So Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of Introversion

This is actu­al­ly a prob­lem that was iden­ti­fied at least as ear­ly as 1980, when one study found that the “sci­en­tif­ic” and “com­mon-sense” def­i­n­i­tions of intro­ver­sion didn’t quite match up.

I am the eye, you are my victim; the pornographic ideology of music video

Andrea Dworkin has said that the first vic­tim in pornog­ra­phy is the woman in the pho­to­graph (Dworkin 1994). Using 1980s video icons Duran Duran as an exam­ple, I extend her argu­ment to ask what effect that image has on the audi­ence, the female fans who fol­low pop­u­lar music groups and con­sume music videos. By rec­og­niz­ing the porno­graph­ic qual­i­ties of these images, fem­i­nists and oth­er edu­ca­tors will have a way not only to dis­cuss their harm, but also to work to dis­em­pow­er them.

The Web We Need to Give Students

As orig­i­nal­ly con­ceived at the Vir­ginia lib­er­al arts uni­ver­si­ty, the Domains ini­tia­tive pro­vides stu­dents and fac­ul­ty with their own Web domain. It isn’t sim­ply a blog or a bit of Web space and stor­age at the school’s dot-edu, but their own domain — the dot com (or dot net, etc) of the student’s choos­ing.

This is really exciting, linguistically speaking.

[I]t’s not true that Tum­blr nev­er uses punc­tu­a­tion. But it is true that lack of punc­tu­a­tion has become, itself, a form of punc­tu­a­tion. On Tum­blr the lack of punc­tu­a­tion in mul­ti­sen­tence-long posts cre­ates the func­tion of rhetor­i­cal speech, or speech that is not intend­ed to have an answer, usu­al­ly in the form of a ques­tion.