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August 19, 2014
I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a f**k if it’s by police or peers. This s**t is not normal.

Rapper J. Cole, in a statement on his blog about police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. (via dailydot)

Be sure to read this article while listening to his new song about all this, “Be Free.”

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The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.
Researchers at Norway’s Stavanger University say that you’re less likely to remember stuff reading it from a Kindle than you are a book, and the fact that you don’t have to turn the page may be part of the reason.
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President Obama might still decide to give a speech about events in Ferguson. But it probably won’t be the speech many of his supporters want. When Obama gave the first Race Speech he was a unifying figure trying to win the Democratic nomination. Today he’s a divisive figure who needs to govern the whole country. The White House never forgets that.
Ezra Klein breaks down why Obama didn’t exactly win hearts over with his Ferguson speech yesterday.
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In which a CNN anchor suggests using water cannons on Ferguson protesters, receives a look from her co-anchor.

Here’s why that’s a bad idea.

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August 18, 2014
Photographs can display certain emotions. Even though it’s not a family photo and he’s not going to be all smiles, having pleasant thoughts would probably look softer in the photograph.

Rick Perry mug shot tips: Get sleep, ditch glasses and wear blue

The Austin American-Statesman does its best Politico impression in covering Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s forthcoming mugshot. Dude’s not getting arrested on abuse of power charges, though.

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A suggestion for Tumblr: Try to figure out a way so spammers can’t use this black-hat SEO (search engine optimization) technique. It’s dead simple to take advantage of, and as a result, some sites (such as our own) often drown in it. Today, for example, we got a ton of fake traffic from bots doing an obscure search on Google (see screenshots). Here’s a quick explanation as to what’s happening, as far as we can see:

  • first Black hat SEO types hit Google and type in this specific phrase — “site:tumblr.com ‘liked this’” — a common phrase on Tumblr due to the way it handles likes. 
  • then Then, sketchy bot types will create hundreds or thousands of fake Tumblr accounts whose URLs forward to a sketchy-looking site not on Tumblr.
  • result These sites end up getting hundreds or thousands of backlinks to their sketchy sites on Google — and all they had to do was like tons of people.

» But we have a temporary solution: Are you, like us, getting a lot of spam on your Tumblr? This is a likely reason. We’d like to offer a suggestion to solve the problem. If you know how to edit your theme in HTML, do a search for the phrase “{PostNotes}” and replace it with this: ”<!—googleoff: all—>{PostNotes}<!—googleon: all—>”. This prevents the notes from getting crawled by Google, which is good because it focuses your content, but bad, because any relevant content in reblogs won’t account for what shows up in search engines. This is really a problem Tumblr needs to look at — if they take out common phrases or make them invisible to search engines, everyone wins. But we hope this at least helps your sanity. It’ll help ours.

Come on lets be honest you have nofollow settings and you enjoy the traffic I know I do on my blog. I get on average close to 50 comments and I end up finding 2 or 3 that I will approve however I can live with that because I’m happy to find those comments of people actually there for the material and the traffic helps too.

The truth is everyone knows about this kind of stuff but for you to say its black hat is ludicrous its only black hat if its spam its only spam if they are doing it without consent. The point I am trying to make is you are the only one that has the power to approve or not.

I’m just here to develop my tumblr account by being social I do have FREE informative blogs that I am not trying to sell anything but the reason I do this is because I get Traffic this way TRAFFIC is the trump card in search engines. In-case no has noticed Google no longer gives page rank. However that site that gets all the traffic links to my other sites these links are great. in order have a great link to your money site have a blog that give away rather than sells.

NOOOOOOO! please don’t do it. Why did you create a Tumblr account?

I know why I did because I wanted the back-link juice. Traffic is traffic and traffic = popularity that converts to authority and by default higher PR 

I’d like to introduce you all to what I’d like to call “the problem.” If you think “back-link juice” is why Tumblr is awesome, get off of Tumblr. Sincerely, everyone.

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chrisgeidner:

Expect Many, Many Lawsuits From Ferguson
WASHINGTON — It’s been nine days since Michael Brown was shot, unarmed, in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, but civil rights and civil liberties legal advocates say the legal fallout from the shooting and its tumultuous aftermath are just beginning.  
“There will be lawsuits up the kazoo,” said Barbara Arnwine, the longtime president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in an interview Sunday evening. “I think you’re going to see ripple after ripple of legal matters here in response to this outrageous situation.”

The cluster-you-know-what won&#8217;t be going away anytime soon.

chrisgeidner:

Expect Many, Many Lawsuits From Ferguson

WASHINGTON — It’s been nine days since Michael Brown was shot, unarmed, in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, but civil rights and civil liberties legal advocates say the legal fallout from the shooting and its tumultuous aftermath are just beginning.  

“There will be lawsuits up the kazoo,” said Barbara Arnwine, the longtime president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in an interview Sunday evening. “I think you’re going to see ripple after ripple of legal matters here in response to this outrageous situation.”

The cluster-you-know-what won’t be going away anytime soon.

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