Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00am

5TtRT: Social media, Trump’s heart, & Aziz Ansari & #MeToo

Tina Fey

“Twitter seems like a busman’s holiday: just more writing. I have no plans to do it. I’ll just stick with my 24/7 webcam. I’m old-fashioned that way.” – Tina Fey

I got to watch the CW’s Black Lightning last night and wow, was it way better than the trailers made it look. The trailers were kind of campy and not great looking FX-wise, and while the show could still use a bit of work on the costume design and FX, the writing itself and the characters were really excellent. I think this is gonna be a new must-watch.

5 Things to Read Today (1/18/18)

Buffer Social: The State of Social 2018 Report: Your Guide to Latest Social Media Marketing Research [New Data]
“To better understand these changes, plus what’s ahead for 2018 and beyond we teamed up with Social Media Week to collect data from over 1,700 marketers and create the State of Social Media 2018 report. The report shows us how marketers, from businesses of all sizes, are approaching social media marketing.”

Wired: Twitter Tried to Curb Abuse. Now It Has to Handle the Backlash
“These videos don’t prove that Twitter has a partisan bias against its far-right conservative users. (Indeed, they’re some of its most prolific users.) They do show, though, that the right-wing backlash against tech giants has reached a new height.”

New York Times: Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say
“Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could have a heart attack while in office.”

(Well, the guy’s a 70+ year old who doesn’t exercise and lives off McDonald’s. I’d be more surprised if he didn’t have heart problems.)

Vox: The controversy around’s Aziz Ansari story, explained
“Out of all the stories of sexual harassment, abuse, misconduct, and violence that have been brought to light in the past few months, perhaps none has proved as controversial as the allegations brought against comedian Aziz Ansari. On January 13, the website published a lengthy account from an anonymous 23-year-old woman — referred to as ‘Grace’ — about a date night with Ansari circa September 2017 that she said went horribly wrong. She not only calls it ‘by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had,’ but emphasizes that she has come to understand her experience with Ansari as sexual assault.”

The Atlantic: This Is Not a Sex Panic
“Last week, Andrew Sullivan wrote in New York magazine, ‘It’s time to resist the excesses of #MeToo.’ He called the moment ‘mania’ — a ‘moral panic’ wherein good and decent men are being punished for minor transgressions.”

Daily Cute: SPLASH!

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