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“Journalist Wanted. No Pay.” ugh (and other adventures in social networking)

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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:

Skyfall (review)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/10/skyfall_review.html

Wreck-It Ralph (review)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/11/wreckit_ralph_review.html

Cloud Atlas (review)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/10/cloud_atlas_review.html

Ted (review)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/08/ted_review.html

Sherlock blogging: “The Reichenbach Fall”

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/01/sherlock_blogging_the_reichenb.html

my readers are the best people on the Web

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/11/my_readers_are_the_best_people.html

River Song, meet Hello Kitty (and other adventures in social networking)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/11/river_song_meet_hello_kitty_an.html

female gazing at: Ben Whishaw

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/10/female_gazing_at_ben_whishaw.html

Halo 4 will ban sexist idiots (and other adventures in social networking)

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/11/halo_4_will_ban_sexist_idiots.html

question of the weekend: What do you see in the world (or whatever corner of it you choose) that gives you hope?

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2012/11/question_of_the_weekend_what_d_2.html

• “Journalist Wanted. No Pay.” Sadly, this is not at all uncommon. Depressing Craigslist ad of the day

Journalist Wanted No Pay

• 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”
“cute snuggies”
“wagon train fan fiction” <--- there’s a fandom for everyone
“john barrowman fat” <--- c’mon, people
“evil turkey”
“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

books versus Kindle Stephen Fry quote

(hat-tip for today’s links: Ken, Tyler)


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