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The point of the phrase “Summer of the Shark” is to remind yourself that a “trend” can be, and often is, entirely a product of people energetically looking for a certain thing, even while the actual rate of the thing is unremarkable, abnormally low, or declining. […] If a self-sustaining hype bubble can form even over something as relatively easy to measure as the number of shark attacks, imagine how common it must be with more nebulous social phenomena.

Read Summer of the Shark post on Scott Aaronson’s blog

the ecstasy of sanctimony.

Such a great and concise phrase. Hadley Freeman referred to it recently in her Guardian column when describing the court of Twitter’s harsh and questionable justice.

SMBC #3685 

One of the top 5 reasons to moderate time spent on social media. Love the web, but sometimes it’s all a little overwhelming.