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converse this!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html I thought this article was interesting and something I think I have written in the past. Well almost. I don’t agree with the bit about not having conversations online and her ideas about “slow” conversation in person vs online mediums. Obviously she hasn’t spent a lot of time using IMs. FACE-TO-FACE conversation unfolds slowly.… Continue reading converse this!

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online shmonline

I was reading this blog about online “relationships” and it made me think of a few things. http://www.lockergnome.com/news/2012/04/30/can-internet-relationships-be-real/ First of all, what IS a locker gnome? But somewhat less importantly, I have thought about the people I would probably refer to as “friends” in casual conversation but really don’t know for sure. Some years ago… Continue reading online shmonline

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the continuing case for Facebook…

The nature of something like Facebook is intrinsically voyeuristic and exhibitionist..ic…? That much is undeniable. You have to like people knowing what you are doing (i.e. you post what you’re doing) or you have to like knowing what everyone else is doing (i.e. you read what everyone else is doing). I smirk when people write… Continue reading the continuing case for Facebook…

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intellectual property, ownership, and how the internet sucks

If you have spent any time on the internet at all, (which I’m guessing you have if you are currently reading my blog because let’s face it, I don’t even read my blog) you have stumbled uponĀ© (no intellectual property right infringment intended) something you find cute, amusing, offensive, enlightening, wrong, and/or all the above… Continue reading intellectual property, ownership, and how the internet sucks