Category Archives: Thinking About Media

I Just Met the Bot I Could Text for the Rest of My Life

Actually, not “just.” This happened about a week and a half ago. I tried to share it on Facebook, but in that format the image came out all shrunken and horrible-looking, so I decided to post it here instead. I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ello. Here’s Your Tinfoil Hat

So, I joined Ello two weeks ago, during that wave when, out of nowhere, your Facebook feed became peppered with people either giving away or asking for invitations to the beta-phase social network. Fifteen days later, Ello kind of feels … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin Probably Lifted “Stairway” From Spirit. So Why Sue Now?

I’m normally a big proponent of proper attribution in all media. I’m also a proponent of giving Jimmy Page hell for the sheer number of guitar licks he lifted without attribution throughout Led Zeppelin’s existence, and I dig the band … Continue reading

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Three Alt-Weeklies, My Own Salad Days and One Long Goodbye to Them All

This morning, the final editions of the three alt-weekly newspapers that serve Connecticut — the New Haven Advocate, Hartford Advocate and Fairfield County Weekly — all hit newsstands. The Hartford Advocate, which I discovered on the floor of my high … Continue reading

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I FIGURED OUT THE FORMULA FOR SUCCESS

I GOT it. FINALLY. It’s so SIMPLE. All of my problems are solved.

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Actually, Arcade Fire Could’ve Saved CMJ This Year

So last weekend, during the CMJ Music Marathon, Arcade Fire played a couple of “secret” shows down the street from my house. I wasn’t there, because I didn’t have a ticket, it wasn’t a show I could get into with … Continue reading

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Social Media Types That Emerge While We’re All Paying Attention to The Same Thing

In the 21st century, we’ve observed the dissolution of whatever was left of monoculture, or the perceived monoculture. We consume media whenever is convenient for us, in whatever channel we’re feeling at the moment. And as such, we don’t experience … Continue reading

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