Monday, August 23, 2010

Advice: Conform! You Must Be Assimilated!

(C) 2010 Stan Spire

Check out this drivel for returning round pegs at the square hole factory:

This year's advice for journalism students  By Robert Niles

Play the game, college student.  Get good grades, asskiss your instructors, and find yourself overqualified in a flooded job market.   Especially a market like journalism.

I really like Tip #5 by Niles:

"Conduct yourself as a journalist, at all times. Anytime you post online, you publish. Anything you say or do that might be posted by someone else reflects upon that brand that you'll be working so hard to build. Don't undercut your hard work with moments of Facebook foolishness."

Don't be human.  Just be a synthetic life form, a robot, for the system.

If you want to play the game, use a pseudonym and create an online persona.  If you're found out, then just say it was only an online character you created, a work of fiction.   Always have a dodge or alibi.  That will get you through life better than any J-school bullshit.

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