Category Archives: New Media

Kirkpatrick (2010): The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect is a journalistic approach to the development and changes in Facebook as a … Continue reading

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KDFW-Channel 4’s Roast of Social Media

via Dennis Jerz, a great video of KDFW-Channel 4’s roasting of social media: More on the story

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My Foursquare Experiment

Last spring, I finally signed up for Foursquare, the social networking site and app that allows you to check in at places on your mobile device. When I first heard about Foursquare, I was skeptical: what’s the point, and why … Continue reading

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Zadie Smith’s Generation Y

Zadie Smith’s review of The Social Network and Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget gets one thing right: “Different software embeds different philosophies, and these philosophies, as they become ubiquitous, become invisible.” And of course, Smith gets other things right … Continue reading

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viewing interfaces from perspectives

A few nights ago I was making fun of a friend because he had been on Twitter for nearly a year but had only tweeted once. He owns an iPhone and has an app on it for Twitter, but told … Continue reading

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