Tagged: Social Media

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Trophy Lives

It is epically discouraging to know that no matter how hard you try, someone else is always going to be better.

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The Internet Needs a Town Square

The tech industry has near-total control over what we can and cannot say online. The solution? The creation of an online public space where even extremists are permitted to share their views.

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The Martyrdom of Jesse Kelly

In banning Jesse Kelly, Twitter managed to create a martyr and shoot themselves in the foot at the same time.

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The John McCain Character Test

The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.

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Droning the Libs

So, the other day I tweeted disagreement with popular Twitter personality Jesse Kelly, and found myself at the bottom of a dog pile.

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Speaking of the Dead: Obituary in the Social Media Age

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.

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Teenagers to Facebook: We Just Aren’t That Into You

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.

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Deactivated Friendships

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.

Why It’s Impossible To Parent Ironically

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...

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In Which I Discuss Jonathan Franzen’s Remarks at Length

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,”