Posts Tagged: gtfo

Subjectivity Subjective

"The size and racial makeup of a city, the price of a meal and even the weather can skew the quality and quantity of online restaurant reviews, according to the first large-scale academic study to analyze how outside factors affect crowd-sourced review sites."


Fake Smoking Gets Real, I Dunno, Art Thing

"NJOYs. Blus. Smokefrees. V2s. All manner of customized vaporizers. This is the moment of the e-cigarette, or more precisely, the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Device (ENDD). Day by day, the broader public is learning (and contesting) what it means to 'vape': how one does it, where one can do it, and what it means to do so. As individuals, industries, and governments stumble towards definitions, Rhizome has commissioned a group of artists and critics to present analyses—historical, political, social, anticipatory—of this technology and the discursive field that is emerging around it."


You Won't Believe Whose Feelings Are Getting Hurt Now

"[T]he term 'techie,' often used as shorthand for these boomtown tech industry immigrants, is starting to carry negative connotations. For many tech industry workers, who account for about 8 percent of San Francisco's workers, 'techie' is starting to sound pejorative."