“Never Become The Person Your Twitter Followers Want You To Be”

Hunter Walk:

Don’t be egged on by the adrenaline rush of online fights or the euphoria of being applauded. Don’t measure your success by the popularity of what you say or the attention it receives. If you do, you’ll slowly be pulled to the extremes of any position.

I’m just saying check yourself that you are expressing what *you* care about and not just cooking up meals for an audience. You don’t need to drag yourself into the mud with bad faith repliers. And you don’t need to put more hate or anger into the world over stupid shit.

Why people keep falling for viral hoaxes

Ars Technica:

When confronted with new information, humans don’t always do the logical thing and evaluate it on its own merits, Phillips says. Instead, we often make snap decisions based on how the information adheres with our existing worldviews.

If the story pushed by a meme or hoax fits in a way that feels like a coherent narrative to a critical mass of people, it’s game over, says Phillips.

Lampshading

calibermag.net: The term “lamp-shading” refers to a writing tool in which a writer acknowledges what has just occurred to signal to the audience that they know what has just happened and that they are aware that the audience knows what has happened. tvtropes.org: Lampshade Hanging (or, more informally, “Lampshading”) is the writers’ trick of dealing … Continue reading “Lampshading”

calibermag.net:

The term “lamp-shading” refers to a writing tool in which a writer acknowledges what has just occurred to signal to the audience that they know what has just happened and that they are aware that the audience knows what has happened.

tvtropes.org:

Lampshade Hanging (or, more informally, “Lampshading”) is the writers’ trick of dealing with any element of the story that threatens the audience’s Willing Suspension of Disbelief, whether a very implausible plot development, or a particularly blatant use of a trope, by calling attention to it and simply moving on.

The creators are using the tactic of self-deprecatingly pointing out their own flaws themselves, thus depriving critics and opponents of their ammunition.

Lampshading adalah ketika pembuat/penulis cerita memberikan sinyal kepada penonton sebagai bentuk pengakuan bahwa apa yang baru saja terjadi adalah sesuatu yang memang disengaja atau disadari akan terjadi, dan tidak disembunyikan. Lampshading seringkali digunakan sebagai cara untuk menangani masalah atau isu yang muncul dalam sebuah cerita.

“… nah, sebentar lagi pasti banyak haters yang muncul dan mem-bully.” adalah salah satu contoh sederhana dari lampshading, istilah overused kerennya… lampshading dengan kearifan lokal. Penulis/pembuat cerita sengaja mengarahkan perhatian ke titik masalah sejak awal untuk menunjukkan bahwa penulis memang tahu letak kesalahannya -namun tetap punya pembenaran untuk itu. Mengapa penulis perlu tahu kalau pembaca/penonton tahu kalau penulis melakukan kesengajaan? Salah satunya adalah untuk mengurangi kritikkan.

People who read Facebook article previews think they know more than they actually do

Orang yang membaca preview artikel di Facebook cenderung berpikir kalau mereka tahu banyak. Dikutip dari journals.sagepub.com: Despite the fact that the average social media user only clicks on a small fraction of political content available in their News Feed, social media use correlates with political knowledge. From where, then, does this knowledge come? We argue … Continue reading “People who read Facebook article previews think they know more than they actually do”

Orang yang membaca preview artikel di Facebook cenderung berpikir kalau mereka tahu banyak.

Dikutip dari journals.sagepub.com:

Despite the fact that the average social media user only clicks on a small fraction of political content available in their News Feed, social media use correlates with political knowledge. From where, then, does this knowledge come? We argue that Facebook’s News Feed itself, with its short article previews, provides enough political information for learning to occur. However, this learning comes with an additional consequence: audiences who only read article previews think they know more than they actually do, especially individuals who are motivated to seek emotions.

Baca judul? +1 poin.

Baca ringkasan/preview artikel di bawah judul? +100 poin.

Video seekor lumba-lumba mengejar makan siangnya

Sebuah video luar biasa yang memperlihatkan seekor lumba-lumba yang sedang mengejar targernya. Dari thumbnail-nya bisa ditebak kalau video ini berakhir dengan happy ending untuk si lumba-lumba, tapi yang menarik adalah bagaimana si lumba-lumba tersebut mengejar ikan buruannya di perairan yang cukup dangkal sampai-sampai si lumba-lumba tersebut harus berenang menyamping. Nature is fucking 🔥 On the … Continue reading “Video seekor lumba-lumba mengejar makan siangnya”

Sebuah video luar biasa yang memperlihatkan seekor lumba-lumba yang sedang mengejar targernya.

Dari thumbnail-nya bisa ditebak kalau video ini berakhir dengan happy ending untuk si lumba-lumba, tapi yang menarik adalah bagaimana si lumba-lumba tersebut mengejar ikan buruannya di perairan yang cukup dangkal sampai-sampai si lumba-lumba tersebut harus berenang menyamping.

Nature is fucking 🔥

On the initial 24-second charge you see the dolphin swimming sideways, this is because the water was very shallow. The dolphin also breaches a few times during the charge, this is to gain speed because air provides less resistance than water. Once the dolphin catches the fish, he has to tear it apart by rubbing and smashing the fish against the sand. This is because their mouths don’t have enough jaw pressure to bite the fish in half, so when a dolphin catches a large fish they have to figure out how to tear it up.