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Mar 27 4 tweets 1 min read
Hustle culture + phone alerts + guns+ filters + no fresh air + hustle culture.

I asked my students about LinkedIn this semester and these basically-youth-adjacent people said they have been on it since MIDDLE SCHOOL. For why, Craig?? Networking in middle school. We are sick. I cannot get over it. I think about it almost every day. Middle schoolers fresh from a day of shooter drills going home to not touch grass and check their Linked In for recruiter emails. What are we even saving our world for at this point?
Jan 27 4 tweets 1 min read
Can you get yourself removed from @wikipedia? I literally do not want to be in it.
Dec 30, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
People truly don’t understand what’s happening in the man-sphere. I assure you that Tate looks silly to us but many men and boys take him very seriously. He has been wanted for a long time. We kid but this arrest has likely been in the works for awhile.
Dec 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
This is amazing on so many levels. You must see "the plaid moment".
Dec 29, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
California real estate gives me an anxiety attack. No matter how creative, a $1.87m mortgage is not okay for normal people.
Dec 27, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I’ve been reading about this all day. Airline brat and all that. The storm created a logistical challenge but it looks like the real problem is corporate austerity gutted operations. They couldn’t respond to storm conditions. It would be a rare misstep for SW.… Their corporate comms has been horrible.
Dec 23, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
It is one of the greatest paradoxes of status, truly. And it is very American. You can never admit favor. It isn't better or worse, but in other cultures one just says, "yep, I'm son/daughter of a big man. sue me." There is a certain honesty to it. The faux outrage at being born rich, white, able-bodied, etc. is so dishonest.
Dec 23, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
I’m on the sidelines of this but a great research topic here: We have only just begun to understand mis/disinformation in racial and ethnic info systems. It challenges a lot of the binary racist/anti-racist theorizing in the field right now.
Dec 22, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
I *hope* this one won't surprise anyone but to be clear, I agree with Liza here. I have double-downed on our capacity to do better in writing about powerful women. We can do it, I swear. And I don't know how many pages it would be but I have a google folder of explicit instructions that are very much like Sinema's. You know why? People will treat me like a Pomeranian, if I let them.
Dec 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
In the past two months I’ve reconnected with two people who have known me for over 25 years. It’s been the oddest sensation. I’ve previously disclosed that I am not nostalgic. I also don’t have memories. Sitting across from someone who remembers me at 16 years old & has all these stories has been a lot to process.
Dec 22, 2022 9 tweets 1 min read
That was amazing. That man understands statecraft.
Dec 20, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
The thing with the nepo baby discourse is that it is:

one, funny in just the right kind of way for our social media society.

two, encapsulates how capitalism has to both produce family as a basic economic unit & extrinsic motivation for poor people to work hard. Everyone wants to be a nepo baby or produce a nepo baby. And that is the rub.
Dec 19, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
When he forks that pastrami I leave my body The guttural sound I made when he bit into the oxtail
Dec 18, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
An extra $20 if someone can show where I said it is connected to a political party.

Real talk, we are having very different conversations. Describing something does not necessarily make a judgement.

Aesthetics are not politically neutral.

All politics aren’t electoral politics.

The intent need not align with the context of how a thing is consumed.

Those aesthetics are esonate with right wing aesthetics.
Dec 18, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
People are very angry about this right wing image thing. I’m sorry if it’s your friends or you like it but neither of those are my problem. I sincerely don’t care who did it or why. I have had to curse out five people over this! Five.
Dec 17, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
As some of you know, I have a lay interest in right wing iconography & style. This is right wing design.
Dec 17, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Hi. I know I am a bit babe in the woods sometimes. Soooooo is it possible that I walked into a massage parlor that is more than a massage parlor?? Are those real or just a Hollywood creation? I think I’m going to trust my gut here.
Dec 16, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
The ethics that don’t get people killed is a baseline. Those are, indeed, my ethics. But many people share them. Weird shade at NPR. NPR is pretty good and pretty popular so…yes? People like this head always act like a public anything is outrageous and unheard of. There are examples as recent as 30 years ago. This is not an untested idea. It’s just how publics work. He could still do whatever he does on Twitter. He loses nothing & he is still angry.
Dec 16, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
I have been having conversations about this. We have a moment when the public can hear a compelling story about why a suite of public platforms are necessary. We should figure out how to structure them, fund them & build them. Let technologists and communities build the actual platforms. Guide then on best practices from our private sector failures. But let states work with fed & philanthropy to build a container for their non market based play.
Dec 14, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Hi I’ve discovered this new kind of sportsball. You might like it! Image Me:
Dec 13, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I finally saw Black Panther. Well, kinda. It was so dark on the theater that I’m sure I missed a lot of the film’s visual narrative. Apparently the villain is blue?? I couldn’t tell.

As usual, I’m on the villain’s side. Don’t know what that says about me. What I could see was how ridiculously fine Lupita is. When they turn the camera on her wearing that pink dress and goddess locs?? I don’t even know why I leave the house. We shouldn’t exist in the same timeline.