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(Some Guy)   Another long meandering post about Twitter cancel culture. This one is kinda worth reading tho. Unreasonable people exist and maybe you shouldn't interact with them so much. There   (bendreyfuss.substack.com) divider line
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1330 clicks; posted to Politics » on 10 Jun 2021 at 7:28 PM (3 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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3 days ago  
Introverts know this,

It used to be vastly easier to curate who you interact with.

Instead we get "bubbles" custom designed to promote somebody's mindset.
 
3 days ago  
Geez, took ya this long to realize that, really?
 
3 days ago  
Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.
 
3 days ago  
Hasn't the entirety of human literature belabored this point? A pithy tweet, a tiny article, a little thing you have to say....

No. It is as it was and as it always has been. As the ancients came before us and as the playwrights after them came to realize:

What is a person?
 
3 days ago  

casual disregard: Hasn't the entirety of human literature belabored this point? A pithy tweet, a tiny article, a little thing you have to say....

No. It is as it was and as it always has been. As the ancients came before us and as the playwrights after them came to realize:

What is a person?


A corporation, apparently.
 
3 days ago  
Yeah, we're all flawed  -- that's why laws exist.
 
3 days ago  

flypusher713: Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.


Canceling my FB 5 years ago made me feel the same. Complete cesspool.
 
3 days ago  
I took a chance on reading the comments and this one stood out:

"social media" is the bartender continuing to serve triples to the ranting drunk at the end of the bar who disclaims all responsibility when the drunk manages to stagger out into the parking lot, find their car, manage to get the door open and the key in the ignition, then drives off.
 
3 days ago  
By the way, it should be noted that this is the same person who got dragged over his lamenting that getting drunk with one's professors in post-secondary school is not a thing anymore after any number of people pointed out the rapes, sexual assaults, sexual harassments, creep behaviour, and other bad things that happen with relationships with wildly imbalanced power dynamics:

https://twitter.com/bendreyfuss/statu​s​/1402114261229477889 - Twitter Search / Twitter

Just, something to be aware of.
 
3 days ago  
I really tried to read this one but had to eject after a few paragraphs.

Was there a point?
 
3 days ago  
What I think of when tempted to engage someone.

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3 days ago  

RasIanI: flypusher713: Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.

Canceling my FB 5 years ago made me feel the same. Complete cesspool.


Make sure you have a public-friendly SM account somewhere though. People are starting to give me the same annoyed, slightly suspicious look now about not having a Twitter/FB/Insta that they did 10 years ago when I told them I didn't have a cell phone.
 
3 days ago  
Yesterday there was an anti-mask rally in Edmonton, which Maxine Bernier attended.

Across from it was a lone guy in a tent with Canadian pride flags with the helpful hashtag #Drop the UCP.

Given that I am not a Jesus freak nor anti-science, I decided to approach this guy who is playing music over their calls to do violence to Dr. Deena Henshaw, and fight to open their silly churches,  which I appreciated.

After a brief conversation affirming that yes we did agree on politics, he asked me if I was on Twitter.

I responded in the negative to which his succinct response was " well, fark you then."

So I'm not really sure what Twitter is good for other parent Lee some people consider it terminally necessary.
 
3 days ago  

The Homer Tax: I really tried to read this one but had to eject after a few paragraphs.

Was there a point?


I read the entire thing and didn't find one.
 
3 days ago  

SirMadness: Yesterday there was an anti-mask rally in Edmonton, which Maxine Bernier attended.

Across from it was a lone guy in a tent with Canadian pride flags with the helpful hashtag #Drop the UCP.

Given that I am not a Jesus freak nor anti-science, I decided to approach this guy who is playing music over their calls to do violence to Dr. Deena Henshaw, and fight to open their silly churches,  which I appreciated.

After a brief conversation affirming that yes we did agree on politics, he asked me if I was on Twitter.

I responded in the negative to which his succinct response was " well, fark you then."

So I'm not really sure what Twitter is good for other parent Lee some people consider it terminally necessary.


*But apparently. Jesus speech to text sucks.
 
3 days ago  

Peki: RasIanI: flypusher713: Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.

Canceling my FB 5 years ago made me feel the same. Complete cesspool.

Make sure you have a public-friendly SM account somewhere though. People are starting to give me the same annoyed, slightly suspicious look now about not having a Twitter/FB/Insta that they did 10 years ago when I told them I didn't have a cell phone.


