Afternoon Links


The Daily Texan Life and Arts section is happy to complement your afternoon procrastination with a smattering of news from across the cultural spectrum.

Here is Disalmanac’s very in-depth look at social media 100 years ago.

The Atlantic looks at word lengthening and why we sometimes text things like, “I loooooooove youuuuuuuu” and “sryyyyyyyyyy.”

Justin Timberlake will host AND sing on SNL on March 9. Basically JT will be everywhere come March. Most likely to promote his album, but also probably as a birthday gift to me.

If you haven’t read this already, a professor reminded me today about the greatness of George Orwell’s “Politics and the English language.” All of us are searching for the secrets to being a great writer, right?

Not to be an alarmist, but you might check your Special K for glass. The company is recalling a batch that may be contaminated.

New York Times shows us some cool connections between Oscar nominees. It’s interactive and fun!


Apparently there are apps that will let you interact on social media after you die. No thanks.

Complex put together a guide to Malcolm X’s Harlem, which I’m guessing doesn’t include that dance. The cultural icon was assassinated 48 years ago today.

Pheed is the number one social app on iTunes. And that is actually all I know about this app. Guess I will download it now?