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#Gamergate moral panic resembles the 90s, which directly affects women's career choices

By now, if you haven't been living off-grid, you've heard of Gamergate. It's been mentioned in connection to recent school massacre email threat made to Utah State University, who were clear on that they "determined that there was no threat to students, staff or the speaker, so no alert was issued", prior to Anita Sarkeesian's scheduled lecture.

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Tits on the internet - When Fappening becomes UNfappening

This article features artistic interpretations of private celebrity nudes. If that offends you then please turn away now and you can still claim the moral high ground next time those pics come up in conversation.

Are they gone? Great. Glad you’re still with us.

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Bard Behaviour - Poetry in advertising

Perhaps like me, you woke up to discover that the other day was National Poetry Day – whatever that really means. From Sticky Toffee Pudding Day to Thank Your Dentist Day, there’s some bullshit entirely fictional moment to celebrate each and every facet of human endeavour. It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring, it’s unadulterated, and it’s bollocks of the most meaningless kind. ‘Taco Day’ is rapidly approaching on Saturday, and let’s not forget ‘Ship in a Bottle Day’ too.

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Dust off the desktop, save the internet

Your mobile addiction is killing the internet. This is a fact.

You know how people talk about the mobile revolution?. What they're really talking about is the get up close and personal revolution. The, we have everything you want, and it fits in your pocket revolution, which is synonymous with the "It conveniently solves our biggest marketing problems as well" revolution, so which came first, the chicken, or the egg?

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Gavin McInnes fired for having an dissenting opinion

Adweek reported yesterday that Gavin McInnes was forced to take an indefinite leave of absence from his CCO role at New York shop, Rooster, following an essay written on Thought Catalog called "Transphobia is Perfectly Normal." Lovely bit of linkbait wouldn't you say? I wonder how many people actually read it.

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Facebook: A place for people who don't matter

I bet you thought this would be another one of those "you don't know any of your FB friends IRL" rants.

Nope.

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Seattle hamburger joint shows Jesus smoking a joint, because marketing.

Seattle burger joint Lunchbox Laboratory saw a huge opportunity in the fact Easter falls on April 20th this year. What better way to get press than combining the most important holiday in the Christian religion with a stoner holiday as a giant fuck you to a lot of people, only to claim that's a good thing because you're getting talked about.

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Music's going out of business and you're to blame.

A few days ago the above tweet from Bette Midler got some attention. She's one more in a series of prominent and once best-selling musicians who are displaying how their royalties have shrunk to laughable rates thanks to music streaming services.

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We're not paid shills for the music industry. That's the problem.

Let me clarify: We have day jobs in which we are indeed paid shills. We work in advertising. But when it comes to Adland, no one pays us. When we’re writing about a so-called engineer spitting on a dead Beastie Boy, or a musician being a hypocrite, no one from the music industry (whatever that means) lines our pockets.

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L.A. Mayor crowdsources designs for tote bags

In Los Angeles nowhere is decay more evident than in the infrastructure. Constant "carmageddon" construction projects show very little in improvement; they're not meant to. They're only small bandages, a half-assed, albeit costly cosmetic touch-up ignoring a much larger problem.

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