NYTimes: How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet

I speak of the hobbyist internet. These days, any pastime worth pursuing — pottery, cooking, gardening, quilting, woodworking and beyond — attracts a constellation of blogs, message boards, Facebook groups, Amazon reviewers, Instagram and Etsy influencers, and many hundreds of YouTube stars. Collectively, they form the online social structure around any hobby, a group of folks who are only too happy to help you learn whatever you are trying to master.

Remieds me so much of the woodworking world on the internet.

From https://nyti.ms/2NJVPXl


Gender stereotyping in editing

From ESPN:

“We always want to beat each other, whether it’s her trying to kick me out of the top 10 by making a birdie on the last hole or whether it’s me trying to make a couple more birdies so I can win [a new] purse [from her] at the end of the year,” Jessica said.

The bits in [square brackets] were added by the editor of the article. This is common with transcribed interviews, as an attempt to make clear what the interviewee was trying to say.

Here though, it totally changes what I think was the intent. “so I can win purse” more likely means “so I can win more prize money over the whole year” in a game where the prize money is one of the main ranking systems.

But instead ESPN chose to interpret it as “I want to beat my sister to win a new purse.”