I’m not exaggerating when I consider this lady the voice of… well, perhaps not a generation but a mindset. There’s really no way to describe how genuine her writing is, how much it speaks to the experience of so many people while steering away from cliche and pretension. I’ve read so many people say OH, EXACTLY to what she writes, much more than any other author—internet or otherwise—active today. I guess it’s the combination of her unalloyed tone, unique treatment of content and the advantages of the medium, such as the rapid dissemination of the comic/blog format that combine to make her writing and art so resonant and accessible to those who identify most with it.
GET MR. PULITZER ON THE LINE I’VE GOT A NOMINATION TO MAKE
Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.
(From Mother Jones)
I’m so excited by all of the teenagers in science and tech that we’re hearing about these days. MORE GIRLS PLEASE!