This pleases my eyeball.
(Yes, just one.)
Something profoundly convulsive… suddenly becomes visible and audible with indescribable definiteness and exactness… There is a feeling that one is utterly out of hand… Everything occurs without volition, as if an eruption of freedom, independence, power, and divinity… The spontaneity of the images and similes is most remarkable; one loses all perception of what is imagery and simile; everything offers itself as the most immediate, exact, and simple means of expression.
Nietzsche, describing what an Aha moment feels like
How we used to read the news, back in the era of the Web:Go to newspaper website. Click on story. Read.
How we read news in the era of fucking stupid pointless iPhone apps:Go to website. Be told you aren’t allowed to read the website. Be redirected to an App Store. Download the app. Wait while a multi-megabyte file downloads over your temperamental, expensive 3G connection. Open the app up. Familiarise yourself with an interface that has cryptic, weird touch affordances that aren’t actually revealed to the user and behave ever so slightly differently from every other similar app.
I have to admit that it’s also great ~because~ my parents, aunts, neighbors, classmates, cousins, etc, aren’t crawling all over the place. And I will admit also, that if they showed up, I’d probably quit posting just like I did with Facebook.
(For further intensifying, see here.)
RANTING AGAINST THE MAN ON TWITTER VS. TUMBLR
I love that Evan Rachel Wood is using social media—in this case Twitter—to stand up to the MPAA (which, in case you didn’t know, is composed of 10 anonymous board members who have the power to decree what America can and cannot watch on the silver screen)… Yay, democracy.
I also love that Evan Rachel Wood links to a Fuck Yeah fan Tumblr as her official website in her Twitter profile.
I do not love that Twitter forces me to read her rants by scrolling down and then back up through her timeline like I’m a citizen of some social media Bizarro World.
Therefore, I have fixed this problem using Tumblr’s Photo Set for the good of all. Now we can revolt against the man in peace.
It’s like jumping off a cliff and having to build your own parachute.
Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox, on what it’s really like
It fucking works
Look at this shit. You can read it … that is, if you can read, motherfucker. It makes sense. It has motherfucking hierarchy. It’s using HTML5 tags so you and your bitch-ass browser know what the fuck’s in this fucking site. That’s semantics, motherfucker.
It has content on the fucking screen. Your site has three bylines and link to your dribbble account, but you spread it over 7 full screens and make me click some bobbing button to show me how cool the jQuery ScrollTo plugin is.
Cross-browser compatibility? Load this motherfucker in IE6. I fucking dare you.
Tumblr.LA — A Day One Recap
—featuring Time Spent, MMGP, salads, Fridge, art, magic, 2001, a pool, feet and great things. (You’ll have to read the captions on Desktop Tumblr to get these references.)
Now open for business. And GIFs. And Turkey.