Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

Source code on GitHub (MIT license).

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Responding to highly mediated tragedies with insensitive pranking and irony had been a staple of online trolling cultures for many years before, but Harambe was the first case attracting such large numbers of people online wanting to get in on the in-joke. It went viral too, because it hit at a time when a particular style of humorless, self-righteous, right-on social media sentimentality had already reached such an absurd peak that the once obscure style of ironic cynical mockery also emerged into more mainstream Internet-culture as a counterforce.

—p.6 Introduction: From Hope to Harambe (1) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

Responding to highly mediated tragedies with insensitive pranking and irony had been a staple of online trolling cultures for many years before, but Harambe was the first case attracting such large numbers of people online wanting to get in on the in-joke. It went viral too, because it hit at a time when a particular style of humorless, self-righteous, right-on social media sentimentality had already reached such an absurd peak that the once obscure style of ironic cynical mockery also emerged into more mainstream Internet-culture as a counterforce.

—p.6 Introduction: From Hope to Harambe (1) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] Seasteading--Peter Theil idea to create a separate state off the coast of the US--[...]

where was the editor here

—p.13 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] Seasteading--Peter Theil idea to create a separate state off the coast of the US--[...]

where was the editor here

—p.13 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] Commenters on her blog began harassing and threatening her en mass [...]

—p.16 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] Commenters on her blog began harassing and threatening her en mass [...]

—p.16 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] who had little in the way of a coherent commitment to conservative thought or politics but shared an anti-PC impulse and a common aesthetic sensibility. What we now call the alt-right is really this collection of lots of separate tendencies that grew semi-independently but which were joined under the banner of a bursting forth of anti-PC cultural politics through the culture wars of recent years. The irreverent trolling style associated with 4chan grew in popularity in response to the expanding identity politics of more feminine spaces like Tumblr. This, itself, spilled over eventually into 'real life' in the ramping up of campus politics around safe spaces and trigger warnings, 'gamergate' and many other battles.

not bad

—p.19 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] who had little in the way of a coherent commitment to conservative thought or politics but shared an anti-PC impulse and a common aesthetic sensibility. What we now call the alt-right is really this collection of lots of separate tendencies that grew semi-independently but which were joined under the banner of a bursting forth of anti-PC cultural politics through the culture wars of recent years. The irreverent trolling style associated with 4chan grew in popularity in response to the expanding identity politics of more feminine spaces like Tumblr. This, itself, spilled over eventually into 'real life' in the ramping up of campus politics around safe spaces and trigger warnings, 'gamergate' and many other battles.

not bad

—p.19 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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Quinn found and recorded some of the conversations that took place on a 4chan IRC called 'burgersandfries' [...]

"on a 4chan IRC" is like saying "on a tumblr Facebook" ... IRC is the protocol; #burgersandfries is the name of the channel on a specific server (Rizon) that seems to have been created by people who also use 4chan

—p.22 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

Quinn found and recorded some of the conversations that took place on a 4chan IRC called 'burgersandfries' [...]

"on a 4chan IRC" is like saying "on a tumblr Facebook" ... IRC is the protocol; #burgersandfries is the name of the channel on a specific server (Rizon) that seems to have been created by people who also use 4chan

—p.22 Chapter One: The leaderless digital counter-revolution (10) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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During the recent online culture wars, and their spillover into campus and protest politics, feminists have tried to embrace transgression with the Slut Walk movement and sex-positive pro-trans, pro-sex worker and pro-kink culture that was central to Tumblr. However, like the right, it has run up against a deep philosophical problem about the ideologically flexible, politically fungible, morally neutral nature of transgression as a style, which can characterize misogyny just as easily as it can sexual liberation. As Lasch understood, for progressive politics anti-moral transgression has always been a bargain with the devil, because the case for equality is essentially a moral one.

good point

—p.37 Chapter Two: The online politics of transgression (28) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

During the recent online culture wars, and their spillover into campus and protest politics, feminists have tried to embrace transgression with the Slut Walk movement and sex-positive pro-trans, pro-sex worker and pro-kink culture that was central to Tumblr. However, like the right, it has run up against a deep philosophical problem about the ideologically flexible, politically fungible, morally neutral nature of transgression as a style, which can characterize misogyny just as easily as it can sexual liberation. As Lasch understood, for progressive politics anti-moral transgression has always been a bargain with the devil, because the case for equality is essentially a moral one.

good point

—p.37 Chapter Two: The online politics of transgression (28) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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The right-way style that Yiannopoulos embodied represents a marriage of the ironic, irreverent, taboo-busting culture of 4chan with the politics of the right; although, as his hard alt-right detractors often liked to point out, once you remove the 'trolling', many of his views amount to little more than classical liberalism. Despite calling himself a conservative he, Trump, rightist 4chan and the alt-right all represent a pretty dramatic departure from the kind of churchgoing, upstanding, button-down, family-values conservatism that we usually associate with the term in Anglo-American public and political life.

