When in doubt, the rule of threes is a rule that plays well with all of storytelling. When describing a thing? No more than three details. A character’s arc? Three beats. A story? Three acts. An act? Three sequences. A plot point culminating in a mystery of a twist? At least three mentions throughout the tale. This is an old rule, and a good one. It’s not universal — but it’s a good place to start. –
—Chuck Wendig (via writingquotes)
The change marks a watershed moment in Facebook’s history and the end of a dream — Mark Zuckerberg’s dream — of a world where everything you eat, do, play, pin, visit, or listen to gets automatically shared to Facebook in real-time. Unfortunately for Zuckerberg, users weren’t yet ready for (or didn’t want) that kind of transparency in their daily lives.
—Facebook gives up on automatically posting everything you do online
Mark Zuckerberg’s quantified self dream is over — for now (via thisistheverge)
Today marks 100 years since Sun Ra was born. Read Albert Mobilio’s essay on the jazz musician, artist, and “cosmic philosopher.”
"I am someone who tries to write, who right now more & more seems to need to write, daily; and who hopes less that the products of that need are lucrative or even liked than simply received, read, seen."
- David Foster Wallace