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A Twitter Trainwreck

No one can look away from a train wreck, and I certainly couldn’t tear myself away from this trainwreck of a Twitter exchange. It ended pretty well, actually, considering. So far, no one has been fired or sued, and I’m sure it’s been great for brand awareness… Is any publicity really good publicity? I work …

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On meticulousness.

I’ve spent the afternoon watching the three episodes of Signé Chanel I could easily find online while stitching a few blackwork embroidery squares. Signé Chanel follows Rue Cambon’s couturières in the weeks leading to a Chanel fashion show. It’s incredible insight into the work that goes into a single item of clothing.  Three things struck me about the …

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Pretty powerful

“I don’t want my girls to be children who are perfect and then, when they start to feel like women, they remember how I thought of myself as ugly and so they will be ugly too. They will get older and their breasts will lose their shape and they will hate their bodies, because that’s …

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December 2 2012

“Last year, I visited Kabul and Herat. I was curious how people in a country with roughly four percent internet penetration and limited mobile data access interacted with Google search and products. Since radio is a popular form of mass communication in Afghanistan, it turns out that people call in to a local radio show called Percipal (Seek and Search) and ask their query …

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Reading…

Too sore to go to the gym tonight, so I’m spending some quality time with  A&L Daily . Christopher Hitchens: an impossible act to follow, as written by his wife, Carol Blue.  The Sugar Wars, on soda, obesity and politics. Life After TED. Is TED running out of ideas? Is TED founder Richard Saul Wurman’s new …

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