am supposed to Instagramblrtweet it.
Allo Darlin’, “Capricornia” ...
Sorry guys but that heartwrenching story about the black lab named Reggie whose owner got killed in Iraq is… fake.