I wonder what the world would look like if facebook never took off the way it was.

WTF is even the point of the blue checkmarks on Twitter?

The hardest lesson to learn from being a fairly nerdy teenager was to decouple media consumption from my personality.

How to be a "woke" fandom person: equate an IRL tragedy/activist action to pop fiction. Example: "Oh the students at the Climate Strike are just like Hogwarts students protesting Death Eaters".

Please stop using activism posts to promote your fandom activities.

Stop using your Hogwart's House as a substitute for a personality 2k19.

Why are Harry Potter fans Like That. Congrats, you're so woke for realizing that "racism bad".

It's not raining on someone's parade or "keeping us stuck in the dark ages" to question a technology's potential for abuse or to point out its negative consequences.

Call me a luddite, but if you're not at least questioning of new technology, something is wrong.

Social media feeds that alter what politics a user sees so they stay on the site longer so they're more likely to interact with advertising. Profit is to be made by polarizing political discussion and fragmenting groups of people.

This thought brought to you by a lot of thinking about social media influencers and how so much of our personal internal lives are commodified by social media.

Tolkien was right about the use of technology to coerce people rather than to improve their lives.

Preteen me: Maybe they worked hard for those billions/millions. :/ we need to be moderate in things.

20's me: Eat the Rich actually.

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

These thoughts brought courtesy of a minimum wage newspaper mailroom job where I was putting little insert magazines into the friday and sunday papers. There's something disturbing about packaging up what so-and-so thinks makes for a happier lifestyle (traveling the globe) while your boss and coworkers are wondering what they're going to do with the rising rent prices.

Unless a celebrity is actually doing actual activism, their opinions on anything are hereby declared null and void. Please don't look to these people for the forming of your politics/lifestyle. They have so much money they're disconnected from the realities lived by a majority of the population.

Sorry Nerds, but "Nerd Culture" actually a product of Capitalism. It's not the fault of women and the LGBT+ community that it sucks now.

some issues can't be summed up in a snappy, memeable 140 character tweet

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