T-Paining Too Much: The Meme-ification of Charles Ramsey
So many big questions to ask about Cleveland, so much to grapple with. So much that is unthinkable but needs so direly to be thought about. I feel like it’ll be a while before I can say anything intelligent about it. But in the meantime here are some thoughts about the side questions around the Charles Ramsey phenomenon.
every tumblr user on Facebook (via bryndonovan)
Truer words have never been tumbld. (via reasonedoverreaction)
Once their season has started we are planning on driving out to some local farms to buy our produce!
Someone left this on the table I went to go eat at so I took it and true
Every time I see this go around, the first two paragraphs are cut. Fixing that.
Geography of Hate - Crowdsourcing Tech Plots out Most Aggressive Areas With Racist, Homophobic and Ableist Tweets
Just a month or two ago I highlighted a site that kept count of homophobic language on Twitter. Floating Sheep’s visualization of hatred is extremely powerful.
Outside of the obvious social views on this map, what is most interesting from a pure technology perspective is how Twitter is consistently looked to (above all other networks) to take the pulse of a country.
This advances my theory that artificial lighting is attracted to hate.
It could also be that those brighter areas have more twitter users per capita than the darker areas. Like, not that the darker areas are less homophobic but rather that there are just less twitter users period.
That was actually the (sarcastic) point of showing the night view… this thing looks a lot like a population density map of the United States. Like, it’s not a perfect match, but anything that’s opaque on the “hate map” is going to be a major population center.
It is interesting that there’s less hate than population in California, though. Like, yeah — this is more “THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE LIVE” than anything, but the discrepancies are still notable.
the thing about the CA map is that the San Fransisco Bay Area—a very densely populated area—is very “cool;” the “hot spot” is more around Sacramento/Bakersfield, which is ACCURATE. also, notice the LA/San Diego area—very densely populated, virtually no hate tweets. innnnteresting.
Yeah, the part in CA is very accurate… .I’m sure a good portion of that coloring is from my area. I’m insanely shocked by Nevada though…
I’m fucking proud of this comic ok
That was the most informative thing I have ever been told by a duck
And I have been told a lot of things by ducks.
Kerry Washington being amazing as always.
Understand colorblinders out there. Please get it.