With such sharp regional differences, the idea that the United States would ever reach consensus on any issue having to do with violence seems far-fetched.  
An interesting look at how the factions settled centuries ago keep us from moving forward. 
With such sharp regional differences, the idea that the United States would ever reach consensus on any issue having to do with violence seems far-fetched.  

An interesting look at how the factions settled centuries ago keep us from moving forward. 

bluelightseven:


thenoobyorker:


Well if you read one thing today, experience this story by The New York Times because that’s precisely the best way to define it. Incredible.


One of the coolest things I’ve ever…read?


It is truly an experience and feels like a new approach to online journalist storytelling. 

bluelightseven:

thenoobyorker:

Well if you read one thing today, experience this story by The New York Times because that’s precisely the best way to define it. Incredible.

One of the coolest things I’ve ever…read?

It is truly an experience and feels like a new approach to online journalist storytelling. 

shycynical:

If you don’t think local news is the best you are the worst.

shycynical:

If you don’t think local news is the best you are the worst.

"Virginia passed a bill that says, ‘Life begins at conception’ bill. What’s next? Life begins at last call? Life begins when you press ‘Send’ on your Match.com profile? Really?"

- REALLY?! with Seth and Amy | SNL, February 18, 2012

"BuzzFeed is super hot right now. There’s incredible talent there, because BuzzFeed is built for the world that journalists live and work in right now — one in which the social web has become dominant."

Doree Shafrir, on why she decided to join Buzzfeed via New York Times

Facebook spam getting you down? USA Today investigates.

"On Thursday, developers will be elated, users will be shellshocked and the competition will look ancient. On Thursday, Facebook will be reborn. Prepare yourselves for the evolution of social networking."

Ben Parr (Mashable) on the major Facebook changes launching today. 

Early welcome to Google+!

The New York Times just published a collection of hi-rez images of #Irene hitting #NYC region.

The New York Times just published a collection of hi-rez images of #Irene hitting #NYC region.

Most of the information we’re finding is useful, but be wary, especially of photos. Some people will use this major news event to doctor and then share photos as a prank as they did when Osama bin Laden was captured. For example, is that really a shark swimming through the streets of Puerto Rico because of Irene? Of course not. But this photo posted on Reddit.com suggests that was the case. It is a fake and the image of the shark appears to be from a photo published on whitesharktrust.org.

 

A selection of social media resources for the storm:


Facebook’s main page devoted to disaster relief

YouTube’s CitizenTube, which is collecting videos about Irene

Breaking News from the Weather Channel on Twitter

The National Hurricane Center — on Facebook and on Twitter

Department of Homeland Security on Twitter

The U.S. National Weather Service on Facebook

The Weather Channel’s Livestream on Facebook

The Federal Emergency Management Agency — on Facebookon Twitter, and on YouTube

My hero.

newsweek:

A collection of tweets from Apple employees as they got the news Steve Jobs, their visionary, beloved—and sometimes feared—CEO, was resigning.

newsweek:

A collection of tweets from Apple employees as they got the news Steve Jobs, their visionary, beloved—and sometimes feared—CEO, was resigning.


How my hair look Mike?

How my hair look Mike?

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

On Wisconsin! Feat. Arcade Fire

A very moving video made by a UW Madison student showing the rally and protests over Governor Walker’s budget repair bill. 

As a daughter of an educator in Wisconsin, I am so proud of those who are taking a stand against this outrageous bill. On Wisconsin!