The problem, however, is that the internal hierarchies of news publications are usually structured such that the people responsible for handling social media rarely have any sway over the publication’s main content. Despite their lack of editorial influence, these social media workers must perform the emotional labor of fielding any fallout that results from the publication of controversial articles, often (as in the case of the Goldberg firestorm) contending with thousands of angry messages over the course of a few hours. Though in some cases these employees may pass the complaints they receive up the chain, they remain the human buffers between an outraged public and the publication itself.

 …We might interrogate exactly who benefits from women’s digital labor, and, in close connection, whether social media work, even as a paid profession, is becoming entrenched as a pink-collar sector in which women bear the responsibility of “nurturing” online communities but still hold very little power over the decisions that guide them.

O INTERNET, MY INTERNET

HELLO!!!

I HAVE NOT ABANDONED YOU. I HAVE BEEN STRANDED WITHOUT INTERNET IN MY HOME FOR FIVE DAYS NOW AND IT WILL NOT BE FIXED UNTIL THURSDAY THANKS TO VERIZON (of whom I am quite fond) BUT REST ASSURED I LOVE YOU DO NOT FRET

In the mean time! If Kitten Vomit and Data kitty are not enough for you! There is my Pinterest! And Twitter! There is also the basically mindblowing Gaultier FW11 couture show which isn’t particularly brilliant in any way I can explain other than that I am still drooling over it and which makes me feel like some weird little kid fantasizing about like, riding a pumpkin carriage or a spaceship or something something to go to an anachronistic masked alien ball with amazing time period references all over the place and also gloves that are also a cape with one giant black feather earring like maybe it’s Labyrinth and Ever After (which is on Netflix instant and you should watch again becuase I did recently and it was even more delightful that the last 18 times I saw it as a child/tween/teen) but also like Sherlock Homes and the Christmas party in The Dead by James Joyce and like some Hitchcock or something too ALL AT THE SAME TIME amirite?

SAVE 2NITE // CLASS OF ‘97 PART 2

more: because my friends all have wicked style, and because obviously x-pro’ing the hell out of every last grainy, uber-wide-angle image needs to make a comeback along with all of the hair clips, manic panic, creepers, scrunchies, and temp tats

Let’s just leave it at that this was the best 35 minutes of reading I had so far today: Moe Tkacik discussing at great length everything from the economy, American Apparel, Gawker Media and Jezebel and that Redbook cover that put Jezebel on my (and probably your) daily radar to begin with, that whole Emily Gould scandal, personal vs private, journalism vs branding/advertising, The Wall Street Journal, personal psychology of being a writer/journalist/blogger in this day and age, New York and microfame, the effect of the internet on journalism, thing which are tangentially related to about 18 conversations I’ve had about these things in the past two weeks, and a lot of crap which probably interacts with why I’m sitting here keeping a fashion blog laughing sarcastically at any lofty/naieve/stupid writerly/arty childhood dreams I had and breaking down over journalism vs photojournalism vs art photography vs fashion photography vs fashion media vs “real media” vs offensively targeted “women’s media” vs my rusting English major vs this sentence isn’t even making sense anymore but basically it was a great read.

radiomayonnaise:

I’m such a huge history/internet/library dork that I think this is the greatest thing ever. It’s got tons of historical prints, photographs, manuscripts, and even some sound and video recordings, contributed by libraries from around the world. Some of this was online already (like stuff from the Library of Congress Digital Collections), but WDL brings these diverse collections together in an easily searchable and easy-to-view (check out that zoom!) format. Favs: Belgium as Lion, 1912 NYC Suffrage Parade, Layla - 1923 Iraq Women’s Magazine, Havana Street, 1900, 19th Century Tibetan Atlas of the World. I’ll stop now.

i sort of momentarily hated myself for snickering at this, and then continued snickering. especially at the user’s name being ‘conference call mute button.’  and at oversized headphones.