Must-read on crowd funding journalism
So what happened? In the final 24 hours, the campaign gained a new momentum driven by urgency that encouraged more than 400 individuals to sign up and commit more than $25,000. That means that more than one third of the total number of campaign contributors signed-up during the last day of the campaign and contributed more than one quarter of the total campaign goal. I have experienced similar “hockey stick” spikes in the final hours of an online fundraising campaign, but very few as profound as this one. Needless to say, everyone at The Tyee was blown away by the support that was shown during the three-week campaign. (via Anatomy of $100,000: How 1,000 individuals helped to take The Tyee national - Phillip Smith)
Gawker: Out buzzing Buzzfeed?
Mr. Zimmerman is a 32-year-old editor at the news-and-entertainment site Gawker, where he’s responsible for posting “viral” content—videos, photos, crazy local news stories—that readers can’t resist sharing with everyone they know. “Mom Fined $140 Every Day Until She Circumcises Her Child” or “Black Man Arrested Dozens of Times for ‘Trespassing’ While At Work.” With his posts generating more than 30 million page views a month, Mr. Zimmerman may be the most popular blogger working on the Web today. (via Why Everyone Will Totally Read This Column - WSJ.com)
Dec 11 6 PM come join us in #Oakland
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Which circle of hell should these folks live in?
(via Long Island deli owner, son tried to scam customer out of $1 million lottery ticket - NY Daily News)
Someone who worked high-up at the company for almost a decade was not only permitted to compete in the company’s in-house contest, but permitted to dodge the rules, and won the grand prize. (via The “Biggest Hackathon Prize In History” Was Won By Cheaters)
(via Man Buys 10.000 Undeveloped Negatives At a Local Auction and Discovers One of The Most Important Street Photographers of the Mid 20th Century | WebBurgr.com)
The rape joke is that you were eight.
The rape joke is that at the time,
you didn’t know people had sex to express love.
The rape joke is that the only other person
who’d seen you naked was your mom.
The rape joke is that he called you ‘beautiful’ first.
The rape joke is that he held your hands together
and told you to ‘try harder’ when you struggled.
The rape joke is that you believed him
when he told you were overreacting.
The rape joke is that your grandma
called him a nice boy and asked him to stay for dinner.
The rape joke is that he winked at you
when you apologized to your parents for not coming
downstairs the first time you were called.
The rape joke is that his friends
high-fived him for “getting some.”
The rape joke is that you still don’t feel like
you’ve regrown the pieces he stole.
The rape joke is that he was conceived when his
dad slapped himself into his snoring mother.
The rape joke is that her friends told her
she was lucky someone wanted her.
The rape joke is that each year in the United States,
32,000 other women’s bellies
ripen with life against their will.
The rape joke is that he never learned
to touch without scarring.
The rape joke is that your classmate thinks
‘have you seen what asses look like in yoga pants?’
is an argument.
The rape joke is your new boyfriend kissing
you and telling you he ‘raped’ his math test.
The rape joke is that ‘Why are girls so scared of rape? Y’all should feel pride that a guy risked his life in jail just to fuck you’
is a popular Tweet right now.
The rape joke is that you wake up to
the memory of him laughing,
“now that wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The rape joke is that it’s been twelve years and
you still quiver when someone touches you.
The rape joke is that he hasn’t stopped laughing.
The rape joke is that you forgot how to. —
Such an amazing poem…The Rape Joke | Lora Mathis
Inspired by this. (via soggypoetry)
oh my god
(Source: lora-mathis, via clownsmakemesmile)
Price of 1Gb of storage:
2012 $0.10 —
We’re building out the digital universe—and storing way too much stuff there, just like in our garages.
(via @grahamfarmelo @scienceporn)
(via Psychedelic Science 2013)
Sounds like a really cool pivot-
"…Of course, our social accounts will keep cranking out the broadcast-style updates, but the new Breaking News app and site provide a refreshing way to discover the stories that matter to you in the moment they happen. "(via Reinventing Breaking News Around You — Medium)
Worst celeb photo ever.
(via I Can’t Stop Staring at This Picture of Stevie Nicks with a Dog Vagina)