Happy 55th Birthday, Emma Thompson! (April 15, 1959)
3-4/??? ♡ doctor who stills
This is (one reason) why I love the internet.
If you dont think this is one of the best things ever, then you need to reexamine your life choices
Just reblogging to point out that the hero of the story, Lauren Bishop Vranch, is married to Richard Vranch off Whose Line.
when the oppressed/minority is quiet or kind, the majority doesn’t go ‘well they are so sweet, we should give them rights.’
when that happens, the majority does not notice the oppressed. they become invisible.
that is why no minority is required to be nice or sweet- because they will be flies on a wall otherwise
Fuckin made my night.
what a day!!!!!!!! nothing happened and i was tired
This is all going to sound a bit cyberpunk dystopia, but there’s now a social media company that allows businesses—and potentially law enforcement services—to incentivize crowd control during riots.
Tiltor is designed to “break up riots from within,” by rewarding those who discourage violent behaviour from inside the crowd itself.
Businesses or police can hire Tiltor to send a message to all the smartphones in a designated area, offering a reward to anyone who attempts to disperse the crowd from within. If the riot ends soon after, everyone who signed up to Tiltor gets a share of the total reward money.
“With everyone in and around a rioting area now incentivized for it to end,” explains Tiltor’s website, “the riot is undermined from within and the tide turns in the authorities’ favor.”
Well, I guess now there’s a way to actually monetize flash-mobs.