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Up Front: Fairy-Tale Autopsies

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  • 3410,

    Which just happens to be exactly what Google are calling their new equivalent of Facebook's Like button/data-harvesting service.

    Since when does "+1" mean "you should check this out"?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to 3410,

    they've never been that strong on explaining themselves when it comes to anything social :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • 3410, in reply to Sacha,

    What utter twaddle:

    Your +1’s are stored in a new tab on your Google profile. You can show your +1’s tab to the world, or keep it private and just use it to personally manage the ever-expanding record of things you love around the web... Regardless of whether you chose to publicly share your +1’s tab, your +1’s will still be visible to others viewing the content you +1’d.

    etc.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi, in reply to Sacha,

    Lately we seem to have developed an informal "+1" custom.

    What amuses me about that is that on Balloon Juice, "+n" indicates the number of drinks you've had before posting your response.

    It actually works on multiple levels in that case.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Andre Alessi,

    on Balloon Juice, "+n" indicates the number of drinks you've had before posting your response

    Now there's a useful custom #hic

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Sacha,

    + 3

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    a moderate head start

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Yet another of Emma's threads devolves into a discussion of dicks. A trend perhaps Emma? Just sayin'

    Sometimes they start out that way

    So while we're on the subject...
    Arizona's Senate-Approved Birther Bill Could Force Presidential Candidates to Provide Documentation Describing What Their Penis Looks Like to Get on Ballot

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    @Jackie, and anyone else who is interested..

    Take a look: The Stroppery: tea, crumpets and fucking the patriarchy

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1447 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Deborah,

    I am so pleased about this. So, so pleased.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Right, now I can talk about it, yay!

    So, um, yay.

    The Stroppery is a sort of natural extension and marriage of Tits Out For Ourselves, and the Wellington Feminazi Boner-Killer drinks. It just seemed to make sense to assemble people who were all doing the same kind of stuff in one place.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    Oh no! I got lost! Do I want a blog for myself? No - don't. So why, when I went to register to be a strop, was that the first question? ( I'm pretending I don't know what to do. I'm very savvy about the internet, like Katrina, don't you know? Not.)

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Jacqui Dunn,

    Oh no! I got lost! Do I want a blog for myself? No - don't. So why, when I went to register to be a strop, was that the first question?

    That'd be WordPress, I think. It loves you and wants you to have your very own WordPress site, no matter what! Honest, it's just looking out for you!

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn, in reply to Emma Hart,

    That’d be WordPress, I think. It loves you and wants you to have your very own WordPress site

    Ho-kay. As long as it doesn't die of neglect....

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    We launched this morning, and in the first four hours we’d already had our first rape threat, and been called sluts twice. It’s a blast.

    And depressing -- perhaps I'm just getting old, but I remember when trolls made a fucking effort. "Oi, slutz U just need a gud root" is as tediously predictable as it is nauseating.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I have to admit I'm a little disappointed myself. Mind you, given there's no specific content up there yet, I guess all objections have to be kind of generic. At least people should be able to decide whether we're getting laid too much, or not enough.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I have to admit I’m a little disappointed myself.

    Apart from the known PAS troll, what did the others look like?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I know of two on the linked post at The Hand Mirror. TRIGGER WARNING

    One was just "sluts". The other was:

    I hope they all get gang raped in the ass.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Emma Hart,

    TRIGGER WARNING

    Ugh.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Bingo cards at the ready then?

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Emma Hart,

    he other was:

    I hope they all get gang raped in the ass.

    Judith Collins?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2935 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Sigh. The fuck is wrong with these people?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Danielle,

    Danielle- what I cannot understand is this: Emma & others have set up a website that will appeal to a lot of 'certain parties' - great!

    It's not a site I'm ever going to visit, or otherwise comment on but - really excellent it's out there. So: why do thug spoilers go visit? They're really thick'n'nasty male teenage hoons? I know the shits are out there-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Islander,

    So: why do thug spoilers go visit?

    Feminist forums always get that. Brick and mortar ones, digital ones - it's no different. There will always be people who feel threatened by the simple fact that they exist.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Several of my family are actively involved in feminist activities & organisations.
    They include medics: several are males. I donate some of my royalties, largish & small, anonymously, to the Women's Refuge movement. I know about the 'people who feel threatened' (*always males or fundamentalists of some stripe of the other*)BUT-
    this seems like hate attacks by nobodies - for fun. Which is why I think it is a certain sad class of loser adolescent males...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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