They've been giving me that look for 5+ years now. Still don't care. That shiat is poison.
 
3 days ago  
Twitter, facebook, and social media in general is nothing more than a funhouse mirror aimed at society.

Nobody should take any of it as seriously as they do because what's visible is over exaggerated by design.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

casual disregard: Hasn't the entirety of human literature belabored this point? A pithy tweet, a tiny article, a little thing you have to say....

No. It is as it was and as it always has been. As the ancients came before us and as the playwrights after them came to realize:

What is a person?


What is a person?

A miserable pile of secrets.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  

Summoner101: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x848]


"I said something shiatty, and then people accurately labeled the shorty thing I said as shiatty, isn't cancel culture the worst? Yes, I am a white man."
 
3 days ago  

Peki: RasIanI: flypusher713: Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.

Canceling my FB 5 years ago made me feel the same. Complete cesspool.

Make sure you have a public-friendly SM account somewhere though. People are starting to give me the same annoyed, slightly suspicious look now about not having a Twitter/FB/Insta that they did 10 years ago when I told them I didn't have a cell phone.

Oh, I don't have Facebook - I put most of my energy into my OnlyFans these days


/ HR are f#ckin' humourless
 
3 days ago  

ReluctantLondon: Peki: RasIanI: flypusher713: Not participating in the cyber hell that is Twitter (also Facebook) remains one of the wisest decisions I've ever made.

Canceling my FB 5 years ago made me feel the same. Complete cesspool.

Make sure you have a public-friendly SM account somewhere though. People are starting to give me the same annoyed, slightly suspicious look now about not having a Twitter/FB/Insta that they did 10 years ago when I told them I didn't have a cell phone.

Oh, I don't have Facebook - I put most of my energy into my OnlyFans these days

/ HR are f#ckin' humourless


The company to work for would laugh though.
 
3 days ago  
The world is not filled with monsters.
It's filled with normal, flawed human beings, some of whom read and comment on FARK.
 
3 days ago  
Ah yes, another person who has decided what is and is not reasonable and uses that opinion as though it were objective fact to dismiss other people's concerns, using obviously extreme anecdotes as support for their argument while ignoring the very real grey areas that exist on the topic. Cool.
 
3 days ago  
"diffuse the situation"
Stopped reading there.
 
3 days ago  
I didn't realize who the author was until he got to the tweet, which has been trending on academic twitter the past few days. Personally, I don't care enough to even form an opinion about the tweet's contents, but I do think he must have been either an idiot or a total n00b to think it wouldn't cause an outcry with that crowd.
 
3 days ago  

lindalouwho: Geez, took ya this long to realize that, really?


well, I mean, all they had to do was read the Poltab.

/ducks
 
3 days ago  

jso2897: "diffuse the situation"
Stopped reading there.


I refuse to read that refuse, and hope to defuse a situation that is largely diffuse in nature.
 
3 days ago  

Kit Fister: jso2897: "diffuse the situation"
Stopped reading there.

I refuse to read that refuse, and hope to defuse a situation that is largely diffuse in nature.


Grate minds think alike.
 
3 days ago  
You should not change your behavior based on a few random anonymous strangers getting outraged

because if you did, you might end up trying to isolate yourself for fear of offending someone, but you already did
 
3 days ago  
As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.
 
3 days ago  

thealgorerhythm: As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.


I remember grad school as unending hours in the lab, who had time for bars.
 
3 days ago  

Norquist Vagprobe: I didn't realize who the author was until he got to the tweet, which has been trending on academic twitter the past few days. Personally, I don't care enough to even form an opinion about the tweet's contents, but I do think he must have been either an idiot or a total n00b to think it wouldn't cause an outcry with that crowd.


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Maybe this is how he imagines hanging out with professors
 
3 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: thealgorerhythm: As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.

I remember grad school as unending hours in the lab, who had time for bars.


We had laptops.
 
3 days ago  
"tho"

What do you do with all the time you save, subby?
 
3 days ago  

Norquist Vagprobe: I didn't realize who the author was until he got to the tweet, which has been trending on academic twitter the past few days. Personally, I don't care enough to even form an opinion about the tweet's contents, but I do think he must have been either an idiot or a total n00b to think it wouldn't cause an outcry with that crowd.


