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inessential: Real Life in Seattle

inessential: Real Life in Seattle: And now that we’re all replacing Twitter with other things for our social needs — with Mastodon for some people, Micro.blog for some (including me), Slack, Snapchat, plus falling back to the usual things like blogs and texting and email — we should remember that regular hanging-out-with-folks is massively important. …

Linked: “Unrelenting tyranny of reality TV”

Unrelenting tyranny of reality TV: The networks don’t script the shows. Instead, it is “sources who have gone direct.” Look at our president, who is playing the media circus so well with his daily missives. Vox editor Ezra Klein recently wrote that “in the hypercompetitive enclaves of cable news and social media, where only the …