The language of civility… limits the type of expression people can use, often forcing them to express in neutral or less-impactful terms what they experience in very sharp, immediate ways. It’s therefore a special problem for people who find themselves with grievances that aren’t widely shared or widely discussed.
Civility is for tea parties, not the public square. Let’s stay outraged.
Satisfying, productive work is important for human flourishing, but so is taking breaks from work. We need a family life. We need away time. We need to put down our phones and clear our heads.
The internet hasn’t liberated us. It has shackled us.
I am increasingly against the internet.
We heard the countdown starting and decided to stay outside. I started to cry and you kissed me, and then we started to make out. After a minute I felt something warm and realized that you pissed yourself.
A New Year’s Eve Craigslist “missed connection”.
The amount of all web traffic that comes from non-human “bots”.
As Stalin learnt in June 1941, it’s not official unless it’s Facebook official. The twice-named Time Person of the Year found out the hard way not to trust your supposed friends, and so it would likely be his recommendation to be clear how public your relationships are. If you choose Open Relationship, however, then you’re just asking for it.
You don’t need a highlighter for anything on an iPad. You don’t need a 3M Post-it for your iPhone. Five years from now, I predict that copier sales will be a fraction of what they are today