I've never had a problem with becoming friends/friendly with my professors, but I am keenly aware of why trying to limit it for the protection of vulnerable students is the right thing to do.

That this walking boil thinks these rules are a slight against him, or that those unaware/uncaring about the rules are just a trap to catch him out, says an awful lot about who he is as a person.
 
3 days ago  

CthulhuCalling: "tho"

What do you do with all the time you save, subby?


*submitter
 
3 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: thealgorerhythm: As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.

I remember grad school as unending hours in the lab, who had time for bars.


My lab was literally next door to the grad student pub.

/spent many hours in both
//Viva Valhalla!
///reopened this week :)
 
3 days ago  
While the woman does sound kinda like an asshole, I like how the 2 men were so invested in using the word "coont" that they were determined to convince her there's nothing wrong with it. I wonder if they have the same policy about racial and homophobic slurs. I bet they don't. For the record, I don't think "coont" is worse than "biatch." They're basically saying the same thing, only one is a little more crude about it.
 
3 days ago  
:( i will be so lonely so very lonely
 
3 days ago  
Murkanen:
That this walking boil thinks these rules are a slight against him, or that those unaware/uncaring about the rules are just a trap to catch him out, says an awful lot about who he is as a person.

This is why people hate Twitter and the vultures that encompass it (the artistic side of twitter is nice, although small). It's a bunch of petty insults, gossip and shifting alliances from people that seek to judge and destroy and only cause greater strife in such misguided attempts at moral vigilantism. It's just high school, but for people in adult bodies.
Screw that. No one should give an opinion on social media, there's almost nothing to gain but everything to lose.
 
3 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: thealgorerhythm: As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.

I remember grad school as unending hours in the lab, who had time for bars.


Unfortunate choice in graduate degrees on your part.
 
3 days ago  

please: AlgaeRancher: thealgorerhythm: As an undergrad I had drinks at bars with some of my professors. Usually it was something like, "Look I'm glad to keep answering your questions but I'm done working for the day and really don't want to stand in this classroom any more. Are you 21? There's a bar across the street." Or a meeting of a campus club, better at a quiet bar than a boring classroom. Or a college field trip to a meeting, other country, or experimental site visit, have dinner at the bar.

In graduate school you read scientific articles at the bar and argue about them with classmates and professors, just like in an office job sometimes everybody goes to the bar (boss too) to blow off steam.

I remember grad school as unending hours in the lab, who had time for bars.

Unfortunate choice in graduate degrees on your part.


I agree, after all Engineers don't even need master's degrees.

I think it counted for one year of work experience.

/so choose carefully if you are thinking about grad school. I can be a low yield investment.
 
3 days ago  
I was interested until you spelled "though" wrong
 
3 days ago  

God-is-a-Taco: Murkanen:
That this walking boil thinks these rules are a slight against him, or that those unaware/uncaring about the rules are just a trap to catch him out, says an awful lot about who he is as a person.

This is why people hate Twitter and the vultures that encompass it (the artistic side of twitter is nice, although small). It's a bunch of petty insults, gossip and shifting alliances from people that seek to judge and destroy and only cause greater strife in such misguided attempts at moral vigilantism. It's just high school, but for people in adult bodies.
Screw that. No one should give an opinion on social media, there's almost nothing to gain but everything to lose.


I'm curious if you realise where you're posting your comment.
 
3 days ago  
Murkanen:
I'm curious if you realise where you're posting your comment.

Eh, personal insults are relatively rare on Fark when compared to other places and I don't think people try to each other fired if they have a disagreement. The most annoying part of Fark is lazy passive-aggressive people giving 'Funny' votes to show disapproval.
 
3 days ago  
The unfortunate thing is that our media members seem to think that Twitter is the real world, and they largely adhere to its norms.
 
3 days ago  

God-is-a-Taco: Murkanen:
I'm curious if you realise where you're posting your comment.

Eh, personal insults are relatively rare on Fark when compared to other places and I don't think people try to each other fired if they have a disagreement. The most annoying part of Fark is lazy passive-aggressive people giving 'Funny' votes to show disapproval.


Hey, how else am I going to get those sweet sweet funny votes (even if they were not in any way funny or smart)???
 
3 days ago  
Passive-aggression is war by other means.
 
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