Posts tagged Twitter
Posts tagged Twitter
Because: If you have the time, listen to the radio show rather than read the story. Or, do both, but the Fresh Air episode is excellent. David Carr is a really interesting dude and comes across as such in every subject upon which he expounds. In this case, much of the subject of his conversation is about what the above title suggests, specifically Twitter. A non-tweeting (and Fresh Air fan) friend sent me this link with a note saying she is now totally re-thinking her perspective on the social media platform. Give it a shot; “it” as in the article, the episode, Twitter or any combination thereof.
Also, I love listening to NPR. Good radio reminds me that there’s a place for all types of media, even when the meaning or importance of them shift. Fresh Air is so soothing, in part because it brings me back to the morning commutes of my childhood when my mom or dad would turn NPR on in the car. I thought talk radio was soooo boring then. I’m glad my parents rarely let me change the station to Top 40, just like my dad would pump Creedence Clearwater Revival, or my mom Carole King, through the house on Saturday mornings.
Also, the friend who sent me this article said she used to listen to it when studying abroad for a year during college because in many ways it made her feel closer to home.
Because: Condé Nast, that fairy tale magazine publishing brand. When I interned at SELF, a Condé publication, my friends and I used to try to guess which floor everyone would hit, or where they would get off, and for which publication they worked, of course judging superficially. It is a funny, wrapped-up-in-itself-world, but some aspects of Argentine culture (“cheto”!) are just as silly and superficial.
Because: “Modern Family” is one of the best shows on TV right now, and it has the critics’ support and ratings to prove it. Also, I thought the journalist took an interesting angle analyzing the show’s intersection with technology. I have largely overlooked that aspect of the show, probably because my own life is just as immersed in technology such that it all goes unnoticed. The above quote really stuck out to me, though, because it reminds me of how I live my life here in Buenos Aires. With everything I do here, I almost always step back, analyze and immortalize it via Twitter or Facebook, through my Blackberry or on digital camera. I want to share it all, convey it all and remember it all. It’s a different sort of manifested internal dialogue, but it creates (or I create) intermittent pauses and asides throughout my day. Like right now.