—p.56 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

The right-way style that Yiannopoulos embodied represents a marriage of the ironic, irreverent, taboo-busting culture of 4chan with the politics of the right; although, as his hard alt-right detractors often liked to point out, once you remove the 'trolling', many of his views amount to little more than classical liberalism. Despite calling himself a conservative he, Trump, rightist 4chan and the alt-right all represent a pretty dramatic departure from the kind of churchgoing, upstanding, button-down, family-values conservatism that we usually associate with the term in Anglo-American public and political life.

—p.56 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] the most recent rise of the online right is evidence of the triumph of the identity politics of the right and of the co-opting (but nevertheless the triumph) of 60s left styles of transgression and counterculture. The libertinism, individualism, bourgeous bohemianism, postmodernism, irony and ultimately the nihilism that the left was once accused of by the right actually characterized the movement to which Milo belonged. The rise of Milo's 4chan-influenced right is no more evidence of a resurgence of conservatism than the rise of Tumblr-style identity politics constitutes a resurgence of the socialist or materialist left.

also a good point

—p.57 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] the most recent rise of the online right is evidence of the triumph of the identity politics of the right and of the co-opting (but nevertheless the triumph) of 60s left styles of transgression and counterculture. The libertinism, individualism, bourgeous bohemianism, postmodernism, irony and ultimately the nihilism that the left was once accused of by the right actually characterized the movement to which Milo belonged. The rise of Milo's 4chan-influenced right is no more evidence of a resurgence of conservatism than the rise of Tumblr-style identity politics constitutes a resurgence of the socialist or materialist left.

also a good point

—p.57 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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New Left thinker Herbert Marcuse meanwhile raised the question of 'whether it is possible to conceive of revolution when there is no vital need for it'. The need for revolution, he explained, 'is something quite different from a vital need for better working conditions, a better income, more liberty and so on, which can be satisfied within the existing order. Why should the overthrow of the existing order be of vital necessity for people who own, or can hope to own, good clothes, a well-stocked larder, a TV set, a car, a house and so on, all within the existing order?' [...] The working class had, according to many who shared this view, ceased being revolutionary and instead were becoming reactionary and culturally conservative, while the identity movements along race, gender and sexuality lines were becoming more radical than ever.

—p.61 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

New Left thinker Herbert Marcuse meanwhile raised the question of 'whether it is possible to conceive of revolution when there is no vital need for it'. The need for revolution, he explained, 'is something quite different from a vital need for better working conditions, a better income, more liberty and so on, which can be satisfied within the existing order. Why should the overthrow of the existing order be of vital necessity for people who own, or can hope to own, good clothes, a well-stocked larder, a TV set, a car, a house and so on, all within the existing order?' [...] The working class had, according to many who shared this view, ceased being revolutionary and instead were becoming reactionary and culturally conservative, while the identity movements along race, gender and sexuality lines were becoming more radical than ever.

—p.61 Chapter Four: Conservative culture wars from Buchanan to Yiannopoulos (54) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago
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[...] You may question the motivations of the right's fixation on these relative niche subcultures, but the liberal fixation on relatively niche sections of the new online right that emerged from small online subcultures is similar in scale--that is, the influence of Tumblr on shaping strange new political sensibilities is probably equally important to what emerged from rightist chan culture.

—p.73 Chapter Five: From Tumblr to the campus wars: creating scarcity in an online economy of virtue (68) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago

[...] You may question the motivations of the right's fixation on these relative niche subcultures, but the liberal fixation on relatively niche sections of the new online right that emerged from small online subcultures is similar in scale--that is, the influence of Tumblr on shaping strange new political sensibilities is probably equally important to what emerged from rightist chan culture.

—p.73 Chapter Five: From Tumblr to the campus wars: creating scarcity in an online economy of virtue (68) by Angela Nagle 1 year, 3 months ago