Ever wonder why it’s so satisfying knowing a little about what is happening to everyone in your Facebook network, and, in the case of Twitter, knowing what is happening to people you barely know? Here is an interesting reflection on the subject Behind Facebook’s success: It takes a village By Anand Giridharadas, posted March 26th… Read More IHT: ‘Behind Facebook’s success: It takes a village’
Here is another reason why celebrities shouldn’t be role models: they are often the result of careful marketing strategies. What we think as coming from celebrities, i.e. what some people consider as the standards towards which they strive, are actually coming from a team of people manipulating that stars image. And, however obvious this argument… Read More IHT: ‘When stars Twitter, a ghost may be lurking’
Careful what you put up… The officer who posted too much on MySpace My next question: how to do a cleanup. Stat.
The demise of the written word is predicted every couple of years since the inception of the Internet. I remember reading an gloomy article about how young people hoping to become internationally known published authors à la Stephen King should forget about that dream and settle for making moderate amounts of money with a book… Read More Note to all aspiring authors: there is still hope