I could swear the first rollout of subway ads for The Social Network went with the full “PUNK BILLIONAIRE GENIUS TRAITOR” cutline treatment, but now they just say “PUNK BILLIONAIRE GENIUS,” which sort of undercuts the … something? I mean, I could stand being a punk if I was also a billionaire and genius.
I am now the person who looks so unkempt and down at the heel that I might accept an offer from a fellow subway patron for a free haircut as part of a training and/or promotional regimen. Time to go back to the Russian I guess.
In my whine about Jezebel taking our Tavi-Staub photo gallery and running with it, I was principally whiney about how it seemed they had just dumped the images into their own gallery module with no added edit. But then I happened to be looking at Jezebel on mobile, and saw there actually is a whole post about the pics. (Guess Jez mobile strips /gallery from the URL because it’s not supported?) Whoops, I’m a jerk. Trouble is, how do you get to that post on Jezebel’s site? Every link off the Jezebel homepage (post title, “More” link, and of course the gallery pics) goes to their gallery. On the gallery pages, I don’t see any link back to their main post. So no foul on the no-edit whine of mine, but I’m genuinely curious as to how one is supposed to read or find the actual post in such cases … poking around, looks like that’s how all the galleries run now on Gawker sites. Which I guess works if you just want the same pics viewable by someone whose platform can’t see a gallery, but sad that the “real” post (which was more interesting anyway) will be seen by vastly fewer people than the plain vanilla gallery. Wow! Did I just write a post so obsessively picayune that it might break the internet’s will to live? let’s hope so!
but it’s rather shitty to see it follow in the footsteps of Perez, Jared et al and simply appropriate an entire photo gallery with nothing added editorially. Content is still king! Thanks for the two-word (five-letter!) credit link and all, but didn’t this used to be considered a gutter practice? Am I behind the curve here? Happy to just send the fullsize TIFFs next time, I guess.