“Bandit’s Roost,” pictured above, was once considered the most dangerous part in all of New York City.
Jacob A. Riis was a police reporter in 1877 and decided to document the people living in New York’s East Side slum district. His book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, was the result of these photographs and was published in 1890.
Head over to Petapixel for more incredible photographs and info on Riis.
Win Robocop’s Ford Taurus from this 1992 issue of Nintendo Power. –EH
By: Becca Luna
Albert Alvarez is one of San Antonio’s local Artists; he takes to a pen like a fish takes to water.
I got the pleasure of viewing his work, which is mind blowing and deep. I meet him at his studio that he rents out of a church. It was a very old church in the…
via @OnlyinAustin on Twitter: Kim Jong Un heard there was a White House Bar on Rainey Street. Wants to cover all bases.
They wouldn’t serve Kim Jong Un a third Mexican Martini at Trudy’s.
Kim Jong Un was actually doing the East Side a favor; he plans to threaten Brooklyn and Portland next month, and this way our hipsters can say they were avoiding nukes “before it was cool.”
Once there was a beautiful princess named MOCA. She had a great collection but she wasn’t very good at managing her money. Soon, she was flat broke.
Across town there was a guy named LACMA:
He was a good guy, and a hard worker, but his collections weren’t as sexy as…
Facebook is impersonating people without their consent, and most individuals have no idea this is happening. Any post made by Facebook on your behalf is completely invisible to you, and only shows up in your friends’ & family’s news feed.
Facebook considers this an intentional feature. They’ll re-post one of your “likes” every so often with a related article. It makes sense form a marketing standpoint - reposts help whatever you “like” gain visibility. However, there’s no way to filter exactly which articles are posted on your behalf - because again, they’re only visible to your friends. The only way to prevent re-posted content is to unlike everything.
Apparently this isn’t new:
Class action lawsuit:
Note: “Facebook denies any wrongdoing and any liability whatsoever” - they don’t plan on fixing this issue.
Dead people liking stuff on Facebook:
This goes beyond just advertising on a user’s behalf - my friends & family might think I like inappropriate content, or information I don’t agree with - it can damage relationships. In fact, I’m only familiar with this issue because a friend asked if I liked “penis shaped waffles”.
What else has Facebook posted on my behalf that I don’t agree with? What has Facebook posted on your behalf that you don’t agree with?
I encourage you to scan through your Facebook feed, and find any “like” by an friend with a “Related Article”. I bet they have no idea the article was posted under their name - go ahead and ask them.
- Craig Condon
(Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.)
Since his arrest in January, 2011, I have known more about the events that began this spiral than I have wanted to know. Aaron consulted me as a friend and lawyer. He…