A quote from John Henry Newman, The Definition of a Gentleman (via senecasredoubt)
A quote from
The Love of Books Philobiblon of Richard De Bury
A quote from http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/in-our-digital-world-are-young-people-losing-the-ability-to-read-emotions
I’d really appreciate it if you’d reblog this.
Normally, Itunes will only sell you DRM-crippled audiobooks that are locked to it and to Amazon’s Audible service. However, by listing my independently produced audiobook for HOMELAND (the sequel to Little Brother) as a “spoken word” title, I’ve…
A quote from Franz Kafka
4:25-4:50 “…you only see the loudmouths, sometimes you forget that there’s someone in the back who’s been waiting for a year to her you play “skyway“ or something. Those are the ones that are too shy to come up and talk to you. Those are the ones you wanna run out and hug and say-we did it for you!“
XX reasons why you should be cheering for…Buzzfeed revenue?
Scrolling my newsfeed I’ve noticed a status update that Davor Bruketa of Bruketa&Zinic posted tagging some of his friends. It’s a link to 11 Reasons Why You Should Cheer For Croatia, a typical buzzfeed list. But what struck my attention is why would a tech savy professional share such click-bait material? As it turns out, Buzzfeed has a World Cup feed over at Buzzfeed.com/worldcup and every few days they make up a pretty noninteresting list of facts about national teams that will be participating in the Cup such as 15 Reasons You Should Be Cheering For Uruguay During The World Cup, 11 Things You Need To Know About Russia’s World Cup Team etc., you get it. This is nothing new for Buzzfeed, an exploiter of all things interesting, viral and noteworthy. By saying that, I mean that I sometimes find myself relating to some of their lists and saying to myself: “of course! “,“Spot on!“. The list maker, myself and other connoisseurs of 36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die are on the same wavelength because some of those lists are made by insiders of that topic. This is not the case with these World Cup lists, Americans are not soccer (football) people. They might be developing a sports culture of that sort but I doubt that Conz Preti, Luke Bailey and Matt Kiebus etc. really know what they are doing here, as they have compiled most of these lists for every one of these World Cup national teams. That’s their job and we can’t blame them for trying but it just doesn’t seem to justify the uninterestingness. Maybe Buzzfeed readership doesn’t care about soccer? Their 51.3% American percentage of visitors shure indicates something, but whatever it indicates, Americans (as they so often do, to generalize) should not get lousy info about something that they initially know little about, and international readers should not joyously perpetuate Buzzfeed’s weak spots. Or am I just expecting waaaaaay too much out of a site like Buzzfeed?! Am i just obsessed with analyzing my feeds?! Either way-just because your National team got mentioned on Buzzfeed doesn’t make it cool.
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it’s used by people around the world
The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it’s used by people around the world.