zephoria / danah boyd

Sep 21
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For rich Republicans, the stereotype is all about the money: They have it, other Americans don’t, and those resentful, entitled others might just have enough votes to wage class warfare and redistribute the donors’ hard-earned millions to the indolent and irresponsible.

For rich Democrats, the stereotype is all about the culture wars: They think they’ve built an enlightened society, liberated from archaic beliefs and antique hang-ups, and yet these Jesus freaks in flyover country are mobilizing to restore the patriarchy.

Aug 05
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Israel arose as a secular, social democratic country inspired by Western European democracies. With time, however, its core values have become entirely different. Israel today is a religious, capitalist state. Its religiosity is defined by the most extreme Orthodox interpretations. Its capitalism has erased much of the social solidarity of the past, with the exception of a few remaining vestiges of a welfare state. Israel defines itself as a “Jewish and democratic state.” However, because Israel has never created a system of checks and balances between these two sources of authority, they are closer than ever to a terrible clash.
Jun 01
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If you use [Facebook], Mr. Good argued, you should be prepared to be used. “It’s the nature of the beast that is Facebook,” he said.
Mar 22
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On how bad our brain is at processing data (Taken with instagram)

On how bad our brain is at processing data (Taken with instagram)

Mar 19
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He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Feb 24
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Gotta love this.  (Tx Sarita Yardi!)

Gotta love this.  (Tx Sarita Yardi!)

Jan 08
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Graffiti in Buenos Aires: Hollywood == cultural terrorism (Taken with instagram)

Graffiti in Buenos Aires: Hollywood == cultural terrorism (Taken with instagram)

Jan 07
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Graffiti that makes me smile: Don’t be a sad panda (Taken with instagram)

Graffiti that makes me smile: Don’t be a sad panda (Taken with instagram)

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Me in the Selk’Bag near El Calafate (Taken with instagram)

Me in the Selk’Bag near El Calafate (Taken with instagram)

Jan 06
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My adorable mountain man. Check out that beard!!! (Taken with instagram)

My adorable mountain man. Check out that beard!!! (Taken with instagram)