Thinking back, I’ve always considered news as a dialogue rather than a monologue. I’ve preferred conversations to speeches. That said, I don’t often hang out on street corners or in neighborhood bars partaking in random conversations about the weather or the Mets. I like my conversations curated.

A little late to the game…. nonetheless: great lede.

Looks like my previous question was answered, sort of:

The idea is that these curators all follow a wide group of people. They’re power users who are constantly finding new and interesting things on Tumblr, so by reading the curated page you’ll see a lot of things by people you might know about. The main thing is that you should be able to follow a particular curated tag and be introduced to a new Tumblr blogger via a post the person has done.

Bad News - A Media Fiction (Diplom) (by www.nicouthe.de)

The film asks the question which consequences could be caused by information and news. With regard to the financial crisis, the metaphor is a kind of an exaggerated persiflage: only the message of the apocalypse causes the end of the world – a self-fulfilling prophecy caused by the media!

HT to @brainpickings

Through the metaphor of a 1950’s newspaper that self-destructs as it reports on an apocalyptic comet, the film offers timely cultural commentary on the potential sociocultural consequences of today’s media negativism and sensationalism.

What’s more frightening is the blank newsprint.