This report on online antisemitism looks bad. Could reality be worse?

Anyone who is Jewish and has been online knows that social media is awash in antisemitism. Still, it’s rare that anyone quantifies the toxicity. The London- and Washington, D.C.,-based Center for Countering Digital Hate recently did just that. Its new report spotlights the incredibly lax enforcement of community guidelines regarding antisemitism. From May 18-June 29, CCDH reported … Continue reading

Keira Knightley’s Topless Wisdom

Brava, Keira Knightley! Well, sort of. Knightley recently agreed to (NSFW) pose topless for Interview magazine in return for a promise not to Photoshop the picture. The actress, who is accustomed to having her image retouched, told Time, “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them … Continue reading

Who Needs Baby Albums Anymore?

Why do we still buy baby albums? Last year, 4.2 million American babies were born, and category leader C.R. Gibson — which sold the first baby books in 1898 and now has over 20% of the pre-fab baby book market — sold roughly 800,000 traditional, hard-copy baby books to their families. I don’t judge. As … Continue reading

Renegades Dislike Spinach

I am not a morning person. My preference is for lunches and dinners, not breakfasts. But the BlogHer 2012 program made Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin sounded like a compelling speaker, so I committed to waking with the roosters and commuted into Manhattan, just so that I could hear all of her 9am keynote speech. … Continue reading