On Kony 2012, sloppily reposted from my Facebook
So Kony 2012 is the most brilliant/terrifying/closest-to-brainwashing use of social media I have ever seen, and you should all both watch the video and support the cause (though I would focus on raising awareness rather than donating money to Invisible Children, since the organization’s use of funds is somewhat dubious/not very transparent - e.g. see here - a little bit of skepticism is...
John Green's tumblr: Kony 2012 →
edwardspoonhands: Apologies for my stunned silence in the face of the Kony 2012 movement and the internet’s explosion of power. I’ve never felt like the whole internet has simultaneously pushed down the same keys at the same time. Not even the response to SOPA made me feel this level of…
I woke up from a dream this morning in hysterical tears.The dream had this effect because it involved the death of a loved one, but also emphasized the unpredictability and inevitability of such an occurrence. I don’t normally have vivid or emotional dreams, so this really shook me up. The thing is, I have never experienced such great grief in my seventeen-plus-a-bit years. People I have...