Thanks again for a fun night at Insert Coin everyone! It was a total blast! ASSassins creed costume was fun too ???? pic.twitter.com/lHXYhCklpZ— Tyler Rush (@TylerRushXXX) August 3, 2014
Suck it!!! @stevepena1 pic.twitter.com/tPOKHwqXdP — Brent Everett (@brenteverett) March 11, 2014
Cock Shot - @stevepena1 - torreon - Mexico - play grand pic.twitter.com/q24Ov9wMIW — Brent Everett (@brenteverett) March 11, 2014
Blow me! Play grand - torreon Mexico - @stevepena1 pic.twitter.com/77pVFKnJUj — Brent Everett (@brenteverett) March 11, 2014Brent and his brick-house of a husband Steve are in Torreón, Mexico obviously having a great time at a club appearance. (Btw, doesn't Torreón sound like a Legendary Pokémon?) Follow Brent -- Follow SteveFollow @harveywalker Follow @ClosetCaseRoman
As they put it, "For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. For the rest: we don’t have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet –– we just prefer not to be the source of it." Which I call some bullshit on. Conner Habib has started a Change.Org petition wherein he states the following:
A change to Vine content rules http://t.co/ULOAKRzyv9
— Vine (@vineapp) March 6, 2014
Last year, Tumblr started enforcing with a little more gusto, a rule that they've always had on the books. Their TOS have always stated that they prohibited sexual videos (pictures & GIFs are welcome) because of the expense associated with hosting large video files. Being that Tumblr has always had the rule on the books – despite a team too small to effectively enforce it before gaining access to Yahoo's resources – there really wasn't too much hubbub around the action. Sure, there was some hysteria from some uninformed users, but it subsided quickly. Hell, even when Tumblr was advising users against posting porn to their own servers, they were more than happy to suggest hosting it elsewhere and embedding it into Tumblr-provided blogs. Their approach wasn't a matter of having your cake & not eating it, it was really more like BYOC. (Bring your own cake.) The Vine situation is different, though. Since Twitter has long had a silent agreement regarding pornographic images & accounts (as long as it's legal, it's fine) Vine adopted much of the same attitude upon its launch. Now, they're reneging on the service for a good chunk of the user base. They say 99% of folks won't be affected; do they not even bother researching their own usage stats by members? Porn is always the king of internet traffic. Even in countries with one DSL line, 5 computers and a Theocratic government, Porn rules the bandwidth traffic. And considering that Vine is essentially a souped up GIF, the compression that the video files go through is most certainly not the strain on servers that an actual video would be. I challenge the Vine IT department to provide proof otherwise. Sure, services like Tumblr & Google have instituted more stringent filters in their search engines lately, requiring users to dig a little deeper to find the T&A content, but the fact is, the content is still there. It's just been made harder to "accidentally" stumble across.
Censorship affects all of us.
The important role of the Vine app - as a medium for users to freely express themselves - is under threat from a new policy. As of March 6th, 2014, Vine has decided to remove all content labeled "adult content" and to suspend or ban users creating any content labeled "adult." Vine's stated reason for doing this is because they want users to "be comfortable." Many of us - as users of vine - do not participate in viewing or creating adult content, but we all recognize Vine as a place for freedom of expression. We are disturbed by the precedent set on Vine for other applications and websites, including Twitter. We are also disturbed that we are not allowed to choose what we view. Vine's perception of its users as a community that advocates censorship is wrong. There is nothing comfortable to us about the slippery slope of censorship. For these reasons, we demand full restoration of adult content on vine and a return to the adult content warning system previously in place.
[Editor's Note] My guess is that it's an effort to cover their liability should some underage doofus run across some porn, get found out by their parent and then have the fucktard parent sue the company & win by the ruling of some conservative activist judge in a Red state. #runonsentencesAt any rate, a strong response is needed. Whether or not it changes Vine's decision is not the entire issue, as far as I'm concerned. What they need to see is a strong response of concerned and active users. The older the internet gets, the more complacent its users become about the obstruction of expressive freedoms. But this deserves the full minute of your time it will take to fill out the form. We need more sex-positivity in this society, and most importantly on our social networks where so much of our communication is now happening. Click the image below to sign the petition. Follow @harveywalker Follow @ClosetCaseRoman
- Double Tap We get it, someone you enjoy talking to isn’t replying. We all know how emotionally crippling that can be. Don't be that dumbass and ask your recipient if they saw what you just sent them, though! Unless if they have hundreds of tweets coming in a minute, or your account is locked and they don't follow you, then guess what? They probably saw it. Whether they reply or not is out of your hands. Your aggressively clingy behavior may, in fact, be the reason why they haven’t replied. Chill the fuck out.
- Pic Spam Don’t flood your followers’ timelines with link-after-link of pictures you didn't have a hand in creating! Try to keep it at 3-5 tweets, max, every couple of hours. If there are more, provide a link to an album or photo sets. If you're using Tumblr, there's a “Send/link to twitter” option you can check off. Believe it or not, these are perfect grounds for blocking/reporting you as spam. Keep that in mind.
- Horoscopes Here’s the thing, whether you believe in the daily readings or not is your own business. Again: your own business. For those of you who clearly don't get it, the thing about any horoscope is that they’re only meant for you to read. Beyond that, no one cares that today might be a great day for you, creatively. Also, by linking a horoscope service to your twitter, which could be a potential data-mining service, your own horoscope gets tweeted from your account at 6am. When you're likely sleeping and probably won't even see it. But the rest of us will. And it's annoying. STAHP!
