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Cynicism, laughter, and not enough time

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Davin Greenwell asked me, via comments, to elaborate on yesterday’s blog post, Cynical sex/uality – he posted his comment about an hour after I published my entry, but by then it was past 12:30am and I wasn’t going to stay up to answer. So, I thought about his question (“I thought about it, but I […]

Commenting around

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Over the past few days, I’ve busied myself with comments on various blogs. Today, I’m taking the easy way out (of blogging) by posting links to those other entries. Ok, I’ll sort them a bit… First, while I’m trying to wean myself off a certain local political situation, I find myself provoked into the occasional […]

Interruption: another word for clutter?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I’ve come to believe that another word for “interruptions” is clutter: A sort of mental clutter and time clutter that becomes a bad habit (“habit clutter”).

Follow up on commenting, and Facebook

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Proliferating platforms for blog posts allow comments to go all over the map. What do you do when some comments on a public post end up in a walled garden (like Facebook)?

Thinking out loud on social media platforms

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A month ago I posted an atypically personal story to a discussion group on LinkedIn, a social media platform focused on business and professional connections. If nothing else, it proves how impossible it is to sever the personal and professional.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Is ChatRoulette the Future of the Internet or Its Distant Past? — New York Magazine Excellent article by Sam Anderson, “The Human Shuffle,” about chatroulette. tags: chatroulette, socialmedia, socialtheory, sam_anderson, nymag JP Rangaswami: thoughts from Davos Part 3 – Telegraph JP Rangaswami on what’s good about the World Economic Forum at Davos. Excellent article, with […]

Another wave …of mirror neurons

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Google Wave makes room for Google Buzz, with default settings at “public” (not “private”), a very wrong move by Google. Meanwhile, chatroulette is what the kids are on, and it makes Buzzing look like holding hands in the park. The threat of harm in the promise of contact is part of the package. Fascinating.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Project on Regional and Industrial Economics – U of MN Humphrey Institute A listing of recently published and working papers by Ann Markusen, director of the Institute’s Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (U of Minnesota). Her Areas of Expertise are: Arts, culture and economic development; regional economics […]

Toward a new medievalism?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I just left this comment on It’s me going off on a typical theory bender, but the idea of Twitter’s Suggested User List (SUL) sparked another “here come the Middle Ages” image/moment for me. (As I note in the comment, they’ve been popping up for me since the late 1970s: my first one happened […]

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