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Nobody Listens to Anything Via Social Media

Here’s one I found and watched with some interest, originally posted from the good folks who run everyone’s favorite Libyan link shortener, Bit.ly (or rather, Bitly.com since they started getting heat for “supporting Quaddafi,” as if that wasn’t the silliest thing ever to circulate the web): did you know that links shared via social...

Today's Obsession: Idiocy Online

This conversation on Twitter, above, is exactly what is wrong with social media. Possibly the web in general. It’s the sort of thing that sets me off, as you can clearly see. How stupid does the person behind @Chicago_picks have to be to miss, utterly, that I was making a joke about the preciousness...

#twitterart

Happy Friday. Twitter art is out of control. The ASCII art of a new generation. Keep it up everyone!

Today's Obsession: 100,000,000

Soooooooooooooo, ignoring Gawker’s trademark snarkiness and refusal to get art, there’s a gorgeous project there that they picked up from the Tate Modern. This is an installation of a hundred million porcelain sunflower seeds created by Ai Weiwei. He says it’s symbolic of his interactions on Twitter, which makes perfect sense to me, but...