Here’s a hot tip: if you're interviewing a comedian over the phone, don't do the transcribing yourself.
First, you'll experience lots of technical difficulties, because your laughter will have made the comedian's responses inaudible.
Second, you will have to live with every dumb joke you made in a vain attempt to impress said comedian, and you will never be able to look at yourself in a mirror again without flinching in shame. I learned this the hard way.
I really, really want Megan Amram to think I'm funny, because I think she's very funny. Megan is the type of funny that brings her 33,400 Twitter [...]
I’ve spoken to very few people about what it was like to be in a room watching my mother take her last gulps of air. It was dinnertime, dark. We’d just had pizza. We’d been taking turns sitting by her side when there was a change in her breathing. All the oxygen drained from the room. When my mother died, it was just my family in a semicircle, alone together with what moments ago had been “her,” but in the span of seconds had become “her body.” She was 63.
When I read that comedian Laurie Kilmartin was live-tweeting her father’s dying days, I recoiled as though from an uppercut [...]
Via Hairpin pal Lindsey Weber, "Emoji Tracker" lists the realtime use of emoji on Twitter. Unexpected delight here: the all-caps rollover text describing each emoji. "FACE WITH STUCK-OUT TONGUE AND WINKING EYE" = ;P
I had the experience recently of unfollowing someone on Twitter. He has about 800 followers, is following 400. A few days later, he unfollowed me. (I've had this experience several times in the past as well, which is why I checked.) My question is this: how did he know it was me? Barring him visiting my profile and noticing specifically, which is always a possibility, is there a tool you can use that alerts you who unfollows you? Or do people like that keep a list and crosscheck every time they lose a follow?
"Social Anxiety" is a new social media advice column by Anjali Mullany. The [...]