"My best friend’s husband was a police officer who died in a shootout. For a few days, the media presented the story as a tragedy. Then I guess everyone got bored with that angle, because the story changed after a few days, and the media started reporting on the size of the insurance settlement my friend received. The story completely changed based on what they chose to focus on. I haven’t watched TV since."
I loved this college football player’s coming out story on Outsports (I have generally really been impressed by the quality of their approach to these narratives) but then I checked the kid’s Twitter and this post really wins the prize. No one should be afraid to participate in dumb internet memes just because they play football! If you can meme, you can meme! Man Crush Monday for all!
This is so adorable.
The #FreeAJStaff social action has a Tumblr now. This a photo of the staff of the Amnesty Press.
The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”
I promised myself I wouldn’t download Flappy Bird, but then I gave in last night. This game feeds on all my most base mobile gaming compulsions. I love it. I hate it.
I forced myself to uninstall over lunch. My high score was 17.
"ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox’s memoir, chronicling her personal journey from a misunderstood and socially unaccepted child to an acclaimed actress, speaker and advocate widely recognized by LGBTQ organizations for sharing her empowering message."
—-Been waiting for this news for a while now…
"I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with."
"What we’re in the business of doing is building addicts, of building video addicts. The way we do that is by exposing our product, our brand, our shows, to more and more people."