It’s been nearly two years since Lauren Michele Jackson wrote about digital blackface in Teen Vogue. If you’ve never heard of the practice or have been putting off researching it, here’s the link: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/digital-blackface-reaction-gifs
Thinking about how we use black reaction GIFs and memes is good praxis and should be done in tandem with increasing awareness about our use of AAVE.
Have a wonderful day!
dear video producers, Show more
if you are producing educational content, please ask yourself:
"do I really need to shoot this at greater than 30 frames per second for people to understand this?"
the answer is probably no - if the answer is yes, you may leave now.
the rest of you: please save yourself the rendering & upload time, & the rest of us the bandwidth, by not shooting footage faster than 30fps. you don't need accuracy that granular.
signed, someone who isn't on the best internet connection. 💙
morbid bad taste jokes too soon?? Show more
bertrand russell's ashes are in a teapot orbiting the sun
Okay, so: based on my research I believe that RFC-69, from September 1970, is literally the first example of an internet person doing a reply-all and saying "please unsubscribe me from your list".
This is, of course, nice.
I want to revive something Teju Cole used to do on birbsite: everyone post photos of whatever's blooming around you, tagged with #florespondence and where you are. Please boost and take part. Making it a reply to me is optional but I'll always enjoy florespondence from all over. Here are the #Seattle daffodils that prompted me to get things started.
transphobic research (+) Show more
Last August, PLoS One published an article by a would-be Andrew Wakefield, suggesting that the internet is turning cis kids trans.
Today, the journal published a lengthy correction notice , a revised version of the article  “in which the author has updated the Title, Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion sections,” and a formal comment  dissecting the original study’s methodology.
In addition, the editor in chief published a blog post  stating in part that “the issues with this article could and should have been addressed during the original peer review process. . . . In this case, as a journal we have failed in this responsibility when reviewing and publishing the original article.
“As Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE, I fully and sincerely apologize to the trans and gender variant community and others affected by those shortcomings. We should have handled this better.”
Kickstarter, unions, tech (+) (boost with CW) Show more
From @brightneedle in https://sunbeam.city/@brightneedle/101779128566528955
Kickstarter staff announce plans to unionize! ✊ They'll be joining the Office and Professional Employees International Union
dmab enby (they/them) making music and theatre in nyc. local pronoun artisan
(probably actually a bird)
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