• dailydot:

    As our editor Cooper just pointed out, the worst part of this Vanity Fair article is that ValleyWag’s co-editor, Nitasha Tiku, also left her cushy job to join ValleyWag, but was apparently not white enough to qualify as a “news disruptor.”

    And that’s not even touching on the definition of a media disruptor as someone who trades one high-profile NYC media job for another, and not, say, citizen journalists in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • I am no longer going to be writing for Thought Catalog. Here’s why.

    intrepidgirlblogger:

    milajaroniec:

    In light of the recent onslaught of racist and transphobic bullshit on Thought Catalog, it is my bittersweet duty to announce that I will no longer be freelancing for them and have, with a considerable list of other writers, asked for my article archive be removed from the site. My final article, published yesterday (linked below until it’s taken down), was a call for reinstating some basic publication standards - such as not publishing racist and transphobic bullshit - following Gavin McInnes’ shitpile of violence. Immediately after, we got something called “Ferguson, Missouri Looks Like A Rap Video.

    Thought Catalog was the first place to ever publish my work and I will always be grateful for the people I’ve gotten to know and the opportunities that have come along as a result, but at the end of it, I refuse to continue putting my name on a site that condones and promotes hate speech, racism, transphobia, misogyny, and every other horrible thing under the sun, spreading poison under the shoddy veneer that “all thinking is relevant.” Because it fucking isn’t.

    On to the next.

    http://thoughtcatalog.com/mila-jaroniec/2014/08/why-did-thought-catalog-publish-gavin-mcinnes/

    This is the realest shit: “I’m not here calling for some kind of lofty publication standards. Basic humanity is not an arbitrary ‘standard.’”

    I am proud to say that my reporters and I have made the “basic humanity is not an issue of a subjective POV” argument before to the Daily Dot editorial team, and the Daily Dot editorial team has always fucking agreed.

    (via laughterkey)

  • Anonymous
    What happened to the fandom section of the Daily Dot?

    We are now the Geek section! As of 2 weeks ago! :) Slightly expanded content.

    http://dailydot.com/topics/geek

    It’s so shiny! :D

  • dailydot:

    Today, the Daily Dot officially launched its Geek section, which means that now we have a dedicated section for covering the parts of fandom and other geek culture you all care about most!

    For the launch, we had a very cool opportunity to work with Tumblr fanartists to create special ads to appear in strategic places around the web. From left-right starting at the top, they are:

    Chaoslindsay | chaoslindsay

    Bonnie Detwiller | bonniedetwiller

    Liz Coshow | @lizcoshow

    V. Henk | @the-pournival

    Ally | wrecked-anon

    Thank you to our amazing Tumblr artists! And as always, we appreciate the support of our Tumblr readers and hope you guys enjoy our slightly shinier geek coverage.

    reblogging this because we got the final ad proofs! :D

  • dailydot:

    Today, the Daily Dot officially launched its Geek section, which means that now we have a dedicated section for covering the parts of fandom and other geek culture you all care about most!

    For the launch, we had a very cool opportunity to work with Tumblr fanartists to create special ads to appear in strategic places around the web. From left-right starting at the top, they are:

    Chaoslindsay | chaoslindsay

    Bonnie Detwiller | bonniedetwiller

    Liz Coshow | @lizcoshow

    V. Henk | @the-pournival

    Ally | wrecked-anon

    Thank you to our amazing Tumblr artists! And as always, we appreciate the support of our Tumblr readers and hope you guys enjoy our slightly shinier geek coverage.

  • dailydot:

    crossroadscastiel:

    So Misha tweetsimage

    and oh hey look he included a link to an article, let’s check it out…

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    Misha…………………….I’m…………………………….

    x

    Hey, Misha, this tag’s for you!

    But don’t feel left out, SPN producers, we’ve got a tag for you as well. ;)

    Also:

    I am a fan of our tagging system, haha.

  • dailydot:

    We’re hosting a panel to discuss the world of sex and tech on Thursday at 3PM EST.

    RSVP here and comment with any questions.

    I’m so excited for this!!!!!

  • gabydunn:

    Here’s the uncut audio of my interview with Cecil Baldwin of Welcome to Night Vale. He is a sweetheart. We talked at LA Podfest about what Cecil looks like, the queer representation in Night Vale, and whether Carlos will ever come back on the radio.

    Edit: Oops, it cuts off at the end, but basically he says Carlos will be back on the radio soon. There’s plans for it. :)