Scratcher of Surfacaces

internet-of-dreams:

Instagram users like Nikki steal images of babies and children off the Internet, give them a new name, and claim them as their own. Sometimes they create entire fake families. Others then interact in the comments of each photo, role-playing as they virtually feed, burp, swaddle, and even reprimand these virtual children. Some Instagrammers even portray themselves as virtual adoption agencies, where followers can request specific babies and toddlers they’d like to adopt—“Looking for a two-year-old girl with blonde hair, green eyes, and who is feisty”—and the adoption agency then finds a photo, usually without permission. Role playing ensues. (via The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos | Fast Company | Business   Innovation)

internet-of-dreams:

Instagram users like Nikki steal images of babies and children off the Internet, give them a new name, and claim them as their own. Sometimes they create entire fake families. Others then interact in the comments of each photo, role-playing as they virtually feed, burp, swaddle, and even reprimand these virtual children. Some Instagrammers even portray themselves as virtual adoption agencies, where followers can request specific babies and toddlers they’d like to adopt—“Looking for a two-year-old girl with blonde hair, green eyes, and who is feisty”—and the adoption agency then finds a photo, usually without permission. Role playing ensues. (via The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos | Fast Company | Business Innovation)

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Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948

Boy watching TV for the first time in an appliance store window, 1948

rodbegbie:

Awesome Brit comedian Dave Gorman, using Facebook targeting to scare potential viewers for his new series of Modern Life is Goodish. Well worth watching online if you have access to a UK proxy…

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faehui:

This is the highlight of my year.

faehui:

This is the highlight of my year.

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I’m one person with a Twitter account. It’s indicative of a much bigger problem. If I can disrupt your content distribution strategy from my iPhone, then maybe something is wrong with your content distribution strategy.
- Jake Beckman, who runs the clickbait-crushing Twitter account @SavedYouAClick, after he had been accused of spoiling the experience of a Vox.com longread. (source)

(Source: endofjournalism)


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