The growth of ambient intimacy can seem like modern narcissism taken to a new, supermetabolic extreme — the ultimate expression of a generation of celebrity-addled youths who believe their every utterance is fascinating and ought to be shared with the world. Clive Thompson Is that so bad? ;-) Read Clive’s, “Brave New World of Digital… Continue reading The growth of ambient intimacy can seem like moder…
There is value in staying ignorant.
And that’s when it hit me: some people — arguably the majority of the human race — form “social networks” in an entirely different way than the infinitesimal segment of us Web 2.0-focused geeks do. In real life, it seems, these social networks are actually formed in person.
No, I’m serious.
Want to know what your friends are doing? Go to Spokeo. Spokeo automatically searches social networking sites for the e-mail addresses in your contact list and reports any available activity. If you don’t trust Spokeo with your e-mail login information, you can manually add “friends” to your Spokeo account. Your contacts won’t know you’re spying… Continue reading Spokeo is Spooky
I have a MySpace account. As my tagline says, I’m “increasing the average age on MySpace.” I don’t have a lot of MySpace friends, but it’s one more way to watch my kids online. Yeah, I know, they could be sending messages that I would never see… I’ve always hated the True.com dating service ads.… Continue reading MySpace Without True.com Ads
TagCrowd — Make your own tag clouds. I used TagCrowd for “Passing 500.” TechRepublican.com — Can Republicans compete in the online election space? This new blog might be worth watching…
Interesting sites from today’s reading: Pollster.com — Charts, graphs, and maps, with analysis techPresident — Graphs on the candidates social networks and mentions by the blogosphere
Barack Obama steps in it when he stomps on a fan’s MySpace. Maybe he’s not so wired, after all. Well, he’s getting some buzz now. ;-)
I added networking links for the declared presidential candidates on my Election 2008 page. The Democrats have more networking links than the Republicans, averaging 3.0 links per Democrat compared with 1.7 links per Republican. I only counted links to Facebook, Flickr, Meetup, MySpace, and YouTube. A couple of the Democrats also had PartyBuilder; I didn’t… Continue reading Democrat Candidates More Wired?
After watching this, I’m reminded of Mark Cuban’s recent blog entry, “You are what your search results return and so are your kids.” Okay, I’m also reminded of my freshman year in Grainger Hall. ;-)