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Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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  1. Jaybird says:


  2. Simon K says:

    Two on my friends are on Facebook under assumed identities because of problems similar to yours – both want to prevent professional colleagues from meeting their other friends. I’m okay – all my friends and colleagues are obnoxious nerds.Report

  3. Tim Kowal says:

    Except for the bawdy gay men and Dave Weigel, this post describes me almost exactly.Report

  4. D.A. Ridgely says:

    Facebook: I ‘joined’ several years ago to try to get a look at my older son’s girlfriend. (It worked.) I never post on it, rarely check it and can’t understand why anyone else would, either. If someone I actually know wants to ‘friend’ me, I accept. I don’t know why anyone who doesn’t know me would want to ‘friend’ me, so I ignore those requests.

    Twitter: I can’t sneeze in 140 characters or less (necessarily including at least one parenthetical expression) , I almost never have a thought or experience justifying the immediate reporting thereof and I seriously doubt anyone else does, either.

    MySpace: This still exists?

    LinkedIn: Those who wish to contact me for professional reasons can easily find out how to do so, therefore this is of no use to me.

    The rest of them:
    Never heard of ’em.Report

  5. George says:

    Yep. Time for new media boot camp at Cato.Report

  6. tom van dyke says:

    Jason Kuznicki “friended” Sarah Palin back in ’03 and Glenn Beck in ’05. I have the digital proof. Sorry, man, but your life as you know it is now over.

    A word to the wise. Although it’s too late for Jason now, learn from this tragedy. “Friend” no one. Speak to no one. Do not say what you think, do not reveal what you feel. Today’s confidante is tomorrow’s racist, mass murderer, or Fox News commentator.

    Sorry I had to out you, Jason, but truth comes before friendship. But look, I have some connections and can get you a gig. Do you know anything about cosmetics or produce?Report

  7. Aaron W says:

    I have no idea what Twitter is for either. I hope someday someone will explain to me why it’s useful. I used it to write random haiku for about a month or two and then forgot about it.

    My Facebook consists of bawdy gay men and nerdy scientist types. And it’s actually fun to have them talk to each other because the two seemingly different social groups get along surprisingly well. Who knew?Report

  8. Jon Rowe says:

    I do facebook exclusively. I don’t have time for the others.Report

  9. Jim Anderson says:

    Twitter can be a serendipity machine–akin to StumbleUpon–or a sounding board of wit and banality, rarely in equal doses.

    I like it.

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