Some days, it’s easy to see social media, perhaps most especially Twitter, as a giant Milgram experiment.
This is not…wrong, but incomplete. Because of this http://www.alternet.org/story/126492/questioning_authority%3A_a_rethinking_of_the_infamous_milgram_experiments?paging=off¤t_page=1#bookmark
The conclusions frequently drawn from Milgram are the horror show we can be, but the applications of group dynamics and social psychology also show how quickly we can reinforce positive behavior and effect beneficial change in a group.
Social psych and group dynamics are pretty interesting and social media IS a rapid vector of behavior and sentiment, but that’s a really awesome thing since there are more of us than there are of the truly heinous people. And the better we are connected, the less likely we are to allow horrific things to happen.
So, yay US.
Who the fuck named the Sahara Desert anyway
Sahara is just the Arabic word for “deserts”
You fucking named it the Desert Desert
way to fucking go
I’ll take “European Imperialists Who Never Bothered To Translate The Local Languages” for $200, Alex.
"Soviet" means "union"
The Union Union
We’re good at this.
the world is full of nothing but moon moons we are all moon moon all of us
I’d love to hear what you’re all planning to write about :)
Near future dystopia where past war crimes/terrorist attacks are reenacted daily with forced attendance. “Reenacted” means performed by criminals as a form of capital punishment.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.