The library’s one of the few civic spaces we have left. People are feeling like there’s no other ways for these online platforms and services to be run, it’s our destiny to have them be privately run, and yet we invoke the analogy of the library or archive all the time. To me it says that we find it realistic that Google will be our archive when it’s an advertising company. We’ve seen them get rid of services that are not profitable (Google Reader), and we’ve seen them demote things like Google Scholar. That’s realism, where it’s unrealistic to think we’d build on the success of the library with a national repository for knowledge, arts, and culture? Libraries exist and they’re open. Libraries exist with all these values we invoke in the digital sphere, but there are very few people thinking about how we might build upon them.

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#turtle cozies

#clyde

#elementary

Apparently this is trending on Reddit right now. When Barrett asked me if I knew about this number, I said “Oh, you mean Foy-Foy-Two-Foy-Foy?” Which was the mnemonic for this number because the office is in Foy Hall and if you’re on campus you only have to dial the last five numbers of any phone number. Clearly, it stuck.

Apparently this is trending on Reddit right now. When Barrett asked me if I knew about this number, I said “Oh, you mean Foy-Foy-Two-Foy-Foy?” Which was the mnemonic for this number because the office is in Foy Hall and if you’re on campus you only have to dial the last five numbers of any phone number. Clearly, it stuck.

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#auburn university

I’m realizing I shouldn’t post things when I’m tired

Spelling errors, grammar mistakes, and bad structure, oh my!

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wilwheaton:

Felicia kept telling me that I’d be Slytherin, so I went to Pottermore and let the Sorting Hat tell me where I belonged.

RAVENCLAW FOR LIFE, BITCHES!!!

wilwheaton:

Felicia kept telling me that I’d be Slytherin, so I went to Pottermore and let the Sorting Hat tell me where I belonged.

RAVENCLAW FOR LIFE, BITCHES!!!

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photos from eyes over africa by michael poliza (previously featured) taken above botswana’s okavango delta and namibia’s damaraland and soussusvlei.

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icecreamvogue:

The Liz Lemon Eyeroll 

ls Liz Lemon in my class today?

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geekyjessica:

its kinda scary how your whole life depends on how well you do as a teenager 

NOPE. NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

Nope.

That’s a lie they tell you in order to help control you.  You can start all over any time in your life.  If you get arrested and go to jail, that can really make things difficult for you later on. 

Otherwise, there are literally fifty bajillion different ways you can start over at any time in your life.  AT. ANY. TIME.  

That’s the truth.

What Jess said. 1000x what Jess said.

My Dad retired from the Air Force and went back to school to get his PhD at the age of 60. He reinvented himself at SIXTY YEARS OLD. And now he’s a university professor and a researcher and he loves it. I left a decade-long career in advertising and am studying to be an archivist and I am super excited about all the new possibilities I have.

If you love something, do it. If you stop loving that thing, stop doing it and do something else. It will probably be hard and scary and some people will resist the change. But you are so much more than one thing, you should NEVER lock yourself into one future.

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rachelfershleiser:

The Toast is singular among the ladyblogs. It is primarily a humor site with a heavy focus on the literary, pop culture and general nerdy content targeting young women. It doesn’t trade in celebrity gossip, and its editors, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, do not work for a man.
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Not enough FUCK YESes in the world to express my feelings about this.

rachelfershleiser:

The Toast is singular among the ladyblogs. It is primarily a humor site with a heavy focus on the literary, pop culture and general nerdy content targeting young women. It doesn’t trade in celebrity gossip, and its editors, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg, do not work for a man.

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Not enough FUCK YESes in the world to express my feelings about this.

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