Episode 92



25 April 2022

48 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

✓ Zašto je Florida Amerika Amerike?
✓ Mogu li svađalaćki nalozi na Tviteru biti i korisni?
✓ Kako pristupiti ratovima kultura?

Episode Links

  • Florida Man | Know Your Meme — Florida Man is a Twitter feed that curates news headline descriptions of bizarre domestic incidents involving a male subject residing in the state of Florida.[6][7] The tweets are meant to be humorously read as if they were perpetrated by a single individual dubbed “the world’s worst superhero.” In March 2019, a "Florida Man Challenge" game began trending across various social media platforms, in which participants shared news headlines taken from search queries for "Florida Man" followed by their birthday.
  • Why Are There ‘Florida Man’ Stories? Sunshine Laws, Explained | Crime News — The most important reason Florida residents land in the headlines has to do with the state’s Sunshine Law, which makes official records related to state governing agencies accessible to the public. Florida’s position is that the government is a public business, and its leaders have stuck to that belief with this law.
  • Yishan on Twitter — I've now been asked multiple times for my take on Elon's offer for Twitter. So fine, this is what I think about that. I will assume the takeover succeeds, and he takes Twitter private. (I have little knowledge/insight into how actual takeover battles work or play out)
  • Back to the Future of Twitter – Stratechery by Ben Thompson — Indeed, when you consider the fact that Twitter’s board members not only don’t own much of Twitter, but famously, barely use Twitter at all, it is easy to wonder if the actual goal is not financial results but rather harnessing that immense cultural impact. This suspicion only intensifies when you consider that the bidder in this case is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time: if there was one person in the world who could realize Twitter’s latent value, wouldn’t Musk be at the top of the list? And yet he is anathema, not for his business acumen, but despite it.
  • Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid - The Atlantic — Babel is a metaphor for what some forms of social media have done to nearly all of the groups and institutions most important to the country’s future—and to us as a people. How did this happen? And what does it portend for American life?
  • Libs of TikTok has become central to right wing politics - The Washington Post — A popular Twitter account has morphed into a social media phenomenon, spreading anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment and shaping public discourse
  • Taylor Lorenz blasted for 'doxxing' 'Libs of TikTok' creator — Taylor Lorenz, the Washington Post’s internet culture beat reporter, is being accused of “doxxing” the anonymous woman who operates the popular Twitter account “Libs of TikTok.”
  • Alex From Target / #AlexFromTarget | Know Your Meme — Alex From Target is a nickname given to American teenage cashier Alex Christopher LaBeouf who rose to global viral fame on Twitter for his apparent charming look after an anonymous customer tweeted a picture of him scanning and bagging items at a Target retail store in Texas. Since entering circulation in early November 2014, the hashtag #AlexFromTarget quickly became a worldwide trending topic and went on to inspire several novelty accounts and fan art image macros on Instagram and Tumblr.
  • Alex From Target: Teenager who went viral for his good looks is now receiving death threats | The Independent | The Independent — Alex Christopher LeBeouf, the 16-year-old boy better known as Alex From Target, has been receiving death threats since becoming an internet meme. In an interview with the New York Times, Alex, from Frisco, Texas, has said that since his photo went viral on 2 November, he has received death threats on social media and in private messages. One reads: “Alex from target, I’ll find you and I will kill you”.
  • Powerball: How Winning the Lottery Makes You Miserable | Time — If you win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot, you may not be as lucky as you may think. Many winners befall the so-called curse of the lottery, with some squandering their fortunes and others meeting tragic ends.
  • The internet is flat. - by Charlie Warzel - Galaxy Brain — I’ve been thinking about a different internet flattening, namely the way that social platforms collapse time and space and context into one big pancake of conflict. [...] It’s called context collapse, which is when a piece of information intended for one audience finds its way to another — usually an uncharitable one — which then reads said information in the worst possible faith.
  • Republicans are overreaching in the culture war | Financial Times — A winning conservatism is one that rolls its eyes at the cultural left and asks the average voter to “get a load of this”. Once it crosses the line into its own kind of zealotry, it shouldn’t assume that people will come along.
  • Mark Meechan - Count Dankula
  • Bean Dad | Know Your Meme — Bean Dad refers to musician and podcaster John Roderick who on January 2nd, 2021, tweeted a lengthy thread telling the story of when his 9-year-old daughter asked him to open a can of beans but he insisted she figure out how to open it herself using a can opener. Six hours after she first made the request, she figured out how to use the can opener and opened it. While Roderick tweeted the story as though it were a proud parenting moment, many criticized the story for teaching poor lessons to the daughter with some going so far as to call it abuse and others made jokes about the story.
  • Ben Thompson (@benthompson) / Twitter — Author/Founder of @stratechery. Host of @ditheringfm @exponentfm. @notechben for sports. @monkbent on other networks. Home on the Internet.
  • Slaviša Tasić (@trzisnoresenje) / Twitter — Profesor ekonomije. Autor akademskih radova, knjiga i mnogo tekstova. Najnovije čitajte na https://tasic.substack.com
  • Love in the Time of COVID. Socratic Spirit as the Imperative on… | by C.J. Mastropietro | Apr, 2022 | Medium — Jung and Nietzsche were among those who made this point most perspicuously: when society is overtaken by instincts that blur the lines between what is happening inside and outside of us, when it no longer has access to reflective symbols that allow it to know itself, when it is seized by forces it does not understand, those forces may in turn threaten to seize the world and engulf it. This gives rise to totalitarian impulses, the desire to use monologic declarations — like law — to close a fist around the world. When this happens, we lose the dialogic form of participation, the ability to reason which is so essential to spirit, the ability to bring consciousness, to know by being in the right kind of relation to what is known.
  • Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts | AMA — Designed for physicians and other health care professionals, the Advancing Health Equity: A Guide to Language, Narrative and Concepts provides guidance and promotes a deeper understanding of equity-focused, person-first language and why it matters.
  • Upton Sinclair - Quote — "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."