“Journalist Wanted. No Pay.” ugh (and other adventures in social networking)
What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• Spoiler: the answer is yes. Did Skype Give a Private Company Data on Teen WikiLeaks Supporter Without a Warrant?
• Most popular posts on FlickFilosopher this past week:
Wreck-It Ralph (review)
Cloud Atlas (review)
Sherlock blogging: “The Reichenbach Fall”
my readers are the best people on the Web
River Song, meet Hello Kitty (and other adventures in social networking)
female gazing at: Ben Whishaw
Halo 4 will ban sexist idiots (and other adventures in social networking)
question of the weekend: What do you see in the world (or whatever corner of it you choose) that gives you hope?
• “Journalist Wanted. No Pay.” Sadly, this is not at all uncommon. Depressing Craigslist ad of the day
• Fun stuff from this week’s search terms, or how people found FlickFilosopher.com:
“why is my favorite movie”
“doctor who mature and responsible”
“why do girls like robert downey jr.” <--- oh, where to start?!
“panties in mouth” <--- ugh
“ugly evil looking woman”
“wagon train fan fiction” <--- there’s a fandom for everyone
“john barrowman fat” <--- c’mon, people
“i wanna play the actual wreck it ralph” <--- me too!
“watch wreck it ralph for free” <--- fuck you, buy a ticket
“slaughtered vomit dolls promise to satan” <--- I don’t want to know...
“demand media scam”
“caspian/peter slash fanfiction” <--- Baby Aslan would not approve
“why are there so many crime dramas”
“how to be like doctor who”
• A reader at my site dubbed my fans "MaryAnnketeers." I dunno about that... From Trekkies to Twihards: How to Name Your Fandom
• Cool for Scotland, but are people’s worlds so tiny that they need a cartoon to remind that of all the amazing places they could visit? That’s sad… Director of Pixar film Brave receives award after hit animation boosts tourism in Scotland
• It’s hilarious to me that even on British TV, sometimes the best thing on is a rerun of #LawAndOrder. #fuckyeahlawandorder Also: #fuckyeahlenniebrisco
• Well, yes. But male filmakers need women film critics, too. Basically, all filmmakers need critics who don’t align with their race/religion/ethnicity/sexuality/class/etc. Because that’s how the filmmakers learn how their stories play with people who don’t closely identify with them. “Women filmmakers need women film critics”: Meet Spectra, afrofeminist media partner for the London Feminist Film Festival
[This was posted at the Facebook page of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists.]
• I approve this message “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs are threatened by escalators”–Stephen Fry
(hat-tip for today’s links: Ken, Tyler)
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