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(Illustration by Justin Metz for TIME)
Great talk from a lady journo. Watch this and learn, kiddos.
Here’s a very long video of me talking about my love affair with the internet. Included are Gchat conversations from 2009 about why I didn’t want to join Twitter, some #realtalk about my former dude-bosses, and a liberal helping of GIFs.
If someone has something worthwhile to say, they can write their own article. Comments are too immediate, and rarely contain good thoughts.— Don’t Read Comments (@AvoidComments) March 6, 2013
I was reading the letters that Newsweek readers had sent in, expressing their feelings on the previous issue of Newsweek (July 16, 2012). The cover featured: “iCRAZY: Panic. Depression. Psychosis. How connection addiction is rewiring out brains.”
Manzir Ahmed of Montreal, Quebec wrote:
Most people don’t prioritize the Internet over life’s other activities. For example, if I knew the other guys were playing soccer today, I’d go join them. I wouldn’t say no because I have Internet-related commitments—that’s just silly. The Internet is what I use in my spare time. So I’d argue that the Internet doesn’t create lonely people, it’s where the lonely dwell excessively.
"When we watch students with books, there’s a very different experience – there’s that power of having something physical that they own, particularly when they write and see their name in print: it’s always there. With computers, it’s gone at the touch of a button."
-Dave Eggers, novelist and founder of 826 National
Russell Banks, American Author, to colleagues during a PEN International mission to Mexico that is encouraging law enforcement to better protect journalists.
As the Committee to Protect Journalists notes, 43 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2006
How did you cultivate your interests in comedy and comics while growing up? That was pre-Internet, so were you lurking in arcades and comic book shops?
That’s exactly it. The distribution is much wider now, but back then, we just had a different way of acquiring that content. If it meant something to you, you would find it. It was almost more satisfying as a nerd, in a way, because you did have to go on a quest for those things. And they were treasures that you had to hunt to find, whether it was underground comedy tapes that you would trade with someone or old comic books that you would trade—it was more in the physical world and it wasn’t a digital process.