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Apr. 20th, 2012 04:50 pm
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I’m starting to hate Facebook. Every antihero of my bad_sex tales (and they are legion) has sent me a friends request.

“Hi, remember that time that I chomped your vagina like a cannibal and you never spoke to me again? Would you like to like my page so I can show my parents how likable I am?”

Dude. If I thought I had the power to recreate the blog community that existed ten…even five years ago, I would devote all my time to that.

Originally published at The Pandemonium Project. You can comment here or there.

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Originally published at The Pandemonium Project. You can comment here or there.

An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.” – New York Times

Holy shit. The world is ending as we know it.
The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization.
Despite the implosion of the newspaper industry, they remain at the forefront; they are in the top three in paper circulation and their website remains one of the most-visited “newspaper websites.”

This is a paper that coined the phrase “All The News That’s Fit To Print,” taking a stab at William Randolph Hearst (as in “Citizen Kane”), who had a virtual monopoly on the publishing world and was infamous for “yellow journalism,” which means they printed what he told them to print, regardless of whether it was true. Like when Hearst killed a man he mistook for Charlie Chaplin.

This is the paper that released the Pentagon Papers, taking on the U.S. Government. They went to the Surpreme Court and changed journalism as we know it. All this happened in 1971, the same year the founder of WikiLeaks was born.

Do you think the New York Times website can stand up to Facebook, or even Reddit?

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