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October Edition of #Read2Riches: Social Media And Reading Culture.

See, nobody liked my facebook selfie and my beautifully crafted post for the past 5 days. This is very annoying!

I have not gotten a Retweet or mention in the last 168 hours even with my numerous tweets and massive following. 273 more words

The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s “The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts Toward a Genealogical Approach” asks a fundamental question: How does the younger generation of students and readers approach a text, and in which ways does their constant reading via one online device or another, as a ubiquitous electronic background activity, change their experience of interacting with the printed word?

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Yesterday a friend of mine was more or less forcing down my throat,the theory about how the world will end up getting pissed off at all the pollution humanity is responsible for,flush us all into the afterlife,and use our bodies as compost to rubuild the natural world..(which it appears my friend does not feel we are a part of..).Now, Im no ‘all-knowing-prophet’ so I cant say for sure,that this theory may have something to do with the fact that she is at that time of the month again,and wants a lot of people dead for various reasons.But whether that’s the reason behind her theory or not,I found her revelation to me quite stupid at the point she started that monologue.But as it often happens,at night,when everyone else was sound asleep,and all the lights were off,and I was alone in my room,my mind started with the ‘what ifs’.What if,that theory had some truth in it?What if,it was planning to flush us dead the next day?What if i was the lone survivor?What if,I wasnt????Goodness there cannot be any truth to it!Id be past tense if it flooded humanity.I cant swim at all,and I doubt floating on my back is even a possiblity on raging water.Ahahaha…I laugh with bitterness at the stupidity of that thought.Floating on my back on….and then,that would be so unfair if the earth was concious enough to get mad at all the pollution,but not know exactly who was doing it..alot and flood THEM.I mean,some of us dont even drive those O-zone layer destroying things..not exactly because we dont want to…point is we dont.Dont matter what the reason is.And speaking for myself here,I love nature,and I am vocal against deforrestation and littering and well,a lot of other things.So here it is.If the earth is so concious about what happens on it,it better have heard me defending them trees and grass and water bodies,and leave me out of its grand plan of global Man-ridding(is that even a word?).You know what I meant.And if the theory ends up holding no water(pun intended),for purposes of future reference,I knew it.So anyway,I hear the sea level is rising.Mmmh.Swimming instructor anywhere?


Classics Club Spin List

Here’s my first Classics Spin list. On Monday Aug 11, The Classics Club will post a number between 1-20. That will be the book that I must read by October 6th. 215 more words


Anthropology 101: Meet the 'Nacirema'

If you have ever taken a basic anthropology course, you probably have read Horace Miner’s, Body Ritual among the Nacirema.

One of the hardest things, but most basic skills that an anthropologist must learn to do is to see and understand how they are objects of culture. 451 more words