McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A Prayer for Lost Phones.
” Let us pray for those who lose their phones and therefore cannot follow character-restricted utterances regarding occurrences on far-flung fields of play. Let us pray, dear Lord, for those whose phones are not with them today, and yet they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs and fight temptation every fifteen minutes to check for electronic transmissions or blog updates regarding their favorite professional football teams.”
http://t.co/E8Zom6AUEw A Prayer for Lost Phones McSweeny’s “they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs & fight temptation every 15 minutes”
— Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 8, 2013
The New Aesthetic — designedconflictterritories: betaknowledge: …
” If Google ever decides to put this feature to use, you may end up one day aiming your curled hands at some object, and Google Glass would know that you ‘like’ it. And this would only work on Google devices, because of the patent. What a world!”
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— Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 6, 2013
Fake femme fatale dupes IT guys at US government agency | Naked Security
“Here’s how popular Emily Williams proved within just 24 hours of her birth:
She had 60 Facebook connections.
She garnered 55 LinkedIn connections with employees from the targeted organization and its contractors.
She had three job offers from other companies.
As time went on, Emily Williams received LinkedIn endorsements for skills, while male staffers at the agency offered to help her out with short-cuts around the normal channels set up for new hires that would net her a work laptop and network access (which the penetration testing team obtained but did not use).
The New Aesthetic — “There are many, many exciting and important…
“There are many, many exciting and important things we can do but we can’t do because they’re illegal or not allowed by regulations.”
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Dynamic Marketing Firm Seeks Greatest Mind of Your Generation (Unpaid).
“Calling all social media rockstars! Cataclysm PDX is one of the hottest PR/Marketing/Branding/Thought-Leadership firms in the webosphere representing a stable of top-tier international clients. We are alchemists of innovation, the Rumplestiltskins of branding, spinning the straw of conventional digital marketing into paradigm-shattering gold.
We’re looking for a supernaturally gifted social media intern, the Faulkner of Facebook, who is Oscar Wilde witty, as smart as Stephen Hawking, and as organized as a cyborg on the autism spectrum, with the social aplomb of Sawyer from Lost—you know, Season 1 in the flashback when he’s duping that woman out of her inheritance—if he was always in that two-beers-deep charisma sweet-spot.”
Policing Word Abuse – “Churchillian Drift”
“Long ago, I coined the term “Churchillian Drift” to describe the process whereby the actual originator of a quotation is often elbowed to one side and replaced by someone more famous. So to Churchill or Napoleon would be ascribed what, actually, a lesser-known political figure had said. The process occurs in all fields.”
Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds panic myth: The infamous radio broadcast did not cause a nationwide hysteria.
“There’s only one problem: The supposed panic was so tiny as to be practically immeasurable on the night of the broadcast. Despite repeated assertions to the contrary in the PBS and NPR programs, almost nobody was fooled by Welles’ broadcast.