Links: 11/20/15

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice. And I give absolutely no fucks.

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November 20, 2015

  • Why New York Subway Lines Are Missing Countdown Clocks This is completely fascinating and is a window into the sort of work I do, a little bit, at my day job–completely different industry, but I work on the budgets related to this specific kind of investment.  And while I was looking for information on a problem I’m having with work, I ran across this page for NYC, so if you’ve ever been curious about what the city’s investing in, this will be right up your alley.
  • Blogging, Digital Labor, and Institutional Gender/Race Inequality “…focus on some of the economic and structural issues that have contributed to the lack of funding for women of color digital media ventures in an age where women of color, specifically black women, are hyper-visible as targets for online harassment, and the voices of women of color are often used as fodder for online think pieces but without accompanying payment or employment.”
  • “What many of these journalists fail to grasp is that a person tweeting to a small audience may very well understand that the public tweets are subject to being shared and seen by a larger audience, but the type of exposure that comes when a larger media outlet shares your story in no way compares to 100 people on your timeline retweeting your tweet.”
  • Robert Jackson Bennett on the subject of risk.
  • In which GooberGate continues to be terrible.
  • The place I call home no longer feels safe.
  • I had a collection of sticks. It was a lovely collection. It contained sticks that were long, sticks that were short, sticks that were pointy, sticks that split off into some sort of double stick thing, sticks that had been broken into more sticks, and even a few items that were not sticks but I felt deserved to be in the collection (dirt, a plastic bottle I found, some acorns, etc.).”

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