The End of Solitude →
A flawed but intriguing essay on the nature of solitude in the modern age. Intriguing, because he takes the typical complaint about modern social networking — i.e. that we’re all becoming narcissists, and competing to amass the hugest collection of faux-friends — and tips it on its side: The real problem, Deresiewicz argues, is that we’re becoming incapable of enjoying...
if we had one more dog, you’d be able to precisely triangulate on each...– Superb tweet by Heather Champ.
Many of you are staring at your laptops, multitasking. Although you will only...– From “Autistic Social Software”, a wonderful speech/essay by Danah Boyd.
I think it’s funny that people call ego searching just that. In general it...– Great observation from Robert Scoble
Um so as soon as I get to airport my @botanicalls plant asks for a drink of...– When plants have cyborg appendages that let them call you on the phone.
A whopping 70,000 questions poured into Change.gov over the past week, in...– An interesting essay pointing out how Obama’s open-to-the-public Web 2.0 flava is now posing some political difficulties for him.
THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER →
New word of the day: “makesensical.– Wonderful tweet from michelet
Why Apple didn’t just build the iPhone with a replaceable battery....– TALKING BUSINESS; Baseballs, Batteries And Bad Ads - New York Times
are we more authentic or less authentic now that we always have to be on the...– A great tweet from Rebecca MacKinnon
My new favorite insult is ‘to go innumerate.’ As in “New...– A great Twitter update from maximka.
A very fun thread wondering precisely what the... →
An April 2008 poll by SurveyUSA estimated that at least 18 million American...– That’s a really great statistic.