so this is actually pretty hilarious. i got this like and then totally expected it to be a bot. it is, but it’s interesting. clicking the user takes you to their tumblr, which is a rip of the tumblr homepage with a big sketchy CLICK HERE in the middle. that redirects to Amazon.com.
seems this person set up an affiliate account with Amazon and the “Click Here” refers to their affiliate account. So if you are fool enough to go to amazon through that link, sign in and buy something, they get kickbacks from your purchase through Amazon.
This is probably one of the least intrusive, least scammy and most delightfully effort-filled tumblr spams i’ve ever gotten. thank you, lornasbarbara1994 with your weird haircut and your tiny userpic and your sketchy ass tumblr blog.
in case anyone missed it, it turns out Bruce Wagner, the bitcoin show guy and face of the bitcoin community, is not only a pedophile who wanted to host a bitcoin conference in thailand for sex tourism purposes, but also ran a real estate company that promised poor people that they would fix their underwater mortgages for $1,200, then proceeded to not do anything. they got sued in civil court and were found liable for $250,000 in damages and bruce wagner was forbidden from ever operating a business in the state of illinois again.
also there’s speculation that Tom Williams, the anonymous creator and maintainer of mybitcoin.com (which Bruce heavily promoted in his show), is actually Bruce himself” —User “Nanami’s Quiet Mutter” from my favorite video game internet place
They’ve caught on in chain restaurants over here but I imagine the time it takes things like sweet tato fries to culturally disseminate from california over to the east coast means that when something’s still exciting to me in Bumblefuck Nowhere Tennessee it’s old hat on the west coast. That said, I’ve got a secret recipe for grilled sweet potato fries and lemon curry aioli that I picked up about eight months ago that floors people even after they’ve gotten used to their local O’Charley’s/Chili’s/Applebees cinnamon spiced sweet tato fries. I spoiled myself on real sweet tato fries with attitude to the point that sweet cinnamon on shoestring sweet tato fries is almost gross.
So I guess, you know, I like to think I’m on top of things and still hip on the west coast even if I’m surrounded by people that fresh prepare their own deer and raccoon* meat on the regular. It’s cool, I’m cool, I got this B)
* the milk expires today
P.S.: Give me all of your food.
What works for me is Privacy Settings > Relationship Status > Hide Relationship Status From Absolutely Everyone. Online and real life. Just don’t mention it in public unless you’re asked and be brief. Works great for my sister.
But I don’t want to hide my relationship status. I want a simple way to express to people that while I’m single, I’m not looking for someone. I don’t feel nervous about people knowing my relationship status, nor do I even dislike the idea. What I dislike is the idea that when you’re single, then you must be looking for someone. It’s like we single people must be interested in becoming a part of relationship and/or that being single is an unhappy situation, when, well, for many it’s not - it’s what we prefer. Aromantic might cover it, but I’m not aromantic. I am just not right now looking for/interested in a relationship. Maybe I will in the future - I thought about it for some months ago -, but right now? No. And it’s an important part of my identification. And I’m not ashamed or shy or nervous about this.
And this is not in connection to how to present myself on Facebook (everything except the basic is hidden for the public there), it’s about how I can choose to present myself in RL and online in for example my description about myself at Tumblr. As said, it’s an important part of my identification, how I view myself, and how I relate to the world - and I want a way to express it easily to people.
I know, being facetious, sorry. Seriously, I sympathize even though I probably can’t fully grasp the necessity of such a distinction. (Sadly this is yet another problem cismen don’t have to deal with enough to ever be bothered by it.) “Single and not looking/seeking/other synonyms etc.” seems like it would suffice despite being a mouthful. If you’re looking for something that implies ownership of your personal choice I’d say “voluntarily single” works instead of just “single.” Concise and it leaves no ambiguity unless people are stupid and choose to ignore what you’ve made very clear to them.
If I had to think something up I’d say “voluntarily single” actually has a nice ring to it. This got me thinking about all sorts of things like who this is an issue for and the status quo for relationship centric interaction and I started to go off on multiple tangents about social norms and implications and interaction across sexes and then Tumblr decided to get rid of it all a;lskdfjas;fkj so this is hopefully a little more concise!:>
“Wow, what does your dad do?”
— In response to seeing my family’s (large) house. Both my parents are lawyers, but my mom is responsible for most of my family’s accumulated wealth. Makes me feel defensive on my mom’s behalf. (via microaggressions)
People don’t know which of my wealthy parents earns the most money and it pisses me right the fuck off!
Hahaha last night cattylala and I were talking about how we both mutually agree that microaggressions has completely lost focus and is now just a public complaint box.
We actually discussed how it would be cool if there were a similar site that posted the opposite of what Microaggressions does and asks people to submit small instances of people being progressive/kind/nice/equality friendly/considerate/etc., so if anybody wants to hop on that ball with us and ride it all the way to the bank lemme know.
listening to On Point’s 2008 interview with The RZA and the show ended with the revelation of the wu-tang secret: RZA mumbled something about how in a kung fu movie a shaolin master said “do not touch the mud, mud is dirty” and a wu-tang master said “the lotus springs forth even from mud” and The RZA took this to mean that there is some kind of good in everything, even when animals poop all over the earth.
thank you bobby digital. we love you.
fucked up but true.
Every time you go to Google.com, there’s a chance (albeit a small one) that you aren’t going to the Google.com that everyone else is visiting, but a slightly tweaked version that offers an experimental feature.
Google calls this the “sandbox,” and it sent small, unwitting groups of users there about 20,000 times last year. The company monitors the search behavior of sandboxed users and weighs whether or not the tweaks should be approved for everyone.
Approval is rare: Google made just 500 tweaks to its search engine in 2010. That means just 2.5% of the tweaks sent to the sandbox made it onto the big stage.
Below is a Google video with more about the process, including a popular feature that recently made it through. -David
I participate in larger Google experiments as they’re made available to the public (plus, gmail features, labs features etc.) and they’re generally very fun and useful and I enjoy them. just putting that out there. the sandbox isn’t a big deal as far as privacy or consent or whatever. it does, however, matter to me as an advertising professional, since these changes affect how my SEO may fare in searches.
not only did i not realize this twitter was a joke account when i first heard of it i forgot and got twisted all the fuck up over it again a second time just now. WOW it must be really late for me to fall for the same trick twice. whoops lol. clearly i’m still too gullible for ever potentially manning a joke account of my own. goodbye dream job!