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  1. Oct 2019
    1. 🧞‍ 🙏 Give some 👏🏻 by clicking multiple times on the button on the left side if you enjoyed this post.Claps help other people finding it and encourage me to write more postsFeel free to check out some of my other articles about frontend development.
  2. Jul 2019
    1. Marwick and others have primarily observed intent as a causal condition for microcelebrity and the practice of cultivating it as a set of activities as opposed to the institutional conditions of those activities and microcelebrity’s various effects. Microcelebrity can be a tool to develop a personal brand, to leverage attention to generate income of job prospects, and to distill media and public attention of social movements. I consider microcelebrity’s cause-and-effect from my multiple attenuated status positions. My agency to create, perform or strategically reveal information is circumscribed by my ascribed status positions. As my professional and public-facing identities shift, my social location remains embedded in groups with a “shared histories based on their shared location in relations of power” (Hill Collins 1997: 376). Academic capitalism and microcelebrity promote neoliberal ideas of individualism. But power relations circumscribe the utility and value of cultivating attention in ways we rarely note, much less redress.

      I read this and can't help but thinking about some of my own personal workplace experiences (as well as some of those of others). Many often experience the need to move from an early workplace to another as a means of better experiencing direct promotion, both in status and in respect as well as in pay naturally. One will often encounter issues in promotion at the same company, particularly when it doesn't properly value work and experience, and thinks of you as when you first started work as a young kid still wet behind the ears. Compare this to moving to a new company with a new social group who doesn't know the "old" you, but automatically ascribes to you the rank and value of your new post instead of your past rank(s).

      In some sense making one's old writing/work private (or deleting it on Twitter as is more commonly done for a variety of reasons) becomes a means of preventing the new groups of readers or viewers of one's site from seeing the older, less experienced version of one's self and thereby forcing them to judge you by the "new" you imbued with more authority than the younger tyro of the "old" you.

  3. Dec 2018
    1. It’s the same old story – if you spend a lot of time trying to become famous, then you become famous, but you won’t have spent any time doing anything worth being famous for.
  4. Jun 2016
  5. Mar 2016
    1. To be playful is to appropriate a context that is not created or intended for play

      Hadn’t noticed this quote but it merges two of the concepts I personally find key (and been discussing ad nauseam): appropriation through usage and serious playfulness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivj6mx9dgqg

  6. Feb 2016
    1. the personal, social, and emotional transformations that adolescents and adults who are at risk experience as they develop resilience and shift from disengagement to engagement, and/or academic failure to success in schools.

      I think it's important to be able to identify the changes in attitude, relationships and moods that we can see when at-risk teenagers begin to be self-directed learners. If we could see what these changes look like and agree on them, then we might be able to assess students better. Currently none of the ways we move or prevent students from moving through school make sense to me: social promotion (advancement because of age), testing (usually of a small subset of math and reading skills), or even portfolio assessment (because at-risk students usually don't have a body of "mastery" level work).

  7. Dec 2015
    1. Huge follower counts on YouTube and social media DO NOT easily translate to income. And those followers expect you to be "real" -- so they are hostile to advertising and sponsored content.

      Do you own a business? It might pay to offer a salary to the producers of a YouTube channel that reaches your target audience -- in exchange for low-profile "brought to you by" links and mentions that won't offend that audience.

      https://twitter.com/JBUshow<br> https://twitter.com/gabydunn

  8. Oct 2015
  9. Sep 2015
    1. The flare tipped Gillette Super Speed razor with the regular unpainted handle was manufactured in 1954-1966. It gives my moderately heavy beard a very smooth, comfortable, and efficient shave with a Feather blade. It is slightly heavier and definitely more aggressive than its ultra-mild blue tipped brother. It is less aggressive than the red tip version. It (along with the late 1940's Super Speed) is the best Gillette Super Speed razor for most persons. The shaving performance appears to be the same as the late 1940's version, which has a more classic design handle. The flare tip regular Gillette Super Speed is an outstanding razor.