Bad Facebook, no cookie

The Big Game, Zuckerberg and Overplaying your Hand « Jason Calacanis

Persuasive argument that Facebook is a net negative to the wider development of the Net, and untrustworthy, to boot. Summarizes the reasons many tech figures are deleting / deactivating their accounts and moving their fan or marketing pages elsewhere (cf. Leo Laporte among others).

Too bad that so much of mine and Emily’s social network is bound up with Facebook, but it’s definitely enough to deter me from expanding my own or my department’s presence there.

Insights on the death of Newsweek

Ace of Spades HQ: “Newsweek’s chief competitor wasn’t The Economist.

Newsweek’s chief competitor was actually People Magazine.”

(Via Instapundit.)

Political theory of Gilligan’s Island

Here On The Island – by Lewis Napper – A Scholarly Critique of the Style, Symbolism and Sociopolitical Relevance of Gilligan’s Island

Every so often, my love of pop culture is vindicated as with Warcraft and Philosophy, Gospel according to the Simpsons, etc. This is one of those times.

Science vs. Religion: What do scientists say?

“Much of what we believe about the faith lives of elite scientists is wrong.”

Science vs. Religion: What do scientists say?