The obituary, long the traditional and biographical announcement of a death in a newspapers, has found new life online and in social media. And apparently the old adage of “speak not ill of the dead” might be changing with it, especially if it helps the notice go viral.
The governments of the world, privacy issues, and debates about information monopolies might turn out as the least of Facebook’s problem. If the new Pew data is to be believed, Facebook is not only under fire, but teens just aren’t that into it anymore.
Finding a way to deal with the depressing nature of social media is my goal this summer.
Choose Wisely, Kiwis!
Every day I’d scroll through my feed after making sure that the page showed all activity and not only the top stories, but as my eyes passed over each status update, I rarely read every word or paused to think about the people telling me something about their lives.
There’s been a fair bit of parenthood buzz around the League of late (Cf. Mike and Will and, in a different way, Burt). I’ve enjoyed all of it, and I want to add a few thoughts of my own. Forgive me if it seems abstracted from real life. I feel these things with all the…
Speaking recently at the Hay Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, American novelist, Jonathan Franzen, attacked what he identifies as the impermanence of ebooks. His following remarks are what Andrew Sullivan recently dismissed as “Wieseltierian piffle,”
Gladwell’s New Yorker article on the limits of social media is, I think, completely correct.