CAN'T QUIT YOU, FACEBOOK
Online Fandom » Why, despite myself, I am not leaving Facebook. Yet.: “The rewards of Facebook are concrete and immediate. The costs are abstract and ideological. When I try to balance the two, the rewards win, but that is because of my friends and despite Facebook. It is not evidence that Facebook is acting appropriately.”
Catches the point perfectly!
ARE YOU AN ASKER OR A GUESSER?
This column will change your life: Are you an Asker or a Guesser? | Life and style | The Guardian
So many social and professional interactions make more sense now…
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.”
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?