Hi, my name is Mia Pohn. I’m a nurse from Örebro, Sweden, and I support Bradley Manning for all the solidarity, justice, freedom and truth in the world, to show how important it is to get together and fight for peoples right all over the world!
10:42 pm • 9 January 2013 • 2 notes
“Few if any articles that I’ve written produced as much backlash as my 15 December 2010 column reporting on the oppressive and inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning’s detention, the first time that story was reported. The anger at my article primarily came not from right-wing venues but from the hardest-core Obama supporters, who (as they always do since 20 January 2009) reflexively defended the US government. Led by former Obama campaign press aide and now MSNBC contributor (the ultimate redundancy) Joy Reid, these particularly fanatical Democratic partisans literally adopted the anti-Manning rhetoric from the further right-wing precincts and repudiated the liberal tradition of defending whistleblowers and opposing oppressive detention conditions - all in order to insist that Manning was being treated exactly how he should be (this warped reaction was far from unanimous, as many progressives protested Manning’s treatment).”
— Glenn Greenwald, Even a military judge recognizes what many progressives denied: Bradley Manning was mistreated
10:39 pm • 9 January 2013 • 1 note
'Information Design' is the things I do the least. Thanks Linkedin!
12:14 am • 9 January 2013
The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut via Kami Garcia
I spent my last months at Know Your Meme dumping viewcount and pageview data into Gephi, convinced that there were repeatable shapes to “meme” spread (there were and there are, I just ran out of time before I could get a bunch of brains together to figure out what any of it meant.)
And recently, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Matt Locke’s Audience Shapes — the idea that there are distinguishable ‘shapes’ to tv viewing behavior.
So it’s reaffirming to see that someone like Vonnegut was thinking the same way, sensing patterns where they couldn’t be seen.
For anyone who thinks about stories this way, we are not alone in our madness.
2:46 am • 8 January 2013 • 14,583 notes
Spoiler alert for next week’s episode of “Downton Abbey.”
3:41 am • 7 January 2013 • 90 notes