“On a daily basis, users generate more messages than can be consumed by each other. This congestion overwhelmed Facebook and Twitter, justifying a competition of sorts — survival of that fittest to be shared.”

How social media changed our definition of “social”

Virality is no longer just a concern for brands and celebrities

(via theweekmagazine)

yeahwriters:

You know what makes Tumblr the chillest social platform? The fact that it allows you to write hashtags with spaces.

Digital content was supposed to deliver millions and millions of small niche content ideas, but there is now so much content to choose from, people are overwhelmed and engaging in the content that is most sharable.

The social media age has become the age of social proof. As a consequence, big blockbuster ideas are grabbing a bigger share of people’s attention.

In music, film and media, it’s become a winner take all economy, so the rewards of coming up with a big idea that can be shared in culture have never been bigger and the thresholds to entry never lower.

constantlyfreemaned:

Martin talking about not being so nice in The Hobbit… (x)

(via fuckyeahmartinfreeman)

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
— L.R. Knost (via featherandarrow)

(via themadeshop)

"I saw someone do it one day, and I really liked it. I wanted it in the film. I thought it would be funny so I just put it in. I didn’t know where I was going to put it, and then we were doing the take where she’s really sick and it’s something that’s just kind of like, "What do you want when you’re sick? I don’t want anyone to talk to me. The thought of someone speaking is just…" So yeah, I just thought I’d throw it in and the director really liked it so we kept it." - Emily Blunt on improvising in The Devil Wears Prada

(via spikejonzes)

“Maturing is realizing how many things don’t require your comment.”
— Rachel Wolchin  (via thatkindofwoman)

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zsultan:

Google Calendar for Android helpfully presents your upcoming schedule in a diagram resembling the DNA sequence of a fruit fly.