http://www.metafilter.com/favorites/19030/comments/ - 04/26/15 08:25:46 - 12/04/04 09:21:16
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1962"things get pretty weird pretty quickly": becoming fake-famousI always assumed Anil Dash was actually famous and that I just consumed the wrong media to know why. Like how you turn 30 and suddenly half the people on the cover of People are of totally mysterious origin.Eyebrows McGee8:45 PM on April 25, 2015I really enjoyed reading this, as someone who checks his Twitter analytics quite a bit more than I'd care to admit. Something that struck me as particularly interesting is that he posted the stats for his account, and he has 73 times more followers than I do, but only 5 times more retweets and favorites in the most recent month. This is not to suggest that I'm somehow "better" at Twitter, but that there's probably a pretty dramatic diminishing returns effect to more followers, and that... [Horace Rumpole6:32 PM on April 25, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 195820 Years After the Oklahoma City Bombing...Given how right-wing domestic terrorism intensified under Clinton, virtually vanished under Bush, and came roaring back under Obama, as far as I can tell, American right-wing domestic terrorism is what happens when Republicans don't get to have the White House.Pope Guilty2:28 AM on April 20, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1956Opting out.They do SO MANY tests now that my kindergartener has already figured out it's over faster if he just answers at random. He's also figured out on the "adaptive" ones that give you harder questions whenever you get one right, that the correct way to end the test is to answer two questions in a row wrong.
He was scoring above the 98th %ile at the beginning of the year; now he's scoring around the 60th and refuses to comply with any directives to take the test... [more]
Eyebrows McGee1:38 PM on April 19, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1955"...the best song Jagger and Richards have written in twenty years"One day back in 1997...I was driving in Atlanta, and this song came on the radio (on the local "alternative" station, 99X)...and then it played again. And again. And again. Seven time in a row. The DJ, who was called Sean Demery, I think, came on sounding...broken up and crying, and had apparently locked himself in the studio. Then someone else came on, with no explanation. It was...very weird.Pseudonymous Cognomen6:37 PM on April 18, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1954Seventy thousand reasons to be less unhappyMeFi post: