Posted 2 months ago

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This week, the Bird App of Doom that I-used-to-love-and-desperately-want-to-love-again was acquired by Elon Musk. Fellow geek. Fellow Maverick. Except quite a bit richer. Most people rejoiced. Or laughed. Or didn’t care.

Posted 4 months ago

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Here’s your Honest Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends and Insights for 2022 (yeah I saw a few remaining uncharred pieces of the bridges I am having fun burning lol): Everyone who knows anything about it and is actually good has quit. It’s been crap since 2018. I called it. Tech is now Big Tobacco and Monsanto levels of evil/unethical...

Posted 4 months ago

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Date: 29 February 2022From: Tallulah Smith (She/Her).To: @cookie (All Staff & Customers)Subject: International Women’s DayPriority: High — Hey there, babes, sluts and bimbos! As you know, being seen to support gender equality is important to the @cookie team. To celebrate International Women’s Day, I’m excited to let you know that I’m launching an exciting new initiative that I would love...

Posted 5 months ago

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Keep looking down and mocking and insulting people who are responding to the trauma of the last few years differently to you. Keep on doing that. So long as you don't what you have become.

Posted 6 months ago

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Hello, reader. You may have come to this article in order to find out what “Mass Formation Psychosis” is, after seeing this viral clip of Dr Robert Malone, MD on Joe Rogan: Welcome, Unwitting Internet Person. Welcome. I hope you’re doing okay. Shit’s crazy, hey. It feels as though everyone around you has lost their minds a bit, doesn’t it?...

Posted 9 months ago

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One of the strangest ideas with current internet political discourse (okay, Twitter and YouTube, and tedious Clubhouse rooms) is that you can’t dismiss an idea as stupid. Don’t be impolite. To be taken seriously, you must be civil. You must be patient. If someone demands you back your position, you must take the time to respond or you’re being rude....

Posted 2 years ago

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I don’t care if someone’s speech hurts feelings. I don’t care if it makes you uncomfortable. I don’t care if they’re batshit insane. It is those times when our principles are tested: when it’s hard to defend them.

Posted 2 years ago

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I study the Internet. I have always studied the Internet. I am an expert on its interpersonal, psychological and political impact. I write with a personal and casual style, because I want my work to be accessible and engaging, but I am still a researcher/analyst. I thought that was clear. It would appear that it needs explaining again.

Posted 2 years ago

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This one is going to hurt, I’m afraid. It most certainly hurt me when I finally realised what was happening, and I know you’re probably going to hate me for it. Like, pretty much everyone. But, hear me out and try to read this with an open mind. Back in May, after many years of research and trying to diagnose...

Posted 2 years ago

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This is a plea to the grown-up and reasonable political left. I know you're out there, quietly reading and observing and waiting for the right time. Now is the right time.
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Some thoughts for the confused about why I do what I do.

I study the Internet. I have always studied the Internet. I am an expert on its interpersonal, psychological and political impact. I write with a personal and casual style, because I want my work to be accessible and engaging, but I am still a researcher/analyst.
I thought that was clear.
It would appear that it needs explaining again.

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The Politics of Digital

We need the misfits.

You might think people like me are a problem, but it is my JOB to be a boil on the arse of everyone in my industry. Because you writing people like me off is how we got here. 

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The Politics of Digital

To the Women Like Me #iwd2022

I thought we were fighting for the right to read, write, vote, be paid fairly, and participate FREELY in public life as equal citizens (yes, online too) without being harassed (and “no” often escalating to threats, violence and death).

My mistake. It’s LinkedIn. We’re fighting for the right for rich white ladies to complain about men sitting in a way that it doesn’t hurt their nuts.

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The Politics of Digital

Break the Bias? How about you Cut the Shit. #iwd2022

So long as men can freely identify into womanhood, this signalling about #breakthebias is utter signalling horseshit. It’s up there with “embrace your femininity” and #leanin and other overprivileged, trite, vapid platitudes that are nothing but another thing to check

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General Musings & Observations

The Curriculum Vitae of Different-but-Fine.

February 2022 “Are you okay?” “Yes, fine, why?” “I’ve not seen you on Twitter or YouTube for a while”. “Because I need to start finding a way to make a living. Those things are a luxury unless they pay, and

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General Musings & Observations

Blip.

I will only ever say what I mean, and if I mess up, own what I say. This is my record. This is my chance to be remembered.

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Unpopular Thoughts

Back to Normal.

I can’t wait to get back to normal. Great. I can’t wait to get back to normal. You know, where you rent people to keep them in subsistence, and profit from their labour. It’s not slavery; it’s rental. Completely morally

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The Politics of Digital

Who wants to disappear into the Metaverse?

I love the internet. I have loved the internet since 1994. I have sold it, defended it, talked non-stop about the possibilities for nearly 30 years. Now, thanks to American corporations, their special brand of puritanism making everything they touch

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Stranger Than Fiction

Don’t let the comedy fool you. As funny as Wokes are, we must take them seriously. Yes. I know. It’s difficult. They’re ridiculous. At least the Nazis put on a decent suit. But… don’t be fooled.

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When you’re being ‘gaslit by fuckfaces’.

Heh. That’s what Jimmy Dore called it and so I thought I’d share my thoughts on this. This is a stream of consciousness that started on Facebook about why Trump is going to win, and why it looks like he’s the lesser of two evils. Yeah, I’m surprised too.

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To those who think I’m ‘obsessed’.

First up, I talk about this because it is my discipline. People seem to forget that I am researching this shit. But here’s a little Facebook rant. If more people spoke the truth, I wouldn’t have to. If more people

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You're too kind :-)

FYI, I run everything financial through the checkout on Rapskally.com, which is my company. Don’t worry, it’s still me, it’s just easier for accounting for it to be all under that.

Hey there, good looking. Sorry to interrupt.

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