- Photoshop Overkill
If you’re not a professional or a photo retouching hobbyist, you probably shouldn’t try to edit pics yourself! There’s more to a perfect complexion than filters and smudge/blur tools, guys! They are NOT your friend!
More often than not, the end-result is your viewers will become uncomfortably aware that you’re desperately trying to hide your wrinkles, that acne-breakout, shinier surfaces than a pan after cooking bacon, your latest herps outbreak, etc.
If you must have perfect skin when posting your selfies all over the internet, then
blackmailask or pay a friend who knows how to do it! One who knows cloning, textures, and shading. I can’t tell you how many times my eyes have been assaulted by your bad wiping jobs (and let's be real, most of you think it's as simple as wiping blemishes away -- it isn't). Rest assured that we *DO* talk about your bad photos with others and we *DO* laugh at your expense. We never said we were angels.
- Temper Tantrums All people don’t/won’t get along, duh! Putting someone on blast just for something as simple as unfollowing you, however, speaks volumes about why you're not worth being followed. There’s always a logical reason behind their reprehensible act. By making a public spectacle of it, though, you’ve just proven why. If you’re one of those “bad bitch/asshole” types that needs to tell the whole world the great sin done upon Your Majesty, chances are you’re going to be losing more followers even faster.
- Follow Stats People are more inclined to care about their own follower numbers than yours, it's a tough pill to swallow but one you just have to accept. They’re a badge of pride to some, for some reason, while others just don‘t care. That said, If people generally don’t care how many followers you have, they’ll care even less about your daily follow/unfollow stats. The sites vomiting this data into your tweets are, again, perfect grounds for unfollowing and blocking/reporting you as spam.
- #FollowBack Hounding You would think this one were a no-brainer, but: YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO FOLLOWERS! If you don’t provide anything worth being followed, then guess what? You're not worth being followed. Team FollowBack? More like you've just been blocked.
- Flash Following Along the same vein as #FollowBack Hounding, there's flash following which is the act of repeatedly following and unfollowing someone in hopes of getting them to follow you back. It is a rather crazy idea, but for whatever reason, it's clear you think you’re worth it. You’re not, though. After you’ve done this three or four times, you’ve given us grounds to report you as spam again.
- #Hashtag Overdose We get it, you’re comedy gold and sometimes your genius can only be topped off with a #hashtag. By all means, let your hash-flag fly! Remember KISS though: Keep it simple, stupid! 3 hashtags per tweet should suffice, remember you're working with limited space (this is my personal rule, anyway). You also shouldn't make tags impossible to read by flooding the damn thing with crap longer than your tweet. Unless, of course, it's fucking hilarious. #dontbethisshamelessdick #wordvomitisneverokinthisspace #omgwtflolbbqsauce Also, don’t be a fuck-wit who underscores tags like #Follow_Friday or, worse, #F_0_L_L_0_W___F_r_1_D_4_Y. It’s not cute, it's not "original." It’s annoying as hell and still just #FF or #FollowFriday. Eat a dick.
- Twit-lebrity Fury Angry that your favorite celebrity with over a gajillion twitter followers won’t take a measly minute out of their day to humbly thank you for your intense — possibly extreme — idolatry? Don’t you hate it when you tweet them something that's probably been said to them a many more times than they can count and they still ignore you? Guess what: as in real life, there's a wall. Stop whining. Depending on the celebrity, you’re probably not directly conversing with them anyway. You're especially less likely to get a reply if they're a Verified Account. Want to know a secret? Verified Accounts have 2 timeline options! The default is set so the first timeline only shows replies and mentions from people a Verified Account follows (i.e., not you). The rest of us have to muck through any and all tweets sent to us. Don’t believe me? Look at the Verified Account FAQ from twitter, read the 7th item, "Why do I see two timeline options on verified profiles?": http://support.twitter.com/articles/119135-faqs-about-verified-accounts.
- "Officially" Verified Unless if you've got that blue check -- that is only provided by Twitter -- next to your name, you're not official. Get over it. Using your header image to manipulate your profile into looking as if it has been verified is not only tacky, but it should be grounds for flagging a profile as spam. Thankfully, the website has recently undergone changes to make this even more difficult for you losers trying to pass yourselves off as somebody.
- #FF RT OD We get that people tweet each other or get mentioned in the grating business of “Follow Friday.” It’s cool (or whatever) that you do. However, you really don’t have to retweet every last tweet you get! We don't care. Fridays are the worst day to visit Twitter because there are so many in my own timeline who will literally retweet every mention they’ve gotten that day alone. Literally, every one. PLEASE stop that! Think of the children.
Pre-order your copy of Hollow Earth today! Seriously.As for my love of John, it remains strong. And I realize this is probably the closest I'll ever be to him (unless someone out there wants to give me an acting job where I can then force my way
Scissors Magic Hour is 11 US Itunes: smarturl.it/MagichourDEXLet's get it top 10. And we can tell the world to kiss our twitter.com/Jakeshears/sta… — Jake Shears (@Jakeshears) May 31, 2012Continue reading Jake Shears Shows His Ass Follow @harveywalker Follow @ClosetCaseRoman