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  1. explore-blog:

Andrew Sullivan on why friendship is a greater gift than romantic love – such a beautiful and important read.

    explore-blog:

    Andrew Sullivan on why friendship is a greater gift than romantic love – such a beautiful and important read.

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  2. "But the core of what I do at Fusion will be post-text. Text has had an amazing run, online, not least because it’s easy and cheap to produce. When it comes to digital storytelling, however, the possibilities — at least if you have the kind of resources that Fusion has — are much, much greater. I want to do immersive digital stuff, I want to make animations, I want to use video, I want to experiment with new ways of communicating in a new medium. I can do all of that at Fusion."

    From Felix Salmon’s essay about why he’s moving from Reuters to start-up TV channel Fusion.

    "Text has has an amazing run, online, not least because it’s easy and cheap to produce." Goddamn, that line alone makes me so angry. The arrogance, the dismissiveness.

    (via graemem)

    meatspace tick millennials tick Bitcoin tick passionate tick cord-cutters tick digital natives tick Upworthy tick data-viz experts tick give it away for free tick digital storytelling tick

    An economics writer in his early 40s suddenly starts talking off-the-shelf techspeak and wants to “do immersive digital stuff”.

    I heard that you and your band have sold your guitars and bought turntables.

    "the cable companies are going to want the Fusion brand on their lineup because that’s the only way they’re going so seem relevant to anybody under the age of 32"

    I heard that you and your band have sold your turntables and bought guitars.

    (via tomewing)

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  3. pughugs:

commuter pug #pugontour #london (at London Liverpool Street Station)

    pughugs:

    commuter pug #pugontour #london (at London Liverpool Street Station)

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    • Me: I'll sleep early tonight and get a good 8 hours
    • Me: *watches entire season of tv show*
    • Me: *reads every book i own*
    • Me: *goes on quest to find the holy grail*
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  4. R.I.P. Internet, 1990-2014.

    lonepilgrim:

    I foresee a life in the slow lane

    (Source: jonathanbogart)

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  5. Net neutrality finally dies at ripe old age of 45

    bmorepinko:

    THIS kind of shit is why I gave up on capitalism. The internet, the place that is supposed to be a free and equal space for everybody, is being sold out to mega-corporations. Just so a few fucking shits can make more money by bullying start-ups and smaller webpages that are just starting out. The internet is going to turn into a goddamn strip mall. I’m fucking done with this country. Seriously. Fuck America. Fuck America and fuck capitalism. 

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  8. redplebeian:

theartofchan:

Simple Depiction of Wealth Inequality In The U.S.
Research from the Institute for Policy Studies shows that recent Wall Street bonuses are way out of line with minimum wage earners.  Waaaay out of line.  And that’s just their bonuses.
Make you think twice about raising the minimum wage?  And think about this — there’s a greater economic impact because low-wage people spend most, if not all, of their money because they have to. They have to pay for a place to live, feed their families, clothe their kids, and so on and so forth. That spending has a much greater stimulative effect on the economy.
While high wage earners may spend more on big ticket items, they can also afford to stash extra cash in a bank.
The researchers estimate that every dollar going to low wage workers adds an estimated $1.21 to the economy whereas each dollar going to high-income households adds only $0.39.

jesus christ

    redplebeian:

    theartofchan:

    Simple Depiction of Wealth Inequality In The U.S.

    Research from the Institute for Policy Studies shows that recent Wall Street bonuses are way out of line with minimum wage earners.  Waaaay out of line.  And that’s just their bonuses.

    Make you think twice about raising the minimum wage?  And think about this — there’s a greater economic impact because low-wage people spend most, if not all, of their money because they have to. They have to pay for a place to live, feed their families, clothe their kids, and so on and so forth. That spending has a much greater stimulative effect on the economy.

    While high wage earners may spend more on big ticket items, they can also afford to stash extra cash in a bank.

    The researchers estimate that every dollar going to low wage workers adds an estimated $1.21 to the economy whereas each dollar going to high-income households adds only $0.39.

    jesus christ

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