the daily dot
I saw the tweet last Sunday, while I was scrolling through my timeline right after I got out of the shower. I immediately screamed “WHAT" and sat on the bed in a towel for a good hour.
By day two, I was insane with craving. I thought I'd die if I couldn't feed my brain clever info, pretty pictures, and funny quotes. It hurt a little -- I was having withdrawal.
dancing calamari my iphone is basically an appendage
Isolation doesn't come from social media, but from how you live your life, and you can make bad choices no matter where you are.
I felt precisely the same way I did before I downloaded a bunch of apps that judge your face and rate your physical beauty.
online dating
digital footprint
I just play one on the Internet: the problem of the digital footprint.
When my strongest relationship imploded and took 99% of my friend circle with it, all I wanted was that kind of faceless connection to comfort me when I felt my most monstrous.

Oct 11, 2013 at 5:00pm | 17 comments

Everybody needs a best friend. Right now, I'd like SNCKPCK to be mine.
hate reads
Or why I don't believe you when you say you don't hate-read. Come on -- we all do it, don't we? (You might even do it here.)
Please share your least favorite Internet catchphrases -- you know, terms like "amazeballs." Or the dreaded, godforsaken "selfie."
Aw, remember LiveJournal? I still go back to check on old friends, though it feels like visiting a ghost town (and confronting unpleasant former versions of myself can be ... unpleasant).
Or how to make yourself sound absolutely awesome online.
Do you know what the No. 1 advantage is in a job negotiation? Being willing to walk away. Same goes with the Internet.

Aug 2, 2013 at 5:30pm | 73 comments

how not to be a dick
For an introvert, the only thing worse than the anxiety of dealing with people when we don't want to is the anxiety of wondering if our friends are going to get all butthurt about it.
Some modern couples are allowing each other to have online flings, flirtations, and sexytimes despite being in a committed relationship. That's cool, but I wouldn't be able to pull it off.
Misandry exists only as an exaggerated Internet joke, and as a way in which women who have been directly or indirectly hurt by men to express their frustration and anger.
guilty pleasure
As my friends swirl around the dating scene with the googling of potential dates, the background checks, I always get a sense of sorrow about how horribly unromantic we’ve become.
It feels great waiting in line at the post office with an armful of these anonymous looking packages addressed to Clive, Eric or Kevin.