Hate speech

Jun. 6th, 2017 07:25 am
supergee: (kerplop)
To the adolescent mind (I know because I have one) there is something diabolically tempting about forbidden words, whether they begin with F or N. So I can sort of understand the kids who lost their Harvard acceptances for playing at being Internet assholes. But irony has always been the last refuge of a scoundrel and Internet culture is making it more of a successful one, so we probably need a deterrent like that.

Thanx to Follow Me Here
supergee: (screw)
Apparently, Firefox has a bug that makes it even less trustworthy than the Net usually is, so I have installed Chrome and am using it for the duration, with redoing passwords and other fun stuff. The continuing saga of computers becoming the sort of thing I want to use computers to deal with.
supergee: (gargoyle)
The Internet of Garbage
Here’s an interesting thought from it:
Harassment doesn’t happen because the Internet is “too big”— it happens because it’s too small. Part of this has to do with thoughtless user interface design. When it comes to Twitter, an @-reply feels offensive because it “invades” your online space; it’s a message delivered straight to your face because the Twitter user interface is designed to make @-replies visible.
supergee: (kerplop)
What happens when you don’t let your readers use AdBlock.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker


Dec. 18th, 2015 05:53 am
supergee: (tarantumunk)
Newspaper stops running comments on its Web site because
Our comments are a raging cesspool filled with the worst that humanity has to offer and you all make us look bad by smearing your feculent mindpoops on our property, so do it somewhere else and we’ll pick the ones we like to highlight.
Scalzi approves.


Nov. 30th, 2015 05:58 am
supergee: (coy2)
The Internet is a drug and is bad for the porn biz.

Thanx to Metafilter


Nov. 4th, 2015 06:05 am
supergee: (thinking)
Thought-provoking article about the decline of Twitter. It starts with Walter J. Ong’s theory of orality, which is a good place to start.

Thanx to Metafilter


Jul. 13th, 2015 02:53 pm
supergee: (thumb)
Apparent progress in reducing abuse in online games

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker


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