levels of the internet

trump: *pulls out of the paris agreement, severely harming the current global efforts to combat global warming because he’s either too fucking stupid or too evil to see that it’s a big deal and also starts the process of wiping out net neutrality, an objectively horrible thing for everone that isn’t a massive telecom company executive and will cause untold levels of damage on our ability to communicate through the internet*

media: 

trump: *makes a spelling mistake on twitter*

media: OMG have you heard of 

COVFEFE??????????????????????????????

one of the reasons why I did straight white boy problems was because I wanted to grow as a person. This blog was my medium and I pushed myself to create, and to create, I had to expand my perspectives. 

In some ways, the straight white boy character that you became acquainted with was an exaggerated version of myself. Many of the problems were real life occurrences/observations/events that I drew from personal experience, but some problems also came from friends or were satirized to the point where the anecdote was unrealistic. Straight White Boy Problem #965 is honestly one of my personal favorites because this “problem” was actually a real situation in my life, and this situation could apply for several dudes that are questioning the meaning of masculinity.

The person that started at problem #1 is not the same person that finished with problem #1000. I was very much a self-entitled brat when I started this blog, but i have grown since then. I will be graduating college in december with a dual degree, leadership positions in student organizations, and the confidence that I can go out and do anything I set my mind to.

having a level of internet popularity (this blog finished with just over 164k followers) on a medium such as tumblr is very scary. one bad move, and you lose your rep - we have seen that with zubat, pizza, and most recently, sixpenceee. my advice to yall is to keep holding people in these positions accountable, but NEVER elevate internet famous people above other people. not everything i said over 3 years was 100% politically correct, but when i was in the wrong, i had fair and jovial conversations with people to figure out why i was in the wrong. no matter where you go in life, try to treat everybody fairly and equally - hopefully they will do the same to you. 

as for my name, you can call me alec. i did promise i’d tell you guys who i was after everything was said and done so there ya go.

thank you for following this blog and thank you for being a part of this experience. this blog was a giant, beautiful mistake that just kinda happened and im happy that yall enjoyed it as much as i did. i may do something in the future, i may not, but i leave this blog a changed and better person.

sincerely,

swbp

I am a pretty patient person but if there is one thing I will lose my shit over almost instantly it’s my computer/internet being slow my tolerance level is exactly 0 for that shit man I did my time in the 90’s/2000’s I don’t need any of this garbage

make a monument out of it, yeah, why not

The part of the deep web that we aren’t supposed to see 

Story by Mr_Outlaw_

I’ll assume you all know about the deep web. Well, what you’ve heard is true, it’s not a great place. While some people are there to score legal weed or firearms, or even out of sheer curiosity, others… well they’re obviously not up to anything good. But I’m not here to talk about those sickos. I’m here to talk about what lies beyond that point. The more cryptic and unexplainable part of the internet. The part that nobody’s really supposed to see.

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How to learn foreign languages

Hello, guys!

I`ve said before I`m interested in foreign languages. I learn English and Italian only but I hope one day this list will get bigger. So, I wanted to share my experience in learning languages with you all.

At first. If you are not very organized (i am)  it will be good for you to find a school of foreign languages or a teacher.  As to me I prefer to study with a group. This way you can practice your speaking skills not only with your teacher but also with people whose knowledge is the same as yours. Better to study with people your age. So, my English group consists of three 16 year olds (I`m 16 too), Italian: 18 year old and 24 year old girls.  I feel myself okay with them all. 

Doesn`t matter if you have classes with teacher / group or learn language yourself you can use all of these tips to improve your skills.

To know any language well you have to be good at 4 things:


                              ○ Listening

                             ○ Speaking

                             ○ Reading

                             ○ Writing


Let`s talk about all of them.

Listening.  You need to listen and understand what you`re listening to. How to do this?

              • Watch films, tv shows, youtube videos, cartoons in the language you learn with subtitles. For example you start with subs in your native language, watch, listen, read subs and try to ‘connect’ them. When your skills will get better watch with subs in this language, to understand written text is easier than just speech. Also you will know how some words are pronounced.

              (I think everybody knows English speaking Youtubers or at least it`s not difficult to find them, what I can`t say about other languages. So I made two playlist of Italian and RussianYoutubers I like. Check it out if you learn one of them.)

              • Music. When 2 years ago I became interested in English I started with this. I was listening to the song while reading its lyrics in English, then in Russian, than in English and in Russian again. Repeat it hundreds of times. Or at least just listen to music in this language.

              • Audiobooks and podcasts.  You can just listen to them like podcasts or listen while you are reading (the same book of course). Almost the same thing like watching films with subtitles. You can find original book or adapted for your level.  

              • Exercises.  Buy a book or find on the internet listening exercises for your language and do it.

Speaking.  It`s quiet easy. Just speak.

              • With yourself, oh how many time I did it and heard that my friends had done it too. In the car, at home, etc. You can record it for the memory or to listen it later and find your own mistakes. It`s okay, if you are alone now, speak with yourself.

              • If you have a friend who learns the same language offer him/her to speak this language always or just sometimes.

