1. natalie

    Looking forward to…

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    Chapter V from the book “The Weekend: Love, Ambition & The Lisbon Dream” “Chapter V of the book The Weekend: Love, Ambition & The Lisbon Dream takes us on a thrilling adventure! While shoppers flock to Colombo, Lisbon’s largest mega shopping centre with a vast on boutiques, shops, foodcourt, the Germans cheer at a football… Continue reading Looking forward to…
  2. natalie

    Monday Morning – Chapter IV

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    from the book The Weekende: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Dream In this chapter of “Monday Morning,” follow Paige as she enters a mysterious building in the business park, were the tech brands rain supreme. As tensions rise and frustrations mount due to internet issues and power outages, everyone gathers in a small seminar room,… Continue reading Monday Morning – Chapter IV
  3. natalie

    Late – Chapter III

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    from the book The Weekend: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Dream In this chapter, Paige settles into her new apartment in Oeiras, enjoying the convenience of the internet and TV while watching a Netflix show. However, her peaceful evening is interrupted when a guy and a frustrated girl, Melia, enter the apartment. Paige learns that… Continue reading Late – Chapter III
  4. natalie

    part II Chapter II Exploring the City

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    from the book THE WEEKEND: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Dream Welcome to Part II of our audio Sunday listening adventure in “The Weekend: Love, Ambition and the Lisbon Dream”! In this chapter, we join Paige as she discovers a hidden gem, the Gin Lovers Bar & Restaurant at the beautiful Embaixada, located in the… Continue reading part II Chapter II Exploring the City
  5. Reverend

    Reclaim Karaoke at the Rockaway Club

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    It’s been a little while since I blogged, and that’s due to a combination of factors, including visitors, conference preparation, and a little bit of karaoke experimentation. The last of those will be the focus of this post, cause I’d … Continue reading ?
  6. cogdog

    The Joy of Web Improbability: The Buggles on/in front of #DS106 TV

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    Keep the internet weird and un-expected, not managed by machine languages and corporatized algorithms, but by the small human acts of sharing. Ok? This has happened to me countless times yet never gets old. So via Mastodon, all the way from New Zealand, my colleague Stephen Harlow thinks to share this: Indeed, in a YouTube […]
  7. natalie

    Chapter II – Exploring the city

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    from the book The Weekend: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Drea Saturday morning, Paige walked towards Oeiras station and took the local train for a 20-minute ride with a sea view towards Cais de Sodre Lisbon station. She passed by little towns such as Praia de Caxias, Alges, and Alcantar Mar, looking out the window… Continue reading Chapter II – Exploring the city
  8. natalie

    The Weekend: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Dream

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    OUT NOW! Listen to Chapter I – JANUARY Lisbon, Portugal — March of 2022 Paige is sitting at her desk in her retro loft apartment, a 19th-century mansion in the trendy Real area. She looks across the room and remembers her early days in Lisbon. Seven years had passed since she’d first set foot on the… Continue reading The Weekend: Love, Ambition & the Lisbon Dream
  9. jgieseking

    If All Dating Apps Are Based on Grindr, We Need to Talk about Cruising (Part I of III)

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    The first successful straight and lesbian dating apps emerged in the 2010s, including Tinder and HER. Widely known but woefully underexamined, these apps based their designs on, or even against, the first successful dating/hookup app: Grindr. In other words, developers imitated, refused, or even outright copied design, functionality, and structure to sell apps to straight people, lesbians, and other gay men (as the identity grouping went a decade ago, per big tech). Most importantly for my interest in lesbian, bi, queer, trans*, and sapphic (LBQT*S+) people’s experiences of dating and hookup apps, this evolution of dating apps from Grindr requires us to understand that all dating apps are based on—even by being designed alongside or against—the social and cultural hookup/dating norms of an app designed for, by, and about cis gay men, e.g. cruising.

    In other words, this means that all dating apps are created from and/or against the

  10. jgieseking

    If All Dating Apps Are Based on Grindr, We Need to Talk about Cruising (Part I of III)

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    The first successful straight and lesbian dating apps emerged in the 2010s, including Tinder and HER. Widely known but woefully underexamined, these apps based their designs on, or even against, the first successful dating/hookup app: Grindr. In other words, developers imitated, refused, or even outright copied design, functionality, and structure …
  11. jgieseking

    Take the LBQT*S Dating & Hookup App Survey!

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    Want to share about your experiences with dating and/or hookup apps as a lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans*, or sapphic person?

    TAKE THE SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE!

    If you are over 18 years of age, you can take this online survey to share more about how these apps have or haven’t worked for you and how you want them to work.

    The survey will take 20-35 minutes depending on how much you share.

    This research is overseen by Dr. Jack Jen Gieseking and approved by the Mount Holyoke College IRB.…

  12. jgieseking

    How Dating Apps Researchers Tend to Study Women’s Experiences

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    There are now thousands of studies on how people use, experience, and are even changed by their use of dating and hookup apps (hereafter: dating apps). I read hundreds of these articles, reports, and white papers that focus on or mention lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans*, and sapphic (LBQT*S) experiences in order to design my imminently launching LBQT*S Dating and Hookup App research survey. In this research, I unsurprisingly found the following:

    1. studies of “LGBTQ” people’s use of dating apps or studies about the experiences people from the LGBTQQIA2+ community tend to focus on gay men, almost exclusively assuming these men to be cisgender
    2. studies of women almost exclusively assume their research participants are cisgender, and often assume they are or focus just on heterosexual women
    3. dating app studies in general focus on the experiences of cisgender people, usually assuming that research paricipants identify as cisgender

    In fact, a recent

  13. @incbesh

    Case Study: LUBUS Agency’s Clients Save 50-90% by Migrating to WordPress.com

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    Executive Summary LUBUS, a development agency specializing in WordPress and Laravel, faced challenges with variable hosting costs and maintenance for their clients. They needed a solution that offered fixed costs, high performance, secure web hosting, and reliable service and support. LUBUS decided to test WordPress.com and, after witnessing positive results, …

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