"Content Creator" is this era's greatest Orwellian euphemism, presenting the mindless sputum of the half-literate as 'content' and declaring the banging of one's head against a keyboard as 'creativity.'
For the month of May, let us refrain from negative criticisms. Instead, let's focus on the positive and #SpreadTheLove.
I get that we're worried about self-esteem and people being made to feel bad about themselves, but telling everyone they're special isn't the solution, it's the problem.
Martin Manley killed himself. This in and of itself isn't so unique. Thousands of suicides happen without much notice. What makes his suicide bizarre is that he created a website to explain his reasons for his actions.
Twitter is full of teenage idiocy (and adult idiocy), certainly, but there is so much more to it than that. From interesting articles to hilarious one-liners and thoughtful conversations, Twitter is actually an impressive and useful amalgamation of all the best things on the internet.
Thanks to a healthy bit of publicity, October was the second busiest month for my blog (the busiest month was due to a certain Scientology-related skirmish that drew out a horde of Atheists). One of the niftier aspects of WordPress is that it allows me to see what words and phrases people are searching for … Continue reading Search Terms
"There's a difference between philosophy and a bumper sticker." ~ Charles M. Schulz My how we love our quotes. They're short, often pithy, relatively easy to remember (give or take a word or two). Put simply, they are, well, quotable. They sure make life easier. And the internet has made it easier than ever to … Continue reading Quote Mining
In a previous post I touched on why I believe art criticism is important, and why real criticism is being swallowed by petty mudslinging, largely thanks to the free-for-all that the internet's open doors have created. Well, it was Part 1, so you knew there would be a Part 2. My interest in this post … Continue reading Critical Thought (Part 2)