Behind The Scenes

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

The internet is full of peoples opinions; some right and many wrong. From op-eds to articles to news posts, what you see is always the finished product. But have you wondered how your favourite bloggers and writers came to their opinions? Have you ever wondered if they’ve always gotten the answer right the first time? Or have you wondered if they slowly worked through their ideas, debating back and forth on each point they write, asking themselves, “Am I right?”

I can’t answer those questions for you, but I can show you how the posts that appear on the La(z)y Intellectual evolve from start to finish. Every time I post an article you can find the early drafts that go with each in the Behind the Scenes section of the website.

To start things off, here’s today’s look Behind the Scenes at How I Lost My Voice and Found it Again: Communication in the Modern Age:

Behind the Scenes June 6 2012

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How I Lost My Voice and Found it Again: Communication in the Modern Age

Over the last month millions, if not billions, of emails, texts, Tweets, Likes, and comments were exchanged over the internet by more than one billion individuals. However, despite the multitude of voices taking part there was one that was missing: the La(z)y Intellectual. Over one month ago this website promised to go live and begin offering weekly and daily content to you, the denizens of the Internet. A quick glance at the front page clearly shows this didn’t happen. What happened to the stories, the interviews, and the book reviews that you were promised? In today’s post I discuss the primary reason for their delay: the loss of my Voice and the changing role of language on the internet.

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Off With A Whimper, Not A Bang

The imagination is a phenomenal thing. With it we can create fantastical realms where anything is possible; where we can solve the world’s problems and all of its injustices. It is where history’s greatest luminaries and villains have sought refuge as they gave birth to the ideas and movements that have shaped our civilizations and cultures. It is where we, as individuals, make sense of who we are.

However, if left unchecked, the imagination has the power to push us beyond the bounds of our abilities and of reality. As the La(z)y Intellectual, I do my best to straddle this fine line as I investigate the issues and answer the questions that many of us have about life in the 21st century. By harnessing the imagination I seek to improve the world; if I fail this website will be a monument to my hubris.

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Welcome to the La(z)y Intellectual!

Welcome to the La(z)y Intellectual!  If you’ve been looking for that corner of the internet that provides you with the latest information and challenges how you think about today’s most important issues, you’re in the right place! Dealing with everything from politics to social issues, and everything in between, we cover what’s most important to You!

What differentiates the La(z)y Intellectual from other news sites? Why should it be the first one you check when you get up in the morning and the last one before climbing into bed? The answer is straightforward: we do the research, and we take the time to do it right. We skip the assumptions and go straight for the facts. By giving you the context, the La(z)y Intellectual ensures that you know why today’s hot issues are important to You and what questions you need to be asking.

We know that you’re busy, your time is precious, and you need to make informed decisions to stay ahead of the curve. That’s why every week you can expect to find:

  • Summaries and links to important news stories and tweets that you might have missed.
  • Links to important stories, websites, and causes that may not have appeared in the news.
  • Discussion threads and polls for important issues.
  • How to Think! Guides that help you look at the world in new ways.
  • Book reviews.
  • Interviews with the people you NEED to hear from.

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