First, I’m very jealous of you all in Japan enjoying or about to enjoy the sakura food! I like to follow food trends, so, for posterity, here are some foods from cherry-blossom season 2014. Most of these are from international brands and chains that localize their products for Japan.
Just a heads up: I’m not sponsored or compensated by any of these brands (or any brands at all), so if you’re reading my review of a product, it’s either my opinion or FOR SCIENCE.
In part two of our seminar, we’ll be looking at how to find a source with Google Image Search and how to report and help others report stolen images.
Finding the Source
I’m always looking for new food tumblrs to follow, and every time I do, we do the unsourced dance:
Oh, a delightful tumblr, and the first five images have links and sources!
Oh…well, maybe this one is an original post from another tumblr?
:clicks back to “source”:
About Me: “None of these photos belong to me! #yolo”
So you found an unsourced image on tumblr or whatever fine purveyor of visual pleasure you prefer. How do you find the original?
Get your sleuthing hats on, readers. It’s time to be an Internet detective.
Warning: I’m going to write the word rape so many times it’s going to not sound like a word anymore. Also, there will be some discussion of beerbro comments and attitudes about rape culture.
If you’ve been following my social media, especially twitter, lately, you’ve seen the Rebecca Rose piece “Dude, ‘Mouth Raper’ Is Not What You Should Call Your Beer” on Jezebel, in which Rose recaps Beervana’s piece on Hop Valley’s “Mr. IPA” and whether the beer is actually called “MR IPA,” as in “Mouth-Raper IPA”; or “Mr IPA,” as in “Mister IPA, old sport.”
Hop Valley finally responded yesterday (17 Jan. 2014) to say that the proper name was “Mr. IPA”:
While the apology and action to correct the issue are appreciated, there are several points in this case to consider: Hop Valley’s slowness to act and uphold its online reputation, Beermongers’ (a Portland bar) attitude of patriarchal nonchalance, and the overall “boy’s club” attitude that exists not only in craft beer, but in gaming, academia, geekery, STEM, and anywhere that women are perceived as “lesser” consumers and producers.
Happy New Year, readers! (Again…) Here’s a look at my 2013 in Review from Jetpack and my food resolutions for 2014!
I packed very light for my visit to my hometown this December, so I’ll be uploading some quick holiday-food-related shots here this week.
First of all, happy Christmas-birthday to Oscar François de Jarjeyes, the genderqueer heroine of my favorite manga, The Rose of Versailles (“Beru Bara,” or ベルサイユの薔薇). This shot was my second time (of three) making the tart, and the rose motif was the reason I wanted to try the tart in the first place. Recipe forthcoming!
My avocado cookie recipe was featured on The Huffington Post‘s “5 Christmas Cookies for Every Diet” as well as Blisstree‘s “10 Christmas Cookie Recipes Featuring Superfoods.”
A couple notes:
I discovered I have a new super power: sourcing an uncredited (food) image in under 10 minutes. Boring, you say? Given the number of unsourced images–particularly food and comics– on tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest combined with the seeming inability of users to 1. check for a source before sharing/reblogging and 2. not share uncredited images or acknowledge that they can’t find the source, apparently now I’m ready to have a cape and a comic series about myself.
So welcome, students, to the I’ll Make It Myself School for Gifted Bloggers’ seminar “How to Source (Uncredited) Images on the Interwebs.” Our syllabus:
Session 1: How you can do your part to share images and credit the sources.
Session 2a: How to find the source of images that people didn’t credit.
Session 2b: How to report uncredited images.
Working on a big recipe write-up of my new party trick while preparing for holiday travel and a new computer (transfer ALL the files?) has me busy, so in the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading.