nickdouglas:

slacktory:

Social media is beer, not heroin: My response to places like Zen Pencils demonizing people’s love for Facebook and Twitter.

I think I made a “vlog”?

I feel like doing some mediation here between Zen Pencils and Nick because I like both of them very much.

I think we can create a metaphor for the worst of something without completely demonizing the totality of that thing. To say that social media can have an effect on us the way heroine has an effect on junkies is not necessarily saying social media is heroine. I think Zen Pencils’ comic illustrates vividly how social media can make us behave at its very worst. And I have heard/seen people talk about Tumblr and the negative effect it has had on their lives and self-esteem in a way that is very similar to what this comic illustrated.

But I also think Nick’s analogy of social media being more like beer is pretty solid. It’s a “substance” that helps some of us interact with others more freely, but can be abused and can turn us into real assholes.

But I don’t drink beer. I also don’t do heroine. And I don’t really have a negative relationship with social media. Nonetheless, neither of these metaphors bother me. Why? Because I think the Internet can be many different things to many different people. There is no central universal metaphor for what it is, or how it will make us behave.

Now…kiss.

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slacktory:

Facebook has a powerful new Social Graph Search! I tried to use it.

This is great.

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awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - The Hunger Games - see more at Slacktory.com

awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - The Hunger Games - see more at Slacktory.com

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dailydot:

15 classic video games make pop culture jokes

from our friends at Slacktory

Inspired by Caveman Circus’s “video game logic”, we found 15 classic games that embody memes, song lyrics, and other famous pop culture quotes. And we still avoided doing a “Somebody That I Used to Know” parody.

See all 15 here!

Thanks to the Daily Dot for featuring this!

jestcomedy:

Check Out Breaking Bad…As A Kickstarter Project
Yeah…a “pharmaceutical business”.
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jestcomedy:

Check Out Breaking Bad…As A Kickstarter Project

Yeah…a “pharmaceutical business”.

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Tumblr Crushes:
pricklylegs Don’t you shave those legs. I like them just the way they are.
slacktory Totally legitimate Internet humor site
rachelfershleiser She likes books. She works at Tumblr. 
collegehumor Am I too old to like humor of the college variety?
pleatedjeans Still winning. 
mycowgoeswhee My cow goes pee
what-is-this-i-dont-even where was that you do uneven
xwhatserface ywhoserface 
calvinandhobbesgifs Super cool new Tumblog that creates original GIFs of Calvin and Hobbes comics.

Tumblr Crushes:

nickdouglas:

Still the best thing I’ve made this year.
Celebrity Name Puns! | Slacktory

nickdouglas:

Still the best thing I’ve made this year.

Celebrity Name Puns! | Slacktory

awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - Harry Potter - See more at Slacktory.com

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awkward-elevator:

See the rest at Slacktory.com

That Paul Reiser DVD Collection cracks me up.

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Tumblr Crushes:
jennasty - Jenna Sty
robotindisguise - GUYS! Don’t be fooled! He’s a robot!
slacktory - Awesometown, USA
thisistheverge - Great tech blogging
awkward-elevator - As seen on CollegeHumor
collegehumor - As seen on CollegeHumor
nickdouglas - As seen on Slacktory
thedaddycomplex - Daddy Blogging Czar
jesus-mary-and-broseph - Reblogging for Jesus

Tumblr Crushes:

I recommend that you follow all of these blogs. But I would especially like it if you followed Awkward Elevator, a new blog by Sam and I.
Tumblr Crushes:
buzzfeed
pleatedjeans
slacktory
xwhatserface
awkward-elevator 
tastefullyoffensive
cityblue30
kermit-the-blog
thedaddycomplex


I recommend that you follow all of these blogs. But I would especially like it if you followed Awkward Elevator, a new blog by Sam and I.

Tumblr Crushes:

awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - The Social Network - See more at Slacktory.com

Zuck got his Jimmies rustled.

awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - The Social Network - See more at Slacktory.com

Zuck got his Jimmies rustled.

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awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - Dark Knight - See more at Slacktory.com

awkward-elevator:

Alternate Endings - Dark Knight - See more at Slacktory.com

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