Category: society

Freedom from what?

I have a number of ancestors who served in various wars; one ancestral second cousin was apparently married to Benedict Arnold or something; another great-great-great grandfather or so was at Antietam; both grandfathers served in WWII; and from a passing

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One woman starts to watch a TED talk. What happens next won’t shock you at all if you know that woman’s personality.

Confession: I am a very passive consumer when it comes to online content. I subscribe to a select few news sources and blogs via RSS and occasionally even read what articles are posted, but other than that I mostly rely

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Dear McDonald’s and LEGO: This is not how you do marketing.

One of the byproducts of (a) being a single person who (b) lives alone and (c) tends to be lazy is that I eat out more than I really should. McDonald’s tends to be an at-least-weekly thing for me, mostly

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A Guide to Enjoying The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Before seeing the movie… Do not read The Hobbit. Skip the rest of this list and enjoy the movie for the escapism that it is. If you have already read The Hobbit, get brain surgery to remove all memories of The Hobbit. Skip

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A Luddite’s Lament

Tonight, in my quest to keep myself entertained while I clean my apartment (side note: I have many things I should be doing right now instead of writing this blog post), I decided to pop in a movie. It needed

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Stuff I’ve Written: An Article Blaming Porn for Everything

Have you heard of Anita Sarkeesian? She recently successfully ran a Kickstarter to analyze how women are portrayed in video games. And immediately was threatened with rape. Her image on Wikipedia was replaced with porn. People drew images of her

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Things I’ve Written: Article Series on Gaming

Goodness. One of the reasons I was going to start reposting things I’ve written for work was to keep blogging more, wasn’t it? And yet here I am, over two months since the last blog post. But I have excuses!

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Things I’ve Written: Advertising Article Featuring My Little Pony

So I’ve mentioned that I’m doing a lot of writing at work and that maybe I should use that writing to, like, do something with my own personal blog. I also have a couple of for-realsies blog posts simmering, so,

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danah boyd on online parenting

Context, first: I work for Covenant Eyes in the marketing department. Our big product, for the unaware, is accountability software…basically, once a week, a self-selected accountability partner gets an e-mail with a report on your Internet activity. Originally, this was

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On Customer Service

I’m sitting at a Panera two blocks from my apartment to write this blog post. Partially, this is because I love their frozen lemonade. Mostly it’s because my Internet is out at home. I moved into my apartment less than

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