3 September, 2015  |   Comment

Good things on the internet this week

I read some dense, heady stuff this week on the Internet.
It was worth the time and thinking.

Harvest time!

From 3 Quarks Daily
Can Free Speech Survive the Internet?
“These days it is not enough to consider how your words will appear to the people you would like to read them. You must bear in mind that anyone at all might discover them, share them with like-minded souls via social media, and hold you answerable to their moral standards.” < more

The more I see how utterly unprepared humans are for this internet reality, the more worried I get. I no longer text, email, say on the phone or say in electronic format anything that I cannot defend to my death [threat]. We’ll get there, but we humans aren’t quite yet set up to communicate with the entire world at once. And our brains and emotions suffer the consequences.

From Sady Doyle
PC Comedy and Paul Revere
“In other words: They made the joke because they didn’t know, at the time, that it was a bad joke. They were just wrong.” < more 

Sady draws a brilliant line between art and comedy and rape jokes and making the work that will inspire people to greatness, not abuse. It’s a difficult read and 100% worth setting aside the time.

Here’s a gif of Dottie rolling her eyes. Because that always does the trick for me.
DJH rolls her eyes


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