aaand it’s on the tongue.— Gary Debussy (@hella_brad) September 8, 2012
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a hallucinogen, meaning its primary action is alteration of perception, mood, and thought.
we’re at roughly 30 minutes now and I feel very happy and am having weird thoughts: “wow my fingers look so alive” “I feel like a chameleon”— Gary Debussy (@hella_brad) September 8, 2012
The vast majority of hallucinogen-related hospitalizations aren’t the result of direct physiologic effects, but from injuries related impaired judgement. For those who insist on experimenting with acid, at least do so in a supportive, private environment.
I’m glad I showered before doing this because smells are EXTREMELY NOTICEABLE— Gary Debussy (@hella_brad) September 8, 2012
With release of dopamine and seratonin, many report senses of euphoria and existential ambition.
The line in yellow on the chart above shows the number of tweets per minute about the Democratic convention during Wednesday night’s session featuring Bill Clinton. In red, tweets per minute on the equivalent night of the Republican convention last week, featuring vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Clinton’s Twitter traffic peaked at over 22,000 when he finished speaking and President Obama joined him at the podium. Ryan’s speech, by contrast, barely topped 5,000 at its highest point.
The study, released by Paris-based Semiocast, tracked the number of tweets with location info in the month of June, 2012. New York is the top U.S. city for tweets, outranking Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Houston. San Francisco, the city that the social media company calls home, doesn’t make an appearance in the top 20.
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Last week Zach Green of 140Elect, noticed some strange goings-on with Mitt Romney’s Twitter account (@MittRomney). Romney’s account, which had been averaging around 2,000 to 5,000 new followers a day, gained 141,000 followers in two days. […]
We developed a simple methodology for testing whether a set of followers is likely to be the product of natural user following behavior or bot networks. This test revealed a significant difference between the distribution of followers among the accounts in Mitt Romney’s recent spike and that of similar users in our comparison. It strongly indicates that non-organic processes induced Romney’s recent surge in followers. We did not find a similar pattern in Barack Obama’s recent followers.
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Is this a 17th-century Twitter? Maybe. (Even before this scrap came to light, the promotional material for the play Brief Lives called Aubrey “the world’s oldest blogger.”) The scrap both does and doesn’t mirror a tweet — or a status update, or a Tumblr post, or anything on any social network. It has structural limits. It’s odd, jotted, and hasty. It brimming with scribbled social information, meaningful only to those steeped in its world.
Read more. [Image: Bodleian Library]