Anatomy of a Viral Tweet

How I Became Thousands of Nerds’ Worst Enemy

by Tweeting a Photo

Famous people aren’t like regular people, they’re better. So this was a huge deal.

The internet is filled with nerds who are desperate to 1) demonstrate their love for science and 2) display their superiority to everyone else. I had provided them all with a chance to do both, at the same time. They were falling over each other to tell me that I am the reason the world is a bad place.


via How I Became Thousands of Nerds’ Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo | Gawker.


Highly suggest reading the whole thing to see what it is like to be at the center of a social media firestorm that misses your humanity or factors in your ability to be tongue-in-cheek. Some things are missed completely in the social media sphere. Don’t become like this guy, you might not be able to stand it.

Ellis Island’s Abandoned South Side


Are you familiar with the south side of Ellis Island, which has been sitting in abandonment for about 60 years? It makes for some beautiful ruin porn, but it would be great to see this area restored, which is something the Save Ellis Island project has been determined to make happen. We reached out to them for some new updates on their efforts, but for now let’s focus on the ruin.

via Photos: Touring Ellis Island’s Abandoned South Side: Gothamist.