              • If your lever is good start a channel on Youtube.  You will have to speak really a lot. There`s no other way, your speaking will get really better.

 

Reading.  

              • Learn lots of words. To know the language fluently you have to know many words.  So, develop your vocabulary.

              • Read and translate quotes, phrases and so on. It is not hard to open Tumblr/twitter/etc. and read some but it is helpful.  

              • Books, stories, fan fictions, blogs, etc. Just read a lot.

Writing. (spelling)

              • To improve your spelling just rewrite texts of your level. You can find more here.

              • Do lots of exercises. As I have already said you can buy a book or find them on the internet.

               so, i hope some of these tips i know will help ypu to achieve the success. 


(and i wanna thank my sister for being my ‘model’. follow her instagram!)

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Trump’s new FCC chief is Ajit Pai, and he wants to destroy net neutrality
Donald Trump has elevated Ajit Pai to chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, giving control over the agency to a reliable conservative who’s been opposed to pretty much every big action...
By Jacob Kastrenakes

Just in case y’all needed any more reasons to loathe and despise Donald Trump, he just appointed an FCC chief who is expressly anti-net-neutrality and gives zero shits about the potential of cable companies merging to form a monopoly over both TV and internet.

Best hope social media and regular media/news sites are in the first/basic tier of internet packages, because that’s what’s coming without net neutrality: cable companies will prioritize traffic to certain websites, and websites will have to pay more to make their site prioritized, and we will probably be sold the internet in much the same way we are sold television: in packages and tiers of channels, based on how much you’re willing to pay. Imagine a world where you paying your cable bill no longer gets you access to an open internet, but rather, you must pay extra to get access to certain levels of information on the internet. Imagine people with less money getting a smaller internet, with less information and less access. Because that could be what’s coming.

I will fight, tooth and nail, against this fuckery. Not in my lifetime. Not in my country. Access to information is a right. An open, accessible internet is not something we can compromise on. Net neutrality is a must.

i’m sorry but like as a survivor having ships of fictional characters labeled “child porn” skeeves me tf out ‘cause like

y’all are putting that in the same category as pornography made by abusing real children. real children who were kidnapped or coerced into sexual conduct by real child molesters or real disgusting people looking to capitalize on child molestation. real children. actual living breathing children.

and so much of this discourse relies on placing art and writing created largely by teenage girls on the internet on the same level as actual child molestation and child pornography and i’m not here for it it’s so transparent and ugly.

A “before you follow” page is literally the biggest red flag for a user on this fucking site as of late.

Every time I have clicked on one of those fucking things, it’s been nothing but “don’t follow if you think ace folk are queer!” or “don’t follow if you use the q-slur!” or the FUN NEW ONE I saw today was “if you read/write fic about things I don’t like as a coping mechanism, that’s fine, but it costs you nothing to keep it to yourself.”

What the actual fucking hell. I can feel my fucking skin crawling.

Also this entire concept of having people agree to a fucking Terms and Conditions before they follow you is fucking astounding. Another thing I see is “If you unfollow me, you have to let me know first or I might freak out.”

That is such a huge fucking level of burdening internet strangers with your fucking mental health, I find it honestly kind of unethical. Like no, if I’m, for example, a 16 year old fandom blogger who follows X, then does something Against The Rules or whatever the fuck and sets X off– I didn’t have the fucking capacity to meaningfully consent to being X’s fucking caretaker, and that’s really fucked and creates a dangerous environment, holy fucking christ.

Like, if someone is genuinely in a position where the content and actions of their followers (not the people they follow, but their followers) can potentially trigger a breakdown or downswing… For one, I genuinely don’t think Tumblr is a good environment for them, but for two, then fucking privatize your blog. You can’t have it both ways, you can’t want to accrue followers but also heavily gatekeep who follows you.

Say someone sees a post reblogged from you, thinks you seem cool, and follows via the hover menu from their dash and never even sees your “byf” page. There’s no wrongdoing there, they’ve simply used a mechanic of the website as intended, but by your imposed rules, they’ve never ‘signed’ the T&C.

Just. Christ. Fucking hell, fandom is not your safe space and the act of enforcing a safe space outside a private blog is unethical as fuck.

DEH Kids April Fools Day Pranks
  • <p> <b>Jared:</b> Some Netflix-level Internet shenanigans like setting up a website that involve weeks of work, then sending everyone a link and going offline for the rest of the day, knowing that chaos is unfolding<p/><b>Alana:</b> The classic "I'm gay" post in Facebook except the next day she doesn't take it down. The prank is that she just publicly came out w very little backlash bc everyone thought it was a prank. If anybody lols underneath her status she simply replies w "homophobe"<p/><b>Zoe:</b> Actually really bad at pranks,, her idea of a prank is talking in Kermit the Frog voice all day. Connor is like "Zoe that's not a prank you can't just-" "Zoe???? I'm Keermit"<p/><b>Connor:</b> Classics. The hand in a bowl of warm water trick. Fake spider on your pillow. Once bought a tambourine and tried to join jazz band just to freak Zoe out<p/><b>Evan:</b> Doesn't get to do his prank until halfway through the day bc he's too nervous, calls Zoe and leaves a message on her answering machine saying "you smell bad" but doesn't last half an hour before calling to tell her he's sorry and he hopes she's not upset and please don't break up with him<p/></p>
Underneath the Same Sun ☼

