“Unfortunately, Twitter’s decision to pull the plug on Politwoops is a reminder of how the Internet…”

June 05 Comments Off on “Unfortunately, Twitter’s decision to pull the plug on Politwoops is a reminder of how the Internet…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

“Unfortunately, Twitter’s decision to pull the plug on Politwoops is a reminder of how the Internet isn’t truly a public square. Our shared conversations are increasingly taking place in privately owned and managed walled gardens, which means that the politics that occur in such conversations are subject to private rules. (In this case, Twitter’s terms of service for usage of its API.)”

Sunlight Foundation

Peaking into Facebook’s algorithmic black box

February 04 Comments Off on Peaking into Facebook’s algorithmic black box Category: Feed, HackText, Journalism

If you came to this post from my Facebook you’ve been participating in a little not-so-scientific experiment on my behalf. For most of the month of January almost all of my Facebook shares have passed through a new site I set up with WordPress and PressForward. On Chronoto.pe I archive a copy of everything I’ve read […]

“And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves…”

March 20 Comments Off on “And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves…” Category: Feed, Tumblr

“And yet the “real” world, like the “real” America, is an insidious idea. It suggests that the selves we are online aren’t authentic, and that the relationships that we forge in digital spaces aren’t meaningful. This is odd, because some of our closest friends and most significant professional connections are people we’ve only ever met on the Internet, and a third of recently married couples met online. It’s odder still because we not only love and socialize online but live and work there, too. Is it any less real when we fall in love and break up over Gchat than when we get fired over e-mail and then find a new job on LinkedIn?”

The pointlessness of unplugging.

"Something funny happens to people who are lonely. The lonelier they get, the less adept they become…"

January 06 Comments Off on "Something funny happens to people who are lonely. The lonelier they get, the less adept they become…" Category: Feed, Tumblr

“Something funny happens to people who are lonely. The lonelier they get, the less adept they become at navigating social currents. Loneliness grows around them, like mold or fur, a prophylactic that inhibits contact, no matter how badly contact is d…

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