Tuesday, October 21, 2014
mirandaadria:

sun-thief-rai:

gloryandus:

medesha:

So DiGiorno Pizza tweeted “#WhyIStayed You had pizza.” today. The problem being #WhyIStayed is a hashtag for people to share why they stayed with their domestic abuser.This is hardly the first time a company has committed a huge social media blunder (remember American Apparel’s “clouds” on the Fourth of July?), but I have to say, DiGiornio is handling it better than any other company I’ve seen. They took the tweet down and have spent all day replying to angry tweets individually.
Even if they had multiple people working on the account to reply (which I’m sure they did), that’s a lot of tweeting. And the message was always variations on the same: we’re sorry, this mistake was preventable, and we screwed up.
That’s powerful. Every company should have a plan in place for if/when they commit an error of this magnitude. And, of course, check WHY a tag is trending before you use it.

It seems like the tweet was only up for about 5 minutes, but they didn’t just delete it and pretend it hadn’t happened, they took responsibility. This is how you apologize.

Good job, DiGiorno Pizza.

DiGiorno now rocks in more ways than one.

mirandaadria:

sun-thief-rai:

gloryandus:

medesha:

So DiGiorno Pizza tweeted “#WhyIStayed You had pizza.” today. The problem being #WhyIStayed is a hashtag for people to share why they stayed with their domestic abuser.

This is hardly the first time a company has committed a huge social media blunder (remember American Apparel’s “clouds” on the Fourth of July?), but I have to say, DiGiornio is handling it better than any other company I’ve seen. They took the tweet down and have spent all day replying to angry tweets individually.

Even if they had multiple people working on the account to reply (which I’m sure they did), that’s a lot of tweeting. And the message was always variations on the same: we’re sorry, this mistake was preventable, and we screwed up.

That’s powerful. Every company should have a plan in place for if/when they commit an error of this magnitude. And, of course, check WHY a tag is trending before you use it.

It seems like the tweet was only up for about 5 minutes, but they didn’t just delete it and pretend it hadn’t happened, they took responsibility. This is how you apologize.

Good job, DiGiorno Pizza.

DiGiorno now rocks in more ways than one.

Anonymous said: Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!

uniwolfwerecorn:

januarium:

transformativeworks:

70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider dona ting as well.

We currently have 16365 fandoms, 418361 registered users, and 1330541 works. (x)

And it’s free of advertising, it’s non-commercial, it’s our haven and we can be certain that our fanworks don’t get banned or deleted or censored. AO3 has given a multinational fandom a platform, and, with the OfTW, a voice. So if you can spare a few dollars, do it!

bentoboxent:

The writers’ room of our Bob’s Burgers production office got a major face lift today!!! Special thanks to everyone who helped make this project happen!

Artwork by Phil Hayes and Tyler Garrison; Decal installed by Wrap Bullys

(Source: validx2)

For all that their reactions were outwardly fairly different, Gordon (Gotham) and Michaela (How to Get Away with Murder) both responded to their respective partners with a sense of betrayal. They both said that they’d been lied to. Without any indication that they’d asked the simple question “have you ever been in a same sex relationship?”, both Gordon and Michaela decided that they were the aggrieved party, not their fiancé, who was outed without permission. Because yeah, that happened, in case we all forget. Aiden and Barbara are both exposed by their former lovers, robbed of their dignity and agency. But Gordon and Michaela get to be upset and believe in the fairy tale of their victimhood, and their bisexual partner is left to apologize for…what? Their past? Their sexuality? http://powderroom.jezebel.com/tv-framing-bisexuality-as-a-lie-1648510056 (via cbrachyrhynchos)

shingekinowhyiseveryonedying:

Ah, you’re watching Attack on Titan? I love that anime. The way they all just [clenches fist] die.

condesces:

constructed identity as self-care. performance as self-care. aesthetic as self-care. these things are so valuable, constructing a self you like and cherish is so valuable, choosing to be a person you enjoy is so valuable

supernatural-tardis:

i had a crush on this guy and i decided to pull a Pavlov on him by offering him whenever i saw him  this brand of candy he seemed to really like and after a while whenever he saw me he got excited for a second then you could see his expression shift to wondering the why the hell was he so happy to see me and i swear it was the evilest thing but also the most hilarious i made a guy like me by conditioning him into associating me to a candy he liked

viridian-plains:

incompleteicarus:

Do you ever ‘wtf white people’ even though you are a white people.

Monday, October 20, 2014

rectumofglory:

andromedalogic:

direcartographies:

a moment of silence for all the fanfiction lost to the ravages of time, unsalvageable even by the wayback machine, condemned to its final resting place in the deactivated archives of fansites for now-syndicated television shows

rest in bytes my dear lemons and limes