Okay so this fic is inspired by the amazing headcanons @t0ziers​ wrote. And encouraged by a comment on said post by @richietoaster. Honestly I fell in love with the idea of a long distance Reddie AU and knew I had to write it. But I wanted to write it from Richie’s point of view. And some other facts are different. whoops.  Also huge shoutout to my name twin, @buttercup-irwin for inspiring me in general to write fics. This is my first official one. Here goes nothing ~

Chapter One  Chapter Two ✧ Chapter Three

Words ;; 1,824 ・゚ Pairing ;; Richie Tozier / Eddie Kaspbrak  & some hints of Stan Uris / Bill Denbrough (It)  ・゚  Warnings ;; Strong language, Talk of penises, 18 y/o boys kissing (omg)  ・゚

❝ — Richie Tozier knew he wasn’t internet famous. In the grand scheme of things, his shitty meme blog and dead vine account were nothing compared to all the models on Instagram paid to post pictures of their abs. But damn, 4,000 followers and some change was nothing to sneeze at in Tumblr terms. And he did it all without posting porn. His best friend, Stan, might not understand just how big of a deal that it is, but his followers knew he was top tier. If you weren’t following ‘trxshmouth’ - you were causing yourself a disservice.

Out of all those 4,000 followers Richie had, he almost never spoke to any of them. He had mutuals that would sometimes tag him in their posts or follow forevers. But no one really, honestly knew the man behind the memes. That was until ‘pastelgazebo’ followed him. 

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anonymous asked:

(not a request) Imagine CROC finding this orphan merpup. The liason manages to persuade the company to attampt intergrating the tiny thing with the pod. They stand by incase its violently rejected, but is instead marveled how quick Megatron of all people snatches the pup from one of the workers. The big gray mer just purrs and nuzzles the tiny thing, and starts to groom their tiny headfins. The pup is still blind, som it just whines and burrows closer to their adoptive caretaker. ❤

( Melly’s Mod Notes: This is really sweet and heartwarming and gives me my favourite type of Megatron - old sad dad Megatron - but asaldkdfnks I can’t help but think about this in the point of the view of that staff member who isn’t the liaison. You know. The average staff member at CROC. The one not used to the Lost Light pod or the Scavengers or the Luna-1 pod. The one who feels leery of the idea of having the leader of Decepthicons have knowledge to the paths that lead towards a coastal town filled with innocent civilians given his record and all.

The poor person who carries the orphaned pup and try to tell themselves that trying to introduce a stranger’s pup to a pod known for its wild and violent antics won’t end in a disaster at all oh noooo. It’ll end well for everyone involved. The person probably got the short end of the stick because the liaison needs to negotiate with Rodimus and co. about the addition of a pup member to the pod while someone needs to hold the baby in their arms when allowing the pod members a closer inspection of the little one.

For real can you just. Imagine being the coworker of the liaison who is carrying the little helpless pup, the baby peeping up a storm?? Doing their damnedest to keep the pup calm so no one gets aggressive or annoyed with the pupper. Trying to circle around the banks of cay to introduce the baby to the podmembers one by one and then in hopes someone, anyone, will take them in. 

All the while telling themselves that this is cool, this is fine. Nothing is going to happen-

And they see Megatron of the Tarnian Shores coming straight for their ass.

It would be a miracle if they hadn’t dropped the pup there and then and ran for their lives.

So while Megatron and the pup are having a genuinely sweet moment with each other, as the co-leader of the pod begins the precious bonding process with the baby while shocked podmembers look on in wonder and awe, the liaison is trying to pull the staff member out of shock and fear.

The liaison asking if they’re okay and of fucking course they’re not okay, liaison. They’re pretty sure that stunt shaved off ten years from their lives, razed their crops, and is the reason why they’re suddenly in (more) debt. )

Porn is considered so harmful, researchers can no longer show it to human research subjects.

“Interestingly, because negative effects of pornography were demonstrated so definitively in Zillmann and Bryant’s study, researchers have had a difficult time getting new studies past academic boards monitoring the use of human subjects. 

If a study’s effects are known to be detrimental - and there is no proof the damage can be permanently reversed - ethics boards will refuse to allow a similar study to go forward. How could a university allow itself to so clearly harm students and other subjects under the auspices of social science research?  Thus subsequent researchers were unable to get new projects approved.

Luckily, the data provided by the Zillmann and Bryant study are thorough and solid; the only thing outdated about the study’s conclusion is the pornography itself and the amount consumed. Today, men who use Internet pornography typically reach the usage levels of the massive exposure group of this experiment (six hours - ed.), and the material they look at tends to be more hardcore.”

- From Pamela Paul’s 2005 book Pornified, page 90.

(If you want to know where Paul got this information, feel free to contact her yourself.)