And after all of that commuting, after all of that loneliness, after all of that searching for something better, after all of that holding on, our family’s only source of income was… gone. And all of a sudden, it was be proud and starve, or suck up your pride and let your babies eat.
My parents chose to let us eat.” —I’m biased because I work here, but this post is really, really good.
This doesn’t make sense to me:
Five journalists plan to lock themselves away in a French farmhouse with access only to Facebook and Twitter to test the quality of news from the social networking and micro-blogging sites.
When they arrive they will be relieved of their smartphones and will be given mobiles that cannot connect to the internet, and will then be reminded of the strict rules that ban television, radio and newspapers.
“We will give them five computers with blank hard drives,” said Francoise Dost of the RFP French-language public broadcasters association, which is organising the experiment.
“They have agreed to be linked to the outside world only through Twitter and Facebook. No web surfing is allowed,” said Dost. (via)
Do they have to unfriend their reporter colleagues and unfollow media outlets? Are they allowed to click on links that are shared? If they are, doesn’t it wreck the experiment? If they aren’t…is that really an accurate representation of how most people use social media?
Also, the part about the blank hard drives is hilarious.
Wait — don’t answer that.
Just opened up an old Word doc — something I’d written in college — and winced.
Let’s hope my writing back then wasn’t as bad as my taste in fonts.
I loved the decor in both Summer & Tom’s apartments. Unrealistic? Probably (esp considering Summer’s admin assistant job), but I’d rather see a ridiculously well-appointed, somewhat-reasonably-sized* apartment than a ridiculously expansive loft that is clearly beyond the means of the character who lives there. Also: Chalkboard walls are not that difficult or expensive! Mine cost $50 for a gallon of tintable paint + my time.
*I don’t remember them being ginormous, but I could be wrong. And, are L.A. rentals as expensive as NYC’s? That’s probably a dumb question, and yet I feel like my friends who live in L.A. are not as real-estate-stupefied as we are here.