The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition contains definitions and diagnostic criteria for every mental disorder you can imagine…. In 2008, the Journal of American Psychiatry argued that “Internet addiction appears to be a common disorder that merits inclusion in DSM-V.” …. The following pathologies run rampant on the ‘Net:
- Generalized Trolling Compulsion.
- Comments Derangement Syndrome.
- Manic Confirmation Bias.
- Fanboy Disorder.
- Delusional Capital Exchange Disorder.
- Narcissistic Market Prognostication Imbalance.
- and more
Link: Beyond Internet addiction: Ars diagnoses your online maladies
What a strange chaos is this wide atmosphere we breathe! … The air itself is one vast library, on whose pages are for ever written all that man has ever said or woman whispered. There, in their mutable but unerring characters, mixed with the earliest, as well as the latest sighs of mortality, stand for ever recorded, vows unredeemed, promises unfulfilled, perpetuating in the united movements of each particle, the testimony of man’s changeful will.
A library of Babel concealed in the very air we breathe. (via alphacaeli)
In social media there are no take-backs, no do-overs.
—Ronnie, “Beware the Dark Side” (via Develop Socially)
All the words that I utter,
And all the words that I write,
Must spread out their wings untiring,
And never rest in their flight,
Till they come where your sad, sad heart is,
And sing to you in the night,
Beyond where the waters are moving,
Storm-darken’d or starry bright.
— William Butler Yeats, “Where My Books Go” (via bookoasis)
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
Gustave Flaubert (via absynthe-words)
But poems are like dreams: in them you put what you don’t know you know.
Adrienne Rich, ‘When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision’ On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (via thedaysarenotfullenough) (via libraryland)