wow. they are paid per post? that's crazy. especially with how popular gawker, wonkette, and deadspin are. gizmodo, too, really. they always joke about how denton rips them off, but i thought it was just joking!
Remember that Psychology 101-type study in which people were instructed to shock another person, the variable being that some of the shockees were hooded and some were not? The shocks were actually fake but the hooded and therefore anonymous subjects were always given worse fake shocks. The experiment showed that removing personal contact decreases compassion. It is apparent many people use the anonymity provided by blogs, Slogs and net comments boards to act out aggressions they would otherwise mask. There is very little common civility in the 'net.
I wonder if that is because the classic computer geek has an image of being antisocial or socially inept and that somehow inspired bad behavior for all. I know lots of folks who will say things on the 'net they wouldn't say to one's face. Nasty people used to send poison pen letters, unsigned and cowardly attacks, times have not changed anything but the medium.
Quick question for the hipsters. Am I:
1. A complete loser for never caring about stupid Gawker?
2. Ahead of the cool curve for never caring about stupid Gawker?
Did you see the fallout from the article:
The fact that you have to ask hipsters for their opinion on anything related to yourself automatically puts you in the "Loser" category.
Screw Gawker. Gofugyourself.com is way better.
Gawker writers get $12 a post? That's a lot more than I thought.
If it's not enough, then why are people falling over themselves to post there? There's certainly no shortage of posts.
God, scandals involving New York media figures are like mobius strips made of boring.
Ha, if clowns like Choire Sicha and Emily Gould are the future of journalism, we're all screwed. These people take shoddiness, inaccuracy, and lack of media ethics to a new level.
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